Deciding to have a cat is a big decision to make and comes with a great deal of responsibility. Once you’ve decided that you are ready for the challenge of owing and caring for a cat, you need to think about what sort of cat is right for you.
Here we run through some of the breeds of cat that are a bit more unusual and therefore usually come with a hefty price tag, so be aware of this before you set your heart on one.
If you love the look of wild tigers or leopards, there are plenty of exotic pet cats that look like their cat cousins. Take a look below at some of them.
This has got to be the most gorgeous picture we have ever seen – just look at those markings – truly amazing wouldn’t you agree? Is this an Exotic Pet Cat though….we’ll let you decide!
Exotic Pet Cats
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Here are some more exotic breeds.
A cross between a Leopard cat and a domestic cat, this cat is truly beautiful! Although make sure you are fully prepared, this cat has boundless energy and can be a handful.
Very fast on its feet, it is a hybrid between the domestic shorthair and the Egyptian Jungle Cat. It has the power to leap up to six feet in the air and is extremely clever!
Despite popular belief, it’s not true that this cat was paired with a wild bobcat and a domestic cat. This breed came about intentionally to resemble the bobcat but it is domestic. It can be trained, walked on a lead and loves human interaction.
This is now considered a domestic cat. Originally they thrived in the forests of Arabuko-Sokoke, Kenya. They have a docile nature and bond well with humans. It’s one of the rarest cat breeds in the world and is very difficult to find.
Learn more about the more exotic breeds in this video!
Kittens are so cute, don't you agree? There are many different Pet Cats Breeds and we'll be going through a few of them here.
This is the pedigreed version of the traditional British domestic cat with a chunky body, dense coat and broad face. The most famimlar is the 'British Blue' but it also has a range of other colors. (Source: British Shorthair, Wikipedia)
One of the most distinctly recognized breeds of Asian cat. The Siamese became one of the most popular breeds in Europe and North America. The carefully refined modern Siamese is characterized by blue almond-shaped eyes, triangular head, large ears, elongated, slender and muscular body and point coloration. The Siamese is social, intellligent and playful right into adulthood. They tend to seek human interaction and like companionship of other cats. (Source: Siamese, Wikipedia)
These are considered to be the original breed of Persian cat before a variety was bred to have extreme features. The appearance barely changed when compared to photos dating back to the late 1800s. (Source: Persian, Wikipedia)
One of the largest domesticated breed of cat. It has a distinctive physical appearance and valuable hunting skills. It's one of the oldest natural breeds in North America and native to the state of Maine, where it is the official state cat. It is a large and sociable cat and it's nickname is the 'gentle giant'. It has a robust bone structure, rectangular body, a silky flowing coat and a long, busy tail. It's intelligent and playful and has a gentle personality. (Source: Maine Coon, Wikipedia)
Ragdoll (our personal favorite)
With blue eyes and a distinct colorpoint coat, it is a large semi-longhair cat with a soft and silky coat. It's best known for its docile and placid temperament and affectionate nature. (Source: Ragdoll, Wikipedia)
This is a domestic cat descended from European cats brought to North America by early settlers to protect valuable cargo from mice and rats. It's one of the most popular breed of cat in the USA. (Source: American Shorthair, Wikipedia)
This is a short-haired cat with a tabby coat. It is named after Abyssinia (now known as Ethiopia), the empire from which was first thought to have originated. (Source: Abyssinian Cat, Wikipedia)
Pet Cat Breeds
Watch the video below to learn about the different cat breeds