While this feline might look like a black panther, it’s actually known as a Bombay cat, a combination of sable Burmese cats and black American Shorthairs. Bombay is also the name given to black cats of the Asian group. These cats are perfect for families with small children since they crave attention and have strong attachments.
They’re incredibly sociable but strictly indoor cats. As long as their needs are met (including having human time), they can exist in a single room without worry. Most Bombay cats go for between five hundred and seven hundred bucks. A top-quality kitty could run you as much as two thousand dollars.
From the Jungles of India
If you're a cat fanatic, you've probably heard of the famous Bengal cat, an adorable feline that looks ready to stalk you through the trees. However, these cats are friendly, playful, and great house pets. They're bigger and longer than some varieties, and they need a good bit of stimulation and space to run.
They have a wonderful wild look, but they'll fit into most homes without too much issue. Be careful with unneutered males – they'll spray the house to leave its scent. You can obviously get them neutered but that means you won't be able to breed them if you wish. These pricey cats can cost up to about three grand.
Bow Down to the Sacred Cat
Known as the sacred cat of Burma, a Birman cat looks a lot like its Siamese counterpart, but there are a few differences. They have contrasting white gloves on each paw, blue eyes, and longer hair than other descendants of the Siamese. Like the Siamese, however, they're friendly and affectionate. Imagine the cuddles!
They're a good choice for households that have other cats or dogs, and they get along great with children. If you're interested in a show-quality Birman, you have to have fifteen hundred dollars on hand. That's a lot, especially since they don't like to be left alone.
Short and Shaggy
As the first breed of cat from Brazil to receive international recognition, the Brazilian Shorthair is sort of special. It has a short coat, close-together eyes that are incredibly dramatic and expressive, and available in a variety of colors. It's medium-sized, and one of its most memorable factors is its incredible agility.
Like a lot of other cats, they love to play around and have contact while they're kittens, but they tend to settle down once they grow up a little bit. However, they remain fairly active, and they still enjoy a good amount of human contact. As far as the cost goes, you're looking at an average of a thousand dollars.
An Evil Genius's Cat
If you're looking for a cat that is perfect for stroking while you come up with evil schemes, the British Longhair is the pick. Bred from the famous British Shorthair variety, this cat has a big, fluffy coat. They need a little more work than normal – regular brushing will keep the long coat from getting gross.
However, if you're looking for a trustworthy family cat that isn't too needy or demanding, this cat might just have a spot in your home. If you want one, though, you'll have to pay up – reputable breeders can cost anywhere from eight hundred to twelve hundred dollars.