By crossing the domestic Bengal breed with an Oriental Shorthair, breeders were able to develop the Serengeti, another cat that has the physical attributes of a wild animal but is fully domesticated. These self-confident cats form strong attachments to people that they like (so much so they’ve been nicknamed Velcro cats) and will stay loyal for a long, long time.
They’re often quite friendly, and they have plenty of patience, too. These cats have a lot of energy and need plenty of space, climbing trees, and toys. Beyond those things, you’ll also need to have anywhere from six hundred to two thousand dollars ready to go if you want one of these pets.
I Can't Hear You
Thanks to a dominant gene mutation that affects the cartilage in the body, the Scottish Fold breed has ears that “fold” or otherwise bend forward toward the face. It gives what many consider to be an owl-like appearance. However, there are some that still have straight ears, though all Scottish Fold ears are smaller than normal ears.
These cats adjust to other animals well and become very attached to their owners. They hate being on their own, so households with kids or other pets are a good choice. Depending on the size and color of the Scottish Fold in question, prices can range from two hundred and fifty dollars to up to two thousand!
A Rex With Plenty of Fur
Unlike other breeds in the Rex family, the Selkirk Rex does not lack fur – in fact, it looks like it has enough to make up for the rest of them. It's the first and so far only breed of cat that is named after an actual person – breeder Jeri Newman named it after her stepfather.
Unlike other Rex breeds, which have less hair, the Selkirk is very much not recommended for those with cat allergies. With a quiet and affectionate nature, Selkirk cats are patient lap cats. A pedigreed Selkirk kitten will cost you anywhere between six hundred and fifteen hundred dollars.
If You Please
The Siamese breed is one of the most famous in the entire world, and for good reason – this cat has striking, almost unforgettable features, they're extremely affectionate, and they're noisy as all get out. The first two of those three have been bred into many descendants, while the third has come along for the ride despite attempts to temper their noisy natures.
They're extroverted cats, meaning they love to be around others, but they can end up demanding attention. They can even suffer from depression if they're left alone for too long. Thanks to these features, these cats are in demand, but a good kitten could cost as little as two hundred and fifty dollars or as much as a thousand.
It Looks Kind of Husky
A cat with a lot of fur is going to be at home in the colder places of the world, so it makes sense that the Siberian breed is one of the hairiest. This naturally-developing landrace is formally called the Siberian Forest Cat but is usually just called the Siberian. It's thought that this race is ancient enough to be the ancestor to all modern long-haired cats – the earliest known reference is from about 1000 AD.
They're great jumpers, they're strong, and the dense coat is surprisingly easy to maintain. However, the cost can be quite high for one of these kitties – somewhere between twelve hundred and four thousand dollars.