Siamese cats are one of the most popular cat breeds in the US and the world. Their purchase price can vary depending on their breeding pedigree, color and other factors. So are Siamese expensive? What are the costs involved outside of the purchase price?
The first decision to make when getting any type of cat is whether you want to adopt a kitten from a breeder or return an adult cat from a breeder or shelter? Training is easier than buying a pedigree cat but the pedigree of the cat is unknown. Therefore, it is not a good idea to plan your own birth plan. On the flip side, if you want to do something good and take an animal that was abandoned by someone to make a friendly and interesting companion, then a cat from a litter will be suitable.
If you think you need a pedigree cat for show or breeding purposes, you can contact a local or national cat registry to find details of local breeders. Talk to someone to find out what their cats and kittens are worth. Prices can range from hundreds to thousands of pounds depending on the breed of cattle.
Buying a cat isn’t the only cost to consider before starting the process – there are ongoing costs to consider. Yes, there’s the food bill, cat litter, toys, and cat supplies to buy all the time but there’s also the vet bills to think about.
In general, Siamese are very healthy cats and have no problems with long-haired breeds like the Persian. Many of the genetic problems that have previously affected the flower are not usually due to the efforts of producers to remove these genetics from the breeding water. Kittens with these problems may not be sold to anyone planning to show or breed for obvious reasons.
Siamese is on the list of breeds that are more prone to developing respiratory problems, especially in young cats. These are diseases caused by calicivirus and feline rhinotracheitis. This is often because older cats have had their shots to protect them from diseases but young cats may not have.
Overgrooming or psychogenic alopecia is another problem that can occur with Siamese if they are lonely and happy. These cats are very sweet and will not do well if left alone all day. Therefore, this should be taken into consideration before purchasing one of this type.
According to pet insurance providers, the Siamese is the most expensive cat in the US in terms of pet premiums. Since 2000, there have been over $74,000 in claims for Siamese cats with an average bill under $400. However, this number should be offset by the fact that Siamese is one of the largest breeds of cattle in the country.
Finally, there are medications that should be given regularly to cats in order to prevent common and potentially life-threatening diseases in cats. If you plan to breed or show cats, these things are required, however, they are very important for your cat’s well-being.
Siamese can be expensive in terms of their initial investment and ongoing maintenance and health issues. However, they are not on the list of the most expensive breeds with the Savannah currently on top – the price for one of these cats can be anywhere from $15,000 to $35,000. One cute cat!