When searching for a pedigreed Persian kitten you will find a WIDE variety of prices depending on which breeder you talk with. In your local classifieds you may find “purebred Persian kittens” for $150 – $300. Online you will see prices ranging from $400 – $2500 (sometimes more) depending on which cattery site you visit. How much should you expect to pay for your dream kitten?
First you should consider the costs of breeding and raising Persian kittens. Reputable breeders have invested thousands of dollars in to their breeding stock and thousands more in to the proper care of their kittens. While it is possible to find that cute little kitten for $200 in the local paper, you have to stop and wonder what kind of care it has received in it’s short life.
With Persian kittens (or any kittens for that matter) you will get what you pay for. Someone who is charging rock bottom prices is most likely not giving the kitten the same quality of care as someone who is charging a higher price. I will admit, that it is not always true that a $200 Persian hasn’t received excellent care, but most of the time you will find that’s the case.
What are some of the typical expenses for a Persian breeder?
– Vet check-ups (a major expense)
– High quality kitten food
– Kitten toys
– Cat beds
– Kitty litter
– Litter pan
– Food and water dishes
– Cleaning supplies for the cattery
The list goes on and on. One thing I haven’t even mentioned yet is the time responsible, caring breeders devote to their cattery and especially to their kittens social development. maine coon kittens for sale I am a mother of two and I can honestly say I have spent just about as much time with my kittens as I have with my children! I believe if you are going to breed cats, then you better be ready for the responsibilities that come along with it. And that includes taking the best possible care of your kittens.
After comparing numerous sites, I have noticed that the doll faced Persians usually sell for a bit more than the extreme face type. So you will need to consider that in your decision as to which kitten is right for you. I think their adorable round little faces and chubby cheeks appeal to a lot of families and individuals who are looking for a loving pet and not interested in showing.
Also, the size of your kitten is a factor in price. In your search I’m sure you will run across websites (including mine) that say ‘toy” or “teacup” as a description. While not an official title, those words give you an idea of how big the breeder thinks that kitten will be when they reach maturity. Teacups range from 2-4 pounds while toys are usually 4-9 pounds. Quite a few people are specifically looking for kittens that will stay small and so they are in higher demand than average sized Persians and priced a bit higher.
In closing, I would say for a healthy persian kitten you should expect to pay at least $700 and up to $2500 depending on what color and sex you are looking for. Goldens and blue eyed whites are very sought after colors that are hard to come by. So they will usually be priced higher than other colors. My kittens usually sell anywhere from $1200 to $2000 depending on color and quality.
Make sure where ever you buy your kitten from that you get a written health guarantee and a copy of your kitten’s health record showing what kind of health care your kitten has received. I wish you the very best of luck in finding your dream kitten!