Small Cat breeds will give you the biggest love.
Small cat breeds are simply adorable. As humans, we seem to have a fascination with small and adorable things. We want to pick them up, love them, and hold them tight enough so that they will forever remember our love.
Known to be a rather curious and playful cat, the Singapura is one of the smallest of all cat breeds from across the globe. Fur coat colours are often varying degrees of brown and white, giving it a tabby cat image. Its origins are argued to be from the US and Singapore (as the name would suggest). With a weight of only 1.8 Kg for females and 2.7 Kg for males, this cute feline currently sits on the tiny throne.
In the UK they can cost between 1000 to 2000 Pounds, all the way up to 3000 Pounds for show animals. Some are known to have health problems, so it is best to consult a vet before purchasing one of those cute creatures.
2. Devon Rex
If I could be a cat, I would probably be this one. This breed is known to be highly intelligent and capable of learning difficult tricks. However, it is rather hard to motivate this feline.
It is a slender, big-eared breed with a unique wavy coat, similar to the Cornish Rex.
Due to their small size (they weigh between 2.0 Kg and 4.0 Kg), they like staying in the highest place available in their territory.
It has been described as “a monkey in a catsuit” due to its mischievous, playful and outgoing nature. It can perform many “canine” tricks such as fetch, heel and can be trained to walk on a leash.
Additionally, if you are looking for a cute cuddle companion, look no further! If this cat imprints onto you, it will love you unconditionally for the rest of it´s life.
Adopting one of these magnificent creatures can range between 60 and 100 Pounds. On the other hand, buying a purebred one can cost you up to 900 Pounds.
Remember, adopt then shop
3. American Curl
As the name suggest this breed is both: American and curl(y) eared. According to a story, this breed started as stray cats. In 1981 a black female cat named Shulamith gave birth to a litter of kittens with curled ears and thus became the ancestors of all American Curls.
This breed loves to spend time with their owners and have long, shiny fur that falls slat against their bodies. A fully grown adult can weigh about 4.0 Kg. A kitten of this breed can cost between 1000 and 2000 Pounds.
Good news! Since this cat breed has a large genetic pool, only a few genetic health problems exist. So, it is a healthy cat breed for you to adopt.
Originally coming from Iran, this majestic feline is loved in both of its size variants. One of their key features is their very, very long and thick fur coat. They have short muzzles and legs. This breed is so old, they even appeared in the hieroglyphics!
The price of one of these cure fluffers can range between 400 to 600 Pounds for a kitten, and depending on their fur colour, the price can increase or decrease.
However, just like most other pure-bred breeds (say this three times fast), the Persian is one of the most at risk breeds when it comes to health problems. The most common one being Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD).
There are many different types of this breed, coming in all fur colours:
- Chinchilla Longhair and Sterling
- Exotic Shorthair
- Toy and teacup sizes
Enjoy the little things in life
As cute as the name may sound, munchkin cats are not actual inhabitants of the Land of Oz. They received their name based on a race of L.Frank Baum´s famous novel. This breed has incredibly short legs, too.
They are one of the very few “real” Teacup cat breeds from around the world.
They are a playful, outgoing, people-loving and intelligent breed. Male cats can weigh between 3.0 to 4.0 Kg while females usually weigh between 2.0 to 3.6 Kg.
Those cuties short legs do not prevent them from enjoying life and running around, though their jumping capabilities may be affected.
Two of it´s best known derived breeds are the Napoleon and the Kinkalow.
Despite what the name may suggest these felines are known to be…rather short. Their namesake was actually proven to be rather tall for a man in his time period, but that is not what we will be talking about today.
Also known as the Minuet cat, this mixed breed is derived from the Munchkin and the Persian. It is one of teh smallest cat breeds cat breeds.
It has the former´s short legs. From the latter, it inherited a long, thick fur and a lovable round face. It weighs between 2.0 Kg to 4.0 Kg, depending on its gender.
But, do not be mistaken. This breed isn´t simply a combination of the two breeds, rather it is a unique and distinguished new breed that can easily win over people´s hearts.
It is a rather pricey small cat breed, with standard kittens costing between 2000 and 2600 Pounds. Non-standards cost around 1400 Pounds.
Furthermore, thanks to specific breeding procedures, it has few health problems and could make an ideal companion for you.
Last but not least, one of the most well known and beloved of all cat breeds.
As many of you may already know, these small and elegant felines are especially loved for their sky blue eyes and creme fur coats.
Similar to the Devon Rex, they imprint on one person and are known to have rather dog-like behaviour. They are known to be intelligent and socially mature cats. TheSiamese breed weighs between 2.0 and 5.0 Kg and most can be purchased for 150 to 400 Pounds.
Health wise they may encounter some problems, particularly mammary tumours and liver diseases. One of their main features is their distinct “meow” which has been compared to the crying of a little baby.
Furthermore, two of the most popular derived breeds of the Siamese are the adventurous Bengal cat and the beautiful Burmese cat.
So, this was my list of Small Cat breeds that remain small even as adults. Well, for the most part. If you own one of these cat breeds or have lovely photos of one, let me know in the comment.
Also, if you want to know more about adorable cats, read this. Read you next time!