Teacup Cats – Unique Cat Breeds, Designer Cats

Teacup Cats

Teacup cats are one of the world’s smallest specially-bred cats and are considered rare. Teacup cats are simply smaller versions of a regular-sized cat with proportional body size. These tiny cats command a very large price (anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000).

Teacup Cats - Teacup cats are one of the world's smallest specially-bred cats.
Image: Ted Johnson, Flickr – https://www.flickr.com/photos/tedsblog/92344234

Teacup cats are adorable yet nothing short of looking like designer pets. As is often the case with rare breeds of domesticated felines, the ownership of such cats entails constant care and attention.

If you are thinking of searching for a teacup cat to adopt, there are a few things you need to understand about this cat breed.

Characteristics of Teacup Cats

The genetic makeup of a teacup cat is the result of years of breeding. Contrary to what a lot of people think, teacup cats are not conceived having the same attributes as their dwarf (the Munchkin cat) and “miniature” cousins. They are bred to become much smaller versions of the Persian cat, the only recognized breed from which most teacup cat varieties originate.

While standard female adult cats weigh 11-14 pounds, true teacup cats weigh 3-6.5 pounds on average.

10 Unique Cat Breeds: Most Unusual-Looking Cats

Problems with Teacup Cats

Specially-bred cats such as Teacups often come with their own baggage — that being congenital defects.

Some of the health problems they can experience include enlargement of the heart and heart murmurs, poor muscle development and soft bones, neurological problems, seizures, blindness, and a shorter lifespan.

Because of their small frame, teacup cats require delicate handling and should not be adopted or sold before they reach the age of five months.

Care of  Teacup Cats

Teacup cats need extra-special care and attention and should be seen by a vet within the first few days of bringing them home. Your Teacup may need to have more frequent veterinarian visits than a standard cat.

Teacup cats are wonderful for folks who live in small places who have the time and the means to pamper these precious little kitties.

A QUESTION FOR YOU:

Do you have a special-bred pet? Please share with us below.

Animal Bliss - A really cool blog about Animals - domestic pets and wildlife too.

Teacup Cats - Unique Cat Breeds Click To Tweet

Animal Bliss - A really cool blog about Animals - domestic pets and wildlife too.

***Leave a comment below and remember to share. ***

(It’s just sexy!)

Jeannie Melanson, Animal Bliss Blog


Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog!

Animal Bliss - a very cool blog about animals, domestic pets and wildlife too. www.animalbliss.com

Animal Bliss - A really cool blog about Animals - domestic pets and wildlife too.

Disclosure: Animal Bliss is an Amazon affiliate, and may earn a (very small, teeny tiny) commission from purchases made through links on this website.

(Coffee money – thank you!)

😀

 

Sign Up NOW for our Free Newsletter!


 

Follow Me:

Jeanne Melanson

Owner at Animal Bliss
Born in Nova Scotia, I moved to the United States 20+ years ago.I am a dedicated lover of animals and fight for their rights and protection.I love people too, of course, and enjoy meeting folks from all walks of life.I enjoy philosophical discussion, laughing, and really odd ball stuff.I hope you enjoy my site.Leave me a comment to let me know you were here!Peace out.
Follow Me:

2 thoughts on “Teacup Cats – Unique Cat Breeds, Designer Cats

  1. That’s so cute that teacup cats weight between three and six and a half pounds on average. I have decided that I need a pet, and I think that the smaller the better. I’ll have to find teacup Persian kittens for sale that I can buy one of them.

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Please Share - Thank you!