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Everyone wants to get exotic cat breeds as pets, because of how
great they look. Posting pictures of these felines on Instagram
or Facebook will draw a lot of likes from your friends. You will
be the center of attention in several discussions, especially
when it comes to pets.
If you want to buy exotic cat breeds, you have to spend a large
sum of money, to get a single kitten. However, you should know
that there is a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to
these felines. While they look incredible, there are several
reasons why you should think twice, before making the decision to
Myriad of health problems
Incredible beauty comes with a great price, especially when it
comes to breeding exotic cats. For starters, breeders don't
follow the best practices, as they want to keep up with the
demand of the market. They force breeds which don't generally
mate, to create kittens which people will spend thousands of
dollars to have one with them.
Most of the breeders abuse the felines and force them to live in
unsanitary conditions. As a result, they suffer from various
illnesses. As breeding is unnatural, it causes a lot of genetic
problems. The exotic cat breeds will be healthy for a couple of
years, before falling sick due to their genes.
Plenty of behavioural issues
When you first get an exotic cat breed, it will be like the
honeymoon, where everything is perfect. However, once you start
to learn more about the feline, you will begin to understand why
people find it challenging to keep them at home.
Due to the unnatural nature of breeding, these cats tend to
exhibit plenty of behavioral issues. For example, most of them
won’t use the litter box, despite extensive training. They like
to mark their territory, due to which your house will end up
smelling. Also, they tend to destroy various objects in your
Worsens overpopulation in shelters
Everyone wants to have beautiful-looking cats, as it is human
nature, the major reason why exotic cat breeds are popular.
However, pet owners who emphasize aesthetics over everything else
come at a huge cost.
There are millions of cats in shelters, who are looking for a
forever home. Due to the fact that they don’t look like exotic
feline breeds, most people pass them over. As a result, these
shelters have to put them down, as they don’t have the resources
to support these cats.
If you are looking to get a new member to your family, consider
adopting. The cat/kitten you bring to your house will be forever
grateful for saving its life. Plus, all the money you save in
adoption, you can use it to buy high-quality food and toys!
The Most Unusual and Exotic Breed of Cats
The world is filled with exotic animals of a different color,
different size, and shape. Out of all the exotic animals is the
cat, majestic and fearless. Almost every breed of cat is unique
in its own way, but only a few breeds are unique, as well as
exotic. They are not just the cat you will find next door, but
the classy kitten that you don't see everywhere.
- Birman, popularly known as the ‘Sacred Cat of Burma', is
distinguished by its deep blue eye, silky coat, and contrasting white ‘gloves’ on
- Japanese Bobtail has an unusual bobbed tail resembling the
tail of a rabbit. It is native to Japan and Southeast Asia but
now found throughout the world. They appear in Japanese
traditional folklore and art for centuries.
- Lykoi is a word that comes from a Greek word, which means
'wolf'. It is a fitting name as Lykoi kittens lack hair on their
underbellies, around their eyes, nose, and muzzles and look just
like baby werewolves.
- Maine Coon, the largest domesticated breed of cats, is one of
the oldest natural breeds in North America. It is the official
state cat of Maine where its origins lie. The cat possesses
valuable hunting skills and distinguishing physical appearance,
making it one of the most popular breeds in the world.
- Manx is a breed of domestic cat that originated on the Isle
of Man. It has a naturally occurring mutation that shortens its
tail, making it a unique, entirely tailless cat, its most
- Russian Blue is believed to have originated from the
Archangel Isles of northern Russia. Russian Blue is a
short-haired cat with blue-gray plush coat. These cats typically have green
eyes. They are relatively very quiet and warm up to people very
- Scottish Fold is a breed that owes its heritage to a barn cat
named Susie who had ears that were folded downwards due to
genetic mutation. Though they have a unique owl-like feature,
they are notoriously affectionate.
- Siamese is one of the most exotic breeds of cats originating
from Thailand. It is characterized by almond-shaped eyes, large
ears, a triangular head shape, and a slender, muscular body.
These are intelligent and playful breeds that enjoy a game of
- Sphynx is arguably the most bizarre-looking cat that is also
extremely strong and surprisingly very rare to find. The lack of
hair makes the Sphynx one of the most exotic and unique cats in
- Turkish Van is a breed of cat unique for its Van pattern
wherein the cat is white, and the color is restricted to the head
and the tail. These eyes have blue or amber eyes, or even with
Some of the other exotic and unique cat breeds include Siberian,
Singapura, Somali, German Rex, Abyssinian, among few others.