How Much Do Siamese Cats Cost? (Some Quick Figures)

Anyone in the market for an exclusive breed of cat such as the Siamese has to figure out a number of things – where to find a reputable breeder or cattery, which breed is right for them, but if you’re like most people you don’t have unlimited funds. So naturally you want to get at least a ballpark figure of what a Siamese kitten is going to cost.

What Do Siamese Cats Cost

A regular, healthy Siamese kitten purchased from a reputable breeder should, according to our research, set you back between $400 and $700. If you are in the market for a premium origin Siamese with top features or an actual pedigreed champion, the sky’s the limit – expect to pay anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000, or even more.

There’s one way to get an actual Siamese cat cheaper though, and that’s if you go to your local cat shelter. You won’t find a cute little kitten there, but healthy adult Siamese cats may very well be available – and the price can be from $20 or so, up to $150 or $200.

The reason is that some people get a cat but realize that they’re not able to properly care for it, or it doesn’t fit their lifestyle. So they end up getting rid of the cat, which ends up at a cat shelter. Unless the shelter is able to find someone to adopt the cat, it unfortunately will be euthanized.

How Do You Buy a Siamese kitten?

Typical Blue-Eyed Siamese Kitten In a Wicker Basket

The normal procedure is that you locate a breeder in your area and see if they have any kittens coming up for sale. You should be able to secure a kitten by putting in a down payment once the litter has dropped and they are a few weeks old.

Note that you won’t be able to take that cute little kitty home until it’s completely weaned off its mother and has grown to 12-14 weeks of age. Don’t ever ask to get it any earlier than this, any breeder worth their salt would never do this as it’s bad for both the kitten and its mother. You asking would only single you out as a potentially subpar cat owner in the eyes of the breeder.

About Siamese Cats

Siamese cats are known for being affectionate – expect and be ready for loads of fussing and nose kisses!

The word ‘Siam‘ is the former name of Thailand and that’s where the name comes from.

Typical features unique to Siamese are their pointy ears, crystal-blue eyes, sleek bodies, and color points on their faces.

Siamese cats are very chatty and vocal. If they want to tell you something, expect to hear about it.

Do Siamese Cats Make Good Pets?

Before adopting or buying any pet, you need to make sure they’ll fit into your household before deciding to take them home with you.

It is generally accepted that Siamese are social and adaptable animals, though, so you should have no problems with them.

If you’re single and need a companion for those TV nights on the coach, a Siamese will fit right in. And if you’re right smack in the middle of raising a small brood of kids and already have a  bunch of other pets, a Siamese will adapt to that too.

Keep in mind that you’re going to have to set aside some time for love and personal attention to your new cat, because this breed really thrives on it.

Interested in buying or adopting a Siamese? Check out our other listings for Siamese cat breeders near you.

Image credits: Photo by Kristin Brown on Unsplash.

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