Looking for Munchkin cat breeders in Maryland? You’ve come to the right place!
Munchkins are one of the most unique and interesting cat breeds and are loads of fun to be around. So, I’m hoping I can help you find the perfect kitty for your home.
Below is a list of all the breeders and places you can find Munchkin cats in Maryland, good luck!
Munchkin Cat Breeders in Maryland With Kittens and Cats for Sale
Unfortunately, at this time I’m not able to find any Munchkin Cat Breeders located in Maryland.
If you’re a breeder and would like to be listed here, please reach out to me. If you’re looking for Munchkins, please read on for alternative options:
Adopting a Munchkin in Maryland
If you cannot find available kittens or what you’re looking for from a local breeder, you could consider adopting a Munchkin cat from a shelter or a rescue.
Adopting a cat is a satisfying thing to do. It gives a cat another opportunity to live out their life with a loving family, as opposed to staying in a shelter indefinitely.
If you’re interested in adopting, there are no guarantees you’ll find what you’re looking for but it’s worth taking a look.
Here are a couple of places online where you can find cats for adoption:
Both of these sites are basically just huge databases connecting thousands of rescues and shelters. Take a look and see what you can find.
TICA and CFA Certifications
You may have seen some breeders saying they are TICA and CFA certified. This is an extra stamp of approval that they registered their cats and are maintaining a high standard.
Here’s what these organizations mean:
The International Cat Association (TICA) is the world’s largest purebred cat registry and the only global organization that represents all breeds of cats.
TICA was founded in 1967 and currently has more than 190 member associations, with more than 20,000 members in 90 countries.
The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) is the largest, most experienced, and most respected cat registry in the world.
The CFA has become the single source for all things related to cats and cat fanciers. It has a membership of over 165,000 people worldwide who own purebred cats or subscribe to their periodicals.
Average Cost of a Munchkin Kitten
It’s always hard to give out an average cost of exotic or rare breeds of cats as there are a lot of factors that affect the price.
To give you a rough example, you can expect to pay between $800-$2,000. But don’t be surprised to see a few thousand added on for a pedigree or rare color Munchkin though.
It’s a good idea to reach out to a couple of breeders in your area to get a better idea of price.
Average Cost of a Munchkin Cat
If you’re looking for an adult Munchkin, you can expect to pay a little less than a kitten. You’re probably still looking at four figures though unless you find one in need of adoption from a rescue.
Some Facts About Munchkin Cats
Also known as ‘drawf cats’ and ‘sausage cats’, it’s no surprise that Munchkins are a unique and interesting-looking breed.
Here are some facts about this breed that you may not have known about:
- Munchkins’ legs are around 3 inches shorter than average cats – that’s a lot!
- It will come as no surprise that a Munchkin holds the record for the shortest living cat.
- They are a fairly new breed, only really being introduced to the scene in 1991.
- They really are named after the small characters from the Wizard of Oz!
- They are one of the most playful breeds, even long into adulthood.
Care and Maintenance
With rare and exotic breeds there is often the concern that there will be a lot of care or maintenance required. This is not the case with Munchkins, they are incredibly easy to look after.
One of the biggest chores with cats is helping longhaired breeds keep their coats in good shape. Munchkins have short fur, and they don’t go outside – or at least not exploring and jumping around.
You’ll only need to brush them once a week or so. The same as you would any shorthaired breed.
I have read some accounts that some people think they might suffer from similar back issues to sausage dogs. But I’m yet to see actual evidence of this.
The only real maintenance you need to know about is keeping your Munchkin entertained. They love playing and interacting with humans.
Playing with cats is such a rewarding thing as an owner, it’s not like this is a downside or anything!
Are Munchkins Good Family Pets?
They are good family pets, yes. Obviously, each Munchkin has its own personality that you will need to discover. But generally speaking, Munchkins are social cats, they are fine with children and other animals, and will take advantage of all of that attention,
You’ll notice they’re very different from other cats, there’s no mistaking that. They are a lot less agile and won’t be getting themselves into the kinds of annoying predicaments most kittens do.
On the plus side, this means not hanging off of curtains, jumping on the kitchen sides, hiding in odd high up places, and so on. So, it’s not all bad!
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