Looking for Munchkin cat breeders in New Jersey?
I was unable to find a breeder in the state of New Jersey myself – but don’t worry, I’ve provided some alternatives below.
Where to Find Munchkin Cats in New Jersey
Unfortunately, at the time of publishing, I couldn’t verify any Munchkin cat breeders. Don’t let that deter you from finding the perfect kitten though, you have a couple of options:
The first is traveling out of state, or contacting out-of-state breeders and seeing if they ship to you.
Here are a couple of Munchkin listings I’ve put together with reputable breeders in nearby states:
Your other option is rehoming or adopting a Munchkin cat in a shelter or a rescue center.
This is always a great idea if you’re willing to take on an older cat. One good reason is that you’re going to save a lot of money. Another good reason is that you’re going to give a homeless cat another chance to live a happy life with a loving family.
I’m not trying to twist your arm, but I think we both know rescues are overrun with unwanted cats and dogs.
If it’s even a small consideration, at least take a look and see what’s available. Here are a couple of places you can look to adopt cats online:
Petfinder is a searchable database that connects you with more than 11,000 animal shelters and directories across the U.S, Canada, and Mexico.
Their mission is to use technology to reach as many people as possible and try to rehome pets in need. Available pets are changing all the time, so I recommend taking a look for yourself and seeing if any Munchkins are available in your area.
Adopt a Pet is North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption website. They help more than 21,000 animal shelters, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, pet adoption agencies, and humane societies advertise their pets in need of a home.
This site works with some of the largest industry brands, like Chewy, Bayer, and Purina. They’ve done some remarkable things for the homeless pet population, so I’m always happy to recommend them.
What’s the Average Cost of a Munchkin Kitten?
There are a lot of things to take into account when pricing a Munchkin kitten. The pedigree, color, markings, and variation can all affect the price by a large amount.
To give you a ballpark figure, however, you can expect to pay between $800-$2,000 from a reputable breeder.
What’s the Average Cost of a Munchkin Cat?
Some breeders and other sellers will have adult Munchkins for sale. You can typically expect to pay a little less than you would for a kitten.
Again, depending on the age, health condition, and history of the cat, you can expect to pay anywhere between $500-$1,800.
Interesting and Fun Facts About Munchkin Cats
Let’s state the obvious here – Munchkin cats are unique and interesting felines!
Here are some facts about this breed that you may not have been aware of:
- It should come as no surprise that a Munchkin holds the record for the shortest cat – which was measured at just 13.34cm tall.
- They are one of the newer cat breeds to be officially recognized, appearing in 1991.
- Munchkins are extremely playful and will behave like kittens long into adulthood.
- Their legs are around 3 inches shorter than average cats.
- If you’ve seen The Wizard of Oz; Munchkins really are named after the small characters from that film/book.
Munchkin Care and Maintenance
Despite their unusual appearance, Munchkins are a low-maintenance and easy to care for breed of cat.
Their indoor cats and most have short coats, so you should only have to brush them once a week or so to help keep their coats in top condition.
With their small legs and reduced agility, you’ll notice there are a lot fewer places they can get to as well. When buying or making cat furniture, take this into account.
The only thing I’ll point out on the care side is that Munchkins are quite demanding on the playing and attention front. They love interacting with people and playing, and it’s so much fun I don’t see that as a downside.
Are Munchkin Cats Good Family Pets?
I’m not just saying this, but Munchkin cats are one of the best breeds as a family pet. They are obviously totally adorable, and they fit in with households of all sizes just fine.
They love playing and interacting with us, so they are great with kids. But like most cats, they also love curling up and sleeping on a lap or a nice warm spot somewhere.
There really aren’t any drawbacks to owning a dwarf cat that I can think of. They do need a little extra care and attention, and they can’t jump up high (which is a bonus in the kitchen), but it’s a rewarding experience living with a Munchkin.
Image credits – Photo by Tran Mau Tri Tam on Unsplash