Looking for Munchkin cat breeders in New York? 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 New York, good luck!
Munchkin Cat Breeders in New York With Kittens and Cats for Sale
At the time of publishing this, I was not able to verify any Munchkin cat breeders in New York. If you’re willing to travel (it’s worth it for a Munchkin!) please check out our breeder listings 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.
Average Cost of a Munchkin Kittens
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 Cats
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.
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.
Caring for Your Munchkin
Munchkins are super easy to care for. The fact that they don’t go outside or need to get as much exercise as ‘regular’ cats is a bonus for busy owners that do not have a lot of time.
This doesn’t mean you can neglect them though! Munchkins love playing. In fact, it’s said they retain their playful, kitten-like characteristics longer than a typical cat.
So, it’s ideal if you can make time to play with them. Also, some cat furniture like a tree, or some small obstacles will increase their happiness and give them something to do when you’re not around.
Just remember to get furniture that caters to their small legs! Munchkins are nowhere as agile, or adept at climbing as other breeds.
All you really need to do is brush them once a week or so, provide quality food and fresh water, and you’ll have a happy little Munchkin on your hands.
Do Munchkins Make Good Family Pets?
Whether you’ve never owned a cat before or you’ve had many, you’ve nothing to worry about. Munchkins are awesome pets that get along with people and other animals.
They’re curious, fun, cute, and love exploring – without being able to get to all those hard to reach spots other cats can get to.
Munchkins have a lot of love to give if you enjoy petting and having a lap cat. They are also very playful too, so you’ll have endless hours of fun playing with them.
All they need is good food, plenty of interaction, a nice perch in the window, and you’ll have a best friend for life.
Image credits – Photo by Tran Mau Tri Tam on Unsplash