Looking for Munchkin cat breeders in Tennessee? 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 Tennessee, good luck!
Munchkin Cat Breeders in Tennessee With Kittens and Cats for Sale
|The Catty Corner||Taft, TN||256-559-6906||thecattycorner.com|
The Catty Corner
Address – Taft, TN
Phone – 256-559-6906
Website – thecattycorner.com
Adopting a Munchkin in Tennessee
If you cannot find available kittens or what you’re looking for from the above breeders, 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 first and largest all-breed cat registry.
In 1967, a small group of dedicated cat lovers met to form a small organization. They shared their love of cats, and it wasn’t long before they were planning for their first show in 1968 in the city of Chicago, Illinois.
The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) is a non-profit organization of cat fanciers who are dedicated to the study, preservation, and promotion of felines.
This organization has a membership of over 165,000 people worldwide who own purebred cats or subscribe to their periodicals.
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.
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.
Any Health Issues to Be Aware Of?
Spinal issues are always a concern with dwarf breeds of pets, but there are no known issues with Munchkin cats.
Health is something you should always discuss in length with the breeder you’re interested in buying from.
They should be able to give you detailed family history, offer you a health guarantee, and give you some of the best advice you’ll hear about caring for your new kitten.
If you feed your Munchkin the right diet and give them the proper care and attention they deserve, there is no more risk than you’d expect with any healthy breed of cat.
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 great with children and other animals, and social cats.
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!
One of the features you see most owners talking about is how playful their Munchkins are, even long into adulthood.
Not only do they look like kittens longer than most cats, but they also act and behave like they are kittens. It’s a lot of fun playing with them, and there are rarely dull moments (except maybe all those hours when they’re sleeping).
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