Looking for Munchkin cat breeders in Virginia? 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 Virginia, good luck!
Munchkin Cat Breeders in Virginia With Kittens and Cats for Sale
At the time of publishing this, I was not able to verify any Munchkin cat breeders in Virginia. If you’re willing to travel (it’s worth it for a Munchkin!) please check out our breeder listings in nearby states:
Alternatively, have you considered adopting a Munchkin in need of a new home?
By adopting a pet, you’re giving a cat another chance at being part of a loving home. Some cats, unfortunately, never find a new home after ending up in a shelter.
I’m not trying to guilt-trip you, it’s just a fact. There are some benefits too, such as getting to choose a mature cat, it’s housetrained (hopefully), has a story, etc.
If you’re interested, here are two of the best online adoption sites to help you find a Munchkin cat up for adoption:
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 factors that are taken into account when pricing a Munchkin kitten. The pedigree, color, markings, and variation can all affect the price a good deal.
However, to give you a ballpark figure to work with, 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
Known as ‘dwarf cats’, and ‘sausage cats’, to say that Munchkins are unique felines would be an understatement.
Here are some of the most interesting and fun facts about this breed to help you get to know them a bit better:
- Their legs are around 3 inches shorter than an average cat.
- They are known to be playful and kitten-like long into adulthood.
- Munchkins are named after the Munchkins from The Wizard of Oz.
- They are one of the newest cat breeds, only being officially recognized in 1991.
- A Munchkin holds the record for the shortest living cat at 13.34cm (no surprise).
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.
Are Munchkin Good Pets?
Munchkins are a great choice as a family pet. They’re sociable, great with kids and other pets, curious, loads of fun, and will give you loads of love back.
They’re a relatively new breed in the feline world, so there isn’t much known about any long-term health issues. It’s assumed by some that they may suffer from some back problems, just as sausage dogs do.
There is no evidence to back this up though. If you make sure they maintain a healthy weight and feed good quality nutrition, the risk of any health issues is low.
There are really no drawbacks to owning this dwarf, mini-me breed. If you have any concerns or questions, I recommend contacting a breeder and asking them.
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