How Much Does a Sphynx/Elf Kitten Cost?
My Sphynx breeding cats are imported from all over the world and produce top quality exotic looking kittens.
Pet kittens $1500-$2000
2 Kittens $3000 ( Must be shipped in same carrier for discount)
Odd Eye Elf $2500
Kittens for Show/Breeding EMAIL FOR PRICING (Also See Bottom)
SHIPPING is done with Continental Pet Safe or Delta Pet First for an additional $275 which includes brand new carrier, kitty sweater, blanket, bed, snuggle safe heater, and health certificate.
The price of your hairless kitten will include the first two distemper vaccinations, deworming, at least one veterinary exam given before it leaves, kitten kit and TICA/CFA registration papers . Kittens also leave with written health guarantee.
Why Are Kittens So Expensive
While BYB’s and pet shops may make money selling kittens, most legitimate breeders do not even cover their own costs. It’s a very expensive hobby. Most of us WISH we could just break even, but can’t. It may look like a gold mine to you, but let’s go through the expenses involved and you’ll see that turning a profit would be a rare event for a breeder. We do this for love of cats, not money (and most of us hide the REAL expenses from our spouses and friends!). Responsible breeders are looking to improve the breed and sells PET kittens from litters to offset the cost of helping with their practice in the betterment of the breed, improving their cattery and showing their cats!
As an example, buying a top show quality female, with breeding rights may cost $2000 to $3500. My breeder cats have excellent bloodlines, temperament, type and HEALTH. To produce beautiful and healthy babies it starts from their parents.
Maintenance, Supplies, HCM Heart Scans, Blood Tests and Veterinary Care generally cost sphynx breeders about $1000 per cat the 1st year. By the time a cat is first bred, at about a year old, the breeder will have invested several thousand dollars.Top Quality Food/Vitamins and kitty litter per month=$600 (just for adults)Food and milk replacement per litter ($400) (a month)Kitten shots cost breeders about $50 per kitten – and that’s if there are NO problems to be treated. The slightest illness can cost $200-$1000 (per kitten).Kittens stay with me for 3 months or so, and have to be fed top quality food, cuddled, and cleaned-up-after for all that time. I am also available 24/7 to anyone who has questions or concerns about their cat/kitten.
Separate, special areas of the house are customized for the cats to use as a playroom, stud room and nursery – (Pictures under playroom) cattery set-ups cost $23,000 to build. Heaters run in every room to keep our nurseries/playroom warm.. Electric bills have well exceeded $1000 a MONTH!! If all goes well, fat healthy kittens are born – but there are always the disasters, such as C-sections that run $1500 and up. And sometimes, after all the investment is made, a cat is found to be infertile:(
Good breeders make a huge investment into “doing it right”, by having the right breeding cats and facilities. Both pet shops and BYB’s reap profits, by cutting corners (not having quality cats as parents, not showing, not keeping kittens until the proper age or providing proper prenatal and kitten veterinary care) – and then they charge the same price as the reputable breeders. And those caring, professional breeders make huge sacrifices in their personal lives, and shed lots of tears, in trying to create succesful breeding programs. BYB’s are “one hit wonders” – they take your money and are gone. Most legitimate breeders are going to be pretty darn annoyed if you neglect to send photos and check in once in awhile!
True breeders deserve more credit than the general public gives them. The public, unfortunately, is only inspired by the negative side, the Back Yard Breeder and the horror stories on DateLine. Those situations are very accurate but the good and responsible breeders get caught up in all the myth and unpleasantries and therefore get looked down on. There is no real reward system set up for lifetime breeders, no gold watch and certainly no pension. The greatest reward we ever have is seeing a wonderful kitten, that is a credit to the breed and a wonderful pet, live a long and happy life with someone that also respects the breed and animals life in general. They also appreciate the decades of endless time that goes into consistently producing animals that breed true to type.
The costs associated with proper nutrition, vet care, health testing, outcrossing, and showing all are reflected in the price. Don’t be fooled into a ‘bargain’ because really you end up with what you pay for. There are numerous ethical and wonderful Sphynx breeders available, but sadly there have also popped up some that care more about their own pocket-book than the welfare of the kittens/cats and their potential owners.
Be very careful and wary if you see bargain prices; these kittens usually cost hundreds more in vet bills, kittens come with no contracts or health guarantee/or the breeder falls off the face of the earth once the kitten is in your possession. As you read above there is a lot involved in producing healthy/quality sphynx kittens. All good breeders provide contracts which protect you and the cats welfare both and are happy to discuss with you the progress of the cat for years to come.
We stand behind our kittens 100% REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Visiting my Cattery
You are welcome to visit my cattery anytime to meet the adults. Kittens can not have visitors until they are 6 weeks old.I will be happy to show you the pedigrees, health records, and answer any questions you have!
***FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR KITTENS PLEASE NO CHILDREN UNDER 10 yrs OLD VISITING THE BABIES. The kittens are still very tiny and fragile at this age***
*PURCHASING A NOCOATKITTY/Lluvatar SPHYNX or ELF KITTEN FOR BREEDING*
Nocoatkitty/Lluvater only sells babies with breeding rights to reputable breeders or persons wanting to become a reputable breeder who is willing to let us mentor them. Persons must be willing to show, HCM scan cats, provide areas in their home for stud, nursery, and quarantine, be financially stable and breed for the betterment of the sphynx breed:-D
We do not sell kittens for breeding to persons that….
Just want to breed once for fun. Because they think they can make their investment back on the kitten that they bought. (because you wont)
So their children can experience the miracle of birth. What most people fail to understand is that though the experience can be amazing at times don’t forget about the heartbreaking experiences when a baby dies in your arms after days and even weeks of trying your best to keep it alive. Mother nature can be very unpredictable. And lets also not forget you can take your children to the local pound so they can witness a healthy, adoptable animal being killed with a lethal injection or gassed to death, so they’ll understand exactly how 50% of those ‘miracles’ end up:-( We take our kittens back at any age if their family can no longer care for the cat/kitten…. ARE YOU WILLING TO DO THIS? Or just add to the overpopulation?
For their own financial gaining.
And all the other unethical reasons…so please do not even ask! Most people cannot live with or tolerate the behavior associated with unsterilized cats. Males tend to get very aggressive and spray, and females will call 24/7. Please be sure this is one of the things that you consider before your decision to breed!
WE ALSO DO NOT SELL BREEDING RIGHTS TO PERSONS THAT HAVE NEVER OWNED A HAIRLESS CAT. I feel you should own an animal (of any breed) as a pet before you decide you want to breed that animal.There are to many Kittens/Cats in shelters that need homes and we will not participate in making the problem worse. We breed to better the sphynx breed and to strengthen the bloodlines of these amazing cats.
Kittens are sold under a strict spay/neuter contract and must be fixed by 6 months of age. Papers will not be released until proof from licensed vet that the kitten has been sterilized. Before then kitten is still registered to breeder. We also have the right to sterilize any pet kitten prior to he/she leaving our home.
THERE ARE MANY REASONS WHY WE REQUIRE SPAY/NEUTER….FOR ONE, UNFIXED FEMALES CAN GET A DEADLY DISEASE CALLED PYOMETRA (PLEASE LOOK IT UP IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT IT IS). SPHYNX ARE VERY PRONE TO THIS! AND MALES UNFIXED TEND TO SPRAY…UNFORTUNATELY MOST BOYS THAT SPRAY END UP IN SHELTERS ALL BECAUSE THEIR OWNER THOUGHT IT WASNT NECESSARY TO GET THEM FIXED:-( I ALSO DO NOT WANT ANY OF MY KITTENS IN THE WRONG HANDS WITH SOMEONE WHO BREEDS THEM BECAUSE THEY THINK IT IS CUTE TO HAVE KITTENS THEN REALIZES THEY ARE IN WAY OVER THEIR HEAD! UNFORTUNATELY I HAVE TAKEN IN MANY KITTENS (OF ALL BREEDS) FOR THIS VERY REASON! TAKING CARE OF BABIES IS VERY TIME CONSUMING AND FINANCIALLY EXHAUSTING. IF YOU THINK HAVING JUST ONE LITTER WOULD BE FUN…. I SUGGEST YOU VISIT YOUR LOCAL SHELTER AND VOLUNTEER FOR A FEW DAYS:-) NOT STERILIZING YOUR CAT ALTERS THEIR PERSONALITY DRAMATICALLY……MALES TEND TO BECOME AGGRESSIVE AND AGITATED AND FEMALES WILL START CALLING 24/7 AND CHARGING AT THE DOORS TO TRY AND GET OUT. I MUST RECEIVE NOTICE FROM YOUR VET THAT KITTEN WAS STERILIZED… NO PAPERS WILL BE RELEASED AND BREACH OF CONTRACT WILL BE ENFORCED IF THIS IS NOT DONE.
***Portions from EVERY kitten sale is donated to animals welfare organizations***