He has the title of most expensive cat in the world because of its special physical characteristicspp. In fact, you will not find it anywhere, as it is the result of laboratory work carried out in the United States in the early 2000s.
They are called Ashera cats, a very rare specimen that can only be bred within the parameters of the laboratory that created itbecause it was genetically modified when it was created to have no descendants.
Here are their characteristics and the price of cats of the Ashera breed:
One of their main characteristics is that these cats are a hybrid of African cheetahsof Asiatic leopards and common catsthe result of genetic manipulations performed by the American Lifestyle Pet Laboratory.
With a very short coat, The Ashera cat is very large and can measure up to one and a half meters and weigh up to 15 kilos. However, its life expectancy is not very long: it can live between 8 and 10 years.
In terms of appearance, The Ashera cat has a thick tail, large ears (often slightly rounded), green or honey colored eyes. This cat is not aggressive at all. They are also highly intelligent, curious and calm and manage to form strong bonds with their family members.
These cats are sterile and cannot reproduce, so they can only be purchased from the laboratory that bred them (the breed has insurance and recommendations for care and behavior).
How much does it cost ? The most surprising thing is actually the price. Take effect, it ranges from $17,000 to $96,000, depending on the type of cat. In addition, there are four so far Ashera cats :
Here are the 4 races:
– Ordinary Ashera : the most common is cream colored with spots similar to those of a leopard.
– Hypoallergenic : as above, but its fur does not cause allergies.
– Snow covered : Completely white with some amber spots.
-Royal : it is the most exclusive and it is usually cream colored with black and orange spots or stripes.