The Scottish fold cat (Scottish fold) captivates at first glance with an amazing combination of unusual exterior, temperament and character. In addition, the breed has unique adaptive abilities - cats quickly adapt to new conditions, people and other pets, but will not be affectionate.
Are hassle-free Scottish folds as it might seem at first glance? What you need to know when choosing a plush kitten? Why be prepared? You will find answers to all these questions in our material.
The nature and description of the breed
Love for meow
Attitude to children
Attitude towards strangers
Getting along with others
How to endure loneliness 3
Scottish fold cats, like the British, can be left alone for a long time.
Scottish fold is one of those breeds that do not get bored alone. You can safely leave your pet for the whole day. He will find something to do with himself while you are at work. If you need to leave, make sure that the cat has access to food and water. Get a car drinker and car feeder or ask your neighbors to care for your pet.
How much molt 3
When compared with other breeds, Scottish fold by molting level will be somewhere in the middle of the list.
Yes, cats of this breed have a thick undercoat and they need to be combed out a couple of times a week and daily during molting. But, with a balanced diet and a properly selected vitamin-mineral complex, cats practically do not fade.
Active or lazy 3
The Scottish fold cat does not differ in hyperactivity and excessive mischief.
This is an intelligent breed that does not climb cornices, but prefers to stay closer to the warm owner's side. Representatives of this breed can sleep all day until the owners return home. And when the whole family is assembled, arrange “fun starts”, involving all members of the family in the game.
Of course, they cannot compete with the energy of an Abyssinian or Bengal cat. Plush folds can calmly watch what people are doing.
A surge of activity is more an exception than a rule for them. The owners are unanimous that watching the Scottish is a pleasure and relaxation.
Does he like to purr 3
Not all Scottish fold cats love to purr.
Yes, there are lop-eared pets who purr with pleasure in the hands of the owner. But, according to the owners, such cats are rare.
If this fact disappoints you, look at other, more "speaking" breeds: short-haired exotics or a Burmese cat.
How it relates to children 4
The Scottish fold cat gets along well with children, but does not work as a plush toy - explain to the children that you do not need to constantly carry it in your arms.
As companions for games, lop-eared kittens are ideal, but they are afraid of noise and loud noises, therefore it is worth taking kittens already brought to a family with young children.
How to treat guests 3
The high adaptive abilities of the Scottish fold help them to accept strangers, but they need time to get used to the guest.
Yes, they may end up making friends with the guests of your home, but don’t expect the Scottish fold cat to kneel on the stranger. Most likely, the pet will calmly observe from the outside of the strangers.
How to treat other animals / dogs 5
Feel free to get Scottish fold if you already have pets.
The breed has a high level of communication. The Scottish fold cat is on friendly terms with other domestic animals and even the most fighting dog in their society becomes an affectionate puppy.
Important! There are exceptions when a cat of this breed cannot get along with any of the animals.
Easy care 3
Cats of this breed require special care only for the ears.
Their unusual shape contributes to a greater accumulation of sulfur, which increases the risk of developing ear pathologies. The rest of the care for a fold cat is no different from other breeds and does not cause much difficulty.
Scottish fold cats are unusually smart and have a good memory.
They prefer puzzle toys to ordinary toys. Cats can be taught the simplest tricks: bring a toy, give a paw, walk on its hind legs. Scottish folds quickly memorize teams from a basic dog training course: sit, stand, lie down.
The Scottish fold cat is the result of a gene mutation, so they have not the best health.
Lop-eared cats are prone to a number of hereditary diseases, ear infections and deafness. Read more about pedigree diseases in the Health subsection.
History of breed origin
The first description of cats with unusual folded ears can be found in the Chinese "World magazine of knowledge and entertainment," dated 1796. Of course, these were not Scottish folds, they were ordinary domestic cats that carried the defective gene.
The progenitor of the breed was the white cat Susie with unusual ears, which in 1959 was noticed by the Scottish farmer William Ross. He became interested in unusual animals and in 1961 acquired her lop-eared kitten from the owner Susie. Thus began the story of purposeful breeding of original cats, which eventually became a separate breed.
Recognition of the breed was not easy. In England, the breed was recognized, but then its breeding was banned. The reason for this is the mutant gene, which causes many diseases in cats of this breed. In 1978, the breed began to be bred in the United States. To date, the Scottish fold breed is recognized by the Association of Cat Lovers (CFA), the World Cat Federation (WCF), the International Cat Association (TICA).
Description and appearance
It is impossible to confuse a teddy cat with a rounded muzzle, large wide-set eyes, unusual drooping ears, pronounced pads of whiskers and a "surprised" expression of the muzzle. They resemble the British, but the ears make the exterior expressive and recognizable.
How is a Scottish fold cat different from a Scottish fold
A prerequisite for breeding Scottish fold cats is crossing the fold with a straight (cat with ordinary ears). Therefore, when kittens are born, they are all with straight ears. The breeder himself does not know what a kitten will become. This can be said only when the "baby" grows up a little (2-4 weeks).
Scottish folds differ from Scottish Straight only in the shape of their ears. In some countries, these two species are considered members of the same breed.
WCF breed standard
Scottish fold cats are described in several international standards. Consider how the World Cat Federation (WCF) standard describes the Scottish fold breed:
- Body. Rounded, medium sized, muscular. Harmoniously developed in the area of croup and shoulders.
- Rib cage. Wide.
- Back. Massive, wide.
- Shoulders. Massive.
- Head. Wide, massive, beautifully rounded. Profile with transition, but no deep stop.
- Muzzle. With pronounced pads vibrissa rounded.
- Cheeks. Complete.
- Nose. Wide, straight, short, with a small depression in the forehead.
- Chin. Strong, developed.
- The ears. Small in size, preferably very small. Bent down and forward, tightly folded. Delivered very widely. They are tightly pressed to the skull, do not go beyond the line of the head, support its rounded shape.
- Eyes. Large, round, very widely set. The color of the iris corresponds to the color of the coat.
- Neck. Powerful, short.
- Limbs. Muscular, short.
- Paws Rounded, thickened.
- Tail. Middle length. Mobile. Fat. Proportional to body size.
- Wool. The WCF standard is not described. In CFA and TICA standards - short, soft, with a dense (plush) texture.
- Color. WCF and TICA allow any color. In the CFA standard, chocolate, lilac and color point and their variations with white are prohibited.
- Weight. The standard does not describe. Cats weigh an average of 3.5 - 4.5 kg., Cats 5 - 7 kg.
- Growth at the withers. The standard does not describe. On average: from 28 to 30 cm.
- average life expectancy. 10 to 15 l
- Disqualification. Short, motionless tail. Hook on the tail. Ears not lying on the skull.
Mating Scottish fold and Scottish fold is not allowed. For breeding, a Scottish fold cat is mated with a British cat.
What you need to know about scottish fold ears
Ears - the visiting card of the breed representative. Therefore, the standard is the most demanding of them. The auricle should have one or two folds and should be pressed. The ears seem to continue the circumference of the head, without violating the predetermined proportion and the overall impression of puppetry.
In adult cats, the distance between the ears is so large that it can easily accommodate the human palm. And in kids, lop-eared becomes noticeable only at the age of 5 weeks. The distance between the ears of kittens is 3-4 fingers.
Important: In some cases, the ears of Scottish folds may rise due to: changes in weather, estrus, pregnancy, stress. Usually after a while the auricle returns to its place. Invariable, "strong" ears are a characteristic sign of an animal of a show class!
Photo and colors
Since the standards allow breeding of almost all colors, Scottish cats are of the following varieties:
- plain (solid, homogeneous) - a uniform color without intersperses, uniform along the entire length;
- bicolor (bicolor) - half of the body is white, the second is of a different color. The pattern is almost symmetrical;
- point - the main color is light, and the legs, tail, ears and muzzle have a darker shade;
- tortoiseshell (cakes) - a uniform combination of dark spots with red or cream. Turtles are only cats;
- smoky (smokey) - with a uniform tone, the base of the fibers of silver-white color;
- tabby is a zonal pattern on various parts of the body. It has many combinations of colors (silver-blue, brown, red, blue, cream) and patterns (brindle, spotted, marble);
- particolor - tortie color is combined with white;
- chinchilla - a color in which ⅛ part of the villi is colored and the rest is white;
- ticked - each wool is evenly colored in zones. On the villi there are dark yellow rings, the upper part of the hair is dark, without a pattern;
- shaded (shaded, shaded) - the upper part of the hair is painted, the rest is white;
- van — the whole body except the muzzle and tail of white color;
- harlequin - white cats with spots of different colors, which occupy from ⅕ to ⅙ body area. The tail is always colored.
The most popular Scottish fold colors. Gray (blue) teddy cats are bred most often.
Snow-white cats are not as common as blue cats. But they are no less charming.
The black (ebony)
The pure black color does not allow stains and blotches. This cat has colored eyes only. They are usually bright orange.
Cream color is of varying intensity. A small amount of white villi on the body is allowed.
Beautiful rich brown hue. Chocolate cats are charming, but not all standards allow this color.
Rare color - cold gray color with a pinkish tinge. A beautiful color was bred artificially by breeders. CFA does not recognize this color.
Classic gray (blue) plush diluted with large white spots. Usually the upper body is blue and the bottom is white.
Lop-eared cat with a black back, tail and upper part of the head. The tummy, paws and lower part of the muzzle are white.
Incredibly beautiful cat color "blue dot", the name of the color is translated. The dream of many cat people. Light hair is slightly darkened on the face, tail, paws and ears. Complement the fabulous image of the blue eye.
Cream blue point
It differs from the blue point in that their primary color is darker. Marks of gray-blue color are evenly mixed with pale cream.
Cake coloring is found only in cats. There are various combinations of tortoise hue: red-black, cream blue, chocolate red, purple-cream.
Beautiful silver cats of uniform color "smokey". Most often there are no patterns, but some individuals have a small pattern.
The most famous color of Scottish fold cats. A vivid contrast of dark marble stains on a light background became popular because of the kitten starring in an advertisement for the Whiskas feed.
An unusual combination of tortoiseshell shades and white wool. Spots can have different sizes and locations. Such cats look charming.
Cats of this color look and are expensive. There are blue, golden and blue golden chinchillas. The last color is considered the rarest and most expensive.
Scottish fold ticked color is a rarity. To get such a cat is incredible luck.
Scottish fold are found shaded in red, silver and golden hue. There should not be a picture on the body. The only exception is the letter M on the forehead and dark-colored rings on the legs.
Charming white cats with asymmetrical spots of different sizes and shades on the face of the animal and tail. In rare cases, there are cats of the color "van" with small spots on the legs or body. The spots are not necessarily monophonic, any variations can occur (tabby, cake).
Another rare color for the Scottish fold breed. Harlequin cats look unusual and resemble Harlequin. Spots can be randomly located, have different sizes and colors.
Care and maintenance
Yes, the fold Scot is not the most capricious breed, they are completely independent and can be alone for some time without tantrums. They do not accept excessive activity on the part of man, they shy away from too intrusive children and do not welcome vanity and noise.
They like to be around people. They are happy to watch everything that happens in the house. They can walk on the heels, but not be given in hands.
For combing a fold cat, a rare comb and a brush with natural bristles are used. Cats of this breed have a dense undercoat, so the slicker is not suitable for combing - it tears out live hairs and spoils the chic appearance of the pet. The combing procedure is carried out 1 time per week. During molting, this should be done 2-3 times a week.
They bathe only when necessary. For example, if a pet fell out in something unpleasantly smelling, sticky (paint, oil, excrement). For prevention, this is not necessary.
Regular combing solves another problem - it reduces the number of villi that cats swallow during washing. To prevent swallowed hair from creating problems for the pet, give the cat special malt pastes that help to remove bezoars (lumps of wool). It is especially important to give these funds during molting.
Unique plaid ears require special attention. They often accumulate sulfur, which is a risk of developing various infections. Ears are cleaned once a week with a cotton pad dipped in a special lotion to clean the ears. It is not allowed to clean the pet’s ears with cotton buds, use hydrogen peroxide or alcohol to clean it.
The eyes of a Scottish fold cat are often watery due to the anatomical features of the structure. If the discharge is transparent and not plentiful - you do not need to sound the alarm.
Clean your pet’s eyes 1-2 times a week with a cotton pad or swab dipped in a special eye cleaner. You can buy it at any veterinary pharmacy. If the color, character or smell of the discharge changes, show the cat to the veterinarian.
Kittens are taught to brush their teeth from an early age.For adult animals, this procedure is carried out 1-2 times a week with a special brush with veterinary paste. Human pastes are not suitable for cats. During cleaning, the gums are massaged and the oral cavity is cleaned of soft deposits.
The best prophylaxis for teeth is the right feed. Dry food is chosen according to the recommendations of the veterinarian. He will tell you the optimal pellet size and feed composition.
Pets that receive natural nutrition are given slices of fresh vegetables so that when they chew, the oral cavity is cleaned. For the same purpose, meat is cut into pieces, and not ground into minced meat.
Claw care is, first and foremost, the right claw point, to which a kitten is trained from an early age. In the second - a regular inspection, in time to notice the fungal lesions of the claws and evaluate their length. Claws need to be shortened only if the cat doesn’t grind enough on the claw point and they have grown a lot. This must be done carefully with a special nail clipper.
How much money is needed for care and maintenance
21,000 to 36,000 rubles. in year
We have prepared a list of things a kitten needs, we learned how much money is needed to keep a Scottish fold cat. If your plans include buying a kitten, this information will come in handy.
What you need to buy for a kitten
- Bowls for food and water. One is for water. Two - for food, if you plan to feed dry and wet foods. The Scots have a flat muzzle, they do not fit deep bowls. Buy wide with a small side. Choose wide ceramic with a low side. Price: from 110 to 380 rubles.
- Tray. Scottish fold likes to delve into the filler - choose a closed toilet or a deep tray with curved sides (6-10 cm.). Price: from 750 to 3950 rubles.
- Massage brush with natural bristles. You can buy this for 300-600 rubles.
- Scarlet point. Corner models and those that are attached to the wall are best suited. Price: from 600 to 1750 rubles.
- Toys (balls, fishing rods, mice). Price: from 150 to 1600 rubles.
- A lounger or a house. You can make it yourself or buy for 320 -1300 rubles.
- Carrying bag. You will need: from 1000 to 2500 rubles.
- Rubber mat under the tray. They love to dig Scottish fold, the rug will help to maintain cleanliness in the house. Price: from 320 to 550 rubles.
- Furminator. For combing undercoat during molting season. You can buy it for 700-1300 rubles.
- Puzzle toy. So that the cat does not get bored alone. Price: from 450 to 2100 rubles.
- Nail clipper. Price: 300 - 500 rubles.
Every year for the maintenance of a Scottish fold cat, you will need from 21,000 to 36,000 rubles.
The amount may vary depending on what type of food you choose, how often you will have to visit the veterinarian, what accessories and filler for the tray you will use.
Health and Disease
Genetically, fold cats have many problems. It is because of them that some countries prohibit breed breeding.
Pathology and abnormal development of the skeleton
The first thing that the future owner of a Scottish fold cat should know about is the skeletal anomalies inherent in fold cats. For them, the same gene is responsible that determines the fold, so this problem is common.
An incurable hereditary disease, which is expressed in the deformation of the skeleton, curvature of the bones, immobility and soreness of the tail, deformation of the paws. It can manifest itself at any age - and in infancy, and in the prime of life.
External signs of pathology:
- fettered gait;
- unwillingness to jump;
- acute response to touching the tail;
- unexpectedly squat animal species.
The disease is not treated, cats are prescribed lifelong maintenance therapy. In order to avoid the development of this disease in the offspring, you must categorically avoid mating fold cats with fold cats. Offspring from such mating can be born with a violation of the motor apparatus.
A disease characterized by abnormalities in bone growth. Bones and cartilage do not grow to the desired size, as a result of such cats have very short paws.
Symptoms of pathology:
- a large head not proportional to the size of the body;
- bent teeth, jaw extended forward;
- abnormally short limbs;
- the spine is curved;
- joints are enlarged.
The disease is not treatable. Maintenance therapy may be prescribed. Most often, by the age of 1 year, the kitten loses mobility and dies.
Due to the genetic features of the structures of the auricle in fold cats, there are often:
- Ear infections (otitis media). The drooping shape of the ears is a consequence of softening of the cartilage. Because of this, more sulfur accumulates in the ears, and air is difficult to access. All this provokes the multiplication of pathogenic bacteria.
- Otodectosis. The structural features of the ears contribute to the reproduction of the ear tick.
- Hearing loss. Deafness in Scottish cats can be one-sided and on both ears.
- Tumors Genetic problems - the risk of benign and malignant neoplasms in the ear.
Fold Scots often have:
- Increased lacrimation. This is caused by a shortened lacrimal groove, a special shape of the skull and narrowed lacrimal ducts.
- Inversion (eversion) of the century. Often accompanied by increased lacrimation.
- Cataract. It is characterized by clouding of the lens. Often occurs in older animals. It leads to decreased vision and blindness.
- Glaucoma. An increase in eye pressure is characterized. In cats, the response to light is reduced. It can be manifested by an uncertain gait.
In addition to the listed diseases, folds are encountered in dermatitis: dermatitis, polycystic kidney disease, hemophilia, urolithiasis, intestinal obstruction and obesity.
Timely vaccinations, a doctor's visit, regular joint examinations, a balanced diet and the right preventive treatment will help maintain the quality of life of your scottish. Do not forget about the vaccination schedule, mandatory antiparasitic measures and castration / sterilization of the animal.
It is best to solve the issue of sterilization / castration in the first year of a kitten's life. The optimal age of the procedure will tell you the veterinarian.
On average, you will need from 2800 to 4500 rubles to sterilize a cat. Castration of a cat will cost 1000 - 3000 rubles.
On average, treatment and prophylactic measures require from 4,000 to 5,500 rubles. in year.
In addition to these diseases, Scottish fold cats are quite often allergic to food and other irritants.
To maintain the health of lop-eared cats, you need a proper balanced diet.
The owner can choose the type of diet: natural feeding or feeding with finished (industrial) feeds.
Decide on the type of food as soon as you take the kitten into the house. The Scottish Fold Stomach does not tolerate food experiments.
When compiling a natural diet for a cat, be sure to include:
- lean meat (chicken, turkey, beef);
- offal and scar;
- sea fish (river fish is harmful to fold cats), 1-2 times a month;
- low-fat cheese;
- cottage cheese (0-1% fat);
- raw quail egg, 1-2 times a week;
- cereals (oat, buckwheat, brown rice);
- Brewer's yeast;
- dried kelp;
- fruits and vegetables.
Read more on the right diet for a Scottish kitten.
You can not feed: lamb, pork, legumes, potatoes, onions.
On average, Scottish fold should receive 1 kg per day. weight:
- 4 gr. proteins;
- 2 gr. fats;
- 12-15 gr. carbohydrates.
Lop-eared cats are phlegmatic and prone to gain weight, so you need to monitor the quality and volume of the portion. The daily norm for an adult animal is 7-7.5% of the weight of a cat.
Be sure to include vitamin and mineral complexes in the diet. Talk to your veterinarian to find the one that best suits your pet.
With this type of feeding, monthly feed costs between 1,000 and 1,500 rubles.
Ready-made feed is preferable not lower than the premium class. Ideally, it’s super-premium or holistic. They are more nutritious, less harmful and almost never cause allergies. The daily serving rate is calculated individually, taking into account the weight of the animal, its activity and physiological state. On average - 40-70 grams.
Recommended feed types:
- Orijen Cat Fit & Trim Grain Free - "holistic", for cats prone to obesity;
- Acana Regionals Pacifica Cat Grain-Free - grainless formula for adult cats with fish;
- Grandorf Adult Cat Sterilized Rabbit & Rice Hypoallergenic - hypoallergenic food for castrated / sterilized animals;
- Brit Care Cat Daisy I've to Control My Weight Turkey & Rice - weight control formula;
- 1st Choice Cat Senior Mature or Less Active Chicken - for inactive and elderly cats;
- Royal Canin British Shorthair is a premium budget food for British and Scottish cats.
By the way, we collected the best food for a Scottish cat and prepared detailed feeding instructions.
Monthly feed will require from 800 to 1600 rubles.
It will be interesting:
- What to name a Scottish kitten;
- Tips for the care of lop-eared kittens.
How many live at home?
The average life span of a Scottish fold cat is 10-15 years. With good care and the absence of serious health problems, they can live up to 20 years.
What is the weight of an adult and a kitten?
Lop-eared kittens are born very small - 60-130 gr. For the first week of life, he gains from 100 to 200 grams. By six months, kittens girls weigh 2.3 - 3.6 kg., And kittens boys reach 3 - 5.4 kg. An adult cat weighs from 2.5 - 4.6 kg., Cats - 4.5 - 7 kg.
Is it easy to hand?
Toy plush appearance is not a reason to cuddle.
Scottish fold cats and cats do not like when stroking and taking on his hands or knees. No need to do it by force - cats do not approve of it. But they are happy to sit next to you on the couch or armchair.
Is it possible to keep outside?
Of course not. Although the ancestors of the Scottish fold were farm cats, modern pets are only suitable for home maintenance.
How aggressive is the breed?
Scottish-fold - cute, calm cats. They are not aggressive for no reason. If a fold kitten is aggressive, you need to find out its cause with your veterinarian.
Do they like to tear claws / climb?
When properly trained in cat etiquette, Scottish fold cats quickly get used to tearing their claws only on the claw point. You can make several places for them for this procedure. If you come across a classic phlegmatic kitten, there will be no problems with torn wallpapers and curtains. But, some owners complain about their robber kittens. Of course, one cannot insure against this. Especially if you buy a kitten with it.
Is this breed hypoallergenic?
No, Scots do not belong to low-allergenic breeds. If you are allergic to cat hair or saliva, look at other breeds.
Do I need to take care of wool?
Of course. The Scottish fold cat has a coat with a thick undercoat that needs to be combed regularly. Do this at least once a week. In the season, molt will have to comb out more often. Owners of the Scots recommend purchasing a furminator for this purpose.
What color are the eyes?
The color palette of the eye color is very wide. There are cats with copper, orange, yellow, brown, golden, hazel, amber, green, blue and blue eyes. Cats of some colors (white, bicolor) often have different eyes - the right eye of one color, the left one of the other.
Does the breed have a tendency to heart disease?
There is. Cases of such cardiac pathology - hypertrophic cardiomyopathy have been identified. But, veterinarians do not consider this disease for a fold cat hereditary. In other breeds of cats, this pathology is most often a genetic disease.
At what age do they stop growing?
The formation of the Scottish fold cat is fully completed by 2.5-3 years. By this age, the final color of the eyes and hair is established in the animal, the formation of the skeleton and muscle system is completed.
How are water procedures related?
The lop-eared Scot does not belong to those breeds that are happy to splash in the water. They need to be accustomed to water procedures from an early age.
Irina: “My lop-eared cat is already 9 years old and 4 months old. This is a creature we love so much. Perhaps that’s why my plush happiness grew somewhat mannered and arrogant.
He is mischievous, not allowing everyone to stroke himself, but he climbs with curiosity to everyone and everywhere. And Tom snores and grunts in his sleep and for the first couple of years I got used to this painfully. By the way, he still has that voice - piercing and loud, but I still adore him! "
Katerina: “Sometimes I forget that our Leon is just a Scottish fold cat, his character is so human. He can rejoice and even cry! Yes, I saw tears when I returned home after vacation and Leon silently hugged my neck.
Leon loves to communicate through the window with pigeons and hide the keys to the apartment. A couple of months after Leon appeared with us (he was then 4 months old), we noticed a tremor on the front left foot. This did not interfere with his activity, but we got scared and ran to the doctor. Veterinarians could not explain this. We suggest that this is one of the signs of a genetic Scottish disease. Therefore, we insisted that we be prescribed chondroprotectors and now periodically take Leon to an x-ray. So far so good (knocking on wood). "
Vitaliy: "When we got a Scottish fold cat, the family had two children of primary school age. Two boys who were not too calm. The cat was afraid of them. She found the most secluded corner in the apartment and hid there. Of course, she went out to eat and the toilet when the boys are at home, but the rest of the time she hides from them.
Adults are not afraid, they come out to talk with them when there are no children at home. At night she may come to sleep with my wife. And they got an animal for children. So it happens! "
Cost of a scottish kitten
The price range for Scottish fold kittens is great.
In Russia, the cost of kittens varies from 8,000 to 40,000 rubles. Kittens of classes "brid" and "show" offer for 50 000 - 180 000 rubles.
In Ukraine, kittens can be purchased on average for 4,000 - 22,000 UAH.
What determines the price of a kitten
The cost of a fold kitten is affected by the availability of documents, a pedigree, and parental titles.
But, the main component of the price (60%) is belonging to a certain class:
- SHOW (show) - breed standard, kittens fully meeting the breed standard, without disqualifying signs. Parents of kittens have rewards. Most often they remain with breeders for breeding. Participate in exhibitions. The price for pets of the class "show" from 1200 to 2500 euros;
- BREED (brid) - healthy kittens without genetic pathologies, with a pedigree and good characteristics. They can take part in exhibitions. They cost from 500 to 1500 euros .;
- PET (pet) - thoroughbred kittens that are not allowed to show and breed because of disqualifying signs and an unsuccessful phenotype. If you need not a winner of exhibitions, but a pet - this is the most successful option. You can buy for 100 - 500 euros.
What else affects the cost:
- rare color - shaded silver and gold, ticked, silver with a pattern, van, harlequin;
- fame of the breeder;
- knitting cost;
- maintenance at the breeder - food costs, vaccinations;
- the right to breeding (certificate) - for show kittens and breeding classes;
- eye color - blue-eyed and green-eyed are less common, so the price for them is higher;
- kitten age - reliable breeders do not sell kittens before 3 months, before this age they should be given all vaccinations and determine the class.
Where to buy a Scottish fold kitten?
It is most reliable to ask a professional breeder for a kitten in one of the nurseries.
Nurseries in Russia
- "Janet", Moscow - //skottish-fold.ru/kittens.htm;
- "LukeL", St. Petersburg - //lukeel.com;
- "Bernas", Kazan - //lukeel.com/.
Nurseries in Ukraine
- "Bastet * UA", Kiev - //bastet.in.ua;
- "ALVA VIVA", Kiev - //alvaviva.com.ua/pitomnik.html;
- "Beauty Star", Kharkov - //beautystar-fold.com/.
If you want to save money, look on the Avito website in Russia or on the olx bulletin board in Ukraine. But, keep in mind that not all ads on these sites are from bona fide breeders.
If you want a kitten similar to a Scottish fold, look at the Scottish Straight British Shorthair or the Chartreuse breed. Of course, they do not have such charming ears, but in terms of character, quality and coat color, they are so similar to fold Scottish people.