ALC – The Bengal’s wild ancestor
A cat with the wild look of an Ocelot and the size of a Bengal
Asian Leopard Cat Cost
How much do Asian Leopard Cats cost? That depends mostly on where you buy it, as it can be hard to find a reputable breeder or seller. As these are very hard to find, you might be looking at something between $3,000 – $10,000. They can be more or less expensive, of course, but generally are not. Though don’t be fooled, taking care of one might be much more expensive due to its more restricted diet and need for an enclosure – it’s a wild kitty, it wants to run and jump and climb! 😉
Watch out for scammers! If it’s too good to be true, it’s probably a scam!
No one will sell you an Asian Leopeard Cat for $1,000 unless there’s something seriously wrong with it or there’s no cat to sell.
Asian Leopard Cat Pet
Considering an ALC as a pet? No problem, as long as they’re legal where you live (for U.S. check here), and you can provide for them properly.
BUT: ALC’s do not really make good pets and are not adivsed to be around very young children or possibly other pets due to their solitary nature and possibly aggresive reactions to others. Please do proper research before adopting one!
They’re wild cats, so don’t be fooled by their cute face and gorgeous coats. They WILL get a bit bigger, more mischievous, and wilder. They might be very loving and affectionate as kittens, but might become more dangerous and unpredictable as they get older, as they’re generally not considered “good pets”, or even domesticated.
If you cannot take care of it anymore, it will be very hard to impossible to rehome it with another family/person that is able to provide for it. It might have to go to a wildlife sanctuary, and they are NOT happy about that for a reason.
ALC’s need lots of raw meat to eat, lots of space to run and be wild (but safe), and lots of space to be naturally solitary. An unhappy ALC will be just as unhappy as a house cat when treated with respect and given what it needs.
ALC’s might spray. even a lot! Yes, all of them. They are litter box trainable to an extent. But it’s hardwired in their nature to mark their territory, and your home will not be an exception. It is possible to try to contain it , to prevent damage and (too strong) smells around the house by placing these where it will go.
ALC’s need outdoor enclosures with protections against harsh weathers.
They can make lovely enclosed-outdoor-only pets, as long as you know what you’re getting into and are prepared to deal with it, financially and otherwise.
Asian Leopard Cat Breeders
To buy an ALCt, I definitely recommend making sure the breeder is USDA registered to make sure they can guarantee a healthy kitten and are up to USDA standards, which will only benefit you and the cat, especially considering the investment that it is. I have yet to find a legitimate breeder, in the U.S. or overseas.
Asian Leopard Cat for sale
A good website where to find most exotic kittens and cats is here. But finding an ALC kitten there might be like winning more than $500 in the lottery – it’s possible, but barely – they’re just that hard to find. Some sellers on that webste are USDA registered breeders, others might not be, please make sure to ask them if that’s important to you.
Asian Leopard Cat Diet
The diets of ALC’s mostly consist of raw meat. More to that topic here.
Generally they do well with a more “wild” diet, meaning mostly raw meats mixed with special exotic feline supplements, and the exotic feline kibbles and canned wet foods as snacks or to mix it up a few times a week. They are not like your regular house cat, they will be more active and hyper, with different needs than a regular house cat.
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