Caring for your American Wirehair kitten includes feeding her with high-quality cat food daily. The overall cost for her food is around £10–£15 per month.
For a young kitten, it can be overwhelming to move into a new home. Help her feel safe and comfortable by furnishing your house with cat essentials such as a cat bed, litter tray, toys, and scratching post. Set aside approximately £50–£400 for these items.
The American Wirehair is one of the healthiest cat breeds. However, she is not entirely impervious to diseases. Bringing her to the vet for regular check-ups will keep you updated on your kitten's health. Each check-up session will cost you around £30–£60.
Kittens are highly at risk of contracting deadly and infectious ailments. Vaccinations are important to prevent these dangers from occurring. Prepare to pay approximately £40–100 for your American Wirehair kitten’s vaccinations.
Parasites are very common in young kittens, and medications are needed to get rid of them. The cost for flea and tick treatments is around £60–£120 each year and £50–£60 annually for heartworm treatments.
Veterinary care is one of the most costly aspects of raising an American Wirehair kitten. You may want to sign up for pet insurance as it can help in reducing your kitten's medical bills.
Choosing a time-limited pet insurance will set you back £6–£15 a month. Getting a lifetime pet insurance coverage has a monthly cost of £10 and upwards.
Why is the American Wirehair such a rare breed?
The American Wirehair is rare and hard to find, as she is a relatively new breed with only a few dedicated breeders. This means they are only able to produce a meagre number of kitten litters every year.
How much do American Wirehair cats cost?
American Wirehair cats cost around £700–£900. They are some of the most expensive cat breeds because of their rarity. Beware of illicit breeders who will try to pass off a cat of a different breed, like a Domestic Shorthair or a Moggie, as an American Wirehair.
Make sure to find a reputable breeder, and always double-check their credibility before purchasing your American Wirehair kitten.