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Life expectancy

The LaPerm has a life expectancy of between 15 and 20 years


Adult size

Female Approximately 12 in
Male Approximately 12 in

Adult weight

Female Between 7 and 11 lb
Male Between 9 and 11 lb
Coat colour
Black Brown White Cream Blue
Type of coat
Short Long
Eye colour

Purchase price

The LaPerm costs approximately 350£

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More details about the LaPerm

LaPerm: Origins and history

To find out where this breed comes from, look to the city of The Dalles in 1982 in the state of Oregon in the United States. One of the cats on a farm was born without hair, and two months later, curly fur appeared. She was named Curly. Curly's own kittens, all males, had the same curly look as their mother. This proved that the gene responsible for this mutation,  which is natural, was a dominant gene. Breeding could begin. It was in 1996 that this breed was recognised by the TICA.

LaPerm: Purchase price

On average, the price of a LaPerm kitten is appromately £350. The price varies according to the lineage of the kitten, the breeder, the age at the time of its acquisition or even the sex. For the monthly budget, it will cost on average £25 per month to meet their needs (litter and quality food etc.).

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