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Life expectancy

The Munchkin has a life expectancy of between 13 and 20 years

Adult size

Female Between 8 and 9 in
Male Between 8 and 9 in

Adult weight

Female Between 4 and 7 lb
Male Between 7 and 9 lb
Coat colour
Black Brown White Red Cream Blue
Type of coat
Short Long
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Munchkin costs approximately 200£

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More details about the Munchkin

Munchkin: Origins and history

The mutation that gave rise to the Munchkin breed is not a recent one. It appeared spontaneously in a moggy and since 1944, many cats with the ‘short leg’ mutation have been identified around the world. That said, it was in the 80s that a lady found a cat under her car with abnormally short legs, which she named Blackberry. Blackberry got pregnant and gave birth to several kittens, many of which carried the same mutated gene. One of them, called Toulouse, was used as a breeder and between the two of them, Blackberry and Toulouse produced the breed as we know it today - thanks to this mixing with moggies to diversify the gene pool.

Munchkin: Purchase price

On average, the purchase price of a Munchkin kitten is approximately £200, with price varying according to lineage, breeding, age and even sex. For your monthly budget you should allow an average of £30 per month to meet their needs by providing quality food and keeping them in good health.

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