Photo: adult cat of Singapura breed
Photo: kitten of Singapura breed
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Life expectancy

The Singapura has a life expectancy of between 10 and 20 years


Adult size

Female Between 13 and 16 in
Male Between 13 and 16 in

Adult weight

Female Between 2 and 4 lb
Male Between 4 and 7 lb
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Purchase price

The Singapura costs approximately 500£

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More details about the Singapura

Singapura: Origins and history

These adorable felines are, as their name would suggest, originally from Singapore (which literally means “city of the Lion” in Malaysian), in Southeast Asia. There is some controversy around their origins, as they were discovered in Singapore, but developed mainly in the United States. 

In 1970, the Meadows, American breeders of Siamese and Burmese cats, brought back some adorable ivory-ticked cats from their travels. Then in 1971, Hal Meadow returned to Southeast Asia for work and began exporting more cats back to his partner, who had stayed in the United States, and began to breed them. In 1974, the Meadows moved to Singapore with their furry companions, two of which were actually the offspring of the cats Hal had exported in 1971. Finally, in 1975, the couple went back to the United States with 5 Singapore cats and established a breeding programme with the consultation of British geneticists. In 1987, a breeder called Gerry Mayes made a trip to Singapore to look for other cats of this breed, which he brought back to the US and then registered with TICA.

Singapura: Purchase price

The average purchase price of a Singapore kitten is approximately £500, with this figure varying depending on their lineage, breeding, age and even sex. For your monthly budget, you should allow about £20 per month to meet your cat’s needs by providing them with a good quality of food and ensuring they stay in good health.

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