Khao Manee | 13 Things to Know About These Royal Cats

The Discerning Cat

The Khao Manee is a highly valued and treasured feline breed from Thailand, the former Kingdom of Siam.

The Discerning Cat

These cats are legendary not only for their looks and their revered ancestry but also for the fact they may well be the most expensive cat in the world.

The Discerning Cat

Like most animals that have an exotic background, Khao Manee are said to be royal cats. Oftentimes, this description infers that they were really adored by royalty – like Corgis are by Queen Elizabeth.

13 Things to Know about the Khao Manee Cat Breed

One of the most striking features of the Khao Manee is their eyes. True aficionados look for the most exciting of all the eye colors – the odd-eyed! Also known as heterochromia, it means the cat’s two eyes are different colors.

Khao Manee Features

Sometimes exotic and designed breeds like the Minskin struggle to acquire recognition from the breeding associations. The Khao Manee has no such difficulties, as it is not a designer cat per se.

The Breed is Officially Recognized

Khao Manees tend to be fairly playful and are not shy. They love to explore their environments and are active during their play sessions.

Khao Manees Are Fun And Social

These are one of those pets that don’t do very well when left alone for long stretches of time. Separation anxiety comes from being alone, feeling neglected, and ultimately, being bored.

They Like Stay-at-Home Humans

Although Khao Manees are white, sometimes kittens are born with a different color. This is a product of genetics.

Some Khao Manee Kittens Are Not White

When it comes to Khao Manees, you’re talking about what may be the rarest bred cat in the world – and definitely rare in the US.

It May Be the Rarest Breed in the World

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