The most expensive kittens to buy in the UK have been revealed.

A team of personal finance pros have examined the average cost to buy 22 types of special breed kittens - with some demanding prices of up to £1,300 - as much as many popular puppies.

While most pet owners are happy to simply introduce a common ‘moggie’ into their families, the most dedicated cat lovers will need deep pockets to own the more exclusive breeds.

Persian, Oriental and Cornish Rex kittens are worth between £64 and £670 and other popular breeds such as Bengals and Maine Coons cost more than £1,000.

The most expensive cat on the list is the unusual looking Lykoi. It’s also known as the ‘werewolf cat’ and kittens sell for around £1,300 on average.

Here is the full list of 22 breeds and average cost of kitten:

  • Abyssinian, £1,000
  • Bengal, £1,060
  • Birman, £790
  • British Longhair, £1,175
  • British Shorthair, £1,049
  • Burmese, £760
  • Cornish Rex, £670
  • Devon Rex, £835
  • Exotic Shorthair, £810
  • Keetso, £1050
  • Lykoi, £1300
  • Maine Coon, £1040
  • Munchkin, £650
  • Norwegian Forest, £760
  • Oriental, £650
  • Persian, £640
  • Russian Blue, £820
  • Savannah, £1000
  • Scottish Fold, £1040
  • Siamese, £700
  • Siberian, £990
  • Sphynx, £1030

Who carried out the research?

The research was carried out by The Money Pig. A spokesman from the company said: “If you and your family are thinking about bringing a cat into the family, consider also that there are plenty of costs involved beyond bringing the animal home for the first time.

“Take into account that there are thousands of cats and kittens in UK rescue centres waiting for their forever homes.

“You might not find some of these exclusive breeds in rescues, but they’ll make loving, loyal companions.”