Chausie Cats & Kittens for Sale

The Chausie cat is a cross-between a Jungle Cat (Felis chaus) and a domestic cat, most commonly the Abyssinian. This hybrid breed has been around officially since the 1900s. Still, their wild ancestor's history dates back to Egyptian times, where they were highly regarded felines. Many mummified Chausies have been discovered in Egyptian tombs buried with their owners to serve as companions in the afterlife.

The Chausie is an athletic-looking cat with bundles of energy and affection. Thanks to their wild traits, they are playful, outgoing, and excellent runners and jumpers. However, this domestic hybrid has a highly loving side, too. They develop solid lifelong bonds with their owners, making them good-natured house pets.

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Meet the Chausie cat

Chausies are large cats, weighing between 10 to 25 pounds when fully grown. Compared to other well-known breeds, they are bigger than the Siamese but smaller than the Maine Coon. What's more, like all cats, the females are smaller than the males, usually weighing less than 15 pounds.

Both males and female Chausies have lean, athletic bodies with long legs, made for running and jumping. They ​​have a deep chest, shortened tail and a long, sloping muzzle. Furthermore, they have visually high cheekbones and tall, wide-set ears, often with small tufts.

Chausies have a short double-layered coat that is exceptionally easy to look after. Their fur can be one of these three colours and patterns; brown-ticked tabby, solid black or grizzled tabby. However, although these are the only ICA standard colours, it is possible to find Chausies in other shades.

As baby kittens, it can be challenging to determine the Chausie's coat colour as solid black, and "grizzled" tabbies can look similar. This is because solid black Chausies can have faint tabby markings initially, and grizzled tabbies may have minimal markings when they are newly born.

The grizzled black pattern is unique and comes from their jungle cat ancestors. Along with tabby markings, their fur can also have a ticking effect. It usually first appears on their neck, chin, belly, and ears and extends to other body parts.

The temperament of a Chausie

Chausies are certainly an energetic and playful breed, and it's easy to see that they have retained their wild cat instincts. They are excellent runners, jumpers and hunters, and as a result, they are much more likely to be on the move than lazing around.

Being an energetic breed, Chausie's need regular interaction and playtime. They can get bored of their toys quickly, so it's best to give them a few on rotation. However, they are super intelligent cats, so you can easily teach them to fetch or perform tricks.

While they may not be lap cats, Chausies are not aloof or affectionate by any means. On the contrary, they develop strong and lasting bonds with their owners. This deep connection strengthens with the more time their owners dedicate to interacting with them. What's more, despite their high energy, it's not uncommon for a Chausie cat to curl up close to their owner when they finally tire out.

10 reasons to add a Chausie to your family

  1. They make loving, social companions - Chausies love to be around their owners at all times. They make a fabulous pet who will constantly entertain you with their antics and always keep you company.
  2. They love to learn - Chausies are easy to teach anything to because they adore any interaction. Therefore, you'll be able to teach them tricks and commands, how to fetch and even how to walk on a leash.
  3. They inherit a special coat pattern - The grizzled tabby pattern is unique to the Jungle Cat and is not present in any domestic cat breed.
  4. They are great around other cats - Chausies like to have a feline companion or two. They develop strong bonds with other cats, especially if they are raised together from a young age.
  5. They require minimal grooming - Their short coat will rarely matt, and they are pretty good at taking care of it themselves.
  6. They can perform acrobats - Chausies have no fear of jumping and climbing. They will run and leap up onto the highest things in the house, so don't be surprised if you find them swinging from the curtain rails!
  7. They have wild looks - One of the main things that attract cat lovers to this breed is their exotic appearance, graceful face, and athletic body.
  8. They like to please their owners - Your Chausie may demand your attention, but they are always eager to please you, too. If you treat them well and give them plenty of attention, they will shower you with love and put a smile on your face every day.
  9. The Egyptians worshipped them - Their jungle cat ancestors were one of the most highly regarded breeds in ancient Egypt, thanks to their impressive hunting skills and laid-back personalities.
  10. They are the original domestic/Jungle Cat hybrid - Chausies were also the first domestic/Jungle Cat breed to be accepted by pedigree organisations.

Best homes for a Chausie cat

Because of their high social needs, Chausie cats do not like to be left alone for too long. Therefore, they will do best in a home where someone is present regularly. They also do well when they grow up with another cat as a furry friend will help keep them satisfied and entertained.

The second most important thing a Chausie needs from their home is an enriched environment in the form of toys, cat trees and scratching posts. Bear in mind that these kitties love to jump and climb, so having some high platforms that they can access will do wonders for their well-being.

Chausie cats typically get on well with dogs, provided you introduce them properly. However, they are not the best feline to have around young children due to their wild traits. Additionally, they do not adapt well to changes within their family unit. Therefore, bear this in mind if you plan to have children after getting a Chausie cat.

Frequently Asked Questions About Chausie Kittens

Why should I choose a Chausie kitten from The Pedigree Paws rather than elsewhere?
At The Pedigree Paws, we take a firm stance against unethical pet breeding of all kinds, such as pet farms and unlicensed breeders. Kitten welfare is always at the heart of our operations, and we have put in place thorough procedures for choosing breeding partners. These regulations allow us to filter out unethical breeders and ensure everyone we work with is fully licensed, highly experienced, and deeply passionate about what they do. Because of this, we can say with great assurance that our kittens come from fantastic homes where the care they receive is nothing less than excellent.
Is a Chausie the right kitten for me?
If you're looking for a wild-looking kitty with just the right balance between playfulness and affection, then absolutely! Chausies are pretty energetic, but they are full of love and develop deep bonds with their owners. They will make a great addition to a home with another young cat but may not be the best option for a family with young children because of their wild cat heritage. They do need plenty of attention and a highly enriched environment, but if you can provide your Chausie that, they will repay you with endless devotion.
Is The Pedigree Paws trustworthy?
We are cat owners ourselves, so we know that searching for a new kitten is not always the lovely experience you expect it to be. Unfortunately, there are still some dishonest breeders around that give kitten lovers a bad experience, thus giving the breeding industry a bad name. The Pedigree Paws serves as a safe space to go to when looking for a new kitten, as we have ensured the platform features only the top kitten breeders. Therefore, there's no worry about dealing with a rogue breeder when choosing a Chausie kitten with us. Our partner breeders undergo a thorough selection process and extensive checks to maintain the high quality of the platform.
Are Chausie kittens from The Pedigree Paws healthy?
Because kitten welfare is always our top concern, we require our breeders to prove that each Chausie kitten they list is fully healthy. Part of this involves every kitten receiving a health check from a vet and the parents of the kittens having their DNA tested. The latter ensures that both parents do not have any genetic health issues that could possibly affect the offspring. Moreover, your breeder will deworm, microchip, and vaccinate your Chausie kitten before sending them to you, so you don't have to.
When can I receive my new Chausie kitten?
Every kitten develops at a different rate, so your new Chausie kitten will be ready between eight and thirteen weeks old. Our breeders observe the development and needs of each kitten and will never separate them from their mother until they are fully ready. However, our breeder can give you the exact date or an estimate for when you can receive your new kitten when you reserve them.
Can I see the parents of a Chausie kitten before purchase?
Of course! We are always happy to arrange a virtual meeting via a video call where you can speak with the breeder and see the kitten and its parents. Seeing both the Chausie kitten and its parents is super important. It will allow you to check that your new baby cat will be friendly, even-tempered, and of course, healthy.
Will I receive the pedigree documents of my Chausie kitten?
Yes, every kitten from The Pedigree Paws comes with authentic documents from a renowned pedigree organisation. Most of our Chausie kittens receive registration from The International Cat Association (TICA). What's more, regardless of which country they receive the certification in, the documents are valid worldwide.
Do your Chausie kittens come from good breeders?
Chausie cats are still rare outside the USA, yet we've found the best breeders who specialise in these half-wild felines in Britain and Europe. They are all fully licensed and registered breeders with a wealth of experience raising this hybrid cat. Plus, they take extraordinary care of them by caring for them in their own homes with the mother cat.
Are your Chausie kittens raised in a family home or a breeding facility?
We're proud to say that we only partner with breeders who raise kittens in their homes. Firstly, we believe this is the only ethical environment to breed pets. And secondly, it's excellent for their socialisation as they get familiar with humans and other animals straight away. What's more, with kittens being cared for in a family home, we know they stay with their mother for that most crucial part of their lives. Unfortunately, this is not the case with many commercial breeding facilities in Britain and Europe. These places often confine the kittens to cages and separate them from their mother far too early. As you can imagine, this is highly damaging to the kittens' development, health and wellbeing. As a result, kittens raised in pet farms will often display unwanted behavioural problems as they grow up.
How can I help my Chausie kitten settle into my home?
When choosing a Chausie kitten, you should know that they do not always take well to change. As kittens, they are much more adaptable than adults. However, a significant change like moving home may still cause anxiety, which could trigger digestive problems for this breed. Because of their nature, we suggest putting in place a few things to ensure a smooth and stress-free transition. First, ask the breeder if they can pack a blanket with the mother's scent in your kitten's carrier. Doing this will help keep them calm, particularly if they have a long journey. Then, when they arrive, confine them in one room for the first day to prevent overwhelming them. During this time, stay with them as much as possible, giving affection and playing with them. Dedicating this time will help them realise all is well and they do not need to be afraid.