Khao Manee Cats & Kittens for Sale

The stunning all-white Khao Manee is a rare but naturally occurring breed from Thailand. They are most known for their vibrant eyes, which may be blue, yellow, green, or odd coloured. The latter is the most desirable as odd-eyed Khao Manees symbolise good luck in Thailand.

Regardless of their eye colour, these white beauties are friendly, playful, outgoing, and curious. They are registered under all the top pedigree organisations as Khao Manee but go by various other names, too. These include Khao Plort, White Gem, and Diamond Eye (because of their jewel-like eyes).

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Meet the Khao Manee cat

Khao Manee cats are medium-sized, weighing between 8 to 10 pounds. Their muscles are visible through their short fur, giving them an athletic look. But, on the contrary, their long legs and dainty oval paws give them an elegant appearance.

They have medium-length noses and large ears that point out to the sides. Their almond-shaped eyes have a slight upward slant, and whatever colour, they are always bright and shiny.

Their snow-white fur glistens just like their eyes and feels silky smooth. Moreover, their ​​short, fine coat is well accustomed to hot climates. It has a minimal undercoat to keep them cool in the tropical weather.

The Khao Manee requires minimal grooming as they take care of their short coats. However, you can brush it once a week to keep it healthy and shiny. As an additional step, you may want to use a brightening shampoo made especially for white cats to keep their fur looking extra vibrant.

They have an expectant life span of 10 to 12 years, and as they are a natural breed, they are less prone to genetic issues. However, like with all white cats with blue eyes, blue-eyed Khao Manees are prone to deafness. So, if choosing a Khao Manee with aqua eyes, it's best to get them tested beforehand.

The temperament of a Khao Manee

The Khao Manee have an animated personality; they are outgoing, chatty and super playful. These curious felines love to be involved in everything going on and explore every spot of the house. Because of this, you should provide plenty of cat trees and towers for them to climb. They are also very smart, so you can have fun playing fetch with them for hours.

They can be a little mischievous but in an adorable way, and they love to play interactively. They have a lot of energy, so they can play for ages before tiring out. However, when they are calm and content, these kitties will often seek out their owners to curl up beside. Quality time with their humans is essential to their well-being. The more interaction they have, the deeper they bond with their family.

Despite their naughty moments, they are good-natured cats and display a great adoration towards their owners. Domestic Khao Manee cats will be friendly with strangers, too, provided they are sufficiently socialised. If this is the case, they will likely welcome visitors at the door and lap up the attention these stunning kitties always attract.

If a Khao Manee doesn't get the level of affection they need, they will let you know about it. These white gems can be pretty vocal, like their Siamese cousins. However, they have a more attractive voice, so you will likely enjoy the regular chats. They also have a lovely deep purr that is hugely therapeutic.

10 reasons to add a Khao Manee to your family

  1. They have been around for centuries - These ​​ancient Siam cats are mentioned in records dating back to the early 1800s. Plus, it's possible that they even roamed the Ayutthaya Kingdom with the Siamese well before then.
  2. They were royal companions - In Siam times, Khao Manee were kept and bred by royals and had a significant association with the monarchy.
  3. They are considered good luck - Both in ancient times and today, Thai people believe Khao Manee cats to be a lucky charm. This is especially true for those with odd-coloured eyes.
  4. They are sometimes born with black spots - Interestingly, Khao Manees may have one or a few black spots or markings as kittens. However, this unique trait doesn't last and fades away before they reach one year old.
  5. They are super friendly and loving - Your friends and family will love your new white gem. Plus, their chattiness will keep your loneliness at bay, and you'll find a life-long friend and devoted companion.
  6. They are playful yet cuddly - While some cats can be active yet aloof, and others can be affectionate yet lazy, these kitties are the best of both worlds.
  7. They are fantastic entertainers - Despite being a little mischievous, these active kitties will make you laugh with their extreme playfulness and curiosity.
  8. They are easy to train - Their high intelligence means it's not difficult to teach them house roles and get them to respond to commands.
  9. They are healthy and recognised by all pedigree organisations - Because they are naturally occurring, rather than selectively bred, Khao Manee is considered one of the healthier cat breeds, with no concerns over their quality of life.
  10. They are beautiful - Lastly, the Khao Manee is undoubtedly a gorgeous breed. Their graceful appearance, shiny white fur and colourful, glistening eyes is a winning combination.

Best homes for a Khao Manee

Being such people cats, Khao Manees typically don't like to stay alone for too long, so they are not cats you can leave at home every day. Instead, they will be the happiest in a household where someone is regularly around to initiate play sessions and offer their lap for snuggles.

Many Khao Manee cats will accept other cats and family dogs, although this does depend on their personality. Moreover, they are friendly towards well-behaved children. They like to be the centre of attention, so if there are other pets or young kids in the household, ensure your Khao Manee still gets plenty of one-on-one time with you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Khao Manee Kittens

Why should I choose a Khao Manee kitten from The Pedigree Paws rather than elsewhere?
At The Pedigree Paws, we are proud to say that we only work with ethical breeders who care for their kittens in their family homes. We stand firmly against pet farms and unlicensed breeders that keep kittens in cages and separate them from their mothers too early. As cat lovers and pet parents ourselves, kitten welfare is always our top priority. To prove this, we have thorough checks in place that filter out any unethical breeders. As a result, you can trust every breeder we work with is fully licensed, highly experienced, and genuinely passionate about what they do.
Is a Khao Manee the right kitten for me?
If you're looking for an animated, chatty and outgoing kitty, then a Khao Manee will light up your life. They are super affectionate but do need plenty of attention. Therefore, they do best in homes where there is always someone around to cuddle and play with. What's more, they are great with other pets and children, so they make a fabulous family pet.
Is The Pedigree Paws trustworthy?
At The Pedigree Paws, we intend to facilitate a positive experience for every cat lover looking for a new kitten. Our platform is a safe space to find a Khao Manee as all our breeders are licensed, experienced and take excellent care of their kittens. In addition, every breeder undergoes a thorough application process and extensive checks before joining the platform. Therefore, if you've had a bad experience with a rogue breeder before, you can rest assured that will not be the case when choosing a Khao Manee kitten with us.
Are Khao Manee kittens from The Pedigree Paws healthy?
One reason it's important to find high-quality breeders is because they give high-quality care to their kittens. So, by being strict with who we work with, we know that the Khao Manee kittens on our platform are healthy and happy. What's more, we require our breeders to take each kitten to a vet for a health check and undertake a DNA test of the kittens' parents. The latter ensures that neither parents have any genetic health issues that your new White Gem could inherit. Furthermore, your breeder will deworm, microchip, and vaccinate your Khao Manee kitten before sending them to you.
When can I receive my new Khao Manee kitten?
Every kitten develops at a different rate, but they must all stay with their mother until at least eight weeks old, regardless. Our breeders will observe the needs of your new kitten and will not separate them from their mother until they are fully ready. Therefore, this could be anywhere between 8 and 13 weeks. Still, the breeder will give you a more accurate estimate when you reserve them.
Can I see the parents of a Khao Manee kitten before purchase?
Of course! We are more than happy to arrange a virtual meeting via a video call where you can speak with the breeder and see your new kitten and the parents. Seeing the parents is very beneficial as you can see for yourself that the parents are healthy and understand what your kitten will be like when they are older.
Will I receive the pedigree documents of my Khao Manee kitten?
Yes, we only list cat breeds that have been accepted as a breed by at least one of the top pedigree organisations. Moreover, we ensure they all come with official documents to prove their status. Your Khao Manee kitten will come with registration documents from either TICA, GCCF, or CFA. The exact one will depend on the breeder's location, but the records are valid worldwide, nonetheless.
Do your Khao Manee kittens come from good breeders?
Absolutely! Although Khao Manee cats are relatively rare outside of Thailand, we've managed to find the best British and European breeders specialising in these White Gems. They are all fully licensed and registered breeders with a wealth of experience with this beautiful snow-white cat. Plus, they take extraordinary care of them by raising them in their own homes with the mother cat and siblings.
Are your Khao Manee kittens raised in a family home or a breeding facility?
We stand apart from other pedigree agencies as we only partner with breeders who raise kittens in their family homes. Why do we do this? Firstly, this is the only ethical environment to breed cats, and secondly, it's excellent for their socialisation. In a family home, they get familiar with humans and other animals straight away, so they will quickly adapt when they come to you. Another critical reason to raise kittens in a family home is that they stay with their mother for that most crucial part of their lives. Unfortunately, this is not the case with many commercial breeders or pet farms. These environments are not only unclean, but many will confine the kittens to cages and separate them from their mother far too early. As you can imagine, this is hugely damaging to the kittens' health, wellbeing, and development.
How can I help my Khao Manee kitten settle into my home?
Most Khao Manees will adapt to their new home within a couple of days. Plus, because they are already well socialised, it should not be long until they seek attention and cuddles from you. Even so, you can still help to ensure a smooth and stress-free transition. If possible, keep your new kitten in one room for the first day, especially if other animals or young children are around. Stay with them as much as possible during this time and be patient but attentive, offering pets and initiating play sessions. This will help them realise you are not a threat but a new friend.