Korats Cats & Kittens for Sale

The Korat is a native Thai cat cherished for its silver-blue fur and emerald-green eyes. This ancient breed has been around since the 14th century, and its appearance remains unchanged throughout history. These exotic felines arrived in Britain in the 19s and were known as the "Blue Siamese". However, they did not become anywhere near as popular as the traditional Siamese. Even today, they are still rare outside of their homeland.

In Thailand, the Korat is called "Si Sawat" and is believed to be a lucky charm. What's more, they were traditionally given as gifts to newlyweds to bring prosperity to their new lives together. Today, they make excellent pet cats as they are affectionate, loyal, and extremely street smart.

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Meet the โ€‹โ€‹Korat cat

Korat cats are medium-sized with a slim yet muscular structure. They typically have low body fat and weigh six to ten pounds when fully grown, so they are reasonably compact. However, they are slow to mature, and many Korats don't reach full physical and emotional development until they are around five years old.

Some people refer to the Korat as "the cat with five hearts". This is because they have a distinctive heart-shaped heart and nose and a recognisable heart shape in their chests and between their front shoulders. Moreover, they have large ears, slightly tilted forwards, and round green eyes that stand out from a mile away. However, as kittens, their eyes are blue and slowly transition into a vibrant green, reaching full colour at around two years.

Unlike some other breeds, Korats can only be one colour, silver-blue. Their fur has a blue hue towards the skin and silver tips, giving a shimmering appearance. You'll see this gorgeous tone from an early age, although some Korat kittens may initially have some "ghost tabby" markings.

The Korat's coat is short and single-layered to keep them cool in the tropical heat, plus it rarely sheds. Therefore, brushing is unnecessary as they tend to maintain their coats well enough.

The temperament of a Korat

The Korat is exceptionally affectionate and loyal. They build deep bonds with their owners and stay by their side often. Once they establish who their family is, they are entirely devoted and won't favour your friends or neighbours over you. However, this doesn't mean they are unfriendly to strangers or will hide from your guests as they are typically happy to receive attention and pets.

They are playful and energetic and spend most of their day on the move rather than lazing around. They are incredibly smart and display impressive memories. If they have access to the outdoors, they are not likely to get lost, as many Korats prove to find their way home from somewhere they have never been before. Their street smartness most probably relates to their heritage where they lived on the streets or in colonies at temples.

Their excellent memory means they will remember their owners and come running to you even if you've been apart for a long time. So when you go on holiday, you don't have to worry that they will act aloof when you return as this is not the case with these loyal and loving felines.

Like most Thai breeds, the Korat is a chatty cat but not on the level as the Siamese. Even so, they will use their voice to let you know they are around. For example, if you allow them to go outside when they return, they will call out to you to let you know they are back. They also use their body language to tell you if they like or dislike something.

10 reasons to add a Korat to your family

  1. Their loyalty is unmatched - The affection a Korat gives their owner is not fleeting by any means. The family unit is fundamental to a Korat, and they will never desert you.
  2. They bring prosperity - In Thailand, Korats are lucky charms and were given as gifts in the past because of this. Their Thai name โ€‹โ€‹" Sawat" literally translates to prosperity, and those with crimped tails are even luckier.
  3. They have shimmery fur - Their silver-tipped hairs give Korats a sleek and shiny look, and in the sunlight, they appear glittery.
  4. Their striking eyes are to die for - What's more distinct than their fur is their emerald green eyes that stand out in both daylight and the darkness of the night.
  5. They have adorable heart-shaped faces - Their small heads represent the shape of a heart, which gives them a very endearing expression.
  6. They make an array of sounds - As well as the standard meow, Korats have a full range of sounds and chirps that they regularly use to communicate with you.
  7. They are calm around children - Korat cats are good-natured and like to receive attention from children. Once they know and trust them, they will happily play with them.
  8. They are cuddly - As well as following you around, Korat cats love to curl up beside or on top of their owner's lap.
  9. They adapt well to new environments - Korat cats don't mind changes to their environment as long as their humans are with them. They are entirely owner oriented, so they typically won't get stressed if you move house as your presence is enough to keep them calm.
  10. They are all-natural - Like most Thai breeds, the Korat cat developed naturally and have never been used to create a crossbreed.

Best homes for a Korat cat

Korats highly value companionship. If they are in a home where they are left alone for a long time, they will develop separation anxiety. Thus, they will do best with someone looking for a furry best friend to hang out with regularly. Of course, this means you'll need to have plenty of time for them and be ok with them following you around and "helping" you with whatever you need to do.

If you want to ease the load, you should consider getting two Korats instead of one or another feline to keep them company. Korats are one cat breed that undoubtedly does better in pairs, especially if they grow up together from a young age.

Frequently Asked Questions About Korat Kittens

Why should I choose a Korat kitten from The Pedigree Paws rather than elsewhere?
At The Pedigree Paws, we have various regulations and checks to ensure every breeder we partner with raises kittens ethically and professionally. We are strongly against pet farms and unlicensed breeders who keep kittens in cages and away from their mum and siblings. Therefore, we pride ourselves in partnering only with breeders who raise kittens in their home with the mother cat. As huge feline lovers and cat parents, animal welfare is our top priority, and the way we operate reflects this. For example, we have comprehensive checks and procedures that help us filter out unethical breeders and find those who share our values. As a result, you can trust that all The Pedigree Paws partner breeders operate with animal welfare as their central interest.
Is a Korat the best kitten for me?
Many cat breeds display extreme loyalty and affection. Still, the Thai Korat is up there as one of the most devoted felines. So, if you're looking for a companion who will love you no matter what and not desert you for a neighbour that feeds it, a Korat is for you. However, their love for their owner does mean they suffer separation anxiety when apart for too long. This is something to bear in mind as they need a human who is always around and not taking long trips away regularly. Even so, if you go on holiday, don't worry as Korats never forget their owners' voices or smells.
Is The Pedigree Paws trustworthy?
It's true that not every breeder or pet agency operates ethically. However, our sole mission is to facilitate a positive and pleasant experience for every cat lover looking for a new furry friend, regardless of the breed. We have top breeders for all cat breeds who have undergone a thorough application process and passed extensive checks. They are licensed, experienced and trustworthy; thus, The Pedigree Paws is a safe space to find a Korat or any other pedigree kitten.
Are Korat kittens from The Pedigree Paws healthy?
Before a breeder can list a Korat kitten on the site, they need to show that they are fully healthy. To do this, they need to take the kitten to a licensed vet for a medical checkup and get them tested for common feline diseases. They are also required to run DNA checks on the kittens' parents for further assurance that your Korat kitten cannot inherit any genetic condition. Furthermore, the breeder will deworm, microchip, and vaccinate your Korat before sending them to you.
When will I receive my new Korat kitten?
Your Korat kitten must stay with its mother until at least eight weeks old. Still, it will depend on their individual development, and many kittens are not ready until 10 to 13 weeks. We don't agree with removing a kitten from its mother until they are 100% ready, so the breeder will observe and decide this and give you a more precise estimate.
Can I see the parents of my new Korat kitten before I buy it?
Sure, you can arrange a video call with the breeder before reserving your Korat kitten. Virtual meetings provide the opportunity to ask the breeder any questions you have, see your new kitty, and see the parents too. Whether you're a first-time pet parent or experienced cat owner, we recommend doing this. Seeing two healthy Korat parents will put your mind at ease and give you an idea of what your kitten will be like when it's older.
Will I receive pedigree documents for my Korat kitten?
Yes, we only allow breeders to sell breeds recognised by at least one prominent international pedigree organisation. Therefore, we will ensure the breeder sends the official documents with your kitten to prove their heritage. Most Korat cats in the UK and Britain will receive registration by the GCCF (Governing Council of the Cat Fancy).
Do these Korat kittens come from good breeders?
Absolutely! Although Korat cats are not a common breed, we're pleased to say that we have excellent Korat breeders based in the UK and Europe. They have years of experience breeding these majestic Thai cats as ethically as possible. In addition, they meet all our stringent requirements, such as raising them with the mother cat and siblings in their own homes.
Are these Korat kittens raised in a family home or a breeding facility?
Hundreds of our previous happy customers will agree that The Pedigree Paws stands out from other pet breeding agencies in Britain and Europe. One reason for this is because we only partner with breeders who raise kittens in a family home. We believe this is the only ethical way to breed cats and raise kittens, so it is a non-negotiable requirement. Plus, they get used to humans and other pets in this environment, making the transition process less stressful for them. Our breeders also keep kittens with the mother cat at all times. But, unfortunately, many large-scale breeding facilities do not. Instead, they put kittens in cages away from their mother, leaving them alone during their most crucial development period. As a result, they suffer physically, mentally, and emotionally and can develop behavioural issues as they get older.
How can I help my Korat kitten settle into my home?
Korat cats develop very close bonds with humans in their lives. However, as your Korat will be coming to you as a young kitten, they will not have created this devotion yet. Therefore, Korat kittens are very open, friendly and accepting of new people and soak up the extra attention. Of course, every kitten is different, though, so it may take a few days for them to settle fully. In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to help. You can keep your Korat kitten in a small room for the first day, so they do not feel overwhelmed. Spend plenty of time with them, though, to ensure they don't feel abandoned or alone. After a day or two, you can let them explore the rest of the home but ensure a safe space is always available. A large cardboard box with a comfy blanket in a quiet corner makes a safe retreat if they need it.