Peterbald Cats & Kittens for Sale

The Russian Peterbald cat is the result of experimental breeding in ​​St Petersburg. The Peterbald is most similar to the Sphynx and the Oriental shorthair and is a relatively new breed, created in 1994. The Peterbalds’ ancestors are the Donskoy and Oriental Shorthair. However, most recently, Siamese cats have also been used in mating.

This eye-catching feline has extra-large ears and can be bald, partially bald, or have ultra-short hair. Peterbald cats are incredibly loyal and affectionate with a dog-like nature. Moreover, they are full of energy, intelligent and playful.

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Meet the Peterbald cat

The Peterbald is a medium sized cat that will weigh between 7 and 14 pounds when fully grown. They have slim, muscular bodies with defined abdomens, webbed feet, and long whip-like tails. They usually have wedge-shaped heads and oversized ears that look a bit over the top. Their ears are large and almond-shaped, and the colour is most often green.

There are five variations when it comes to their coats. Many Peterbalds carry the hair-losing gene, but their level of baldness varies. Some are “ultra bald,” meaning they have no hair, eyelashes or whiskers at all, and others are bald but have eyelashes and whiskers.

Then, some are partly bald, with fine short hair on the face, paws, and tail only. Alternatively, they may have a short coat of fuzzy fur all over that looks and feels like velour. Finally, it’s also possible for them to not have the “Peterbald trait” and have a standard fur coat instead. This variation is known as “straight coat.”

It isn’t easy to know what a Peterbald cat will look like as an adult. Some may be born with fur but then lose it over time. Alternatively, nude Peterbald kittens can later grow a full coat of hair! Furthermore, their whiskers can be straight, curled, or crinkled.

Because they have little to no fur, Peterbalds struggle to regulate their temperature. They are sensitive to both cold climates and sunlight, so because of this, they should stay indoor-only pets. In terms of grooming, they are pretty low maintenance if they have fur. However, they will need weekly baths if they are fully or partially bald.

The temperament of a Peterbald

Peterbalds are sweet and affectionate cats that develop deep bonds with their humans. They will likely follow you around the house and stay under your feet. They are pretty smart and are in touch with their owners’ emotions. Their high intelligence also means that they are easy to train, with many Peterbalds learning commands and tricks.

Peterbalds are active but easy-going, meaning that they are happy to play independently. Therefore, they must have lots of toys, including challenging puzzles. You should also enrich their space with cat trees, towers and climbing areas, where they can release their pent up energy.

They are cuddly cats, too. They will likely climb under the covers and snuggle with you in bed or curl up next to you on the couch. They will also show their love vocally. Peterbalds can be pretty loud and love to communicate through their raspy meows.

10 reasons to add a Peterbald to your family

  1. They are incredibly loyal - Peterbald cats love attention and will follow you everywhere. One thing is for sure when you live with a Peterbald cat; you will never feel lonely!
  2. They are playful and entertaining - Peterbald cats give their owners hours of entertainment with their playful antics and love of climbing.
  3. Their coat can be one of ​​five different variations - Peterbald cats can be hairless, partly bald, or have ultra-short fur or a standard short coat. So whether you prefer bald or furry cats, there is a Peterbald for everyone!
  4. Their coats can change as they grow - In many cases, a Peterbald’s coat will change throughout kittenhood, meaning their adult appearance will be a surprise.
  5. They can have curly whiskers - Another unique aspect of these intriguing kitties is their whiskers. They can be straight, curly, crinkled, or even non-existent.
  6. You can dress them in sweaters - Unlike other breeds, Peterbalds cannot keep themselves warm. Therefore, you can dress them in super cute sweaters in the winter.
  7. They make excellent additions to multi-pet households - Peterbalds love being around other animals. So if you’re looking to add to your existing fur children, a Peterbald is an ideal choice.
  8. They are less prone to obesity - Peterbalds have high energy levels and fast metabolisms. Because of this, they are not as susceptible to obesity as other breeds. Thus, it’s OK to feed them more often.
  9. They are super clever - Your Peterbald will show off their cleverness with their puzzle toys and by opening the cupboards. So, their high IQ also means you can teach them an array of tricks.
  10. They have huge bat-like ears - And of course, most Peterbald owners adore this breed because of their distinctive and comical ear size.

Best homes for a Peterbald cat

Peterbalds get along with everyone, including children and other animals. Therefore, they make an excellent family pet and are ideal for those looking for an alternative to a dog. They seriously enjoy human company and are friendly towards everyone they meet. However, this does mean that they are not particularly fond of being left alone. That being said, if they have some furry friends around to play with, they won’t mind too much.

If you are considering getting a Peterbald kitten, you should commit to keeping them indoors. Peterbalds are sensitive to the sun and cold temperature, so you should not allow them to roam. Therefore, you’ll need to enrich their environment, ensuring they have plenty of places to run around and high platforms to climb and perch on.

Frequently Asked Questions About Peterbald Kittens

Why should I choose a Peterbald kitten from The Pedigree Paws over somewhere else?
The health and welfare of our cats is always our principal focus, and you can see this reflected in our operations. We believe breeders should raise kittens ethically in a family home instead of keeping them in a cage. Thus, we only work with licensed and top-rated breeders who share our values, which sets us apart from the many unethical breeders and pet farms. We are proud of the matchmaking service we have created and the excellent reviews we've received from our happy customers. They agree that The Pedigree Paws is a trustworthy go-to website for cat lovers in the UK and Europe. You can read our testimonials on our website.
Is a Peterbald the right kitten for me?
If you're looking for a cat who is full of character and will light up your life, a Peterbald is the one. This feline is active, intelligent and highly affectionate. They love to be around their owners, so of course, they prefer humans who spend a considerable amount of time at home. Moreover, they adore other animals almost as much as people, so they usually make an excellent addition to multi-pet homes. As Peterbalds can have five different coat variations, their grooming needs will vary. If your Peterbald is Nude or partially nude, you will need to bathe them once a week and regularly clean their ears.
Is The Pedigree Paws trustworthy?
Shopping for a new furry friend should be an exciting time that you look back on fondly. However, as not every breeder operates ethically, we're sad to say that this is not always the case. However, as we are cat owners and animal lovers ourselves, we felt passionate to create a trustworthy space for cat lovers to buy a new kitten. So, we made it our mission to fight rogue breeders by bringing together the most passionate, ethical breeders. On the Pedigree Paws, our breeders can share their high-quality kittens with kitten lovers and you can find your new feline without the stress or worry.
Are Peterbald kittens from The Pedigree Paws healthy?
We would never facilitate the sale of any Peterbald kitten unless we know they are 100% healthy and do not carry any genetic illnesses. We do various things to ensure this, including requiring our breeders to take the kittens for an examination and blood check at their vets. Another requirement is for breeders to run DNA checks on the kitten's mother and father. This is crucial as these tests determine your new kitten's likelihood of inheriting genetic health issues.
When will my Peterbald kitten be ready?
The date your Peterbald kitten will be ready depends on their current age and development rate. All kittens from The Pedigree Paws must stay with their mother until at least eight weeks old, so it is not possible to receive them before then. What's more, we find kittens thrive when they spend 10 to 13 weeks with their mum, so we aim to keep them together for this duration if possible. If there is no availability date on the listing, your breeder will inform you when your Peterbald will be ready.
Can I see the parents of a Peterbald kitten before purchase?
Yes, of course, it's possible to arrange a video call with the breeder to see your Peterbald kitten and its parents. If you have any concerns regarding the health of your new kitten, we recommend doing this. Seeing that the parents are healthy and friendly will help assure that your baby Peterbald will live a long and healthy life with you.
Will I receive pedigree documents of my Peterbald kitten?
Yes, every kitten we sell through The Pedigree Paws comes with official documents to prove its breed and status. The International Cat Association (TICA) acknowledges the Peterbald as a pedigree breed; thus, the breeder will register your new kitten with them. You'll receive the original documents with your baby Peterbald.
Do your Peterbald kittens come from reputable breeders?
We have stringent regulations to limit who can advertise on The Pedigree Paws, ensuring we work with only the best breeders. Furthermore, we do not associate with breeding organisations whose primary concern is making money and mass-producing kittens. Instead, our partner breeders demonstrate ethical operations and passion for animal welfare. Furthermore, all our breeders closely follow the rules and regulations of international pedigree organisations. Because of this, you can rest assured that your new Peterbald kitten is raised in a loving, family home with its mother.
Where are your Peterbald kittens raised?
Every Peterbald kitten you see on our platform grows up in the breeder's home with the mother cat and littermates. We do not work with commercial breeding facilities because many of these businesses keep kittens in cages, away from their mothers. Keeping young kittens confined and alone can hinder their development, induce health issues, and lead to behavioural problems. There is no doubt that kittens thrive when they grow up in a family home environment. Here they do not only receive the care and attention they need. It's also great for their socialisation as they gain many positive human experiences, making it easier for them to adjust to their new home.
How can I help my Peterbald kitten adjust to its new home?
Although Peterbalds are confident and friendly, their personalities differ. Moreover, leaving their mother for the first time is a significant change. Because of this, creating a stress-free environment for your new kitty can be super beneficial, To help your new kitten settle quickly, create a small, cosy space for them to retreat to if they feel scared or overwhelmed. To do this, place a cardboard box and some blankets in one corner. We also suggest keeping them in one room only for the first day and giving them plenty of attention. Then, once they seem settled, you can start to introduce them to the rest of their new home.