Scottish Fold Prices in 2024: Purchase Cost, Vet Bills, and Other Costs

Scottish Fold Prices
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Written by Angie Menjivar

Published: March 29, 2024

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With each Scottish Fold litter, only some of the kittens develop the distinguishing folded ears that make this breed so rare. These cats are known for having quiet, easygoing, and affectionate personalities that make them easy to love. They make wonderful pets and form strong bonds with their owners. It’s no wonder they’re a coveted kitten. If you’re longing for one of these sweeties, there are some costs to consider. Discover Scottish Fold prices in 2024, including the purchase cost, vet bills, and other expenses!

How Much Does a Scottish Fold Kitten Cost?

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Scottish Fold kittens are pricier than others, particularly because of how rare they are.

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The cost of a Scottish Fold kitten may be anywhere between $1,000 and $3,000 on average. The cost depends on several factors, including where you live. In some cases, there may not be local catteries, which increases the cost due to the need for delivery. An ethical, reputable breeder ensures you receive a healthy kitten. Often, this includes DNA testing, a health guarantee, a genetic health guarantee, a spay/neuter surgery, all vaccinations, and a microchip. You may also get some extras, which often include a kitten blanket, a food sample, and a cat toy. In some cases, you may be able to adopt a Scottish Fold from a rescue organization, though this is based on chance. In these cases, the cost may be lower, around $300 to $500.

Other Factors That Influence the Purchase Price of a Scottish Fold

A purebred kitten is generally more expensive because of the status of their breed. The color of Scottish Folds may influence the total price you pay, too. The colors, patterns, and combinations vary widely, but there are some rarer colors that could affect the purchase price. Some of those rare colors include smoke, lilac, fawn, and pointed. The availability of Scottish Fold kittens also affects how much you end up paying. The higher the demand, the more likely you’re going to pay extra; whereas if demand is low and kittens are plentiful, you may manage to get a good deal on a Scottish Fold kitten.

Cost of Vaccination and Other Medical Expenses for Scottish Folds

The cost of vaccinations for cats may be included in the purchase price if the breeder is reputable. There are certain vaccinations your new kitten requires, which include the FVRCP vaccine, the rabies vaccine, and the feline leukemia vaccine. There are other optional vaccinations you can opt for to protect your pet as well, including Bordetella and chlamydia. On average, each vaccine costs between $20 to $40. If the price of vaccinations is too high at your preferred veterinary office, you can look for local, low-cost offers, which make these initial vaccinations more affordable.

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Vaccinations and spay/neuter surgery may be included in the purchase price of your Scottish Fold but if they’re not, you have low-cost options. Be sure to double-check with your breeder.


Just like with vaccines, the cost of a spay or neuter surgery may already be included in the purchase price. However, if the onus is on you to follow through with a spay or neuter surgery, you’ll notice the cost differs depending on where you live and where you take your kitty. Just like with vaccines, there are locations that offer low-cost spay and neuter surgeries. Take Cozy Cat Veterinary Hospital in Raleigh, NC, for example. A-Z-Animals spoke with their receptionist, and she confirmed the cost for a spay surgery is between $400 and $500. However, there are low-cost options in the same city that reduce that price to $80 (appointments at these locations often need to be made weeks to months in advance).

Cost of Food and Supplies for Scottish Folds

High-quality, nutritionally complete food may cost between $40 to $60 per month. You also need a litter box, which can be as cheap as $10 and up to $600, depending on how fancy you want to get. You also need a collar and ID tag, which is about $15, scratching posts, which may cost up to $40, and a cat carrier, which is about $30 on average. Food and water bowls cost about $15 and a cat bed is usually around $30. A more expensive purchase would be a cat tree, which can range between $70 to $100 or more.

How Much Does It Cost to Insure a Scottish Fold?

You can shop around to find the best price for pet insurance but on average, the cost is between $20 to $40 per month. You can select the type of policy you want as well as the annual deductible, which affects how much your policy costs. The earlier you insure your Scottish Fold, the greater peace of mind you have since most policies exclude pre-existing issues.

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About the Author

Angie Menjivar is a writer at A-Z-Animals primarily covering pets, wildlife, and the human spirit. She has 14 years of experience, holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology, and continues her studies into human behavior, working as a copywriter in the mental health space. She resides in North Carolina, where she's fallen in love with thunderstorms and uses them as an excuse to get extra cuddles from her three cats.

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