Muchkin cats also can't jump the way normal cats can, but the reason for this could be twofold. "Many of the descriptions of these cats is that they cannot jump due to their deformities, but the question is: Is it that they cannot jump, or they will not jump because their deformities are so painful?" Margolis said.
While it's unknown how many munchkin cats exist, or how many people are breeding them, a quick Google search shows how easy to buy a munchkin cat. They can sell for between $300 and $1,200, which is a hefty price considering the vet bills owners may need to pay if the cats develop health problems.