What is a Bengal cat? Simply put, they are a unique, relatively new breed of cat, unlike anything you’ve ever seen, outside of the rainforest in Asia. Bengals are carefully bred to be affectionate, athletic, and playful. They’re intelligent, kid-friendly, good with other pets, and they rarely shed. What more could you want in a pet? Well, they’re healthy, easy to groom, and fun! Their lifespan is from 10 to 16 years, so they’ll be around for a long time.
The Bengal cats trace their ancestry back to small, wild Asian leopard cats, but they’ve been domesticated to make an ideal pet. The Asian leopard cats were originally crossbred with domestic shorthairs, and the Bengal cats were born. The bloodline was further refined to be resistant to the Feline Leukemia Virus, making them both healthy and long-lived. Today’s Bengals are at least four generations removed from the wild. The International Cat Association gave full recognition to the breed in 1991, with additional recognition from the American Cat Fanciers Association, the Canadian Cat Association, and the United Feline Organization. Bengals are currently being proudly shown in the Cat Fanciers’ of America in the Miscellaneous breed section.
Bengal cats are so in-demand that a British woman paid over ₤35.000,00 (about $50,000 US) for her Bengal cat in 1990, calling Bengals the “Rolls Royce” of feline companions.
Highly intelligent and active, Bengals are not your typical lethargic feline. Alert and friendly, Bengals enjoy games, playing fetch, and learns tricks easily. The flip side of this, of course, is Bengals require a fair amount of attention and stimulation, in order to keep them at their happiest.
Bengals are an “indoor” cat. A daily play time, clean litter box, and a healthy diet is about all your cat will need in regular ‘maintenance.’ But Bengals are climbers – be sure to provide a cat tree or other ways for your Bengal to take it high.
Bengal cats are not your average feline. Bred to be not just beautiful but healthy, well-adjusted, and long-lived, these beautiful animals will be a valuable addition to your family, regardless of if you plan to purchase a house pet, a show cat, or a breeding cat.
Pet quality price: starting at $1,800.
Show quality price: starting at $3,500.
Retired adults: starting at $300.
Those prices might have induced some sticker shock. You might wonder why these cats command such a high price, especially when compared to other purebreds. The answer is simple. It takes a great deal of money to maintain quality lines, with kittens that grow into well-adjusted, affectionate, and long-lived adult cats. People ask “What’s your secret?” It’s no secret, really – we spare no expense raising our cats, and we smother them with love and TLC.
Do you ship your cats out-of-town?
Occasionally. We are only able to ship within the United States at this time.
Do you have customer service?
Of course! Our friendly and knowledgeable customer services reps (aka Adele and Cat) are available to answer your questions 24/7/365.