Welcome to our Bengal kitten buyers most popular questions page, if you are currently looking for Bengal kittens for sale, this page is here to help you make the right choice.Throughout our years of breeding and owning and selling Bengal cats and kittens we have been asked literally hundreds of questions regarding these wonderful cats, and have found that very often the same questions will arise from people looking to buy them, so with this in mind we have listed the most common ones below which we hope will be a great help for you on your exciting journey to finding the right Bengal kitten for you.
How Much are Bengal Kittens?
One of the most common questions we get asked by people looking for Bengal kittens for sale is how much are Bengal kittens?
The price of a Bengal kitten will depend on the breeder, the kittens pedigree, and whether or not you purchase the kitten as active. F1 kittens are the most expensive costing anywhere from £7500 (around $10,000) with lower pedigree or Cross Bengals costing a low as £300.
Is it Better to Buy a Male or Female Bengal Kitten?
From breeding and owning Bengal cats we have found no specific personality traits for male and females as long as they been spayed or neutered.They are equally affectionate, intelligent and playful, though from a psychical perspective males tend to grow larger than females.
When can Bengal Kittens Leave Their Mother?
When looking for a Bengal kitten for sale, it's important that when you receive it, it has had the best start in life from it's mother, who not only feeds it the vital nutrients it need's to grow to be fit and healthy, but also many of the life skills it will need once it leaves her. So with this in mind lets answer when can Bengal kittens leave their mother?
Legally Bengal kittens can leave from 8 weeks old, though some breeders won't allow them to leave until they are 12 weeks old, by which time they should have already had their vaccinations and other treatments required to keep them healthy such as being treated for flea's and being wormed.
Should I Get Two Bengal Kittens?
Bengal cats are usually highly intelligent and energetic, and can also suffer separation anxiety from their owners, which can cause them to misbehave. So if you have a lifestyle that will involve your Bengal being left alone for long periods of time, it may be worth considering getting a second Bengal kitten so they can amuse each other in your absence.
Is Pedigree the Same as Tica Registered?
Whilst looking to buy a Bengal kitten you may have come across the terms “pedigree” and “TICA Registered” and wondered is Pedigree the same as Tica registered?
TICA is the world's largest genetic cat registry, but your kitten doesn't need to be a pedigree to be registered with them. Pedigree Bengal kittens must have papers proving their Bengal lines (family tree). If both are used in the sale of the kitten then it means the breeder has both pedigree papers for the parents as well as them being TICA registered.
When do Bengal Kittens Eyes Change Color?
Once you have picked a Bengal kitten for sale from your chosen Breeder don't be surprised if by the time you go to collect it the kitten looks a little different to when you first saw it. One of the main changes you need to be prepared for is the color of its eyes, but when do Bengal kittens eyes change color?
In our experience with have seen Bengals kittens eyes to change color from 4 weeks to 8 weeks old, which means your kitten will mostly likely already have it's adult eye color by the time you receive it, that said on rare occasions we have seen a color change much later than this.
When do Bengal Kittens Lose their Fuzziness?
Eyes are not the only things that you need to be aware of changing in your Bengal kitten, there is something else that they go though as well that can dramatically alter their appearance which we affectionately call their “fuzzy” stage. Bengal Kittens fur goes fuzzy from around 5 weeks of age up until 12 weeks which can do a great job of hiding what their permanent adult coat will look and feel like. So if you have received your kitten within this period don't be surprised to see it's fur go through a big change.
Are Bengal Cats Hypoallergenic?
Bengal cats are hypoallergenic which means they are less likely to cause allergic reactions than other cats due to the fact they produce less Fel d 1 protein than most other breeds and shed less hair. So are the perfect cats for people suffering from eczema or other conditions, but it's still a good idea to make sure you check you are not allergic to them before buying a Bengal cat or kitten as some people can still have reactions to them, but it much less likely than most other cats.
What is the Best Food for Bengal Cats?
Bengal cats can eat dry or wet food, just like any other cat, just ensure what you choose is high a quality balanced cat food rich in protein and nutrients. Also ask your breeder what food they recommend feeding your kitten kitten, as changing it too suddenly can cause your kitten to get an upset stomach.
What do you Need to Collect your Bengal Kitten?
The big day has come, your Bengal kitten is ready for collection, you are finding it practically impossible to contain your excitement, but before you rush round to your breeders house, make sure you are aware of what you need to take with you, and also collect from the breeder before getting your kitten home.
The first thing you need to do is ensure that you bring a cat carrier with you, and make sure it is clean so there are no germs or scents of other animals. You should also bring a cat toy with you to occupy your new kitten whilst it's traveling back home with you.
If your kitten is registered then make sure you and your breeder complete a transfer slip that hands over the ownership of the kitten to you and take that with you when you leave. If your kitten has been vaccinated and insured make sure you also collect those details as well.
As mentioned above, also ask your breeder what your Bengal kitten likes to eat, in some cases your breeder may even give you a starter pack of food.
We hope you will find these tips useful when you are looking for Bengal kittens for sale, but if we have missed anything out that you want answering please get in touch and we will be more than happy to help you on your hunt to finding the perfect Bengal kitten for you.
If you want to know more about the Bengal Cat Breed and if it's the right breed for you you may like our article on Bengal Cats.