If you're considering a Bengal for adoption, you probably have a good idea of what you want. You likely have lifestyle requirements and personality wishes for your Bengal cat. For instance, maybe you need to find a Bengal who loves dogs, or one who likes to be around other cats. This is where adopting an adult pet is such a benefit! When you adopt an adult cat from a rescue group or animal shelter, what you see is what you get. Adult cat personalities are already formed, and you'll be able to spot the characteristics you're looking for much easier than if you buy a Bengal kitten. Rescue organizations, and some shelters that provide pet adoption counseling are able to assess the personality of each cat, and will carefully match you up with the right cat to fit your needs. Adult pets are a known quantity.
Plus, when you adopt a Bengal cat or adopt a Bengal kitten from an animal shelter or from a rescue group, you're saving more than just one life. That's right! If you take home a cat or kitten from a pet rescue or animal shelter, you're allowing that organization to then have space for another cat. Therefore, by adopting one, there is a domino affect and you give other pets a second chance, too! Adoption is truly a continuous life-saving cycle.
All of our Bengal kittens are raised in our home and underfoot. They have the run of the house and are loved and played with by everyone. As a result of this socialization, they are loving, friendly, playful and very outgoing! We raise our kitty babies the way we would like to have them raised if we were buying a kitten. It is kitty heaven!! Bengal kittens have the look of the exotic cat but the loving, playful temperament of the domestic cat.
Ask anybody who has ever adopted a pet, and they'll swear to you that the bond they have with their rescued animal is as deep as they come. When you open your heart and home to an adopted cat who needs help, that cat will show appreciation for the rest of his/her life! Cats who have been uprooted from their homes or have had a difficult start at life are likely to bond deeply and be completely loyal to their new human caretakers. After all, when you adopt you become their hero! This is true no matter the breed of mix of the cat. So no matter what circumstances brought a kitten or cat to be homeless, Bengal cats and kittens for adoption are still loving and lovely pets, extremely affectionate and attentive, making wonderful companions.
Bengal kittens go through a ugly stage called the “FUZZIES.” This is a type of camouflage, as you would see on wild cats’ babies. The fuzzy stage can begin as early as four weeks, and last until the kitten is over twelve weeks. When in the fuzzies the kittens coat can become very thick and bushy and get dull in color. But once they are out of this stage, a baby Bengal gets brighter in color and darker in the pattern. It can take up to a full year or longer for all the rich colors to come in. It is hard to see how beautiful they are going to be during this time.
Since we started showing in TICA in 1993, we have produced 18 Supreme Grand Champions. We have bred 3 Best Bengals International, in two separate associations. We have had kittens available with 5 generations of Supremes in their pedigrees! About Bengal Kittens Possibly because of their wild heritage, most Bengal kittens have a kitten coat and an adult coat. They shed their kitten coat around 16 to 25 weeks of age. During the time they have their kitten coat, sometimes they can be really fuzzy, and their color and pattern can be difficult to distinguish. When their adult coat starts to come in, it can really be breathtaking, and it seems like every time you see them, they’ve changed.
Even though living in a cat rescue situation isn't ideal, most rescues (and some animal shelters) try to make the cats more adjustable and adoptable. Sometimes they will expose the animals in their care to other animals in order to help socialize them, making them more playful and able to live with all types of pets. Also, many rescue organizations use foster homes. Foster homes are terrific because adoptable pets get to be socialized with children and other pets while in their temporary foster home, giving them essential experience and training before they go to their new adopted homes. This makes the transition to your home easier and smoother for both the adopted pet and you, the guardian. Whether in a foster home, a boarding situation, or a shelter, many cats available for adoption are already housebroken, litterbox trained and ready to go! This is one of the most positive aspects of pet adoption. Foster parents, have dedicated their time and energy to making pets more adoptable. Remember, you can find so many different kinds of cats in shelters, that it is worth starting there when you are looking for a Bengal.
PLEASE READ: Our cattery is inspected yearly by a licensed veterinarian to ensure that our standards exceed the guidelines set forth by TICA (The International Cat Assoication) voluntary responsible breeder program. In the past we have allowed visitors to our cattery, but latelly, we have had to reconsider our policy and stop allowing visitors. We are completely responsible for the health and well being of our cats and kittens. By allowing visitors we are potentially exposing them to disease or bacteria that may be carried on the hands, feet or clothing of visitors. The kittens are kept in the nursery with mom until they receive their first set of vaccines at 8 weeks. Only after that time are they allowed to be explore with the general population. We will comminicate with you and send you pictures as your kitten grows. You are welcome to contact me at any time to check on your kitten. We feel this policy is necessary in order to protect our cats and kittens and sincerely hope you understand.