Purchasing a Bengal Kitten
How do you reserve a kitten?
The most serious pet buyers will want to place a $300 deposit to hold a place in line to select a kitten. Before you do this, we recommend that you scour the internet comparing our cats to others out there to make sure that a Quality Bengal Kitten is the right one for you. Placing a deposit secures a price of $1300, We have a proven track record of consistently producing exceptional kittens that have the distinguished look of a small forest dwelling wildcat; therefore, we do not bounce our prices around from kitten to kitten. All kittens are sold for $1300. We do ask that you decide a gender as we divide our waiting lists by gender. You will never lose your spot in line once you have paid your deposit to go on the waiting list. You can only move up, not down. You can pass on as many kittens as you'd like until the right one is born. When placing a deposit to go on the waiting list, we will ask for an addition $500 deposit when you do pick a specific kitten. Then, the final balance of $500 is due upon collection of your kitten.
How does the Waiting List work?
We have recently changed how the Waiting List will work in order to be able to offer people a more realistic timeframe. We realize we have two types of customers. Those who want something specific and will sit on the waiting list for a long time and those who want the kittens from the next kittens available. When kittens are born, we will know within the first few weeks if the kitten fits the criteria of someone who has been on the waiting list for a long time. These kittens will be offered to the long-time listers and that decision will be made likely before the kittens are ever posted. Once kittens are posted, we will hold them for the active Waiting List until the kittens are about 4-6 weeks old and we can arrange a visitation for those on the Waiting List who want to come over and pick out in person. This will allow us to keep a more realistic Waiting List instead of such a long waiting list. Basically, the process will go as follows:
Kittens birth to four weeks - We will select kittens as keepers and offer those that fit the criteria of those on the waiting list for a long time (sometimes over a year) who are waiting for specific genetics.
Kittens four to six weeks - We will start the kitten selection process from those on the active Waiting List wishing to pick from the next available kittens.
Once the Waiting List has had the opportunity to pick, then kittens become available to those not on the Waiting List who would like to pick a kitten.
What happens if you are not on the waiting list and see an available kitten that you'd like to reserve?
If you are not on our waiting list but see an available kitten that you'd like to reserve, no problem - just send us a private message through the Facebook page or email. We will ask you a few questions to make sure your home is the right fit for the kitten you are interested in. If your family is the right fit for the kitten, we will ask for a $650 deposit to hold the kitten and the $650 balance is due at collection.
Why do we keep a paid waiting list?
We no longer keep a non-paid waiting list as we never found them to be reliable. People would ask to be notified when we had kittens, but may have already found a kitten by the time we contacted them. This just wasn't working. If you'd like to stay informed on our available kittens please follow Quality Bengal Kittens. If you see a kitten marked as being for Waiting List, you can send us a PM and let us know that you'd like to be contacted if that kitten becomes available. We generally have a good idea of whether or not it will as we tend to know what each person on the waiting list is looking for.
Why are the kittens priced at $1300?
Our kitten price is based on what it costs to continue to enjoy our combined passion - raising Bengal cats. We feed human grade food which is expensive, and our cats get all the health tests that are available to them. We are working hard to try to bring only healthy Bengals into the world. You will find Bengals that cost more than ours, and you will find Bengals that cost less than ours. If you do your research, we are certain that you will find we offer the best quality at a good price. Our kittens are friendly, confident, and well socialized. In addition, they come from heavily health tested parents and are fed the very best there is to offer. Finally, if you look through all of the pictures of previous kittens, you will see that our quality is consistent. Our kittens have the distinguishing features of small wildcats: large eyes, rounded ears, puffed nose leather, and a horizontal flow to their coat pattern. If this is the look you like in combination with a friendly, confident personality, our kittens can't be beat.
Why is the waiting list so long?
When you first inquire about being on the waiting list, you may find that already have ten or more people on the waiting list in front of you. Try not to stress too much. We will do our best to project a time frame of when we think you'll be picking a kitten, and we tend to project a worst case scenario. Our waiting list is long because we often have breeders who have been on the list for quite some time. Breeders are picky people. They want this, that, the other, and the whole bowl of cherries as well. So they will often join our waiting list knowing that it could be well over a year before we produce all that they are asking for. For our pet customers, the list may seem long, but it really isn't. You are likely to be picking from the next batch of upcoming kittens.
Read More about Buying from Quality Bengal Kittens
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We've also started a blog about Bengal cat health, nutrition, behavior, and care. You may find helpful information on our QBK BLOG.
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