Thinking About a Bengal Kitten?

The allure of a gorgeous new Bengal kitten is tempting.  However, with this bundle of love comes much responsibility.  Make the commitment to providing a loving forever home after carefully thinking over the following considerations.

Free Time
Do you have the time to actively play with your new Bengal?  Bengals are a high energy breed; they need daily activity.  This stimulation can come from either a high-energy feline playmate or a committed human companion.  If the Bengal has a high energy playmate, it will demand less of you.

Bengals are highly social cats.  For this reason, we are reluctant to place kittens into a home where there are no other pets unless there is a human companion who is home most of the time.  Most Bengals are not happy being left home alone with no one to play with.  If you have a home with no other pets, we will write into your contract that a second pet is the quickest fix should your Bengal have any depressive or destructive behaviors because its physical, mental, and social needs aren't being met.

Housing
Renters often find it both difficult and expensive to own pets.  Do you see a move in your future?  If so, will your Bengal Cat be able to move with you?

Veterinary Care
As all animal lovers know, when these cats enter our lives, they become one of the family. Just as one would never deny a sick child medical care, a sick kitten should have access to good medical care as well.  Cats can live up to twenty years.  Over the course of two decades, it is likely you'll end up at the vet for something other than a routine check up.  Are you financially ready and able to ensure quality health care for your Bengal cat?

Bengal Entertainment
Give a Bengal a proper place to scratch, plenty of toys to play with, and a place to call home and you will not have trouble with them ruining your stuff.  Bengals like high cat trees and most love a run on a cat wheel.  Teaching them to walk on a butterfly harness and leash is also a great way to keep your Bengal busy

Declawing
We are opposed to declawing as we have seen the negative effects it causes.  Declawing causes more problems than it solves as it often results in depression, biting, and inappropriate elimination.  For this reason, we do have a clause in our contract that does not allow any cat purchased from us to be declawed.  If you are thinking of declawing, please do your research as most first world countries have made it illegal.  Do not buy a kitten from us if declawing is something you'd consider.

Allergies
Many people believe that those with cat allergies are not allergic to the Bengal cat.  Is this true?  It depends.  Those who are allergic to cat dander or down hairs may not have an allergic reaction to Bengal cats.  One would need to test out their sensitivity to Bengal cats specifically.  However, those who are allergic to cat saliva are still allergic to Bengal cats.

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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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Quality Bengal Kittens is the combination of Solana Ranch and Wildernesswell Bengals.  We are TICA registered, Northern California Bengal breeders with a combined experience of over 20 years. Our passion is the Bengal cat.

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