Frequently Asked Questions & Info

Common Questions & Important Information on Bengal Cats


Below you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions asked by pet owners and previous clients. If you don't see your question below, or would like more information, we're happy to address any questions and concerns you may have.

How do I adopt a kitten from you?


In order to adopt one of our kittens, you will first need to contact us for information. That can be done via the Inquiry Form.

  • Current Litter: If you've found a kitten listed on our site as Available, you can reach out to us to reserve the kitten. See "Reserving a Kitten" for more information.
  • Future Litter: If you have a particular kitten in mind and we don't have one currently available that suits your wants, you can join our Wait List to ensure that you get first pick* when we have another litter. (*Pick from Wait List is on a first-come-first-serve basis). See "Joining the Wait List" for more information.




How can I reserve an Available kitten?


So you've found the kitten who you believe will the the purrfect furriend for you, that's great! To reserve the kitten before someone else does, make sure to send us an inquiry via the Inquiry Form. Make sure to mention the specific kitten you are interested in when submitting the form.

We want the best for our kitties, and therefore the inquiry is a chance for us to get to know our potential new owners besides you just making a reservation. We reserve the right to refuse placement of one of our cats with anyone, as the kittens' well being is our priority.

  • We require a deposit of $600 to reserve a kitten ($300 if you have already deposited the initial $300 for joining the Wait List). This amount will be deducted from the total price of your future Bengal kitten you choose.
    • If paying through PayPal, please include an additional 4% for the transaction fee.
All deposits are non-refundable




How can I get on your Wait List?


Getting on the Wait List is the best way to ensure that you will get the purrfect kitten that you are searching for, without having to worry that it'll be taken by the time you see it. To join our wait list you will need to submit a request via the Inquiry Form.

  • We require a deposit of $100 to join our Wait List. This amount will be deducted from the total price of your future Bengal kitten you choose.
    • If paying through PayPal, please include an additional 4% for the transaction fee ($104 total).
All deposits are non-refundable




What is the price for your Bengal kitten?


Our pet prices range from $1,600 to $2,500, as we price each kitten individually depending on factors such as quality, pattern and color. Kittens bought for breeding are usually double the pet price. Please check our Pricing page which breaks down that range further. As kittens are priced individually, please submit an inquiry if you are interested in a specific kitten.

What goes into that price?

  • Vaccinations (at 8 wks and 12 wks)

  • Spay/Neuter procedure

  • TICA registration slip

  • Deworming

  • Testing of parents for genetic diseases

  • Vet examinations

  • FeLV/FIV Testing

  • Microchip

  • 1 Year Health Guarantee***

  • Litter and food it takes to raise the kittens 14 weeks

  • Bag of litter we'll provide to take home with the kitten ****

  • Bag of frozen raw food we'll provide to take home with the kitten ****

  • Countless hours of socialization and care

  • Lots of love and play time :)


*Please note that shipping costs are not included in the kitten’s price, if you will not be picking up the kitten in person.

**If paying through PayPal, need to include an additional 4% for the transaction fee.

***Guarantee specifics are stated in the Pet Contract

****Available for local placement only, not available for flights.




Why do you ask so many questions as part of your inquiry/reservation form?


We reserve the right to not place our kittens with any family for any reason we see fit - we want to make sure that it is a good fit for both our kitten AND for you, and that is why we like to get to know our potential new owners. Thanks for your understanding.




What testing/treatment do your kittens get?


All kittens receive:

  • Wellness Examination by Licensed Vet
  • FVRCP Vaccination at 8 and 12 weeks
  • Round & Hook Dewormer
  • FeLV/FIV Testing
  • Nail Trim
  • Microchip
  • Spay/Neuter (if bought as Pet or Show)

Additional Optional Testing:​

  • Coat Color Testing (at expense of buyer)
  • Coat Marble Testing (at expense of buyer)




Is a Bengal the right kitten/cat for me?


PLEASE do your research on this breed. They are Amazing cats, however they are definitely not for everyone. If you are just looking for a mellow lap cat that will sit in one spot all day and not give a care about where you are, then this is probably not the right breed for you. Bengals are active, energetic, intelligent cats who can form very affectionate bonds with their owners, and they need stimulation and a way to get that energy out.
Toys, play time, cat wheels, space to run and play, and things to climb, as well as Water (they love water, contrary to some other cats), are all necessities for having a healthy happy Bengal. If this is the type of cat that you are looking for, then you will not be disappointed by our kittens.




Where can I find out more about the Bengal breed?


There is a lot of good information existing already around the Bengal breed, and therefore we don't see much value in paraphrasing this information into our own words. Here are some great articles/posts for additional information:




Are Bengal cats Hypoallergenic?


No. You may find some people on the internet claiming that Bengal cats are indeed hypoallergenic however this is not a claim that we will be making. It is true that many people suffering from allergies have found the Bengal breed to cause less of a reaction/no reaction compared to other cats they've encountered. If you have allergies, we cannot guarantee that you will not have an allergic reaction from one of our kittens. We also do not offer our kittens for any trial period of sorts where you'd be able to return the kitten for a refund were you to develop allergies toward our kitten. Please make sure to consider this when making your decision.




Do you have a sales contract that I will need to sign?


Yes, we have a sales contract that we will send to you with the kittens information pre-filled once you have decided on a kitten and sent us an inquiry for more information. You will need to fill out information pertaining to you and then scan and email the completed contract back to us - we will only sign the contract once we have a signature from you, and full payment. Our contract is non-negotiable.




Do you have a Health Guarantee on the kitten?


Yes, we provide a Health Guarantee on all our kittens against cogenital defects only, for the first year of the kitten's life. The Guarantee is included in the Sales Contract, and is VOID if any of the terms in the Sales Contract are not fulfilled or broken. A vet check is required within the first 3 days of the kitten going home, and proof provided to us, or the Health Guranatee is VOID.




Are your kittens well socialized?


Our kittens get loved on daily by us and our two little girls, so they are also great with children. Bengals are very active and therefore do fantastic with children, as they keep each other well entertained :)
That said, as with any cat, children must also learn to be respectful toward cats, and not provoke them with actions such as pulling on their tail, ears, etc.




When will I be able to take my kitten home?


The TICA recommended age is 14 weeks or older; this recently went up from 12 weeks of age. It is very important to not cut corners by sending kittens home early. Our kittens are all healthly, well socialized, up to date on their vaccines, and are litter-box trained by the time that they are ready to go to their new "furever" home.




Do you deliver your kittens domestically/internationally?


We are licensed by USFWS to import/export our Bengal beauties, and can ship our kittens to you, for an additional cost, with a few exceptions for countries we do not ship to. Please send an inquiry to confirm whether we can ship to your location.
We also can deliver locally, for an additional cost associated to driving there. Otherwise for local pickups, we will meet in a mutually agreed upon location.




Can I change my cat's name when I take them home?


Yes! Once you buy your kitten and take them home, you may name them however you want.
You will receive a registration slip from us, which you will use to register your kitten with TICA.
You kitten is also microchipped, and so you will be able to also update the information stored on the cat's chip such as cat name and owner details, in case your cat ever goes missing, and for ease of identification at the vet's.




Is it okay to let my cat outside?


ALL of our cats and kittens are INDOOR-ONLY, and we Highly recommend you to keep your cats indoors as well, aside from when you want to travel or walk (yes you can train your cats to walk on a leash!) outside. Ultimately the decision is yours, we currently don't have a clause in our sales contract against it.

Benefits of an indoor-only cat:

  • live longer than outdoor cats
  • better daily health
  • fewer illnesses, infections, injuries
  • flea-free
  • no threat from predators
  • avoid poisons/poisonous plants
  • avoid theft from strangers
  • can't get lost
  • can't get run over by a car
  • and many more!




Do you offer a trial period, where I can return the cat if it's not what I was expecting?


All sales are final, and not refundable.
If you are not satisfied with your kitten, we will gladly take it back to place with a more suitable family, however kittens are sold in their prime and not everyone is looking for a cat that is already grown - for that reason we do not refund, due to the lost opportunity to have placed the kitten with a different family.




What do you use for cat litter?


Not fans of clay. At all. We use wood pellets, and we Highly recommend them for any one. They are available in any farm supply store. We use the Natures Bedding brand - this brand is only available on the West Coast however, so if you live elsewhere you should be able to find a similar alternative. Reasons:

  • Scent: even the 'unscented' version of clay still has its own peculiar scent to it. The scented versions? I would have the smell of them in my nostrils for hours after cleaning the litter boxes, which brings us to the next point - dust. The pellets on the other hand have a nice nature smell to them.
  • Dust: Even the "99.9% Dust Free" clay litters have a lot of dust - which easily gets kicked up by the cats when they are digging in the litter or covering a done deal. Pellets are pressed wood particles, so yes they produce dust as well, but no where near the amount clay does, as most of the litter is pellets.
  • Absorbent: The pellets break down when they come in contact with moisture, and work really good to absorb that moisture.
  • Environmentally friendly and cost effective: Let's face it - if you're getting an cat, you're making a commitment to buying litter for years and years - which adds up to a Lot of litter. The pellets are wood - and can be thrown into your yard debris bin, being friendly to the environment. The added bonus to pellets is that they are actually Cheaper than clay litter as well! Win-win in our books.




What do you feed your cats?


Cat food is always a touchy topic as everyone has their own opinion.
We feed our cats Raw. As in raw meat. One of the best decisions we've made is switching over to raw-only from wet canned food (Friskies brand, we never fed our cats dry food).
There are immense benefits to feeding raw to cats - PLEASE do you research on this topic. Cats are obligate carnivores, so they need to eat meat to live a good life. Feline Nutrition is a good place to start. Here is another article as well. At the end of the day, the choice of what you feed your cat is up to each pet parent, however if you are getting one of our amazing kittens, it will be important for you to wean them from their current diet to the new one. Please feel free to ask for some raw food to take home with your new kitten if you rehome one from us*. *We will not be held liable for any issues that may arise from the raw food that you take from us, as we cannot control the conditions that you keep the food in for ensuring that it does not get contaminated or go bad. If you do take raw food from us, you will sign a waiver to that effect. Thank you





Do you have more questions? Feel free to contact us below.

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Portland OR United States

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