Is your cattery registered with a registry? Yes, our cattery is dual registered with TICA and CFA. All kittens are currently registered under TICA.
Are you a member of a breed club? Yes, we are members of the Capital Cat Club & TIBCS (The International Bengal Cat Society).
Do you place kittens with a purchase agreement contract and health guarantee? Yes, all kittens go home under a signed contract from both parties with a 72 hour warranty against viral diseases and 1 year warranty against cognitive and hereditary defects. Our kittens are guaranteed for life against PRA-b (Bengal Blindness), PK-Deficiency (Hemolytic Anemia) and PKD1 (Polycystic Kidney Disease).
Are your kittens veterinarian checked? If so will I receive records? Yes, all kittens are checked by a licensed veterinarian prior to going home. All records are included with each kitten.
What medical screenings do you use routinely for your breeding cats? All of our breeders are screened for PRA-b (Bengal Blindness), PK Deficiency (Hemolytic Anemia), PKD1 (Polycystic Kidney Disease), FIV/FeLV (Feline Immunodeficiency & Leukemia Virus) and screened yearly after 12 months of age for HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy - Heart Disease). Test results are posted public as they become available on our Queen and Stud pages. Hard copies of test results are available upon request. For more information on these diseases: CLICK HERE
What is your parasite protocol? Worms and parasites are almost always present in all animals, it's more of a matter what their levels are and symptoms. We have invested in our own laboratory equipment to screen for Coccidia, Giardia and TF (Tritrichomonas Foetus) and other common parasites with veterinarian assistance since often times transported fecal tests report a false negative result, we also use Zoologix PCRs for varification. For Coccidia, we use either Baycox or Albon at 4 weeks of age and then repeat 10 days later. For Giardia, Roundworms, Hookworms, Whipworms and certain Tapeworms they are treated with Panacur for 3 days and then repeated in 3 weeks. For Tritrichomoas Foetus we use compounded Ronidazole from a vet pharmacy.
To view our recent random fecal PCR test results: CLICK HERE
Will the kitten have all vaccinations and wormings appropriate for its age prior to pick up? Yes, all kittens are given their core vaccinations and dewormed prior to going home.
Are parents on premises? All parents are on premises and available upon scheduled cattery visits.
Are your breeding cats kept inside or in outdoor enclosures? All of our breeders are kept indoors either within our personal home and/or their personal indoor cattery. When the weather is good they often play outdoors within a fenced area or indoors with us.
How long have you been breeding? We began breeding Bengals in 2016 after purchasing our own property. Since 2005 we have fostered and worked with feline rescue facilities.
Why do you breed Bengals? We breed Bengals because of their unique personalities, intelligence and appearance. Our breeders are our pets and their charismatic behavior is an enrichment to our daily lives.
What do you breed for? Currently we are focused on temperament, pattern and coat quality. In 2017 & 2018 we will begin to work in our well structured male to influence all offspring and hopefully begin combining traits together. Breeding is a hobby and we evaluate and retain any kittens to pursue this passionate and committed mission.
How frequently are your kittens handled? Where are they raised? Our kittens are handled daily in their private nursery inside our home by each member of our family. We strive for healthy, well socialized kittens.
Do you allow Cattery visits? Yes, visits are welcome for our adults. Kittens under no circumstances may be handled by visitors. These policies are in place to prevent injury, disease and stress on our kittens and breeders. We ask you to please wear clean attire, remove your shoes and use the rubbing alcohol provided before and after visits to protect our kittens and breeders.
What type of food and litter are used on your kittens? Our kittens are fed Royal Canin for an easier transition to new homes, our breeders are fed raw and Royal Canin. We use Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter with Litter Robot systems incorporated for our breeders. If you prefer a raw diet we recommend: Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow or prepackaged raw from: Fegnion - Feline Rare Nutrition
To view some of our favorite toys, click: Toys We Love
Frequently Asked Questions:
The International Bengal Cat Society presents an excellent brochure with information on the history and personality of this beautiful breed: