Enchanted Tails Bengals is
a small cattery located in Columbia County,
Oregon, near Portland and Vancouver, WA.
It is my goal that my cats' beauty and
reflection of the wild Asian Leopard Cat, along
with their loving, affectionate, and playful
personality will totally enchant you, bringing
you more love and joy than you have ever
Every single waking minute is devoted to the
cats. Everything I do revolves around the cats,
from moving away from family and friends to buy a house
for my cats, to what kind of things
I buy, to when and what I eat. Bengals have been my
devotion for the past 11 years.
photos below are of our some of our cattery
accommodations in California. Accommodations
here in Oregon need to be different, due to the
different weather! The cats would not appreciate
outdoor enclosures here in the rain and cold
weather. Here in Oregon, I have turned the
garage into the cattery. I had the walls
insulated and painted. Our large dog kennel size
enclosures are now set up in there. My brother
put hardwire cloth on the enclosure ceilings to
help add a feeling of spaciousness and to also
allow more light into the cages. If my dreams
can come to reality, I will keep enhancing the
"outdoor" cattery space.
This picture is from our home in California. Our housecats are able
to enjoy fresh air and the outdoors by using
this cat porch that my brother built. This porch
is attached to a window in the house, so the
cats can come and go at will.
housecats can go out in the cat porch,
whenever they please, for fresh air and
We would love to
have all our cats in the house and sleeping with
us at night, but...............this would not be
good for the cats, nor for us!!! Young cats and
kittens, some of our queens, and our neutered
pets have the run of the house.
can sometimes be intolerant of other cats,
especially as their hormones change through
pregnancy. Also, unaltered females may spray
when they are in heat. Therefore, a few of our
females have their own room or spacious outdoor
enclosure is 16 feet by 12 feet, plus a safety
Our mature whole
males also live in roomy outdoor enclosures because of their
tendency to spray and to ensure we have no unplanned
house is 8 feet by 12 feet and has a great view!
Queens are given a
private room to have their kittens. Mama cats
can be very protective of their young around
other cats, so they need to be separated from
the general cat population.
This is a kitten
start getting old enough, they are brought into
the main house for longer and longer visits.
Once they are weaned they have the run of the
house and sleep with me at night. They,
like all our cats, receive tons
of love and attention, creating
well socialized, sweet, loving
pets. They are fed only high
quality cat food. All our cats
and kittens are registered with TICA.
lady owned by the cats, a teacher for 14 years, has always
adored animals, growing up with a
variety of dogs, cats, lizards,
snakes, rabbits, turtles, birds,
horses, and even an alligator!
She was very successful showing
purebred Arabian horses for a
good part of her life. One day
she discovered Bengal Cats, who
have since enhanced her life with
an abundance of love, joy, and
Enchanted Tails is
a member of The International Cat Association
and The International Bengal Cat Society.
free to contact us.
Contact Holly Erickson
St. Helens, Oregon
We are near
Portland, OR and
Longview and Vancouver, WA