Purchasing Our Kittens

 



 

ABOUT OUR KITTENS

Our cats and kittens are the love our life! My goal is to provide you with a top quality, healthy, loving, and playful companion that reflects the beauty and grace of the Bengal's wild ancestor, the Asian Leopard Cat.

Every day revolves around our cats, giving them the best of care and generous amounts of hugs, kisses, love, and affection. A ten year old boy, a friend of the family, remarked, "I want to be one of your cats." I asked, "Why?" He replied, "Because they have it so good!"

Your kitten is health guaranteed, has vaccinations appropriate for age, is registered with The International Cat Association, and is bred from the top bloodlines.

 

CONSIDERATIONS
IN ADOPTING A BENGAL KITTEN

Commitment
As we hope that each cat or kitten we place has a loving forever home, we ask that you seriously consider the commitment of bringing a new animal into your home.

Medical Care
Bengal cats may live up to twenty years. Just as we may have to visit a doctor once or twice in our life time, there is a possibility that so may your cat. Are you financially willing and able to provide proper vet care should the need arise?

Moving
Do you foresee moving to a new home in the future? Will be be able and willing to move your cat with you? Sometimes renters have a difficult time finding homes that allow pets. Please mull this over before deciding to adopt a kitten.

Declawing
We are not in favor of declawing. I have seen it damage the spirit of the cat. Are you willing to trim your Bengal's toenails every couple weeks instead? It takes less than three minutes. We personally have not had problems with cats clawing furniture...........they use the cat trees we have for them.......but this is something for you to also consider.

Allergies
Many folks have written and asked if it is true that Bengal cats are better for allergy sufferers.  It appears that if the person's allergy is to pet dander, then people do not have an allergic reaction to Bengals. If the person's allergy is to cat saliva, then that person will react the same to Bengals as to any other cat.

When we were selling our house in CA, we had a lot of people coming through. So many people were amazed that they were not having an allergic reaction to our  cats! And of course, we have more cats than the average household!

On the other hand, like I mentioned, those that have an allergy to the saliva, will react with the same allergic reaction to Bengals.

 

EVALUATING KITTEN PICTURES

Bengal kittens typically go through a stage from 4 weeks through 12 weeks which is called the fuzzies or the fuzzy uglies. The kitten's pattern may be obscured under some longer hairs or fuzzies. The trick to evaluating a kitten in this stage is to look beyond those longer hairs to the beautiful pattern that will soon grace the kitten. As a kitten grows, its color typically becomes somewhat warmer in tone. The spots will become larger as the kitten becomes larger, and likewise the space between the spots will increase.

Kittens begin life with blue eyes. As brown/black spotted and marble kittens mature, the eyes will turn gold, green, or a combination of the two colors.

We have created web pages to show you an example of how a leopard spotted kitten develops, a rosetted kitten, and a marble kitten.

Kitten To Cat - Marble
Kitten To Cat - S
potted
Kitten To Cat - R
osette


 

KITTEN PRICES

The average price for one of my kittens sold as a pet is $1,000. Pet kitten prices typically range from $800 to $1500 and are already altered or are sold with a spay/neuter agreement.   Breeder kittens range from $2000 to $3000. Retired adult Bengals typically range from $250 to $500. Feel free to check out this link:

Where the Money You Pay for a Kitten Goes.

 

DEPOSITS

Deposits are recommended to hold a particular kitten you like until they are ready to go home between 11 and 12 weeks old. We try to place our cats/kittens in loving homes in a timely manner, so they may bond with their new family. If a cat/kitten is held specifically for a Buyer, a change of mind can quite often jeopardize the chance for a particular kitten, that has been held back for the Buyer, to be placed in a home while still at a desirable age. For this reason, deposits are not refundable.

 

SHIPPING

Typically, I prefer to place kittens sold as pets locally. Additionally, you are welcome to fly here to pick up your kitten. You can come to my home, or I can meet you at the airport with the kitten. We used to be able to ship pet kittens, but due to newer laws, pets of any sort are not allowed to be shipped unless the shipper pays several hundreds of dollars for licensing to do so.  I have not chosen to do that at this time.


 

WHAT TO DO NEXT

Please visit the link below. On this page, I have created a simple and straightforward list of the steps involved in purchasing one of our Bengal kittens, including what toys, cat litter, and food to buy.

Checklist - What To Do Next

 


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AVAILABLE KITTENS
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Holly Erickson
St. Helens, Oregon
Columbia County
 

We are near Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA
 

(503) 396-5448

 

EnchantedTails@aol.com



 

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Last updated 11/21/15


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