I have a choice between 2 bengal kittens but not sure which is best. I have read the Bengal Standards (show standards) but in a kitten its sort of hard to tell what to look for since they are only about a month old right now. What should I look for specifically?
Answer by Percy-and-Penny
If you don’t know this answer then you obviously haven’t researched the breed very well. All cats have a specific breed standard.
Are you looking for a pet quality cat or a show quality cat?
Is the cattery providing a pedigree and breeding from Champion animals?
What registry are the cats with?
Are they requiring that you spay/neuter the kitten? If not, backyard breeder.
Is the cattery providing a health guarantee?
How old do they allow their kittens to leave the cattery?
A lot of greedy backyard breeders are selling domestic cats with the spotted tabby pattern and telling people they are “Bengals”. I actually saw one of those on here. Some woman in I think it was Kansas claiming she’s selling “Bengals”. Greed does funny things to people.
Does this cattery have a website? If they do – link us to them and I could tell you in 30 seconds whether this is someone you should consider buying a cat from or not.
I do hope you’re not just getting a Bengal because you thought it “would be cool” or to “impress others”. Bengals are VERY active cats and can be VERY aggressive if not properly trained and handled. I’ve seen hundreds of them at shows and they are NOT a breed I would ever want in my home, that’s for sure.