1. What are your prices for Bengal kittens?
SBT Pet Bengal kittens $1500-2500
SBT Bengal Kitten w/ breeding rights from $4000
SBT Bengal kitten w/ show rights $4500+
Our prices are tax-inclusive. What you see includes WA State Sales Tax if applicable.
2. What does SBT mean?
"SBT" stands for "Stud Book Tradition." An SBT Bengal cat is a purebred Bengal that is at least four generations removed from the original wild Asian leopard cat (ALC) hybridization. In other words, SBT Bengals are considered fully domesticated and are eligible for registration in cat breed registries as purebred Bengals.
SBT status is an important distinction for breeders and cat enthusiasts because it signifies that a Bengal cat is a true representative of the breed and has a stable, consistent, and predictable appearance and temperament. It also means that the cat's pedigree includes only Bengal-to-Bengal mating for at least four generations, ensuring the preservation of the breed's characteristics.
3. What's Included with my Bengal kitten?
Bengal kittens from Divinus Pride include the following; spaying/neutering, FVRCPC vaccination* (on request), deworming, TICA Registration, a pet microchip* with a lifetime membership (on request), a 1-year health guarantee, a retail bag of food, a detailed care guide, a premium toy package, and support from Divinus Pride Bengals for life.
*A note about FVRCPC vaccination and microchipping; recent studies show that administering vaccination or microchips can lead to Feline Injection Site Sarcoma. Due to this when you fill out our form to make a reservation you can indicate whether or not you want your Bengal kitten vaccinated and or microchipped.
4. How do I find out your availability?
Please check our Available Kittens page for current Bengal kitten availability. If there are no Bengal kittens available, you can sign up on our Baby Bengal Wire to be notified of new litters by email. New litters are announced on our website, by email through the Baby Bengal Wire, and on our social media (Facebook, Instagram, X (formally Twitter)) so be sure to follow us to stay up to date! For reservations check out our Bengal Reservation Center.
5. Does my deposit count towards the cost of my Bengal?
Yes your deposit is applied to the final cost of your Bengal kitten.
6. Can I move my deposit to a future litter?
We understand life happens or maybe you just didn't find the Bengal kitten for you and that's okay! These decisions are important, you're looking for a life companion after all. If you don't find what you're looking for when it's your turn to pick, we offer to move or bump your reservation to a future litter of your choice based on availability. Your deposit will never expire.
7. Where are you located? Can I visit your cattery?
Our office is available by appointment only. Appointments may be scheduled for those who have placed a deposit for a reservation. Appointments are based on availability. Our office is located at Divinus Pride Bengals, 539 Broadway #D4, Tacoma, WA 98402. Our cattery is located in Graham, WA. We are working towards a space that will be licensed, insured, and open to the public, and we have a lot of plans for this space. Current ETA is mid 2025.
8. Do you provide studding services?
No, we do not provide these services under any circumstances. Please do not inquire.
9. What age do you release Bengal kittens?
Bengal kittens are typically released between 12-14 weeks. Most veterinary clinics in Washington State will not fix a kitten earlier than 12 weeks. Bengal kittens being purchased as a pet are altered before they leave. In some unique cases we can utilize a spay/neuter agreement for a Bengal kitten to be released sooner. We are always looking for reputable clinics with extensive knowledge of Felines to work with. If you are a Veterinary Clinic and or know of one that you think we should know about please let us know!
10. What do you test for?
We conduct comprehensive testing for common parasitic, bacterial, and viral infections. This extensive panel is performed semi-annually on selected members for routine checks and as necessary when concerns arise. Tritrichomonas (T. Foetus) is tested for in all new incoming Bengal cats via a PCR test. Additionally, we test for Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKDef), Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), and Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA-b). In addition our Bengals actively being bred undergo a complete annual blood panel.
11. What do you feed your Bengals?
Ensuring that our Bengals receive all the essential amino acids required for a healthy feline diet is our number one priority. We feed our Bengal cats and kittens with a homemade recipe that involves raw, select, organic meats from local farms in Washington State. We highly recommend feeding raw if you can offer it as there is no replacement for fresh raw ingredients that mimic a Bengals natural food source. In addition we keep bowls full with Health Extension Grain-Free Turkey and Salmon for graze feeding.
We supplement with omega-3 & 6, kelp for iodine, and vitamins for trace mineral support. When nurturing a Bengal kitten litter, we frequently engage in hand feeding with KMR or goats milk/colostrum. This not only aids in socialization but also offers a beneficial nutritional boost.
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12. How expensive is it to feed my Bengal kitten a raw diet?
From our experience a twice-daily feeding of raw food for a single cat, at recommended portion sizing, you can expect a average cost of $3-5 per day depending on your cat's individual needs and activity level. Therefore you can expect your monthly food costs to range from $90-150/mo. We provide a walk through and our own homemade recipe to everyone who gets their Bengal kitten through Divinus Pride Bengals. You can also choose to feed 1 raw meal daily reducing your costs by half and keeping a bowl of high quality dry kibble for them to graze on the rest of the day.
13. Do you offer shipping services?
For long distance clients we offer 3 services for pet delivery.
Fly to us and we'll meet & greet you at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Your new Bengal kitten can return with you in cabin under your feet. We will provide an approved carrier upon picking up at SEA. Typical costs* will be for your ticket plus the pet carry-on for your return trip, and can range from $300-$500.
Pet Air Cargo - Alaska Airlines will ship to your nearest airport with an Alaska Air Cargo Facility, you can pick up at the airport. Pets fly in a specialized temperature controlled cargo bay for animals. Typical costs* range between $400 - $600
Cabin Nanny through services such as Pet Jet Pals. Typical costs* range between $500-$1000
*Typical costs can vary between airlines depending on the requirements of the airline you choose. Standard requirements can include health certification, rabies vaccination, an airline approved kennel, and the air fare. When you want shipping through Pet Air Cargo or a Cabin Nanny option, we take care of setting up the airline reservation and ensure that all requirements to fly are satisfied.
14. Are your Bengal cats hypo-allergenic?
No cat is 100% hypo-allergenic, however the Bengal cats is one of the few breeds that carry traits which make them more hypo-allergenic than most other breeds. The reason why Bengal cats are considered to be hypo-allergenic is firstly that they are a low shedding cat to begin with. Their coats are short and dense and doesn't require a lot of grooming. Once weekly will likely be all you need. They also release less pet dander overall compared to other breeds.
What truly contributes to the Bengal cat's reputation for being hypoallergenic is its reduced allergenic protein content. Certain individuals are allergic to a protein known as Fel d 1, which is present in a cat's saliva, skin, and urine. Bengals are believed to produce lower levels of this allergenic protein, which can make them a more suitable option for people with cat allergies.
While Bengal cats are known for producing fewer allergens, it doesn't guarantee that everyone with cat allergies will not react to them. Some individuals with severe allergies may still experience allergic reactions around Bengal cats.
15. Memberships and affiliates?
TICA - https://www.tica.org/
1. What is a Bengal Cat?
The Bengal is a hybrid breed of domestic cat. Bengals result from crossing a domestic feline with an Asian leopard cat (ALC), Prionailurus bengalensis bengalensis. The Bengal cat has a desirable "wild" appearance with large spots, rosettes, and a light/white belly, and a body structure reminiscent of the ALC.
The Bengal possesses a gentle domestic cat temperament, provided it is separated by at least three generations from the original crossing between a domestic feline and an ALC. The name "Bengal cat" was derived from the taxonomic name of the Asian leopard cat (P. b. bengalensis), and not from the more distantly related Bengal tiger.
2. Typical Bengal behavior
The feral lineage of the Bengal cat often leads people to assume that Bengal cats are difficult to handle, but the reverse is true. Bengal cat breeders insist that the Bengal can be tamed easily and is affectionate. They do enjoy human company and will often stay close to their family members and are know to follow you from room to room. Bengal cats particularly enjoy the company of children, as their energetic nature makes them a great match with a Bengal kitten.
One of the traits the Bengal retains from its wild ancestry is the hunting instinct, not only for small land animals but also for water-dwelling creatures. The Asian leopard has honed the ability to fish in the wild, and your domestic Bengal may very well carry this trait in a more playful form, swimming alongside you, taking a shower or bath, or just playing in the sink. Bengal cats love water.
A high-energy cat, you will want to be sure to give your Bengal plenty of playtime, and keep in mind that most high-energy cats like to jump to high locations. You will want to keep breakable objects out of harm's way and off open shelves, even, and perhaps especially, the highest shelves. Bengal cats are extremely active. They are not content to just sit around; they need cat trees, toys, and ample space to climb.
- References http://www.petmd.com
3. Care for your Bengal Cat
Bengal cats boast a stunning, short, and pelted coat that demands minimal grooming. A soft brush for weekly brushing keeps the coat glossy and healthy. An occasional bath aids in removing any dead hair. Due to their minimal shedding, grooming is a breeze, and you won't find cat hair everywhere.
Trimming the nails on the front and back paws every week or two is crucial. Introducing nail clipping to your Bengal kitten when they're young establishes a routine, making it easier as they grow older. Consider rewarding them with a treat after a successful session.
Always ensure fresh water is available, but keeping the water bowl clean can be challenging as Bengals love to play in water. Opt for a glass or ceramic bowl, avoiding plastic and metal. For a fantastic water fountain with a filter, we recommend this PetSafe Drinkwell Ceramic Pagoda Pet Fountain.
At Divinus Pride Bengals, each new Bengal kitten comes with a more detailed care guide, offering comprehensive information for their well-being.