FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What are your price ranges?
Altered Bengal Kittens for pets are priced from $1700-$2300
Unaltered Bengal Kittens for breeding are priced from $3000+
Show Bengals follow breeder pricing and altering is preference of the buyer.
2. What is included with my Bengal kitten?
When buying a Bengal from Divinus Pride, the price you pay also includes; a spay/neuter (unless being purchased for breeding), vaccines, de-worming, microchip with life time registration (option to opt out), starter food (retail packaged), random toy(s), health record, shot schedule and of course your TICA registration papers.
3. How do I find out your availability?
Please check our "Available Kittens" page for current 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, and we always announce availability on our Facebook Page. If you would like to place a reservation please check out our "Bengal Reservation Center."
4. Does my deposit count towards the cost of my Bengal?
Yes we will always include deposit amounts towards the final cost of your Bengal.
5. What happens to my reservation deposit if I don't pick a kitten or my living situation changes?
We understand life happens or maybe you just didn't find the Bengal kitten your looking for and that's ok! These decisions are important, it is going to be a life companion after all. That is why at Divinus Pride Bengals we will happily move or bump your reservation up to a future litter of your choice based on availability.
6. Can I visit your cattery?
For now we are a closed cattery and are not open to the public. In the future our goals include a facility where we could schedule and have a proper place to meet those who want to visit. Our adults do enjoy the outdoors when leashed, at our discretion we may schedule to meet with families at a local public park if you want to meet the parents. We can also do this for Bengal kittens but not unless they are 8 weeks or older.
7. Do you provide studding services?
No, we do not provide these services.
8. What do you test for?
We test for all common parasitic, bacterial and other viral infections through an extensive panel twice a year on a select member to spot check and as needed when concerned. We test for Tritrichomonas (T. Foetus) on all new incoming Bengals into our program via a PCR test. We also test for Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PDKef), Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), screen for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) and we do yearly blood checks on all our adult Bengals. We will complete our Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA-b) testing in all our adults in 2018.
9. What do you feed your Bengals?
We provide a combination of boiled organic chicken mixed with our special blend of supplements, and ORIJIN Cat & Kitten Dry kibble. Ensuring our Bengals get all the essential amino acids required for a healthy feline diet is our number one priority. We do also supplement with Omega 3 and Vitamin Boosters. While raising our Bengal babies we also often supplement feed with KMR which helps with socialization while also giving them a little added nutritional boost.
10. Memberships and affiliates?
TICA - www.tica.org
Cat Kingpin - www.catkingpin.com
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 often leads people to assume that Bengals are difficult to handle, but the reverse is true. Breeders insist that the Bengal can be tamed easily and is affectionate, though it is not a lap cat. However, it does enjoy human company, and will often stay close to its family members. The Bengal particularly enjoys the company of children, since its energetic nature makes it very fond of playing games. 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 the more playful form, swimming along side of you, taking a shower or bath, or just playing in the sink. A high energy cat, you will want to be sure to give your Bengal plenty of play time, and keep in mind that most high energy cats like to jump to high locations. You will want to keep breakable objects out of harms way and off of 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
Bengals have a beautiful, short, pelted coat that requires minimal grooming. Weekly brushing with a soft brush will stimulate circulation and keep the coat shiny and healthy is all that they need. An occasional bath will help remove any dead hair. Bengals shed very little and with minimal grooming you will not notice cat hair everywhere. Nails on the front and back paws should be clipped once every week or two, get your Bengal in the habit of getting their nails clipped when they are young, this will help them to get used to it so when they are older they wont resist it very much, also try rewarding them with a treat when they are done. Fresh water must be kept available at all times. Keeping the water bowl can be a challenge as Bengals tend to want to play in the water. Drinkwell makes a fantastic fountain with a filter that can be easily found on Amazon.com