We tend to have litters only available in the Spring and late Fall.
We have made the choice to give our kittens the Feline UltraNasal FVRCP. FVRCP protects your cat against feline Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia. It provides rapid immunity in both cats and kittens with a single dose which we find to be a great feature to prevent over vaccination. Also it is an intranasal vaccine which eliminates the worry of injection site sarcomas. It’s also given at 12 weeks which is also comforting as it gives kittens time to mature a bit more and build a stronger tolerance.
Prices vary depending upon the Bengal Cat Standard which includes the shape of the head, ears, eyes, nose, neck, torso, tail, legs, feet, texture, color, pattern and contrast. Also the price will depend upon whether or not you wish to purchase a pet or a breeder. Some older cats are sold at lower prices and retired breeders are also sold for substantially less than kittens.
If you are purchasing a kitten as a pet, the price will range from $1800-2500.
If you are purchasing a kitten for breeding purposes, the price will range from $2500-4000.
Yes, but saying Bengals are hypoallergenic only means that they have less allergens than most cats. Everyone's allergies are different, and every cat is different. I encourage people to meet a Bengal and spend 30 minutes (or more) to see how you react. As funny as it may sound, you should vigorously pet and play with the cats, rub your face in their fur or even get them to lightly scratch you if that is what it will take to get you to normally react. Always remember, it is important to test your allergies with an adult Bengal as many people do not react to kittens. With that said, over 80% of people that I have tested (with cat allergies) have not had a reaction to my Bengal cats. Also, a raw diet is important in this case, cats that are on a full raw diet tend to produce less dander.
Here at Above Par our Bengals are considered SBT’s (stud book tradition), SBT indicates 4 generations of Bengal-to-Bengal breeding or greater. So how much Asian leopard is your Bengal? A lot, and not much. There is somewhere between 8 and 12% wild blood in SBT’s.
If you purchase an SBT Bengal it will be no less than 4 generations removed from the wild Asian leopard. Our Bengals are bred Bengal to Bengal at all times.
From looks to personality, Bengals are far from your average cat. They are a social breed who enjoys lots of activity. They enjoy learning tricks, quite like a dog, and also enjoy an occasional game in water. Bengal cats have a unique coat which is different from that of any other cat breed in the world presently, the coat has a soft, and luxurious feel due to it being short, dense, and plush, we often describe it as more like petting a rabbit vs a cat.
The size of Bengals is a common misconception.
While Bengal cats, on average, are bigger than other domestic cat breeds, they are not the biggest cat breeds by far.
Bengal cats are usually 14-18 inches long and 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8kg) for males, or 8-12 pounds (3.6-5.4kg) for females.
Healthy Bengal cats are rarely under 8 pounds and most Bengals weigh about 10-12 pounds, with more that 15 lbs typically being overweight
The average domestic cat weighs 9-10 pounds (4-4.5kg) so Bengal cats are heavier than around 50-70% of other domestic cats.
In 1963, hybridization of the Asian leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) and domestic cat was carried out. The original cross arose out of a research initiative by geneticists to explore natural resistance to FeLV. The breed was derived from eight hybrids selected from this project. Outcrosses to Egyptian Mau, Indian Street cat and domestic cats occurred. Early hybrids were not easy to tame, but the breed has been progressively selected for amicability. A five-generation breeding history is necessary for registry as a Bengal, and within that pedigree a maximum of one Asian leopard cat may be present. Bengals with greater than four generations of inter-Bengal breeding are referred to as SBT (stud book tradition) Bengal cats. Earlier filial (F) generations are technically still referred to as Leopard cat crosses or hybrids, and are not typically sold for the pet market, though some placid fourth filial generation cats (F4s) may be sold to experienced cat owners. The F1 cats (F4 or later crossed back with wild cat) are referred to as foundation cats. Some states have restrictions in place against F1 and F2 cats. The TICA registry was the first to accept this breed but stipulated at that time that show cats be at least F4s.
Yes! Bengal cats love children, dogs and other cats because it puts action into their lives. It’s only a matter of time before they play and sleep together. Make sure you have respectful kids and pets for your new Bengal cat.
No, Bengals do not specifically require a special diet. But with that being said, the best diet for all cats is a raw diet. Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they are not able to digest grains, fruits, or vegetables well. When fed commercial dry cat food or a canned diet cats can become fat and unhealthy. I like to relate a commercial cat food diet to eating fast-food every day, it will keep you alive but it is not very healthy and will most likely get fat. We start all of our kittens on a raw and kibble diet to allow their future family options as we do understand feeding raw is not something everyone can do. We feed our kittens Iams Kitten food along with a complete balanced PREY Model based raw diet.
Below are some great resources regarding feline nutrition.