Bengal Information
Bengal Information
♥ What happens if I don't alter the kitten in the specified amount of time? ♥
You will be signing a contract agreeing to alter your kitten by a specific date.  If you change your mind or
don't have the cat altered for any reason, you are in breach of your contract.  My contract states that you will
owe the difference between the pet price and the breeder price and, I reserve the right to repossess the cat.  
If you honestly change your mind and think you'd like to breed, contact me;
and we can see if this kitten would be appropriate to start a breeding program with.  
Meet me at least half way and we'll see what we can work out.
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♥ What is a Bengal cat? ♥
The Bengal breed began with a breeding of a domestic cat to an Asian Leopard, then bred down from the
females. The first, second, third, and sometimes fourth generation male cats are infertile. Breeding now is
strictly Bengal to Asian Leopard and Bengal to Bengal. Asian Leopards are slightly smaller in size than
domestic cats, although Bengals generally weigh between 6-18 pounds, males being larger. The 1st through
4th generation from the Asian Leopard are called F-1s through F-4s, 'F' standing for Filial, or the
'Foundation cats'. After the 4th generation they are called SBT's (Stud Book Tradition) and can be eligible
for showing and are considered domestic. Bengal cats are friendly outgoing and energetic companions, they
love to play or purrrrr forever in your lap. They will follow you like a dog, come when called, learn to play
fetch, and can even be taught to use the toilet! eliminating the need for a litter box.
♥ What is a Bengals Purr--sonality? ♥
Bengals are not for people who just want a leopard-print cat for decoration. They are extremely active and
intelligent, they love to explore and are alert to anything new in their environment. Bengals are very social
cats who will follow you around the house and "talk" to you.  This is a breed that can be taught the rules of
the house with minimal training, and adapts well to other pets in the home.  As with any breed of cat, they will
scratch if mistreated, however, they are dependable, predictable pets that do not lash out when unprovoked.
♥ How much does a kitten usually cost? ♥
Prices vary depending on quality and situation.  Each kitten is priced individually depending on sex, age,
quality of coat, contrast and color, and quality to the confirmation of the bengal breed standard. Prices are
subject to change either up or down until kitten is secured with a deposit. Once a deposit is placed, the price
is set and will not change.  If  changing to another kitten either currently available or from a future litter
price is subject to change depending on kitten chosen. We occasionally have retired adults and older kittens
offered at lower prices,   So, PLEASE don't hesitate to inquire on the possibility of one of these.
$250 non-refundable deposit will hold your pet kitten or $500 for a breeder deposit
♥ What About Cat Allergies? ♥
Bengals are a wise choice for people with allergies; their sleek, tightly pelted coat seems to hold less
allergens. Sufferers claim that they can tolerate close facial contact with no reactions. Let me clarify that
when the claim is made that the Bengal Cat is hypoallergenic, the dictionary definition of hypoallergenic is
"Having a decreased tendency to provoke an allergic reaction"
Therefore, we are saying that Bengals are not as likely to cause the same type, or level,
of allergic reaction as do many other domestic cat.
♥ Litter Box Training: ♥
Our kittens have been litter box trained before leaving our home. Accidents will happen as your kitten is
young and may be nervous in a new environment. You must show your kitten where she/he can take care of

Often times cats like having their own cat box so if you are sharing and having one of the cats expelling
outside the box, try providing each cat their own box.... You may be surprised to find your problem is solved.
If kittens find an undesirable place to expel their feces or urine there are measures
you can take to correct this. Please contact us if you have trouble with this!
It is recommended to isolate your new kitten in a smaller environment for a few weeks (like a bathroom)
until it gets used to its new surroundings and caregivers. After that initial time period it will be more suitable
to allow him/her to get familiar with the larger atmosphere of your home. This is a good way to adjust a new
kitten into your home and be sure she/he will use the litter box while in a time period of adjustment.
REMEMBER!!! We are ALWAYS here for you after you purchase a kitten from us.
Our care for our kittens last their entire lifetime and does not end with the sale.
♥ Our Health Guarantee ♥
We guarantee our kittens to be healthy and free of any contagious disease on the date of sale,
guaranteed for a period of 7 days from the time of purchase with your vet check during that time.
Kittens are guaranteed against congenital defects for one year from the date of birth.
♥ Neuter / spaying ♥
Some top quality kittens will be altered before leaving for their new homes, this will be at the discretion of
Spotsofgold Bengals. If the kitten is altered before leaving, the buyer will pay,
in addition to the sell price, the vet bill for the alter. Neuter cost is $70.00 and a spay is $135.00.
In general, all pets must be spayed/neutered by the age of 5 months.
Registration papers will be withheld until seller has proof of neuter/spay, by a licensed veterinarian.
♥ So really... what's the difference? ♥
$1200-$1500 = PET QUALITY
 Bengals exhibit some traits that the breeder does not wish to perpetuate.
For example: a longer or thinner tail,  a tail kink or locket, larger or pointier ears, too much vertical in the
pattern, color and clarity of the coat, etc.  None of these things put the kitten at a health risk or make it any
less of a bengal but it does eliminate that kitten from being                                                                              
in a breeding program  and improving the breed.                                                                        
Most often the quality that distinguishes the pet quality bengal                                                                           
from a breeding quality bengal is subtle.                                                                               
We will gladly sell our BEST kittens into pet homes                                                                                        
but their price will be higher.                                                                                      
Our best will include kittens that are breeder/show quality.                                                                                 
$1500-$2000=TOP QUALITY Bengals exhibit  traits that the breeder does wish to perpetuate within the
breed. Some top quality kittens may exhibit traits that fall within the pet quality traits however the breeder
may feel that the bengal has other attributes to offer that outweighs other                                                         
factors. These kittens represent good examples of the breed,                                                                     
for this reason we do allow showing in the alter class.                                                             
Top quality kittens carry the genes and  potential to produce as good as                                                             
themselves, if not better!                                                                 
Of course we sell our top quality kittens as pets, however they                                                                 
will be priced higher than our standard pet quality kittens.                                                                   
$2000 and up=BREEDER/SHOW QUALITY Bengals are those the best meet the breed standard for
breed type, pattern, coloration and confirmation. These are the top of the line that exhibit the best of the best...
wild and exotic face, good profile and chin, great rosetting with little                                                                
to no barring, short fat tail, good body confirmation, small rounded                                                                
ears,etc.  These are the very best that we have to offer.                                                                             
We will gladly sell our breeder/show kittens as pet as well, however                                                                   
they will be priced higher than our pet quality kittens.                                                                    
Kittens with breeding rights start at $2500+                                                                               
Prices listed are not set in stone, and are subject to change.                                                                             
Early generation kitten prices range from $2000+ for males, and $4000+ for females.  All F1-F4 males are
sterile so most F1 females will be raised to go into a breeding program.
                                          ♥ What are the fuzzies, And what is Glitter? ♥
  At about three weeks old, a Bengal kitten will develop a dull camouflage
    coat of either black or white tipped guard hairs we call "The Fuzzies"  
    This is believed to be carried over from the wild where it is needed to
                    help hide and protect them from potential predators.

Glitter is not just a shiny coat, but hairs within the fur that truly appear metallic.
  It appears in sunlight at just the right angles. The glitter moves like wheat in a field, and makes the cat
                     sparkling, it is exceedingly hard to photograph, and not all cats have glitter.