The allure of a gorgeous new
Bengal kitten is tempting. However, with this bundle of love comes much responsibility. Make the commitment to providing a loving forever home after carefully thinking over the following considerations.
Do you have the time to actively play with your new Bengal? Bengals are a high energy breed; they need daily activity. This stimulation can come from either a high-energy feline playmate or a committed human companion. If the Bengal has a high energy playmate, it will demand less of you.
Bengals are highly social cats. For this reason, I do not place my kittens into a home where there are no other cats unless there is a human companion who is home most of the time.
Most Bengals are not happy being left home alone with no one to play with.
Renters often find it both difficult and expensive to own pets. Do you see a move in your future? If so, will your Bengal Cat be able to move with you?
As all animal lovers know, when these cats enter our lives, they become one of the family. Just as one would never deny a sick child medical care, a sick kitten should have access to good medical care as well. Cats can live up to twenty years. Over the course of two decades, it is likely you'll end up at the vet for something other than a routine check up. Are you financially ready and able to ensure quality health care for your Bengal cat?
Give a Bengal a proper place to scratch, plenty of toys to play with, and a place to call home and you will not have trouble with them ruining your stuff. Come by and see my ten-year-old couches, silk curtains and fake floral arrangements
-- they are proof that a well entertained Bengal can leave your stuff alone.
We strongly oppose declawing; it can cause depression in cats. There is no need to declaw when your cat's needs are met.
Many people believe that those with cat allergies are not allergic to the Bengal cat. Is this true? It depends. Those who are allergic to cat dander
do not seem to have an allergic reaction to Bengal cats.
However, those who are allergic to cat saliva
are still allergic to Bengal cats.
If you have cat allergies, see a doctor and find out exactly what you are allergic to. If it is the dander, then come on by and test the theory.