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Frequently Asked Questions
Is a deposit required to "hold" the kitten of my choice?
Yes, kittens are sold on a first deposit/first pick basis.  
Deposit amount is half the price of the kitten.   
Kittens are held by deposits only and deposits are non refundable!

Has my kitten lived in the house?
Yes, all kittens are raised in the house and handled daily.

Will my kitten be vaccinated?
Yes, all kittens come with a written health guarantee, first shots and de-worming.

What do I need to bring for pick up?
A cat carrier is required for pick up, please bring one along.

Do you offer any discounts?
Yes, a companion discount - $100 discount off second bengal purchased.

Do you offer payment plans?
Periodic payments can be made, however, kittens cannot leave until paid in full.

Do I have to spay/neuter my pet kitten?
Yes, all of our pet kittens are sold spayed and/or neutered.

What if I change my mind?
All deposits are non-refundable. Money will be applied towards an advertising campaign for the kitten.     

What should I feed my kitten?
They eat the same foods as other domestics, but seem to thrive on foods with a high meat content.  I feed PURINA PRO PLAN dry kitten food and PURINA PRO PLAN canned food.

What colors are available?
Bengals come in a variety of colors such as the traditional brown, silver, and snow colors. The coat pattern can be either spotted, which includes rosetting, or marbled.

Are bengals wild?
Bengals are delightfully active and friendly, they make wonderful pets. They will enrich your life with affection and entertainment. Bengals are smart, curious and very active. They love to play, climb, run, chase, fetch and get into all sorts of mischief. They thrive on companionship and attention whether it be their human family or other cats and pets. They love to be in the middle of whatever is going on and prefer to play fetch with their favorite toy, wrestle with a companion or chase imaginary prey than to sit lazily in a lap.

Does my kitten come with any guarantees?
All kittens come with a 72 hour/1 year congenital defect guarantee! 
Once the kitten leaves my cattery he/she is no longer in my care therefore I can not guarantee its health for more than 72 hours.  They are still guaranteed for genetic defects for one year.

Do bengals like water?
Some Bengals enjoy playing in water and others can learn to walk on a harness and leash.

Do bengals require special health care?
Their health requirements are the same as domestic cats and they should receive routine vet care and vaccinations.

Do bengals require special grooming?
Bengals require little to no grooming because their short, slick coat sheds very little and naturally stays clean.

Will my kitten come with his/her papers?
All parents are TICA registered. Kitten papers can be obtained if desired. However, all kittens are sterilized prior to leaving the cattery.

Can my kitten go on an airplane?
We encourage all prospective buyers to visit our cattery. If you are unable to pick up, we will gladly ship your kitten. Shipping is available based on airline availability and weather conditions. Transportation by private vehicle can be arranged also.

How much does shipping cost?
This price includes airline approved shipping crate, veternarian health examination, flight, and transport to Des Moines International airport.

At what age can I bring my new kitten home?
Each kitten is evaluated individually, but usually the kittens can go to their new homes at 12 weeks of age.

What are the "fuzzies?"
Most bengal kittens go through a stage we call the "fuzzies". Like a wild-cat cub, bengal kittens typically develop a coat that camouflages or mutes their markings. At about three weeks old nature hides a bengal kitten's pattern with white tipped guard hairs we call "The Fuzzies". Usually between the ages of 5 and 9 months the sleek adult coat reemerges.  With outstanding marble bengals the color continues to develop and "fall out" leaving outlining around the pattern.  

Do Bengals co-habitat well with other breeds of cats?
Yes, the picture speaks for itself.