Bengal Cats & Bengal Cat Breeders

Bengal cats are highly intelligent, active and talkative.  Their prey instinct is high, and smaller family pets such as rabbits and guinea pigs need to be protected. They get on well with cat friendly dogs and larger animals but should be introduced to them slowly, and in a controlled environment.


Overall their temperament is excellent, however male Bengals mature early and need to be desexed prior to sale to make sure they do not become aggressive and too hard to handle.  Bengals will usually live indoors with a secure outdoor enclosure to stretch their legs, exercise, and get fresh air.   An enclosure is important as a bengal will hunt wildlife.


Ideal Owner for the Bengal Cat

Bengals are recommended for a more experienced cat owner with adequate housing space.  The owner needs to be very patient and understanding and able to deal with their active and demanding personalities.   They will get out of the way of toddlers and enjoy being with school aged children who treat them with respect.  


Space and Exercise for the Bengal Cat

Bengals are very active, intelligent and playful. If they get bored, they have the potential to adopt some bad habits that can be destructive. Like all cats they need climbing equipment, and puzzles that will test their “brain power”. They love to play games and will happily play a game of fetch.


The Bengal needs a large enriched environment preferably with access to an enclosed out door area.


Potential Health Issues for the Bengal Cat 

Always enquire about the general health and DNA testing history of the parents of the kitten you are buying. There are potential genetic problems in their ancestry that can sommetimes also appear in the Bengal. Not all problems have a clear cut DNA test available for them, but none-the-less good breeders do not breed from cats which show unsoundness that might be hereditry.


The following diseases have been seen in the breed:

  • Distal neuropathy, a nervous system disorder that causes weakness. It can occur in Bengals as early as 1 year of age. Fortunately, many cats recover without requiring treatment.
  • Flat-chested kitten syndrome, a deformity that can range from mild to severe. Kittens who survive to adulthood usually show no signs once they reach maturity.
  • Hip dysplasia, which in severe cases can cause lameness.
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease that can be genetic in some breeds.
  • Patellar luxation, a genetic condition that may cause dislocation of the kneecap with cases ranging from mild to severe. Severe cases can be alleviated with surgery.
  • Progressive retinal atrophy, a degenerative eye disease.


Bengal Cat FAQs

Are Bengal cats good for families?

Bengal cats are very intelligent and active. They are best suited to active families with older children. Not suited for a family who does not have experience with owning cats or limited space.


Are Bengal cats legal in Australia?

Yes you can have Bengal cats in Australia.  All of them are at least 4th Generation.  Special authorisation is required to import Bengals into Australia.


What age do Bengal cats live to?

The life expectancy is 12 to 16 years.


How much do Bengal cats cost?

The price range is $350 for an adopted Bengal to $2500 for a registered show cat.


How big do Bengals get?

 Weight: Males weigh on average between 4.5-6.8kg and females 3.6-5.4kg


Thanks to Okelani Bengals &  Ashmiyah Bengals for the gorgeous photos


Check our listings for Kittens for sale here and click on the links to our breeders below to go to their profile page.  You can also click here to search for Registered Bengal Breeders by location.  


If you are a small scale registered breeder and would like to be listed here, just contact us or follow a few simple steps .


We welcome helpful comments and contributions to information about this breed by email or below...

Registered Bengal Breeders

Adabel Snow Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Adelaide, South Australia
We are a Bengal breeder in South Australia specialising in the stunning Snow ... read more
Arrowfield Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Geelong, Victoria
My aim is to produce Bengals with exceptional quality, strong type, beautiful ... read more
Ashmiyah Bengal Cats  |  Adelaide, South Australia
Please visit our website for further information.

Established in 2009.  ... read more
Aussieposhpaws Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Brisbane, Queensland
We are a small registered cattery located in Jimboomba, approximately 40 ... read more
Aziz Bengal Cattery - Bengal Cat Breeder,  Hunter Valley
If you are interested in knowing more about the Bengal cat or considering ... read more
Bairnsdale Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - East Gippsland, VIC
We breed beautiful Bengal cats and are located on the outskirts of Bairnsdale ... read more
Bansuli Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Adelaide, SA
Breeding WOW factor Brown, Silver and Snow Rosetted Bengal cats. If only the ... read more
Bengal Manor - Bengal Cat Breeder - Perth, Western Australia
Breeders of quality Bengal kittens. read more
I have had bengals since I was a child, I have only started breeding recently ... read more
Benglenan Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Albury, NSW
BENGLENAN is a small in-home cattery located in Albury on the border of NSW and ... read more
Benonara Bengals Australia - Bengal Cat Breeder - Gundaroo, NSW
Breeding brown and snow bengal kittens. read more
Biboohra Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder, Queensland
Breeding the purrfect breeder, show or pet kitten with amazing temperaments and ... read more
Cat Empire Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Sunshine Coast, Queensland
We are a small cattery on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. Our aim is to breed ... read more
Catamount Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Brisbane, QLD
Breeder of quality Bengals since 2005. read more
Chalan Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Adelaide, SA
Chalan Bengals is a small in-home cattery in the eastern suburbs of Adelaide, ... read more
Ddlionsdolls - Bengal & Ragdoll Breeder
I am a registered Ragdoll and Bengal breeder located in Melbourne. We raise ... read more
ENVE Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder
Enve bengals providing quality, healthy bengals kittens. Breeding for show or ... read more
Estella Bengals
We are a small breeder of these amazing Bengal cats. read more
Glenparth Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Taggerty, Victoria
Glenparth Bengals is based in the picturesque Rubicon Valley, nestled between ... read more
Jabring Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Tasmania
Jabring Bengals is a small cattery located in Beautiful Tasmania. We are ... read more
KonfettiKitty Cattery - Bengal Cat Breeder - Sydney, NSW
KonfettiKitty Bengal cattery is based in Southwest of Sydney, NSW where we ... read more
Lasskats - Bengal breeder - Perth, WA
Lasskats is a small family run cattery based in the Perth hills. We provide ... read more
Majestic Paws Bengal Cats - Ballarat, VIC
Since I was little I have always had a passion and love for cats. I think ... read more
Metanoia Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Campania, TAS
Ethical Breeding Programme in Southern Tasmania with carefully selected gene ... read more
Mochipaws Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Perth, WA
We are a registered Perth based Bengal breeder featuring snow and brown colours ... read more
MYSTICAURA Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Sydney, NSW
MYSTICAURA bengals is a small Sydney based registered bengal cattery that ... read more
Okelani Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Armidale, NSW
We are a family that loves animals. We live on a farm in the New England of ... read more
Rubystud Bengals
Small breeder of bengal kittens located Tamworth NSW, kittens raised in the ... read more
Sancheita Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Adelaide, South Australia
Sancheita Bengals is situated 45km north of Adelaide, in Gawler, South ... read more
Serenkatz - Bengal Cat Breeder - Canberra- ACT
Breeder of Pedigree Bengal Cats. Please contact us with any enquiries. read more
Tanglepaws Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Mount Taylor, VIC
Things to know before adding a Bengal kitten to your family. Bengal kittens ... read more


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