Bengal Cats & Bengal Cat Breeders

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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
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We are a Bengal breeder in South Australia specialising in the stunning Snow Bengal. We have been breeding under the prefix Adabel since 2009 and ... read more
Arrowfield Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Colac, Victoria
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We produce Bengals with exceptional quality, strong type, beautiful markings and a temperament to die for. Their health and happiness is our ... read more
Ashmiyah Bengal Cats  |  Adelaide, South Australia
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Please visit our website for further information.

Established in 2009. Ashmiyah Bengal Cats is based in Adelaide, South Australia. We are ... read more
Aussieposhpaws Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Brisbane, Queensland
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We are a small registered cattery located in Jimboomba, approximately 40 minutes south of Brisbane.

We breed for health, happiness, temperament and ... read more
Aziz Bengal Cattery - Bengal Cat Breeder,  Hunter Valley
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If you are interested in knowing more about the Bengal cat or considering purchasing a companion please contact us by txt or phone & we will ... read more
Bairnsdale Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - East Gippsland, VIC
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We breed beautiful Bengal cats and are located on the outskirts of Bairnsdale in East Gippsland, Victoria. read more
Bansuli Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Adelaide, SA
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Breeding WOW factor Brown, Silver and Snow Rosetted Bengal cats. If only the best will do then we are the breeders for you. We specialise is stunning ... read more
Bengal Abode - Bengal Cat Breeder
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Welcome to Bengal Abode : Cattery of Bengal Cats where we breed Pure Bred Bengal Kittens with imported Genuine American Blood Lines.
All our cats / ... read more
Bengal Manor - Bengal Cat Breeder - Perth, Western Australia
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Breeders of quality Bengal kittens. read more
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I have had bengals since I was a child, I have only started breeding recently as I want to save the breed and work at improving the standard.
I ... read more
Benonara Bengals Australia - Bengal Cat Breeder - Gundaroo, NSW
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Breeding brown and snow bengal kittens. read more
Biboohra Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder, Queensland
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Breeding the purrfect breeder, show or pet kitten with amazing temperaments and colour. read more
Burmese and Bengal Cat Breeder, Gold Coast, QLD
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I am a registered breeder of Burmese and Bengal's. My kittens are raised in my house with my family and other animals.
The kittens come vaccinated, ... read more
Cairngorm Bengals - Registered Bengal Breeder - Huon Valley Tasmania
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We are an Internationally and Australian registered Bengal cat breeder. We specialise in Brown spotted coat type. We are new breeders in Tasmania ... read more
Cat Empire Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Sunshine Coast, Queensland
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We are a small cattery on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. Our aim is to breed Brown Spotted/Rosetted bengal cats of exceptional quality with ... read more
Catamount Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Brisbane, QLD
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Breeder of quality Bengals since 2005. Sspecializing in Snow and Melanistic Bengals.

Tamsin Bickerton
Catamount and Blakmagik Bengals read more
DMAC Bengal Breeder, Koo Wee Rup, Victoria
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We are a small breeder located in Koo Wee Rup, Victoria. All of our breeding cats are much loved family pets and the kittens are raised in our home ... read more
Estella Bengals
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We are a boutique breeder of these amazing Bengal cats. Lovingly raised in our family environment so they are well socialised, friendly and ready to ... read more
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Registered breeder of Toyger and Bengal cats. If you are interested in adding an exotic breed of cat to your home please don’t hesitate to contact ... read more
Glenparth Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Taggerty, Victoria
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Glenparth Bengals is based in the picturesque Rubicon Valley, nestled between the villages of Thornton and Taggerty in country Victoria, 120km ... read more
Jabring Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Tasmania
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Jabring Bengals is a small cattery located in Beautiful Tasmania. We are responsible and ethical breeders who strive to breed quality and happy ... read more
Jasmarez cats - Cats with the Look of the Wild - Adelaide
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My name is Tracie-Anne Kearns, I have a passionate desire to surround myself with all things cats and I'm totally consumed with spots and the wild ... read more
Jazzapurrs Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder, Brisbane Queensland
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I am a small breeder located in Brisbane Queensland, my aim is to breed beautiful, healthy, and strong Bengals with the most exceptional of qualities ... read more
Kamanda Bengals
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With our exceptional bloodlines, we focus on developing the breed, producing the stunning Bengals, bringing their exotic looks, cheeky and loving ... read more
Konebada Bengal Cattery, Cairns - QLD
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Konebada Cattery is situated in the Tropical city of Cairns, North Queensland.
Aiming to breed quality lounge leopards in brown and charcoal spotted ... read more
Lasskats - Bengal breeder - Perth, WA
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Lasskats is a small family run cattery based in the Perth hills. We provide healthy and socialised kittens with great temperaments based on the ... read more
Leosleapards - Quality Bengal Cat Breeder -  Wollongong, NSW
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Leosleapards Bengals registered breeder with Cats NSW. High quality, great temperaments, all parents have been health tested with UC Davis.

Our ... read more
Majestic Paws Bengal Cats - Ballarat, VIC
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Since I was little I have always had a passion and love for cats. I think it’s in my blood. I love all cats ranging from Tigers, Leopards, Ocelots, ... read more
Marvelcats Bengal Cat Breeder, Victoria
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Breeding for loving temperament, and also show quality on a small farm in central gold fields and I just love animals.

There’s no better feeling ... read more
Mochipaws Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Perth, WA
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We are a registered Perth based Bengal breeder featuring snow and brown colours raised in our home with love and socialisation. Follow Facebook for ... read more
Mon Tigre Bengals - Snow and Brown Bengals - Near Canberra
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Our breeding program is dedicated to consistently improving the Bengal breed providing the best care and love for our cats and kittens.
We are ... read more
MYSTICAURA Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Sydney, NSW
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MYSTICAURA bengals is a small Sydney based registered bengal cattery that specialises in silver, brown and snow varieties. We focus on type and ... read more
Okelani Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Armidale, NSW
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We are a family that loves animals. We live on a farm in the New England of NSW. We love getting out and showing our dogs and cats and are out and ... read more
ORELIA BENGALS - Bengal Cat Breeder, Adelaide - South Australia
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ORELIA are a small breeding cattery where all our adults and kittens live in the house with us. Kittens go to new homes at 12 weeks old after 2 ... read more
Rubystud Bengals
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Small breeder of bengal kittens located Tamworth NSW, kittens raised in the house well socialised, come vaccinated, microchipped, desexed, pedigree ... read more
Sancheita Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Adelaide, South Australia
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Sancheita Bengals is situated 45km north of Adelaide, in Gawler, South Australia. We have the peace & tranquility of living on a 10 acres, along ... read more
Tanglepaws Bengals - Bengal Cat Breeder - Mount Taylor, VIC
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Things to know before adding a Bengal kitten to your family. Bengal kittens are not your regular kitty. They are very intelligent and can learn ... read more
Tigerpaws Bengals and Ragdolls
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Tigerpaws Bengals and Ragdolls are a small in home breeding program of quality Bengals and Ragdolls. read more
Tijah Bengals and Abyssinians
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We started breeding Abyssinians in 1989. I just love anything that resembles the wild cat. I love all animals but enjoy the challenge of breeding to ... read more
Wild Mountain Bengals - Mount Tamborine, QLD
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Wild Mountain Bengals are a small cattery located in the Gold Coast hinterland producing healthy and happy Bengal babies who suit most homes.
Raised ... read more
Wild Valley Bengals
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We run a small family run breeding program where we hoped to better the breed and produce amazing bengals with beautiful temperaments and amazing ... read more
Wildside bengals
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Small family breeding program of highest quality bloodlines sourced from around the world, these are our family pets, which is why we keep it small. ... read more

 

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