So you want to buy a Bengal cat?
Good luck – you’re going to need it!
That’s a joke – here at Authentic Bengal Cats (the home of accurate, reliable information on Bengal cats) we think that Bengal ownership is a great joy.
If you are a prospective Bengal owner wondering “where can I buy a Bengal cat”, then wonder no more.
In this article we are going to share some advice about where you can look to go to buy a Bengal cat.
Please note that this isn’t a comprehensive list of Bengal cat breeders – we are actually starting to develop a proper directory of Bengal breeders on this site.
Instead, we are looking in today’s article more at a high level and where you need to go to start your Bengal cat journey.
If you’re wondering ‘where can I buy a Bengal cat’, then let me Google that for you!
This is probably the easiest way to find any local breeders (or in any area where you’re willing to travel to for that matter)
Jump on Google and search for things like:
* Bengal cat breeder near me
* Bengal cat breeder [your location] (e.g. ‘Bengal cat breeder New York City)
And then start clicking through the links.
Depending on where in the world you live you may have plenty of options – or you may have very few to pick from. However, this is definitely one of the easier ways to get stared.
Do be wary that just because a particular breeder comes up #1 on Google doesn’t necessarily mean they are the best. There are all sorts of reasons why websites/businesses rank where they do in Google (largely thanks to “SEO” and “Google Ads”) but suffice it to say that it’s important to do a bit of independent research when choosing a Bengal cat breeder.
Another option if you want to find a Bengal cat or kitten for sale is to consult Facebook groups.
There are numerous Bengal cat related groups on Facebook, and many of these contain great resources/recommendations for where you can find trusted and ethical breeders in your local area (and the groups will also have breeders in them as well).
As per our advice with finding a local Bengal cat breeder via Google Search, it pays to do your homework on any potential breeder you choose in order to enquire they comply with good ethical standards etc.
For example, here’s a large Bengal cat Facebook group with plenty of activity. You could join here and ask around for info and recommendations!
Another option if you’re wondering where you can buy a Bengal cat is to look on any local, regional or national Bengal cat association website.
For example, here’s one we found for Bengal cats in New Zealand, which has a really convenient breeder directory on it (it’s actually part of a larger Cat Fancy network)
Once again you could Google for Bengal cat associations, leagues etc in your area/state/country and see what you find.
Ask Around Locally
If you know anyone in your local area (or even wider social network) who has a Bengal cat or knows someone who does, then this might be a good option.
Sometimes the best recommendations we get come from people we already know and trust.
If you’ve been asking “where can I buy a Bengal cat”, then hopefully you can see from this article that there are a lot of choices.
We recommend you start by Googling ‘Bengal cat breeders in your area’ (replace ‘in your area’ with your location name, e.g. ‘Bengal cat breeders New York city’).
As mentioned above, depending on where you live this may or may not yield good results.
We are also working on developing a comprehensive list of Bengal cat breeders for the United States and worldwide, so keep an eye on our breeder directory page here as this starts to take shape (as of mid March 2020 we are working on the “back end” content, with the rest of it starting to take shape for hopefully a launch in April).