Hello and welcome to Authentic Bengal Cats – this is the website where we aim to answer your Bengal cat ownership questions.
In today’s article we are going to answer the question ‘where can you find Bengal cats?’
Let’s say you want to bring a Bengal cat into your home – where do you need to go to find one?
Keep reading to find out.
If you’re wondering where you can find Bengal cats, then there are a few different places you can turn:
Google for Bengal cat breeders in your area. This is generally our recommended approach, and is one of the easiest ways to find yourself a Bengal cat. For example, let’s say you live in Los Angeles and want a Bengal cat, you could Google ‘Bengal cat breeders Los Angeles’ and see what comes up:
One thing to bear in mind here is that Google is good at finding you answers to your questions but not necessarily good at finding the right Bengal breeder. Don’t necessarily purchase your Bengal from the first breeder that comes up on the list – do your research to ensure they are complying with the highest of animal welfare standards, not selling cross-bred Bengals etc.
Look for your local Bengal cat association/organisation. Many countries (and sometimes even individual states/regions) will have their own Bengal cat associations. These could be either for breeders, owners, or even both. Once again you can Google to find this. For example, the authors of this website live in New Zealand so we Googled ‘Bengal cat association New Zealand’ and the following website came up:
This site actually has a very handy breeder directory on it!
This may be a good way to find a trusted breeder quickly, as these associations generally have quite high standards for their members.
Look on classified sites, eBay etc. Another option us to use classified websites, sale/auction sites like eBay (our local version here in New Zealand is TradeMe). You can often find Bengal cat breeders on these sites as well with a few simple searches. For example:
How easy is that?
For our American-based readers, Craigslist could be a great option – we suggest you take a look there as well.
Ask any owner you know. Another overlooked option is to ask anyone you know personally who already has a Bengal cat. Find out where they got their Bengal from and what the process was like! You could even ask more publicly on your social media like Instagram or Facebook. Oftentimes the best recommendations come from people you already know and trust, or otherwise your extended social circle. If you know someone who has had a good experience with a breeder, then this is going to be one of your best bets.
We hope this article has helped you to answer the question “where can you find Bengal cats?”
One other point to note is that wherever you choose, it is important to do your homework and ensure the breeder is working in an ethical fashion and not just running a ‘kitten farm’. If you are in doubt, walk away – there are always other options.