What is a Bengal cat?
The Bengal is a beautiful spotted or marbled cat that was developed through cross-breeding wild Asian Leopard Cats with domestic tomcats.
Contributors to the Bengal breed included a spotted cat from India, various California tabbies, and the Asian Leopard Cat, a tiny spotted wild cat found in Thailand, Malaysia, China, and India. The first successful hybridization of the Asian Leopard Cat (Felis bengalensis) and a domestic cat (Felis catus) occurred in the early 1960s when Jean Sugden bred a black domestic tomcat with a female Asian Leopard Cat.
Appearance & Early Care
The Bengal’s most distinctive feature is its spotted or marbled coat. The spots or marbling, which may be black, charcoal, cocoa, rust, or chocolate brown, are aligned horizontally or randomly spaced over a white, creamy, or orange-tan background. With their short fur, Bengals require little grooming.
Bengals have small, rounded, wide-spaced ears and large oval eyes, much like many wild feline species. Their coats are sleek, and their overall appearance is that of a beautiful small wild cat. Male adult Bengals weigh 10-15 pounds, but may appear heavier due to their long, muscular bodies. Female Bengals tend to be smaller at 6-9 pounds, but still quite muscular.
Bengals are extremely sensitive and are unlikely to forgive unkind treatment. If mistreated, they can lose their trust of humans completely. Owners should also never play roughly with Bengal kittens, because they grow up to be big, strong cats. Gentle handling from the start increases the likelihood of having a gentle, loving adult Bengal.
Who We Are
Kimberly Bengals is a place where magnificent Bengal kittens are raised from birth in a home with lots of love. The breeder cares for all kittens with passion, gentleness, and caring attention, which is reflected in each kitten's wonderful personality. This attention to care and gentleness is a critical necessity for this special breed of cat that responds best to gentle care from day one.
All adult breeding Bengals are HCM tested, PK deficiency normal, PRA FeLV, FIV negative. We are TICA registered, and we test for Tritrichomonas, Giardia, and Coccidia to ensure perfect health for our kittens.
Kimberly Bengals is located in amazing, beautiful St. George, Utah. You can make a memorable vacation while picking up your kitten. We live in an area that has more state and national parks than anywhere else in the United States. By rare exception we can ship a kitten to you, but we prefer that you come and visit!
Our experience has taught us that creating a bond with a new member of your family is best accomplished in a familiar environment for the kittens, and we offer a variety of insights on care, health, and transition from our house to yours.
Come see us, & grow your family with comfort, knowledge, and care.