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DONNELLSON – A Donnellson woman is pleading with local officials to return several cats that were trapped near her property and taken away.Brown bengal kittens for sale

In a story that’s turning out to have more than nine lives of it’s own, Donnellson city officials, PAW animal shelter are all wrapped up in the relocation of “Mama”. … and apparently another cat that was taken to the country as a stray. Brown bengal kittens for sale

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Debbie Gilman is a senior living in and out of a home in Donnellson and she has six cats, four licensed with the city. The cats are semi-secure, but Gilman admits they wander around into a field behind a neighbor’s home and could be wandering elsewhere.

Several of the cats living on Gilmans’ property are highly sought after Bengal cats. Bengals are from a lineage of Egyptian Maus and Asian Leopard cats. It’s not unheard of for these animals to go for more than $1,000 a piece.

The cats are energetic and inquisitive and are bred for revenue and have unique stripe and spot patterns similar to leopards.Brown bengal kittens for sale

Gilman said she has sold a few of the cats, but has been battling illnesses and just wants to retire to the countryside and live with the pets.

On or around Oct. 10, one or more of her cats were live trapped and taken away. One was taken on the 10th was called “Mama”, a pregnant Bengal that was taken by Donnellson City Clerk Rebecca Schau to the PAW Animal Shelter in Fort Madison.

The cats, according to everyone but Gilman, were taken from a neighbor’s garage in a live trap that was set up there. Gilman said she isn’t sure that’s the case. She said no one has shown her proof where they were trapped.

West Point/Donnellson Police Chief Brad Roberts said no trap was put on her property. He said the cats were trapped roaming in a neighbor’s garage after that resident called in a complaint that they were in the garage.

“We got a call from a citizen who said strays were in her garage and wanted to know if we could remove them. Our policy is to provide a live catch, and then if we catch them and they have tags we make an attempt to find the owner. If that’s not available we take the animal to PAW.”

However he said two of the cats weren’t taken to PAW because they were recorded as strays with no way of determining ownership.

“That’s what we recorded, that they were strays and they had somebody out there that said they would take them for mousers,” Roberts said.

Gillman said she saw a Donnellson city staffer with a live trap and confronted him about the missing cats when she arrived at her home later that week.

“He was carrying a live trap in his hand and I walked right up to him and said “Where are my cats,” she said. “He told me right there that Rebecca (Schau) took one to PAWs and the other two were taken out to the country and released.”

Schau confirmed she took one cat to PAW, but said no cats were taken out and released in the country to her knowledge.

Gilman has another neighbor helping her care for the cats as she’s in and out of the home dealing with medical issues.

PAW Director Sandy Brown took the pregnant Bengal cat in on Oct. 10 and then transferred it to another rescue out of the state on Oct. 17.

Gilman claims she contacted Brown immediately after confronting the Donnellson city employee to see about getting her cat back. Gilman said Brown told her she didn’t have any Bengals at the shelter, but she doesn’t remember the exact date of the call to Brown, other than it was about two weeks ago.

Brown said the shelter followed protocols with the animal and kept it seven days, when they are only required to keep it five for a property owner to come claim it.

“The cat was pregnant and it’s very stressful in here with the number of cats we have right now, so we sent it to a partner rescue that specializes in caring for pregnant cats,” Brown said.

Brown said she’s never spoken with the owner of the Bengal that was sent out, because there’s been no confirmation of who the owner is.

Brown said another male Bengal cat was in the shelter’s possession for about six weeks, before someone adopted it. She said the only time she’s spoken with Gilman was when the woman called about some of her cats being shot by someone in the neighborhood and asked advice on how to keep them safe. Brown bengal kittens for sale

Brown told her to make sure the cats are contained inside the property when she’s not there, are looked after, and are in good health.

“To me, this is all about the welfare of the animal and nothing else,” Brown said. “We still have not spoken to the owner of the cat so we did what was best for the animal.

“We’ve done nothing wrong here.”

Brown said she won’t consider trying to get the cat back because of the safety factor considering some of the other cats on the property have been shot and are known to roam the neighborhood.

Roberts confirmed at least one of Gilman’s cats had been shot and killed. Officers questioned neighbors but found no solid evidence to charge anyone with the shootings. One of the animals was shot in the neck while sitting on Gilman’s porch, according to the owner, but Roberts said her initial report of the incident had some inconsistencies.

Gilman also said one of the Bengal cats that was released in the country found its way home malnourished, but is doing better now. She just wants the others returned so she can get her life back to normal.

Once the animals are taken to the shelter, they are evaluated for health, fed and then spayed or neutered. No breeding value would remain with any cat taken to a rescue.

Gilman said that is of no concern to her as she has no intention of continuing to breed the animals due to her health.

“None of that matters to me. I just want “Mama” back,” she said.

Roberts said it’s unfortunate that this incident has garnered so much attention for his department, and for PAW.

“For us it’s scary, because they want to pick apart everything we do. There’s a risk of disease here and when they go into other properties and get into garbage they clearly are hungry and then can transfer disease,” Roberts said

“Our first priority is public safety and then to try and reunite the animal or animals with the proper owner. And it’s against city ordinance to let them run at large.”

He said the city has no way of housing nuisance animals and PAW has always been there to help protect and provide a temporary home for animals that are running at large.

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You Thought Your Cat Was Fancy?

Bengal kittens for sale usa , She wanted a cat that looked like a tiger. Meet the toyger.

Not so long ago, wild cat companions were associated with glamour, class and creativity. Salvador Dalí brought his ocelot to the St. Regis. Tippi Hedren lounged with her lions in her Los Angeles living room. Josephine Baker’s cheetah, collared in diamonds, strolled the Champs-Élysées. In their time, these wild creatures made chic pets. Bengal kittens for sale usa

But by the mid-1970s, a wave of awareness and wildlife protection legislation changed both the optics of owning a big cat, and the ability to legally purchase one.

Meanwhile, a cat breeder named Jean Mill was working on a more practical alternative: her leopard-spotted companion was just ten inches tall. At her cattery in Southern California, Ms. Mill invented a breed of domestic cat called the Bengal, which would offer wild cat admirers the best of both worlds: an impeccable leopard-like coat, and an indoor-cat size and demeanor.

However, Ms. Mill’s daughter, Judy Sugden, 71, carried on her legacy. Ms. Sugden grew up observing and assisting with the Bengal breed. Despite having a degree in architecture, she realized her true calling was at the cattery. “I thought ‘Well gee, I don’t want to be an architect.’ Really,” she said, “I wanted to design a beautiful little cat.”

It may seem an unusual career path but the designer cat market is a thriving one where supply rarely meets demand, and in its service, more than 40,000 registered house cat breeders around the world are devoted to supplying pet owners with Ragdoll, Sphynx and other prized breeds. (PETA has argued this clientele should instead adopt cats from a shelter.)

So, In the 1980s, Ms. Sugden envisioned a domestic cat with a glistening orange and black striped coat, reminiscent of a tiger. It would have tiny, round ears, a wide nose and a white belly like a tiger. It would weigh just 10 pounds, but it would move across the living room as though it could take down a gazelle. It would evoke that seductive “essence of tigerness,” she said.

It would be called a toyger.Bengal kittens for sale usa

Meanwhile, Some 20 years into Ms. Sugden’s experiment, in 2007, The International Cat Association (TICA) declared the toyger a championship cat breed. A toyger made the cover of LIFE magazine. “There’s going to be toyger fever,” TICA’s then-president Kay DeVilbiss told the magazine.

And indeed, the appeal of wild-looking cats has only grown in recent years, said Anthony Hutcherson, 45, a political speechwriter, Bengal cat breeder and a former protégé of Ms. Mill. “I find people want the things that make them think ‘wild’ right away,” he said from his cattery, Jungletrax, in Southern Maryland. “High-contrast patterns, dramatic overall color, and a look and proportions of a leopard or an ocelot would have.”Bengal kittens for sale usa

He recalled there used to be “tons” of ads for Persian cats in the back of Cat Fancy magazine. But the Persian’s prim, manicured aesthetic is no longer en vogue. “That look doesn’t say, ‘I can survive in the jungle,’” Mr. Hutcherson said. “It says, ‘I need somebody to open this can of cat food because there’s no way this cat is catching a mouse.’”

Carole Baskin, the founder of Big Cat Rescue and a star of Netflix’s “Tiger King,” has called toyger owners “selfish” and said creating new breeds is “strapping a nuclear warhead to the feral cat problem.” Others might argue that compared with shelter pets, designer species (the rarer of which may cost as much tens of thousands of dollars per kitten) are a different beast altogether.

So, As preferences evolve, Mr. Hutcherson said “the market has exploded” for Bengals, with around 2,000 breeders from Baltimore to Bucharest, and some 60,000 registered Bengals around the world. Meanwhile, Ms. Sugden estimates just 150 breeders worldwide are focused on the toyger.

Anthony Kao, 50, is among them, breeding toygers and other animals like parrots and coral species at his Urban Exotic Pets cattery in Los Angeles. “The whole point of why we have this breed is we could satisfy the human curiosity of the exotic without having an exotic,” he said.

For centuries, humans have been combining the favorable characteristics of one living thing with another, yielding creations from the Honeycrisp apple to the Siberian husky. Bengal kittens for sale usa

Such creative efforts have begotten — with no small amount of objection from animal rights activists — hybrid animals like the beefalo, the liger, even the grolar bear (half-grizzly, half-polar bear).

But despite the clever portmanteau, a toyger has nothing to do with a tiger — at least not beyond the nearly 96 percent of tiger DNA in all domesticated cats. Because their chromosomes have evolved so differently since their species diverged 11 million years ago, breeding a wild tiger with a domesticated cat today is considered a biological impossibility.

So how do you get a domestic house cat to look like a tiger without tiger parentage? “We don’t have the genes,” Ms. Sugden said from her home in Los Angeles, “so we have to fake it.”

To develop the Bengal, in 1963 Ms. Mill crossbred an Asian leopard cat — a five- to twelve-pound wildcat — with a carefully chosen street cat who once moused the rhinoceros pen at a zoo in Delhi. That wild ancestry is the foundation of the Bengal breed, though for the past four decades, Bengals have come, for the most part, from breeding Bengals with Bengals.

Like her mother, Ms. Sugden also traveled to India, enlisting the help of local children in Kashmir to find a stray house cat with just the right markings. She named him Jammu Blu and brought him back to California where she introduced him to a prize Bengal.

In a generations-long process which she calls “squinch-by-squinch development,” she inches ever closer to the perfect toyger, enticing her best felines to mate naturally, and chasing desirable traits while monitoring for the emergence of genetic disorders.

Other premier breeders are also cultivating their own toyger lines, focused on different aspects of the breed’s evolution, and exchanging cats with one another to ensure genetic diversity.

Today toyger kittens can cost as much as $5,000 — a price comparable to that of an actual tiger on the American market. If the prices seem high, it is because these breeders must cover all the costs of an owner (litter, food, vet bills, pet insurance) multiplied many times over. Plus, to be seriously involved in the genetic evolution of a species is a serious investment.

23andMe-like feline DNA tests that help breeders (and owners) test for morphological aspects or disorders start at $89 per feline. And to further the research, Mr. Hutcherson recently worked with a cat geneticist, Dr. Chris Kaelin at Stanford University, to clone one of his champion cats at a cost of $25,000.

However, Because each cat and kitten is an investment, breeders at this level tend to vet their potential buyers as stringently as a buyer may evaluate a seller. Contracts often stipulate that the buyer must spay and neuter their cat, and that no cat will end up in a shelter. The cats even come with a lifelong unconditional return policy.

Location is a consideration, too: Cats that are considered hybrids, like the Bengal, are illegal in some places, including New York City and Hawaii. In Rhode Island, owners of toygers — because of the Bengal in their lineage — require a permit, just as owners of a pet alligator, chimpanzee or wolf would.

Mr. Kao said these laws spring from a stigma “that it’s a wild animal, and you just can’t have it.”

In 2018, Ms. Sugden moved back into her mother’s home to be Ms. Mill’s caretaker. It felt like the right time to retire from active breeding, though she couldn’t give it up entirely. “I was very careful as I moved over here to send all my cats around the world to the breeders who could use each one the best, to try to spread the genes out,” she said.

But Ms. Mill passed away at age 92, not long after Ms. Sugden arrived.

“Having gotten rid of almost all my great cats, am I going to quit totally and do writing? Or do something else?” she wondered.

For now, Ms. Sugden has a new litter of big-eyed toyger kittens at her cattery, EEYAA, and feels her charge is “to support the other breeders around the world and to continue to do what I’m doing.” Breaking new ground always requires grunt work, she said, and together, they are “squinching” toward the perfect toyger.

“There are a lot of people in this world that don’t care if there’s a toyger,” Ms. Sugden said. “There are a lot of things in this world no one cares about. But no one cared if there was a Mona Lisa until we had a Mona Lisa.”

Image

Even a toyger needs a break sometimes.
Credit…Michelle Groskopf for The New York Times
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THE ORIGIN OF THE BENGAL
Bengals are a domestic breed of cat obtained by crossing the wild Asian Leopard Cat, (Prionailurus bengalensis) with the domestic cat.  Snow or white bengal cats are white coated bengals with black rosettes. Silver bengal cats have a silver coat with black rosettes. Black bengal cat for sale

However, Bengals were created to give the exotic look of the Asian Leopard Cat but without the size and the danger that can come with owning one.

When an Asian Leopard Cat is crossed with a domestic cat, the resulting offspring are known as first-generation, or F1. To be officially classified as a domestic Bengal cat, a Bengal must be at least four generations away from the original cross.

WHAT ABOUT THAT FIRST F1 CROSS?
The F1’s have a reputation of being temperamental and unfriendly but this is not necessarily the case. Lots of handling as kittens means that they can grow up to be just as loving and docile as the later generations, depending somewhat on how much of the wild blood they inherit.

WHAT DO BENGALS LOOK LIKE?
Bengals are long, muscular cats. with sturdy bones. They are about the same size as a domestic cat, with a weight range of 10- 30 pounds (3-6 kilograms) and a height range of 13-16 inches, (33-40 centimeters). Their hind legs are slightly longer than their front legs which gives them a beautiful, powerful movement.

So, The coats and markings of the Bengals are spectacular. They look like little leopards with their distinctive spots. The clouded Bengal is particularly spectacular with its large spots, also known as rosettes, giving them very much the look of the enigmatic Clouded Leopard.

The coat colors are also beautiful. Snow, silver, mink, and brown, with variations on the coloring of each are all possible.

WHAT TYPE OF PERSONALITY DO BENGALS HAVE?
The Bengal may look like a wild cat but they can be as friendly and lovable as any domestic cat. They are full of life and can be quite people orientated. Bengals are playful, gregarious, and energetic cats with a generous dose of feline curiosity. They form strong bonds of love and loyalty with their families.

ARE BENGALS MORE INTELLIGENT THAN AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD CATS?
Bengals are as sharp as furry little tacks! They have a jungle survivor instinct that makes them super smart as well as having lightning reflexes. They are curious, highly active cats that are constantly on the move. They love playing fetch, playing chase, and are very quick at learning new tricks. They can even learn to turn light switches on and off, open doors, and flush toilets. Life is never boring when there is a Bengal in it.

However, Because of their wild ancestor’s habit of eliminating in water to hide their scent, some Bengal even learn to use the toilet!

CAN BENGALS LEARN TO WALK ON A LEASH?
Yes, they can. They are easier to train to walk on a leash than your average house cat.
Start off with small steps, indoors.

HOW DOES OUR CATTERY RAISE OUR BENGAL KITTENS?
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Outside/In: A Cat Fancy

Charcoal bengal kittens for sale, Pet ownership has soared over lockdown, with an estimated 11 per cent of UK homes having taken on new animals since March 2020.

 

About the Bengal

Loved by those who appreciate its inquisitive and loving nature, the Bengal is a medium to large domestic cat most renowned for its richly colored, highly contrasted coat of vivid spots or distinctive marbling. The Bengal is the only domestic cat breed that can have rosettes like the markings on Leopards, Jaguars and Ocelots. Charcoal bengal kittens for sale

Bengals are generally confident and devoted companions. They get along well with other pets when properly introduced and enjoy being part of a family. Active and interactive, Bengals are curious and athletic and maintain a kitten-like energy and attitude well into their senior years. These affectionate cats engage their owners in play, learn tricks, learn house-rules, or just like to be close. Some Bengals are generally talkative while others prefer to wait for the right time to communicate. Many Bengal Cats have an affinity for water and will enjoy watching you brush your teeth, while others are keen to join you in the shower.

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The charm of the Bengal personality may only be eclipsed by its beauty. While the most recognized color and pattern is the brown spotted or rosetted tabby (which is reminiscent of a Leopard-like color and pattern) Bengals come in two basic pattern flows: the spotted/rosetted and the marbled. The marbled pattern looks more like the extended blur of a Clouded Leopard’s markings.

However, Many people are captivated by the wild expression on a cuddly kitten that comes from the distinctive tabby facial markings and large oval, nocturnal eyes. The highly contrasted markings appear in all Bengals no matter the pattern and color, even in the seal lynx point or black silver tabby with their “snow leopard” appearances. While most Bengals have green, yellow or gold eyes, the lynx points have blue eyes and the minks have aqua eyes. Some Bengals have “glitter,” a sparkle at the tips of the hairs visible when the light catches them. To mimic the look of a wild cat, Bengals have wide noses with prominent nose leather (the skin on the tip of the nose), and the muzzle is completed with prominent whisker pads. With too many color and pattern combinations to fully describe here, it is safe to say that everyone will have their favorite and there are enough varieties to tickle each person’s fancy.

But wait until you feel a Bengal. First, you will encounter the pelt-like plush coat that is like the coat on no other domestic cat. Ranging from rabbit-like softness to the resilience of the densest hand-tied rug, the Bengal fur is an unexpected treat. Underneath that plush, patterned coat, Bengals are well-muscled-even the females, which are smaller than the males-with long bodies and thick tails to provide balance.

Observing the Bengal Cat in motion is the best way to appreciate its unique combination of strength and elegance. More like a basketball player than a gymnast, the grace of a Bengal cannot be denied when it is simply walking across the back of your sofa or getting ready to pounce on the teaser toy in interactive play. And yes, the Bengal can take a spectacular spill, just like that basketball player landing after an amazing dunk.

So, Like all domestic cats, the Bengal Cat traces its origins to non-domestic ancestors. However today’s domestic Bengal Cat comes only from breeding Bengals to other Bengals and requires no specialized care. You need only open a fashion or style magazine to appreciate that throughout history there are indications of a profound human fascination with the large and small wild felines that inhabit the jungles and forest of the world. In 1963, Jean S. Mill crossed the domestic cat with the Asian Leopard Cat, a spotted, five to twelve pound, shy non-domestic cat species from Asia. This was the first effort to use hybrid offspring to create a breed of domestic cat with the loving nature of the best fireside tabby and the striking look of Leopards, Ocelots and Jaguars. The modern Bengal breed traces to cats bred by Mrs. Mill in the early 1980’s.

When searching for your own Bengal companion, look for a breeder well versed in feline health, including genetic health, particularly as it applies to Bengals. Expect detailed questioning to help the breeder make a match between you and a Bengal cat or kitten. The breeder should expect your questions as well, and so do your breed research and approach breeders with your enthusiasm and thoughtful questions about the breed and feline care. Going to shows is a great way to see a variety of Bengal cats and meet breeders who can help you learn more. Breeders will usually allow their kittens to go to their new homes at between 12 and 16 weeks of age.For more information, please contact the Breed Council Secretary for this breed.

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Gone fishing: the fight to save one of the world’s most elusive wild cats

Silver bengal kittens for sale near me, With webbed feet and a tail for a rudder, Asia’s fishing cats face shrinking habitats. But conservation efforts in West Bengal are helping it swim against the tide

or more than a decade, wildlife biologist Tiasa Adhya has spent many a day in the wetlands and mangroves of the Indian states of West Bengal and Odisha, looking for signs of a rarely seen wild cat – the fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus). Silver bengal kittens for sale near me

Fishing cats are fascinating animals,” she says. “They have co-inhabited riverine deltas and floodplains alongside humans for centuries. Ancient cultures like the Khmer empire show evidence of fishing cats.” As co-founder of the world’s longest-running fishing cat research and conservation project, Kolkata-based Adhya is dedicated to this endangered felid, one of the least-studied and understood wildcats.

“When we began our work in 2010, very little was known about these cats, both to us and the local communities,” Adhya says of The Fishing Cat Project (TFCP). Today, the species is slightly better understood and appreciated, though it still receives significantly less attention than its larger, more charismatic cousins.

study of small cats in November found “many small, rare and elusive cats in the Indian subcontinent don’t get as much attention as the more spectacular big cats. Nevertheless, the need to protect them is just as pressing.” The study, by Sweden’s Uppsala University, found only 6–11% of the areas where three rare cat species – including the fishing cat – have their habitat are protected.

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A muscular, medium-sized cat, about twice the size of a household one, the fishing cat has adapted to a semi-aquatic lifestyle. It hunts from the water’s edge, either scooping out fish with its paws or diving into shallow waters.

“The fishing cat has evolved to be the top predator in its habitat,” says Adhya. “It has half-retractile claws which help it hook fish, while its partly-webbed feet enable it to have a strong grip in muddy terrain. It also has a water-resistant coat, a rudder-like tail, and other adaptations that help it swim effortlessly.”

In 2020, fishing cat scientists, researchers and conservationists from around the world came together to form the Fishing Cat Conservation Alliance. The nonprofit has declared the month of February Fishing Cat February to raise awareness of the mammal and support conservation efforts.

Currently, there are no population counts at either national or global level but the fishing cat is named on the International Union for Conservation of Nature red list as vulnerable, with its numbers decreasing due to multiple threats.

In India, the fishing cat is listed under the Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972 and receives the same level of legal protection as the tiger, the elephant and other threatened fauna. However, more than 90% of the cat’s range is outside protected areas and negative interactions are inevitable in human-dominated landscapes.

Adhya’s project focuses on the conservation of fishing cats in the wetlands and mangroves of West Bengal and Odisha, states along the east coast of India that form a significant portion of the species’ distribution range in the country. In West Bengal, the cat is known as machbagha (Bengali for fish-tiger).

To create awareness about the felid, TFCP has initiated several conservation projects in the local community. “After the fishing cat was declared the state animal of West Bengal in 2012, we worked on instilling a sense of pride and ownership in people,” says Adhya.

As part of a programme called Know Thy Neighbours in 2017, camera traps were installed in the back yards of village homes in areas fishing cats were known to frequent. Villagers were shown the camera footage and taught how to identify the individual cats visiting their homes based on body markings. They were encouraged to name the cat, leading the villagers, especially the children, to develop a bond with their visitors. “Once children are excited about conservation, it’s easy to get the whole family involved. Today, the villagers are the eyes and ears of our conservation work,” says Adhya.

Baraju Behera, a fisher from Soran village on the fringes of Odisha’s Chilika Lake, helped set up four camera traps in his neighbourhood in 2017. “Before the camera traps, we had no idea about the fishing cats visiting our village. Now I’ve observed several individuals. I’ve named my favourite fishing cat Raja [king],” he says.

Despite their preference for fish, fishing cats have a varied diet. They have been recorded consuming molluscs, crabs, frogs, snakes and birds. They are also known to eat chickens and small goats from people’s yards.

To reduce the number of retaliatory attacks against fishing cats triggered by livestock depredation, TFCP supports a community goat bank project in Howrah district, West Bengal. It was launched in 2017 on the suggestion of local NGO Sarada Prasad Tirtha Janakalyan Samity (SPTJS). Thirty-eight families were given a pregnant female goat each, with the understanding that one kid from the litter would be donated to the goat bank.

On average, the community loses five to six goats a year to fishing cats. When an incident is recorded, the aggrieved family receives a replacement animal from the goat bank, a project entirely managed by the villagers themselves. Joydeb Pradhan, president of SPTJS, says: “For the villagers, the replacement goat is not the same as the beloved animal they have just lost. But at least now, they are not as upset.”

The biggest threat to the fishing cat, however, is the degradation and loss of its habitat. “In the past two decades, over 50% of the Gangetic floodplain has been lost to urbanisation, infrastructure projects, industries and aquaculture,” says Adhya.

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Rising tide: why the crocodile-like gharial is returning to India’s rivers

The situation is not very different in the nine other countries across south and south-east Asia where records show the presence of the fishing cat. These nations are signatories to the Ramsar convention on wetlands, but the felid’s habitat is still threatened.

Adhya says: “Wetlands are highly productive and rich ecosystems capable of supporting diverse life forms. We are actively working with government authorities, forest officials and policymakers to ensure that they are protected.

“Wetlands are not only water reservoirs. They also serve as nutrient traps and carbon sinks, which are essential for fighting climate change.”

Last October, Chilika – the second largest coastal lagoon in the world – adopted the fishing cat as its ambassador. Susanta Nanda, chief executive of the Chilika Development Authority (CDA), says: “When we work on protecting the apex predator in a habitat, in this case the fishing cat, we end up protecting the entire ecosystem.”

In collaboration with TFCP and volunteers from the community, the CDA will soon be installing 100 camera traps across the lagoon to help establish fishing cat numbers and improve protection of this little-known creature.

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Bengal Cat Breed Information & Characteristics

Bengal

Snow bengal for sale, Bengal cats are an intelligent and active breed prized for their boldly patterned coats. Descended from domestic cats and wild Asian leopard cats, they make affectionate and gentle pets.

Bengal

HEIGHT
  • 8-10 inches
WEIGHT
  • 8-15 pounds
LIFE SPAN
  • 9-15 years
GOOD WITH
  • children
  • seniors
  • dogs
  • cats
  • families
TEMPERAMENT
  • sociable
  • affectionate
  • bold
INTELLIGENCE
  • high
SHEDDING AMOUNT
  • normal
PLAYFULNESS
  • high
ACTIVITY LEVEL
  • active
VOCALNESS
  • frequent
COAT LENGTH
  • short
COLORS
  • lavender / silver
  • chocolate / brown / sable
OTHER TRAITS
  • easy to train
  • easy to groom
  • friendly toward humans
  • friendly toward other pets
  • friendly toward strangers
  • high prey drive
  • strong loyalty tendencies

The first time you see a Bengal cat roaming through your house, you might think a jungle cat has broken in. That’s because this spectacular breed sports a spotted or marbled coat that looks a lot like a wild leopard or ocelot. But the Bengal is anything but wild, and has a loving, affectionate personality. While Bengals were developed by breeding domestic felines to an Asian leopard cat, their wild natures have long been abandoned. Snow bengal for sale

Bengal cats were first accepted as a breed in 1983, and since then this handsome cat has skyrocketed in popularity. Like some other hybrid breeds, such as the Savannah cat, Bengal cats are classified by how many generations they are removed from their original wild parent. The kitten of the Asian leopard is called an F1. And every following generation gets a numerical designation such as F2, F3, F4, etc. To be considered a truly domestic cat, a Bengal must be at least an F4.

Before you buy a Bengal cat or kitten, be sure to check with your state and local governments; they are banned in some locations, including Hawaii and New York City. Bengals may also have restrictions if they belong to an F1–F3 generation.

Appearance

Bengal cats are a lithe and agile breed and generally weigh between 8–15 pounds. They’re prized for their dense, short coats that are boldly patterned in different shades of brown, silver, and snow. Their fur is super soft to the touch, feeling a bit like bunny hair. The most common eye colors found in Bengal cats are brown, yellow, orange, and green.

A Bengal cat’s coat is what sets him apart from all other felines. In fact, Bengals are the only breed that can have rosette markings that directly reflect their wild Asian leopard ancestry. Spotted or marbled coats are also popular and just as gorgeous. Because their fur is so short, they only require a weekly brushing to remove loose hair and dead skin cells.

Although Bengal cats weigh about the same as a typical house cat, they’re generally larger in size because of their long, muscular bodies. And their lengthy legs make them excellent jumpers, so don’t be surprised if you find your Bengal staring down at you from shelves and countertops.

Temperament

Despite how wild a Bengal looks on the outside, he’s soft and sweet on the inside. These affectionate cats are gregarious, although they might christen a particular family member as their favorite. Bengals do great with children, other cats, and with family dogs. The key, however, is early socialization and exposure to household members at a young age. If you try to introduce a new pet to older Bengals already set in their ways, you might have a challenge on your hands.

Because Bengals are an intelligent and curious breed, they need constant stimulation to keep their big brains engaged. They love playing with toys and are also known to love water and enjoy a shallow tub. Bengals can be taught tricks and even how to walk on a leash for outdoor adventures.

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Left: While a Bengal cat needs plenty of toys and stimulation, he’s happiest when near his favorite human. | CREDIT: ROMAN STUDIO / GETTY
Right: Bengal cats love to climb. It’s important to have at least one cat tree in your home so he can scratch, stretch, and stalk the birds outside your window. | CREDIT: LAKSMI ARISTA VYANDA / EYEEM / GETTY

Bengal cats are also known to be a bit chatty with their owners. They won’t meow excessively, but they’re pros at telling you exactly what they need, especially if it’s “my food bowl is almost empty,” or “I want to play.” A Bengal also won’t sit idly by after you come home from a long day at work. You can expect a royal greeting, complete with a serenade.

Marilyn Krieger, CCBC, San Francisco-based cat behaviorist, says Bengals are known for this loud vocalization. She has both a Bengal and a Savannah cat. “But, of course, not all Bengals are loud,” she says. Her own cat’s vocalizations are melodious, and she and her Bengal, Molly, often sing songs together. “She makes different types of noises” during their duet, Krieger says.

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CREDIT: MICHAL BEDNAREK / SHUTTERSTOCK

Living Needs

A Bengal cat is happiest when he’s near you. He doesn’t care where he lives, whether it be a big house or small apartment, as long as you and your family are nearby. But no matter the size of your space, a Bengal needs to have lots of things to do—and climb.

Owners should have at least one cat tree for this big kitty, along with plenty of toys to keep him entertained while you’re away. And if you spend long hours away from home, having a second cat is a good idea to help keep your pet amused and busy.

Bengal cats also have a high prey drive and enjoy watching birds, squirrels, and other animals from safely inside your home. Because of his love of chattering at the window, it’s a great idea to install a carpeted perch (or two) to give him a comfortable viewing spot.

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Bengals are active and intelligent cats. To keep him happy and healthy, you need to give him ample mental and physical stimulation.
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Just try not to leave breakable items on a shelf or mantel that your Bengal can reach. Remember: This breed is super agile, so it’s inevitable your cat will eventually explore every high-up spot he can reach. So, if you’re proud of your Faberge egg collection, secure them someplace where your cat can’t knock them over. Installing cat shelves in your home could help keep him away from your breakables, too! Snow bengal for sale

And although they’re not considered couch potatoes, Bengals will curl up on your lap for a good snooze after a busy day of chasing toy mice.

Care

Mental stimulation is the key to a happy Bengal cat. Start young by introducing your kitten to other people, children, animals, the car, and even a leash and harness for outdoor jaunts. Because they’re so intelligent, Bengals benefit from a wide range of experiences to keep them engaged, so work with them early and often. It also helps to provide plenty of cat toys and rotate them out every few weeks so your cat doesn’t get bored.

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Two Bengals are better than one! Not only is it double the cute, but having a furry playmate will keep a Bengal entertained while you’re away.
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“Bengals are highly intelligent cats and need activities,” Krieger says. She also recommends clicker training your cat. “It keeps them mentally and physically stimulated. They have to think!”

Caring for a Bengal’s coat is easy: All you need to do is brush them once a week to keep their coat in top condition. And because they love water so much, an occasional bath might be something they look forward to. Regular tooth and nail care is important, as it is for any cat breed.

Orange and brown Bengal cat looks behind
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Health

The typical Bengal cat lifespan is 9–15 years, and they’re a relatively healthy breed. However, as with all cats, they do have a few health issues you need to keep in mind before you purchase a new pet. Most serious breeders are careful to breed animals without genetic health problems, but three of the most common maladies among Bengals are:

  • Heart disease: Heart disease in Bengal cats is called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which can cause the heart muscle to thicken, particularly in older animals. This can result in blood clots or congestive heart failure and a shorter lifespan.
  • Eye diseaseBengals can also get an eye condition called progressive retinal atrophy, which can cause deterioration of the retina and eventual blindness.
  • Anesthetic allergies: Bengals can be extremely sensitive to anesthetics and should be watched carefully during any surgeries—including neutering and spaying. An allergic reaction to anesthetics can result in cardiac arrest.Snow bengal for sale

History

Although crosses between Asian leopard cats and domestic cats occurred as early as the 1800s, the breed didn’t really come into its own until the mid-20th century. Breeder and conservationist Jean Mill first crossed a domestic cat with an Asian leopard cat in 1963, according to the Cat Fanciers’ Association. By 1996, Bengals were registered by the CFA. The accepted animals come from the F6 generation or higher.

Of course, when you consider their warm, intelligent personalities and eye-popping coat colors and patterns, it’s no surprise that they have quickly become one of the most popular breeds in the world, outpacing cats that have been around for generations.

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Silver bengal kitten for sale near me, Do you dress your cat up for Halloween? Not all cats enjoy wearing a costume, but if you have one who doesn’t mind posing for a short photo shoot, there are a lot of super cute costumes out there.

 

Halloween is a great time for kids and adults alike, but why should your kitty miss out on all the fun? After all, cats have been one of the main symbols of Halloween throughout history! In honor of our beloved (and scary) kitties, we’ve compiled this list full of pawesome Halloween cat costumes from a couple of Bengal cat owners on Instagram.silver bengal kitten for sale near me

Have any cats in Halloween gear? Then add them to the comments below!

1. Fear the Walking Cat

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2. Proud as a Peacock

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Photo by @wickedbengalsofthemidwest

3. Bat Cat Saves the Day

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Photo by @amonbengal

4. A Rare Sighting of the Catosaurus Rex

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Photo by @thecattrex

5. Victorian Kitty or a Goth Feline?

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Photo by @fuku.chin.radio

6. Always be yourself. Unless you can be a kittycorn!

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Photo by @juliezann

7. Cats “Au Naturel” Can Be Scary as Well

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Photo by @klauroko

8. I Put a Spell On You

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Photo by @dirtyoldmirror

9. Kibble Is My Kryptonite

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Photo by @monkeyface_bengal

10. You Know I’m Gonna Squash This as Soon as I’m Home Alone

Bengal kitten posing next to a pumpkin for Halloween
Photo by @mundo_thebengal

11. Family of Steel… Lex Luthor, beware!

Bengal cats in superman costumes
Photo by @pongoandpurdy

12. I Heard You Have Arachnophobia- You’ll Love My Costume!

Bengal cat in a Tarantula spider outfit
Photo by @mowgli.kray

13. It’s Not Halloween Without Cat-o’-lantern

Bengal kitten in a Pumkin costume
Photo by @emmiethebengal

14. Obi Wan Catnobi

Obi Wan Catnobi
Photo by @finnaniganshenanigan

Bengal cat cattery opens in Springfield: ‘They just have a little bit more touch of wild to them’

A Bengal cat cattery is open in Springfield for families looking to adopt a unique pet.

Bengal kittens for sale californian, “They’re not for everybody, but most people who have them say they are the best type of cat because they have these characteristics that make them a little bit different than a normal house cat,” Shawn Kaeser, co-owner of KZR Cattery said.

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However, George owns the TICA (The International Cat Association) -registered cattery, located at 6675 Middle Urbana Road, with his wife, Veneyen.

“She is really the brains and the mind behind this operation,” George said.

They decided to move to Springfield from the Columbus area to be closer to their family and to allow their kids to experience the “farm life,” he said. Veneyen was interested in Bengal cats and wanted to open a cattery with her prior knowledge of operating dog kennels. Once they moved, they decided to go all in and open the cattery, he said. Bengal kittens for sale californian

“It’s a lot of fun,” Kaeser said.

“The cats are something the kids can do and are not really scared of. They can be a part of it and they can see the circle of life, so to speak, in action,” he said.

Bengal cats are a mixture between an Asian leopard cat, which is a wild cat, and a domestic cat, Kaeser said. They have many characteristics of a wild cat like their love for water, athletic ability, fur patterns and high energy level.

“They just have a little bit more touch of wild to them,” George said.

The Bengal kittens are ready for adoption at eight weeks and cost between $1,200 and $2,000 depending on their color and markings, he said

George explained that the popularity for this cat breed is growing because they are hypoallergenic. He said they have had families from states all over the country wanting to adopt their kittens including Louisiana, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

He added that Bengal cats are regulated in some states depending on how close generationally they are to wild. Most states have no regulations, including Ohio.

“They are a great way to kind of see a different side of a cat,” Kaeser said. “It’s not exactly an exotic animal, but it’s not your normal cat either.”

For more information or to adopt a Bengal cat, visit www.tacomalcats.com or search for Tacomal cattery on Facebook.

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bengel cats for saleHowever, for a pet Bengal kitten, the current average price is $1,500 – $3,000 (USD) when buying from a good breeder. Several factors affect this price, including the kitten’s traits, what the breeder includes with the kitten, and most importantly, the level of breeder care that went into raising the kitten. White bengal kitten for sale


Wait, so you’re saying $2,000 is the current AVERAGE price for a Bengal cat?!

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Yes! And there are many factors that go into this price. It’s a common perception that the only difference between an “expensive” Bengal and a “cheaper” Bengal is whether or not they come with pedigree papers, but price is a reflection of so much more. The reality is that breeding Bengals is an extremely expensive hobby, when done ethically. In fact, breeders with kittens priced at $2,000 often barely make back their expenses!

If you’re looking into adopting a Bengal, you’ll want to know about all the factors that could impact price so that you can make an educated decision. If this is you… keep reading!

Where do I find a Bengal Cat for sale?

However, first of all, where do you even find a Bengal cat for sale?! Here’s what you’ll want to know:

  1. It’s super important to make a careful decision. You hope to have this animal for 15+ years! Take your time when researching. This article will help you make an educated decision when considering important cost factors!
  2. Avoid your typical “classifieds” websites. Stay far away from Craigslist, Ebay Classifieds, and Hoobly. This is just going to lead you to backyard breeders or scams. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is!
  3. The best option for finding a Bengal kitten is finding and working with a reputable, ethical breeder. These are people who are dedicated to raising healthy kittens that exemplify everything there is to love about the breed. The pricing discussed below is what to expect when searching for a breeder.

What can I expect at different price points for a Bengal cat?

The infographic below breaks down what you can expect at each price point for a Bengal kitten. Note that this price guide is for an SBT Bengal kitten, in US Dollars as of 2021.

  • Under $500: Run the opposite direction! This will always be a backyard breeder or a scam.
  • $500-$1,000: Be cautious. Could very likely be a backyard breeder or scam.
  • $1,000-$1,500: On the low end of what you should expect to pay for a purebred Bengal kitten.
  • $1,500-$2,000: A good average price.
  • $2,000-$2,500: On the higher side, but still a very fair price for a Bengal kitten in 2021. Likely from an established breeder with decent demand.
  • Over $2,500: On the very high end of kitten prices, possibly from a cattery with champion bloodlines.

 

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Bengal cats for sale south carolina, Thank you for visiting the “New Mexico Bengal Breeders” page here at our Local Kittens For Sale! Here at Local Kittens For Sale our goal is to help connect anyone who is interested in getting a specific breed of cat with a trustworthy and reputable breeder in their area.Bengal cats for sale south carolina

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However, We have a complete list of all the local catteries and individual breeders that we have been able to locate in that state. We list contact information for you to use, as well as posting a link to their website, so you can quickly see what kittens they currently have available. All this information is provided so that YOU can research each breeder individually and find the one that has your perfect kitten available!

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So, We always strongly encourage you to thoroughly check out each cat breeder you are interested in purchasing from before you make your final decision. With over 3,000 cat breeders listed on this website, we are the LARGEST breeder directory on the internet! However, that means we also rely on our visitors to inform us if any of our breeders listed fall short of being a reputable and trustworthy cat breeder. Bengal cats for sale south carolina

 

Bengal cat hypoallergenic:

The Bengal cat is a hybrid of domestic cats with Asian Leopard cats. They have a wild cat appearance and a light colored belly. These cats also have stripes on their back, sides and cheeks. They became domesticated after four generations of crossing Asian Leopards.

So, Bengal cats are usually bright orange to light brown, although off-white varieties also exist. Their color patterns can be spotted, marbled or rosetted. They are larger than normal house cats and can weigh up to 16 lbs. These playful cats enjoy water and thrive with a lot of attention. There are also long-haired Bengal cats but they are now called Cashmere cats.

These cats shed very little and require minimal grooming since they are efficient self-groomers. They are bold and active animals and are prey driven, so it’s recommended to not have them close to small pets like hamsters, rabbits and guinea pigs.

 

If you have never owned a Bengal before, or are interested in reading more information on these amazing cats, check out our Bengal Cat Breed Information page.

However, Our goal is to help you locate the perfect cat breeder near you; one who is reputable, trustworthy, and honest. However, please keep in mind that while we have the largest cat breeder directory on the internet, we cannot personally vouch for any individual breeder that is listed here. Make sure you thoroughly check them out each cattery yourself to make sure they are ethical, honest, and raise healthy, happy kittens!

We are honored and privileged that you have chosen us to help you on your journey to cat ownership! In addition to visiting this website often, you can check us out on Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest for more information, pictures, and cute kitten videos!

 

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