Not all cats on premises, some shown as references
Alirose is a TICA Outstanding Cattery, CFA Cattery of Excellence, Licensed and Approved by the County
St. Petersburg Florida
How do I get my Bengal?
You can drive to the breeders home, or your bengal can be shipped to you. I can ship anywhere in the U.S. from the Tampa International Airport. Arrangements are made just like a person travelling on an airplane. The kittens are put in an airline approved kennel and shipped on an approved airline. Very simple.
How old does my bengal have to be before I get it?
Bengal kittens are allowed to be sold at 8 weeks old per Florida Law, BUT, kittens are not ready to go to new homes yet. Generally 12-14 weeks is the normal age that they are ready. Kittens are like little children and they have to be on their own, eating, using the litter box and socialized before placing in new homes. See link: www.breedlist.com/faq/young.html
Microchipping & DNA
Dna testing and/or microchipping is available at purchaser's request.
Your bengal kitten will come with a Health Certificate from the State of Florida by a licensed veterinarian. Congenital defects are covered for one year. Your kittens Certificate includes current vaccines, feline leukemia testing, worming, fecal examination, and all over examination and have been seen by a vet several times before issuing the Certificate.
What are Fuzzies?
Bengal kittens go through a fuzzy stage about 4 weeks of age. At 4 weeks it is very difficult to see the pattern clearly. The hair on top is growing faster than the undercoat. This is mother natures way of camoflouging her young. At about 8-12 weeks they start to come out of it. Sometimes your kitten may not look the same as when you saw it earlier. Some breeders choose not to show them in the fuzzies as it confuses the buyer. Pictures are very difficult to take in the fuzzy stage. Dont worry, your bengal's coat will start to lay down, smooth out, and the color will get crisper and clearer at 3-6 months, you will be surprised.
What does pelt or glitter mean? and what colors do they come in?
Bengals have a pelt rather than a coat like most cats. The pelt on a bengal is very soft, tight, thick, velvet like to the touch. Glitter is often found on the coat. Glitter are transparent hair shafts that when in the correct sunlight, glitter reflects like gold dust sprinkled over the pelt.
The traditional bengal is brown. The brown ground color can vary between reddish/goldish to a light tan/tawny, from warm to cool tones. The pattern can vary from deep black to light brown. Green or gold eyes are acceptable.
There are two different patterns. The marble patterned resembles a marble cake. The spotted pattern is spotted or sometimes called rosettes. The coloring can range from black and gold, to black and red, dark brown and light browns. Green or gold eyes are acceptable.
There are silver bengals too. The silver coloration is exquisite and is a newer color for this breed. The ground color is silver ranging from light silvery to darker silver. The pattern on top can range from deep black to light greys. Green or gold eyes are acceptable.