Available Kittens - Lovingly Raised in our Home... Now Ready for your Home!
To begin your journey to find the perfect Bengal Kitten for you, enjoy seeing photos of some of our past Kittens below... then scroll down to see our Available Kittens or the status of our wait list. Because we are a small Cattery with high-quality Kittens and because Bengals have very small litters of Kittens, our Kittens are most often reserved, before they are born. We prefer your first contact to be via email... please do tell us all about yourself and your household by filling out our Kitten Adoption Application and submitting it. We will review your application and email back with information and photos!
Click HERE to access our Adoption Application Form. When you click "submit" your applicatin does send... we are working on building an immediate "thank you for submitting..." automatic response email.
This is a past Show Quality Kitten. This Kitten is no longer available.
This is a past Show Quality Kitten. This Kitten is no longer available.
How we protect your Kitten during their first 12 weeks of life with us:
All of our Kittens are vaccinated twice with Merial 3-way modified-live virus vaccine for Panleukopenia and Rhinotracheitis in the Veterinary new protocol injection site location and all Kittens have a heart health check by our Veterinarian. Because we are a "closed" Cattery there is little chance of a virus or protozoa infection, however, we still test regularly for various viruses, protozoa and nematodes and are negative for FeLV/FIV, Tri-trichomomas, Coccidia, Giardia. None of our Cats or Kittens have ever had Nematodes ("worms"), however, we de-worm our Cats bi-yearly and all of our Kittens twice, prior to leaving our Cattery. In our Cats' immediate parents and their lineage, there is no history of HCM or PKD, with negative testing results. And... we, of course, give all of our Cats and Kittens lots of attention and love. It is our care and attention that gives them their wonderful distinctive personalities.
What you get in your "Kitten Go-Home" package:
• Your Kitten's individual Health Record with vaccination tags • Your signed Purchase Contract and Health Guarantee • Your Kitten's Transfer Certificate with parent TICA identification • The TICA litter registration number • A Sample of recommended Kitten food • A 30-day supply of KittyBloom supplement "VM 900 plus 3" • A new Kitten toy • A new leash • Our five-page written "course" on new Kitten ownership and care and "quick start" info • Upon availability, we add promotional items to your Kitten package, such as booklets, coupons, and special new trial items. • Our expertise and advice is always available to our Kitten and Cat Owners.
What we expect from you:
• First and foremost, please love and enjoy our Kitten or Cat for all of their life, giving them appropriate care. Upon arriving home for the first one to three days, you must quarentine them away from your other Cats, prior to the mandatory Vet health check. And it is usually best to take a day or two to aclimate your new Kitten in this manner, anyway. • Neuter/spay your Kitten at approximately 6 months of age and send us the receipt, there is a penalty for not doing so. • Keep in touch with us - once and a while, we would like to see photos of our Bengals. • Please keep us updated with your contact information. • Do not let your Bengal roam free outside - there are too many dangers - walk your Bengal on a harness and leash. Our Bengals are house Cats only. • Do not declaw your Bengal; teach them what you like and don't like. Declawing is actually an amputation of each "finger." • A deposit is required to be on the wait list, as well as at the time of selection for a specific Kitten, an interim second deposit will be required. Also, please note that we are following the new current laws that all Catteries should follow and we are now a "business" and by state law must charge and pay NM GRT. However, we still feel that we are a hobby, as we are a very smaller Breeder.
Scroll down for photos and valuable information about our Available Kittens and our adoption process!
QUICK ACCESS LINKS
There is a lot of valuable information on this page... please take the time to review it! But, to quickly answer the most common questions, here are some Quick Acess Links for your convenience:
For Available Kitten photos, please scroll down to "AVAILABLE KITTENS"
This Kitten is a gorgeous young F2. This Kitten is no longer available.
Here is a Kitten from a previous litter... he is napping, after being fed by his Mom!
Enjoy viewing photographs of our current Available Kittens. Scroll down to view their photographs and to receive more information about our Kittens, please fill out our Kitten Adoption Application and email it to us. We will then review your application and get back in touch with you quickly! We usually are able to respond within 24 hours, however, due to the quantity of applications coming in, we may take three or four days to respond. Thanks for understanding!
Click HERE to access our Kitten Adoption Application Form.
Click on this link to review our Health Guarantee. In person showings begin at five to six weeks of age. Kittens are available to go to their new homes at twelve weeks of age (per the TICA and TIBCS BREEDERS' CODE OF ETHICS). Younger Kittens may be reserved by submitting a non-refundable** $200. deposit; this deposit is deducted from the purchase price. There are no cash refunds, however, your deposit may be a "floating" deposit for up to one year (unless other arrangements are agreed to), until a Kitten of your markings and sex becomes available. Please note that we have the right to screen all applicants for Kitten/Cat Ownership, to ask for personal information about the applicant and their home, and have the right to refuse to sell a Kitten for any reason.
Our Domestic Bengal Kittens are Domestic SBT's (F4 or later) and TICA registered. And starting in 2012, we have had TRUE F4 Bengal Kittens available!! That means not just "F4 or later," but the very next generation after our beautiful Foundation F3's - these are the first "fully domestic" generation of Bengal. We are revamping our Foundation bloodline and will have True F4 Kittens again in the future...
We also will be offering TICA registered Foundation F2 and F3 Kittens selectively to approved homes beginning again soon. Check out our FOUNDATION CATS page for more information!
**So, yes, deposits are non-refundable and this is why: It takes five months from conception to a Kitten being ready to go to their new home. During that time period, all of the Cats in the Cattery have to be fed, have litter, Vet visits, vaccinations, yearly health checks and rabies vaccinations, have fresh bedding, toys, heat, light, music, have all of the specialty vitamin supplements and cleaning supplies ordered and purchased, Association membership fees, TICA registrations, web hosting, and yes, even advertising, etc, etc... the deposits help a Cattery to get through the slow times and are quickly spent on supplies. The deposit also confirms the Buyer's definite decision to have one (or two) of our Kittens become part of their family.
One of our past Kittens. This Kitten is no longer available.
This gorgeous Kitten is one of our past True F4 Kittens. This Kitten is no longer available.
Keep scrolling and reading about our Kittens... If we have Available Kittens, they are shown below... We can also let you know if there is an available place in the queue for placing a deposit for a future litter.
To begin the process of new Bengal Kitten ownership, please fill out our Kitten Adoption Application form accessed HERE and email us by clicking the Submit Button at the bottom of the form. This will provide us with information that will help us to better assist you in finding the perfect Bengal Kitten for you and your family. We care very much about our Kittens for all of their lives, even after they have gone to their "Forever Homes." We have taken on the responsibility of being Care Takers for a very special breed of feline... and we take this responsibility very seriously.
The Application includes the following questions: What are you looking for in a Bengal Kitten?, Why do you want a Bengal?, Have you ever had a Bengal Cat before?, Tell us about the members of your household (including pets), How did you hear about us?, Your name, address, phone contact numbers, and other important questions. All of this information helps us to help you. If you don't wish to share information about yourself, then you will not qualify for Bengal Ownership.
We respond very quickly via email and also will want to speak to you on the telephone, as well as meet you in person, to make sure that we are helping you to have the perfect Bengal Kitten as a new addition to your family. Bengals are precious jewels of Mother Nature's... with a little help from a very special woman, Jean Sugden Mill, and every dedicated, reputable Bengal Breeder.
Once you are approved for Bengal Ownership, then we can schedule an appointment for you to visit our Cattery and to meet our beautiful Bengals... and our Kittens! Once approved, you may also place a deposit for a specific Kitten, or to be on the Wait List, via PayPal or at the time of your visitation appointment. We do provide regular photographs of your developing Kitten for your scrap book via email, while your are waiting for them to be of age (12 weeks) to be ready to go home with you. It is important that we meet in person, you get to see our Cattery, and your new Bengal Kitten in-person, before your Bengal starts their new life with you. We are very proud of our top-quality Bengals and of our well-kept Cattery.
FYI: We do not wear shoes in our house, so please be prepared to remove your shoes upon entering and to wash your hands, before handing any of our Cats - these precautions are all to protect the health of our Cats and Kittens. This applies to ourselves, our friends and family, and every person who comes to our home and Cattery, without exception. Please advise us, if your current feline has had any viruses, or illnesses, as we would need to take further precautions to keep our Cattery safe from possible infection. Also, we do not accept visitors, who have visited another Cattery the same day as your appointment with us - this is to protect our Cats health. Did you know that some viruses can survive on clothing for up to nine days?! It is better to err on the side of caution, so that we can continue to have the healthiest Bengals and Bengal Kittens for you! We will also have you sign our guest book.
Kittens are shown by appointment. Showings begin at five to six weeks of age and active play with Kittens is limited, until after the first 8 week vaccination. Pet Kittens may be pre-selected and held with a non-refundable deposit of $200.** At the time of transfer the deposit is deducted from the purchase price. Kittens are kept with their Mothers, up to twelve weeks of age, to assure proper physical, mental, and social development. **Non-refundable deposits vary in amount, depending on quality, purpose, and generation of the Kitten. Please view our pricing guidlines - each Kitten is evaluated individually and priced accordingly and the price lists are "guidelines" for general pricing for what most Catteries charge. Pricing may vary from these guidelines.
We put a lot of effort into making sure that our "Distinctive Lap Leopards" have the appearance and the temperament that will make you fall in love at first sight! ...and that you will have a best friend for many years.
For your convenience, we accept PayPal for credit cards,
as well as personal checks for your deposit.
ClickHEREto access the "PayPal Button" for a secure transfer of your deposit.
This beautiful girl lives in California
Her personality is as perfect as her rosetted pelt!
Please fill out an application to be on our wait list and to place a deposit.
New litters coming soon and we are taking reservations now!
We anticipate Leopard-colored Rosetted and Snow Leopard Kittens!!
Please fill out our Kitten Adoption Application and then...
Contact us for more information and additional photos of our available Kittens!
We will also have Available retired Adults!
After approval, deposits can be placed for our current or for our future litters. Contact us for future availability and parent selection. Purchase information, Kitten Adoption Application, and pricing at the bottom of this page.
ClickHEREto review "How to Introduce your New Kitten to Other Pets in your Household."
Email us to Apply and to be able to reserve your new Bengal Kitten! Click HERE to access our Adoption Application Form.
View our past Kittens shown below and scroll to the very bottom of this page to view purchase information and pricing.
**SOLD** Our gorgeous Seal Mink Snow Leopard boy has gone to his new home.
**SOLD** Show Quality Seal Mink Snow boy
**SOLD** this specacular boy is a True F4 and he and his sister went home togther!
Meet Cheyenne... He is SOLD and is a spectacular Marbled Seal Mink Snow boy... he lives very happily with his new Owners in Las Vegas, NV and he travels within them on all of their trips!.
SOLD!! Que Sera Sera x Makulae are the parents of this beautiful girl, Santa Fe Bengal Starlet Perfection, and she is quite the amazing girl. Congratualtions Keilha!
SOLD!!!This Spectacular little girl has gone to her new home in CA with Nina and Caleb... congratulations on your new SHOW QUALITY Bengal Kitten!!
SOLD!! Rosetted boy from Fire's Ember x Makulae was named "LoverBoy" while at the Vet being Neutered and he has been selected by Sarah and Fletcher to join their family... Congratulations on such a spectacular boy!!
SOLD!! F3 Rosetted Boy from CHARCOAL BEAR has gone home with Lee and Chris! Congratulations on your beautiful new boy!
SOLD! Foundation F3 female... beautiful and lucky... she got to go home with Edgar and Karon with her brother!!
SOLD! Spectacular Foundation F3 male. He and his sister went together to El Paso, Texas with Karon and Edgar. Congratulations on such an incredible pair of Bengals!!
Santa Fe Bengal Cattery has signed and follows the Bengals Illustrated, TICS, and TICA "Voluntary Code of Ethics" for Cat and Kitten care and selling contract guide lines, as well as the TIBCS Code of Ethics. We treat our Cats and Kittens as family members and enjoy every moment that we get to spend with them!
All pet Kittens will be spayed/neutered at approximately six months of age by the New Owner's Veterinarian. By the Code of Ethics, we do not send you your ownership blue slip, until you provide the Veterinary proof of neuter/spay sterilization and by contract, we can fine you, if you attempt to illegally breed any of our Pet Kittens. We are serious about the happiness and health of our Bengals and will not allow improperly bred Kittens, nor will we ever add to Kittens needing homes at an Animal Shelter. If everyone was responsible with their animals by properly neuter/spaying, and if they purchased their Kitten from a reputable Breeder, than the Shelters would no longer be full.
Kittens are usually priced within the guidelines listed, however, Kittens are priced depending on their quality of markings, color, pattern, conformation, and personality and prices may vary depending on their quality. Remember: "You get what you pay for" and it costs more to raise high-quality, healthy, personable Bengals, so our Bengals are priced accordingly.
General Breeder Standards for Pricing are as follows:
Guidelines for SBT Kitten Pricing
SBT Pet $ 900. to $1200. True F4 SBT Pet $1200. to $1500. Snow Leopard Pet $1500. to $2000. Breeder Privileges $2500. to $3500. Potential Show/Breeder $2500. to $4000.
Foundation Kitten prices vary from the above - please view our Foundation Bengalspage. Our Kitten Adoption Application is required and we will be happy to review and discuss your options for a Foundation Bengal.
Minimum deposit for a Pet Kitten is $200. and once approved, for your convenience, you may use PayPal to place a deposit on a pet Kitten. Once your deposit is received, we will respond with a confirmation email. There have been many changes to the laws regarding animals, and with breeding and selling pets and breeding animals. We are in the long process of complying with the new laws. SFBC, by law, must now charge and pay sales tax/GRT on all sales. We also have a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and this information will be posted.
At the time of selection for a specific Kitten, an interim second deposit will be required.
ClickHEREto access the "PayPal Button" for a secure transfer of your deposit. There is a $6. transaction fee added for the PayPal fees.
Deposits are non-refundable and there are no cash refunds, but deposits are "floating", which keeps your place in queue for Kitten selection. You will be contacted, when litters are born, and offered an available Kitten, who meets your description (or is similar to your desired Kitten) in order of your place in queue. You may choose to make a selection or to wait for a future Kitten.
Kitten Buyers are protected by our Health Guarantee for replacement of their Kitten, if there is a Vet verified life-threatening issue, initially within the three days of your new Kitten ownership. A licensed Veterinarian Health Check is required to be completed by the New Owner for this three day guarantee to apply and be valid. There is also a Health Guarantee for one year from the date of birth for genetic defects in your Kitten that are Vet verified. Our Feline Specialist Veterinarian has indicated that genetic health issues typically present indications within the first year of life in a Kitten. The initial New Owner Vet health check must have been completed within the initial three days for the one year health gaurantee to be honored. SFBC MUST be advised promptly of any Health issues and the New Owner MUST continue to provide updates and information regarding their Kittens'/Cats' health for their guarantee(s) to remain in effect (and we request updates regarding your Kitten throughout it's life). A Kitten will only be replaced once. Please read the terms in your contract for more complete information regarding the Health Guarantees. We do everything possible to raise the happiest, healthiest Bengal Kittens! Mother Nature has been very kind to us regarding our Kittens' and Cats' Health. We have shipped Kittens within the USA via United's Pet Safe Program. Kitten prices, listed above, do not include shipping fees. All local and foriegn laws must be observed.
HOWEVER, with new animal related laws in place, we only ship pet Kittens, if you, or your chosen representative, have been to our Cattery and viewed your Kitten(s) in person. We have always preferred to meet every New Kitten Owner in-person, face to face, so this is in keeping with our normal practices. Driving or flying to our location to pick up your Kitten is always the best option and often a similar cost compared to shipping. You will have the added benefit of seeing our Cattery, meeting our Bengals, and during your Kitten pick up you will have a one-on-one, approximately one-hour course on Cat health, vaccines, Cat care, recommended food, litter, and other products, how to properly clip your Kittens nails, etc. Well worth the trip! We pride ourselves on our knowledge and training and enjoy passing it along to our New Kitten Owners. You will also receive this information in a five-page written document to take home with you.
Click HEREto find out more about shipping details.
But please keep in mind that all domestic and foreign State and Country laws do apply and not all localities are able to receive shipped animals easily. And all laws will be observed.
Kittens are correctly vaccinated at approximately 8 weeks and 12 weeks of age for Distemper (Panleukopenia) and "Kitty Cold complex" (a series of very contagious respiratory viruses) with Merial Modified-live virus vaccine. Keep in mind that Rabies vaccine cannot be administered until 16 weeks of age and is, therefore, the new owners responsibility. And the one-year, modified-live Rabies vaccine is the only type safe for felines and by law should be administered annually, however, many Veterinarians are now indicating that administering this vaccine (one-yrear type) every three years is adequate and much safer for the health of your Cat. Please DO NOT OVER VACCINATE!
Kittens also need to be with their mothers and litter mates for a minimum of 12 weeks for proper health and social development. Generally, Kittens should never be permitted to leave a Cattery prior to 12 weeks of age. If a Cattery is selling at earlier ages, such as 8, 9, and 10 weeks of age, they are probably not properly vaccinating and giving the Kittens their best chance at a happy, healthy, long life. There are rare occasions that a Kitten is developed enough to be ready to go to their new home at 11 weeks, but they must be properly vaccinated. At Santa Fe Bengal Cattery, we vaccinate at 7 to 8 and 11 to 12 weeks of age as the "Code of Ethics" specifies. Foundation (F1, 2, 3) Bengal Kittens are the exception to the SBT 12 week of age rule. It can actually be better for a F1 or F2 to go their new homes as early as 9 or 10 weeks of age to assure that they bond with their new Owner. If a Cattery does not follow these recommendations and guidelines, then you may want to ask... what other guidelines do they ignore?