Bengals are very active cats with curious natures. They originally stem from a cross between an Asian Leopard Cat and various breeds of domestic cat. Their standout features are their stunning coats and their gorgeous personalities! Bengals have just the one coat, which often is glittered and gives them a shimmering, golden appearance. They can have various colours and their distinct markings can be marbled, spotted, or rosetted.
Bengals are not for those wanting just a lap-cat. Although they WILL curl up with you and purr (and purr and purr,) it will only be when they're ready to and usually after they are fed and have been played with. They love to interact with their humans and will hold a conversation with you while following you around. They've very clever cats and can be taught to walk on a leash, play fetch, and even do tricks. They also tend to be fond of water - drinking it, playing in it, and swimming. I had one who used to jump in the shower with me on a daily basis!
ABOUT BOROBENGALS CATTERY
Returning to Canada after 20 years in New Zealand, I decided to pursue my passion, knowledge, and love for Bengals and started breeding my own. My focus is on producing healthy, well-socialized kittens with rich glittery coats and prominent, darkly-outlined rosettes. I am particularly fond of the reddish brown colouring. To date, my cats are producing gorgeous, cuddly, and friendly kittens.
BoroBengal cats are all raised in a home setting to foster socialization and give these wonderful pets the love and care they deserve. All our cats are given a raw diet of meat, organs, and bone. Please check out the links on the INFO page for more information on raw diet. Once adopted, the kittens can continue with this diet, or can easily be transitioned to a new one.
The health of our kittens is of utmost importance, so all the adults have been tested for FIV/FeLV (feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukemia virus), and echocardiographed to scan for HCM (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy). Only those cats who test negative for all of the above will be bred. We test routinely for HCM. All of our kittens receive full vaccination and are desexed (spayed/neutered) before leaving for their new homes.
Future goals include expanding to an indoor/outdoor enclosure to board cats, and to foster homeless cats until they can be adopted out.
ABOUT THE BREEDER
I grew up with cats and have never been without them, but it was when I was living in New Zealand that I first encountered a Bengal. What struck me most was how soft and glittery the coat was. Soon after, I bought my first one - a Snow. Hamish was quite a character. He loved to go for rides in the car and friends soon learned they couldn't leave their windows or doors open at my place or he'd hitch a ride. He hopped in the shower with me on a daily basis, and loved to jump up at the palm fronds. About a year later, I got Possum. She was Hamish's shadow and you could always find them curled up together.
My love for this wonderful breed has translated into a passion. I strive to learn everything I can about them, including, but not limited to, breed history, best practices for healthy felines, the ideal natural diet, and socialization. Sharing this knowledge with you is my pleasure. Please come visit the cattery or check out my blog to learn more.