When it comes to the cost of Bengal kittens you’ll discover that there are a lot of different quotes for prices out there. This is because of a variety of different reasons and in this article we want to try and help make it more understandable. In this article we will cover the following:
As many people know through reading various articles about Bengal cats, they are a domestic cat that was crossed with an Asian Leopard cat in order to come up with the Bengal kittens we know now. Bengal kittens will receive ratings that are based upon how many generations removed they are from their wild ancestors.
When someone breeds a Bengal cat with an Asian Leopard these kittens will be considered F1s. Then when one takes an F1 female and breed it with a male Bengal those kittens will be considered as F2s. Next when you take and breed an F2 with a male Bengal they produce kittens that are called F3s. Finally, when you breed an F3 with a male Bengal they will produce F4 kittens. A kitten is not considered a true Bengal until they have reached the fourth generation or F4. Breeders usually refer to their cats in the fourth generation or even higher just as Bengals. As a pet owner it’s far better to buy a kitten that is an F4 or even higher because they tend to make much better pets.
The cost of a Bengal kitten often will depend on how many generations they are removed from their wild ancestors with an F1 kitten being the most expensive of them all that is then followed by the F2 and then the F3. If you are actually considering purchasing a an F1 Bengal kitten you can expect to pay anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000. It all depends on if the female is of pet quality or one that is for show and breeding. A male F1 Bengal can cost about $1,500. The reason why F1 Bengal kittens are the cheapest is because all F1 males are born sterile. Kittens that are F2 or F3 generations can cost you $1,500 to $5,000. It will depend on their quality, markings and their gender and the females still cost more than the males. There are some breeders who still have older Bengals on hand or they have retired breeders will sell these at a lower price.
There are times when you can find adult Bengal cats at Bengal cat rescues and you can purchase these cats anywhere from $150 to $200.
Probably the best place to buy your Bengal kitten from is from an official Bengal cat breeder. Pet stores and rescues have them on occasion, but it’s very rare. Most Bengal kittens will cost you more than an adult Bengal.
The average cost that you can expect to pay for a Bengal kitten is usually about $1,000 but, they can actually range anywhere from $400 all the way up to $10,000. This will all depend on their location, the breeder, their gender, and their quality. It also will depend on their generation with F4 and higher being the least expensive.
Bengal kittens will come in a variety of different coats. Coat types will often have a lot of influence on the price you may end up paying for your Bengal kitten. The most common of coats for Bengals are spotted, marbled, and snow. You will find that there are three different kinds of spotted Bengals:
There are two different types of marbled coats:
There are four different types of snow coats:
When it comes to pricing Bengal kittens the coat can play a key role. This is because some of the coat markings are a lot more rare than others and some coats are in much more demand than others, this will then raise the price of the Bengal kitten. For instance a Snow Bengal kitten tends to be the rarest of the coats and tends to be the most desired by many. This makes this type of kitten a lot more expensive than others. The next would be spotted Bengal kittens that tend to be more expensive than those kittens that have marbled coats even though marbled coats are more rare than spotted coats, kittens with spotted coats are more popular so they tend to be more expensive.
Here’s a video of snow bengal kittens playing. They are more expensive than most other coats, but they sure are pretty.
So, did this help you to better understand how much it might cost you to buy your own Bengal kitten?