Bengal Kittens

Update: 2nd May 2022. We currently have Bengal kittens available. At this stage we have brown spotted and snow spotted males and females available. One litter was born Easter Monday the next Anzac Day.

Our adults are tested clear for PKDef, PRA-B and are frequently  screened for HCM.

Click here if you're interested in purchasing a Pet kitten.

Click here if you're interested in purchasing a kitten for breeding.

How much are your Bengal Kittens?

This is the first question 95% of you ask on your initial enquiry. Always remember you cannot place a value on quality. Make 100% sure that any kitten you buy the parents have been health tested for PRAb and PKDef along with the parents having their hearts officially checked by a cardiologist. You may find a cheaper kitten but you want to make sure you don’t commit to a lifetime of vets bills. Breeders may say that they have not had any problems in their lines (unless they keep up to date with every pet owner they don’t know) a lot of the health problems are recessive so they need to always continue testing when it comes to HCM. We have some good articles on here about health issues.

The majority of breeders in Australia charge between.

Pets - $2000 - $4000 ours are $2500

Breed/Show - $3500 - $8000

Pet: What is a Pet Quality Kitten?
A very good question, and each breeder will have their own interpretation. Here at Migaloo Bengals a pet quality kitten is one which we prefer to go to a pet home rather than for show or breeding. The kitten quality can vary from each litter. Sometimes a pet might be one that is lacking in type, or the coat lacks contrast. Another time you may end up with the pick of the litter. All our pet quality kittens are desexed before they leave.

Breed: What is a Breed Quality Kitten?
This has caused numerous heated debates over the years which seem to have got worse. Breeders are given a standard to follow for the Bengal but with different feline associations having their own standards for the breed it leaves judges awarding for totally different type.
In the Bengal we have breeders who try and replicate the whole package and then we have those who have branched off who are now trying to perfect individual parts of the standard for example, a shorter thicker tail, straighter profile, stronger chin, smaller ears. You then have breeders who concentrate on pattern alone trying to perfect the rosettes. They have come a long way since the 90’s. Then you have breeders who concentrate on colour and finally those who chase certain pedigrees/lines.
So, back to the question, what is a breed quality kitten? It really depends on what YOU are looking for. If we feel a kitten could turn out to be of breed quality if mated with the right stud/queen in the future then we mark them as breed quality.

Show: What is a Show Quality Kitten?
Here at Migaloo I never sell my cats at an inflated price just for show. The reason is no one can ever guarantee that your cat will win on the day. Yes, it may be of show quality, but, if the judge isn’t awarding the cat why should you have to pay a $1000 + more. I’ve had Champions all over the world and apart from the cats I’ve owned myself and some imported to Germany, Sweden, America and Hawaii they have all been cats that I have sold as pets
For anyone who gets a Migaloo bengal up to Champion status we offer a 50% refund on the purchase price.
Remember when showing, each judge interprets the breed standard differently. So if you don’t have a great day next time try a different judge.

Kittens come with:
Feline Cat Council of Queensland (FCCQ) Registration Papers
Pedigree
6 Weeks free insurance with Pet Cover
Vaccinations
Microchip
Health Check
Desexing (For Pet Quality Kittens)
Information Pack
24/7 Help and Guidance
Discounted shipping rate (Where required)

How long is your waiting list?
At Migaloo Bengals we have never kept a waiting list. However we have been asked to consider this by numerous pet owners and people interested in a kitten therefore we have decided to trial a priority waiting list. We will only accept a small number of people on this list and only if we have litters on the ground or confirmed.  The price to go on the priority list is $100, this gives you the chance to choose a kitten before they are advertised. The $100 will be credited against your purchase price. Having the waiting list also allows people to arrange a payment plan if they prefer to pay for their kitten at so much a week.

Purchasing a Kitten

Bengal kittens go through numerous changes from birth to 16 weeks of age. We have found over the years the best time to take photos is around 4 to 5 weeks. Even then the kitten you finally take home can look like a totally different cat by the time they are in their 'fuzzies'.
At this age you will usually find photos posted online of the kittens. Next to each photo you will see the status of the kitten.

  • Available: this means you are free to enquire about this kitten. It will be available for you to put a deposit on (or purchase if it is ready to leave). Once we have assessed your suitability we ask for a $500 holding fee
  • Pending: this means that someone is sending us a deposit. Should the deposit not arrive or the buyer changes their mind, the kitten will be relabelled "Available".
  • Under Evaluation: this means we are holding the kitten for evaluation for our program or that of a another breeder.
  • Reserved: this means a deposit has been made and the kitten chosen by its owner. It is no longer available.
  • Keeper: this means the kitten is staying here at Migaloo Bengals for our breeding program but may still become available in the future should they change once grown.

To reserve a kitten we ask for a holding fee of $500. The balance of the purchase price of the kitten, including shipping (if applicable) is due in full by the time the kitten is 10 weeks old, so that we can arrange the final paperwork/travel/desexing etc. Kittens will be ready to leave for there new homes around 14 weeks old. We cannot guarantee an exact date as the kitten needs to weigh 1.2kg before it can be desexed. Some reach this sooner some are slow to wean and we won’t rush them.
Once you have reserved a kitten if it’s easier for you we can accept payment plans as long as the full balance is paid before the kitten leaves.