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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 4:03 am 
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Have just reserved a kitten for start of July! Ended up going with Gayzette from just outside Aberdeen, solid reputation from online research and having been out to visit and meet their cats and kittens got a good feeling from the breeder. Really knowledgeable and nice.

I went with an F6 Brown Marbled one, debating whether to take one of the brothers or sisters as a companion. Some photos below, can't wait to get the little guy home :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 9:45 am 
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beautiful kittens!

have you thought of any names?


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 10:43 am 
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misty wrote:
beautiful kittens!

have you thought of any names?

I like Ralph and Harvey, fiance likes Oscar. TBC!


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 4:08 pm 
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All of those kitties are gorgeous! Congrats on the little guy! The best time to get two of them is NOW, especially if you can grab a sibling. Bengals are energetic and demand a lot of attention. Caring for two of them isn't that big a difference except for the multiple litter boxes and beds and toys. Your biggest expense will be vet bills for the two of them. Had I been all about bengals, I would have grabbed two kittens, but I got mine when he was 6 years old and it's a little late for a playmate for him. He's territorial and very aggressive toward other cats -- even females.

The little guy you've picked out is just gorgeous and I know you can't wait until July! Those lighter colored kittens are just stunning as well.


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 4:27 pm 
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Sherry wrote:
All of those kitties are gorgeous! Congrats on the little guy! The best time to get two of them is NOW, especially if you can grab a sibling. Bengals are energetic and demand a lot of attention. Caring for two of them isn't that big a difference except for the multiple litter boxes and beds and toys. Your biggest expense will be vet bills for the two of them. Had I been all about bengals, I would have grabbed two kittens, but I got mine when he was 6 years old and it's a little late for a playmate for him. He's territorial and very aggressive toward other cats -- even females.

The little guy you've picked out is just gorgeous and I know you can't wait until July! Those lighter colored kittens are just stunning as well.

Thanks, i love him already and have only met him for five minutes! I had my previous tabby cat for 19 years until he had to be put to sleep late last year.... he lived a very healthy life though so don't think he can have too many complaints. The Vet found a tumour whilst doing a routine check up and said it would make him get very unwell within 6 months. It was almost a blessing rather than him get extremely unwell he could go peacefully with goodbyes.

My partner initially wanted a normal marmalade cat for so the lightness of this one and his Mum won her over. Although she also wanted one of the snow ones which got me thinking about getting a 2nd one. I was initially loving the rosetted ones but this guy just clicked for me!

We will have petplan insurance (seems the best place from my mountains of research!) on one of their premier plans which gives us £1k of complimentary treatment per year and £7k of cover, hopefully that will limit our costs although some will of course be anticipated. One of my main hesitations is cost to be honest, £450 per kitten and we are in the process of piling nearly all our savings into a new house we move into in a month. But i do get the feeling that now would be the best time especially as we can get a sibling so may just have to find a way of making it happen. My hearts saying to take 2 and my heads saying to take 2 but my bank balance is saying it's a lot of money at a time where money is being squeezed for a few months. I would imagine a sibling would be very easy for him to become best friends with too.

He will be microchipped but do you know if there is such a thing as GPS chipping him? I won't be letting him outside but would like to prepare. That and diet are the 2 things on my "to research more thoroughly" list!


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 7:33 pm 
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Oh the snows are gorgeous! I would snatch one of them up for sure. I have two SLP sisters and I can't imagine trying to keep one entertained on my own. They play constantly and get along well. They have had their issues while developing, but they keep each other company all day while I am at work. It may be challenging adding a second down the line.

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 2:27 am 
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Yes, get a snow Bengal too! They are so much fun to watch playing together!


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 10:55 am 
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Hi!! lOve your new boy, so cute!!! I am also near Gayzette and have reserved a kitten from them!!! Bring him home on Saturday!!! Bet you cant wait to get your boy home - love Ralph and Oscar for names :) Sorry to hear about your other cat :( The same happened with me, had to put our 5 year old F3 to sleep last year as it was most likely he had a brain tumour and steroid treatment only delayed the inevitable by a few months. Horrible decision to make though, isnt it?

I think if money is tight, there would not be too many problems in taking your new boy in July, then get another in a few months?? I think this way, he can bond with you first and also if not waiting too long for a new addition, it should not be too difficult to introduce another. Depends how you look at it I suppose. Hope the next 2 months dont drag too long!


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 10:54 pm 
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Hi!! lOve your new boy, so cute!!! I am also near Gayzette and have reserved a kitten from them!!! Bring him home on Saturday!!! Bet you cant wait to get your boy home - love Ralph and Oscar for names :) Sorry to hear about your other cat :( The same happened with me, had to put our 5 year old F3 to sleep last year as it was most likely he had a brain tumour and steroid treatment only delayed the inevitable by a few months. Horrible decision to make though, isnt it?

I think if money is tight, there would not be too many problems in taking your new boy in July, then get another in a few months?? I think this way, he can bond with you first and also if not waiting too long for a new addition, it should not be too difficult to introduce another. Depends how you look at it I suppose. Hope the next 2 months dont drag too long!

Just seen your post on Arez, he looks good!!

It is horrible but I guess when you get a pet you always know you will outlive them and you can only do the best you can for them during their life - however long that may be! I've decided just to get one little fella for now. We are going to name him Harvey, I was torn between Harvey and Ralph and my partner wanted Oscar but we are opting for Harvey! I'm away on holiday in a couple of weeks and looking forward to getting Harvey home more than the holiday!


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 12:36 pm 
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The wait for Harvey must be hard on you. July is a ways off yet! Just know that Harvey will demand much of your time. Well, almost all of it!!! LOL. Be prepared. They love to interact with others, and you will be that interaction. Play time is a must and to save your hands and feet, get lots of toys -- especially wand toys. You'll have to bengal-proof your home as well as they seem to get into everything. You have lots of time to prepare for the little guy. Congratulations.


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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 10:26 am 
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I got both my bengals from Gazette and they are great cats. Excellent breeders in my opinion xx

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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 1:22 pm 
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We love hearing positive things about the breeders!


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 12:49 am 
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Sherry wrote:
The wait for Harvey must be hard on you. July is a ways off yet! Just know that Harvey will demand much of your time. Well, almost all of it!!! LOL. Be prepared. They love to interact with others, and you will be that interaction. Play time is a must and to save your hands and feet, get lots of toys -- especially wand toys. You'll have to bengal-proof your home as well as they seem to get into everything. You have lots of time to prepare for the little guy. Congratulations.


Yeah, tough!! I'm moving house this week and away on holiday the following week so plenty to keep me occupied! Also going to be getting Harvey in the middle of June now when I'm back from holiday as I'm off work for 5 days in a row and myself and the breeder agreed this would be a good period to spend some time with him and i will just take him for his final jabs 2 weeks later. Yeah i will be getting wands and a big scratch house post thing for his room he will initially stay in. Any advice for bengal proofing?! I'm going to leave him with either the kitchen & living room to roam around in or the 2nd floor when we go out just in case he runs out the door when we return from a day out or work!

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I got both my bengals from Gazette and they are great cats. Excellent breeders in my opinion xx


Good to hear that. I've been impressed from the start with them and done a lot of my own research prior to approaching them. Been top notch so far, have a friend who got his cat from the breeder too who recommended them.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 12:22 pm 
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Good luck in your new home. Hope Harvey won't be leaving the breeder too early. You had asked about GPS systems -- they do make them for pets. They used to be extremely bulky. I don't know if they have gotten slimmer. Once a cat gets out, they can also slip off. As long as your kitty is microchipped and you take safeguards that Harvey does not escape -- cat enclosures are a great way to allow him to experience the outdoors and be safe -- I wouldn't invest in a GPS system.

The one thing you might want to do is train him to walk on a harness and leash and take him for walks. This will allow him to get used to his environment around your home and neighborhood and should he ever escape, could find his way back home. The downside is that once a cat sniffs the outdoors, they want to return again and again, so that can be problematic. If Harvey can remain indoors and have safe access outdoors, that may be all he needs.

Enjoy your vacation as well.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 3:50 pm 
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Sherry wrote:
Good luck in your new home. Hope Harvey won't be leaving the breeder too early. You had asked about GPS systems -- they do make them for pets. They used to be extremely bulky. I don't know if they have gotten slimmer. Once a cat gets out, they can also slip off. As long as your kitty is microchipped and you take safeguards that Harvey does not escape -- cat enclosures are a great way to allow him to experience the outdoors and be safe -- I wouldn't invest in a GPS system.

The one thing you might want to do is train him to walk on a harness and leash and take him for walks. This will allow him to get used to his environment around your home and neighborhood and should he ever escape, could find his way back home. The downside is that once a cat sniffs the outdoors, they want to return again and again, so that can be problematic. If Harvey can remain indoors and have safe access outdoors, that may be all he needs.

Enjoy your vacation as well.

I can't foresee any issues with the 10 weeks thing, the earlier I can get him home and used to his surroundings and fully trusting me the better. What sort of issues can you imagine? Any pointers appreciated.

Yes, I am considering an outdoor enclosure or even just a harness to take him in the back garden but I will wait and see. Breeder has advised that as long as he gets plenty of attention and has space to move around he would be very happy indoors. I'm yet to decide. Think I agree with you on the GPS system, just going to be very careful I think.


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