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 Post subject: Recommended Catteries
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 1:34 pm 
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Bengal Cat

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Hi All

My husband really wants to go away on holiday and I've resisted because I'm really worried about leaving my boys in a Cattery.:-( I would love it for a neighbour to come in and look after then but they are quite hard work as they are indoor cats and its a lot to expect of someone for a week/fortnight.

What does everyone else do? Are there specific catteries for Bengals?

Thanks!!


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 7:33 pm 
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Asian Leopard Cat

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I have the same issue - before we got ziggy we paid a cat sitter to pop in once a day and feed our two moggies, clean the trays etc - it worked really well but I wouldn't want to leave Zig on his own for that much of the day - I can imagine the sort of trouble he would get into!

The Fab Cats site has a list of recommended catteries that look excellent, haven't tried one yet but intend to next time we go away

http://www.fabcats.org/catteries/index.php


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 8:22 pm 
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I put mine in a cattery for a few days at Christmas - the first time I've ever used a cattery for any of my cats. I rang round a few and visited the 2 nearest ones. I chose the one I did because it was exclusively cats (the other one had kennels and horses too), they only took up to 12 cats, they'd taken Bengals before and the lady was really nice! Nothing was too much trouble for her, she encouraged me to bring toys, blankets, litter trays - anything that would make them feel at home. She explained how often during the day she visited each cat, grooming them if the owner had agreed in advance, playing with them etc. The place was also spotlessly clean and in a sense that was the only thing that worried me - I almost wondered if it was all a bit too clinical but I balanced that against the risk of infection and decided it was a good thing (screens between pens that go right to the ceiling etc, etc). They also had heated sleeping areas, separate levels for feeding, sleeping etc.

When I picked them up I was quite happy that I'd made a good choice. I could tell from the way the woman talked about them that she really had spent time with them - she picked out various different elements of their characters that she could only have got from spending quite a while in their company. She was just so enthusiastic about them that I knew she really cared.

The other cattery I looked at was OK but it felt more like a business than a passion and I just didn't feel I wanted to leave my babies there.

At the end of the day, no cattery is going to provide the same environment as they get at home - in particular if they're outdoor cats like mine - so you have to reconcile yourself to the fact that it's not going to be home from home. You can tell an awful lot by visiting the place and talking to the owner and I strongly recommend doing that. You'll know instinctively when you find somewhere that you're happy to trust with your furbabies. There are also standards which you can find on the internet for what an approved cattery should have - that helped give me things to think about and questions to ask when I was making enquiries.

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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 1:27 am 
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Asian Leopard Cat

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there are a few bengal breeders who also have boarding catteries. barrie & rosie alger-street are in shepperton which is very near windsor, they are lovely people who were also some of the first to import the breed to the country.

http://www.typha-typhast.co.uk/

i would feel happier if it were someone who was used to bengals, but i'd still visit first to make sure i was happy with the cattery :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 9:17 am 
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the breeder we are getting our kitten from runs a cattery in Staffordshire, Chrisjay Bengals, not too sure of the cattery name, but if you search for that you should find it,

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:45 pm 
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Bengal Cat

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Location: Windsor, UK
Hi All

Thank you all for your help and advice. I have emailed Barrie & Rosie given they are used to Bengals AND they live very near us (double bonus!). Hubby will be very happy if I now agree to leave them and we can go on holiday. :-) Might even be a marriage saver! lol

Khaan & Hobbes


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:19 pm 
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ooo marriage councelling and bengal advice...you get it all here! :lol:
hope that works out for you, it'll be nice to get away & know your cats are safe while you're gone :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:29 am 
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This is quite a good one, i've used it before - you can get a double pen for both of them for the same price and even get things like a tv! depends how far you'd want to travel though. They also look after dogs, parrots and small animals like budgies

http://www.mypetstop.co.uk/


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