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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:28 pm 
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£300 for a cross breed? Are people really willing to pay that much? You can get a pedigree for £500 plus (sometimes less)

http://www.pets4homes.co.uk/classifieds ... olton.html


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:17 pm 
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I dunno... to me there really is no point to buying a cat from "some guy" advertising random litters of kittens, especially with some vague claims about partial lineages. Either having a cat with a specific lineage and enjoying the cat's breed-specific traits and personalities is what you are trying to achieve, or it is not. And if it is, then going with a legit breeder is really the only way to go, and if it isn't, then you are way better off going to a shelter and having dozens and dozens of cats to choose from. That's how I see it.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:06 pm 
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There are many bengals in the rescue system needing a home. Some are even pure with papers. If you have some flexibility, you might want to look into it. I rescued my two as kittens and paid $150 each. They were spayed and had all their first year shots. No papers, but they are the most amazing creatures I have ever met.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:20 pm 
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Father "unknown". Hmm, bad owner for not having their "bengal" spayed! People will probably eat up these kittens. They are adorable. "Breeder" may not get that price for them.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:13 pm 
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Hi, new forum member, new Bengal owner, been browsing the forum for a while, so much useful info.

Is the mum here actually a Bengal? She has white socks, and what looks like a non-spotty white tummy. A Bengal cross perhaps, or a pretty tabby?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:48 pm 
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I didn't think the mother looked like a bengal either. Unfortunately, when one reads "bengal," they get interested, especially if they've been wanting a bengal and not wanting to pay full price for one. You get what you pay for.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:33 pm 
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The mother of these kittens cannot be a bengal, she has white feet, probably just someone chancing their arm hoping someone will fool for it, you can bet all those other kittens haven't been sold it's just a ploy, have seen it all before.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:28 pm 
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They are definitely mixed breed based on the photos of the mother. The kittens are very cute but the seller is not being honest by calling them bengals.

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