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 Post subject: New to this
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:54 am 
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We have an 8 month old marbled bengal female. My question is...is it better to breed her at least once before we get her fixed? I know that for a female dog that is pure bread it is better for them. But I am all new to this bengal cat thing and want to have the proper information ☺
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 Post subject: Re: New to this
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:34 am 
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Asian Leopard Cat

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No you should not breed her, there is no reason to do this as it has no effect at all on the cat.

I had Pearl done at 4 months as she came into season early.

I would highly recommend to get her done as soon as possible.

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 Post subject: Re: New to this
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:56 pm 
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I am recommending you get your bengal fixed ASAP. There is no reason for a cat to have a litter of kittens unless you are starting a breeding program. There are enough bengal breeders so the supply of bengal kittens is great, While it's super "cute" to have a female give birth to these adorable kittens, there are extra expenses involved if you want purebred bengal kittens -- like a purebred bengal stud which is not cheap.


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 Post subject: Re: New to this
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:25 am 
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cleo84 wrote:
is it better to breed her at least once before we get her fixed? I know that for a female dog that is pure bread it is better for them.

This is absolute tosh.


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 Post subject: Re: New to this
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:40 pm 
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Paiviaso no need to highlight my question. If I asked is was to have the correct information. Thank you to the others who kindly answered my questions.


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 Post subject: Re: New to this
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:12 pm 
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Members often highlight the exact bit of the question they are answering! It's not to be mean, it's just so that people don't have to read the whole original post to understand which bit they are referring to!

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 Post subject: Re: New to this
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:32 am 
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Bengal Kitten

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I understand that. But the response could have been written a little better. I felt a little offended. I am trying to do the right thing by asking questions.


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 Post subject: Re: New to this
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:19 am 
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cleo84 wrote:
I understand that. But the response could have been written a little better. I felt a little offended. I am trying to do the right thing by asking questions.


The forum has an ignore feature, and it becomes a lot friendlier place once you've used that feature judiciously :lol:

But beyond that, I think what you're running into is that once you've embraced and wrapped your head around the notion of purebred cats, you start to comprehend how (and what it took) for some of these breeds to come into being. And then the dedication, meticulous attention to detail, and wealth of knowledge in different areas that is required to run a reputable breeding program to produce the sorts of high quality representatives of the breed that we all now enjoy.

So the notion of a new owner fancying themselves a breeder and popping out a couple of batches of kittens that weren't bred and raised with that same attention to detail, and knowledge and discipline is seen as seriously undermining the breed.

I think that's what you're running into, and you'll eventually gain an appreciation for that, the more you learn about bengals, or any other breed of cat... so anyway, no, nobody is going to recommend that you breed your cat... repeat after me: "I am not a bengal breeder, I will leave that to the professionals".

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 Post subject: Re: New to this
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:23 pm 
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Note, too, we have members from all over the world and most are from the UK, so the slang over there is rampant in these posts. You cannot take things posted here personally. It is the internet and we all seem anonymous here. All members do their best to help out and answer questions. We're happy you're a part of this wonderful forum.


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 Post subject: Re: New to this
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:27 am 
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Thank you Sherry ☺


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 Post subject: Re: New to this
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:17 am 
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I highlighted part of your post to make it clear that I was referring to your statement about bitches needing to bred before they are spayed. That is quite a statement to make, and as indicated, one I vehemently disagree with!


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 Post subject: Re: New to this
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:37 pm 
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Cleo was simply asking a question! Members here are free to comment. Nobody meant any harm by it, although some people more than others may feel a big stronger about not allowing a cat to breed when there is no need to breed it! We all suggested the female cat be spayed. It's up to Cleo84 to decide what she wants to do.


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 Post subject: Re: New to this
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:56 pm 
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Thank you Sherry :)


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 Post subject: Re: New to this
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:50 pm 
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That's what we here for. :biggrin:


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