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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:40 am 
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We have a 10 1/2 month old bengal cat, Quasar. He is awesome.

We are looking to expand our kitty family by one. The Savannah breed is particularly appealing, along with Maine Coon.

Has anyone ever introduced a Savannah or Maine Coon to a Bengal? Any advice on this proposition?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:20 pm 
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Kyenta1 wrote:
We have a 10 1/2 month old bengal cat, Quasar. He is awesome.

We are looking to expand our kitty family by one. The Savannah breed is particularly appealing, along with Maine Coon.

Has anyone ever introduced a Savannah or Maine Coon to a Bengal? Any advice on this proposition?


No personal experience with Savannahs other than knowing they grow really large, need tons of room, and mounds of stimulation!

On the other paw, I have the distinct pleasure of sharing life with two Maine Coons in addition to my Bengal youngster (oh, can't forget to mention the lab/heeler). Our introduction phase was less than two weeks and couldn't have gone smoother. I attribute a lot of that to the coonies' laid back but quite playful nature.

What I've found is that Maine Coons are an energetic and resilient breed, inquisitive, quick learners, vocal, love water... all good matches to a Bengal. The only thing notably different is that coonies will typically ascend by jumping from one level to another as opposed to the "Super Man" leaps of a Bengal.

When it comes to Maine Coons the biggest things to watch out for healthwise are the dreaded HCM and hip dysplasia.

Good luck with your search!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:43 pm 
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I know someone with a Savannah and a Bengal. Its what drew my attention to the Savannah breed when I first saw them. I'd never heard of a Savannah at the time.
His Bengal was a year old when he brought home the Savannah kitten. He had absolutely no problems with their introduction. They took to each other immediately.
The early generations can be tall cats, and look heavier than their actual weight suggests The later generation Savannah to Savannah cats are more or less normal cat size. My friend's Savannah is comparable in size to a Bengal.
To know what they're like, take the energy level of a Bengal, and double it. They are also very intelligent, and very inquisitive. I reckon they are a great combination as they keep each other entertained.
The early generation Savannah's are very expensive. I heard of some F1 females being as much as £20K. My friend paid £1200 for his (pet class) male kitten two years ago. I think they're a bit cheaper now as the breed has become more established.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:15 pm 
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Thank you for your responses.

We have decided to stick with one kitty for now.

We researched Savannahs more directly. They are very expensive and the only relatively "local" breeders only seem to have F1-3 cats. They are huge, costly, and I was really more interested in a later generation individual.

The Maine Coone is my fave currently. In a couple of years, when our pup passes on, we will likely look at one of these beauties or another Bengal.

Thanks again. :smile:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:21 am 
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Have a look on youtube, there is a few videos of someone who has a blue savannah and a bengal, they seem to get on well but the savannah seems more active and dog like.

I can't see an issue with any other cat, pedigree or moggie, being brought into the home. As long as you look for the right kitty to suit your bengal and the introduction in done slowly.

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