I don't set the kitten's prices in advance or at birth. Bengal newborns need time to develop,
and there's no hurry since they'll be here for a while! I wait to evaluate
the kittens at 4-6 weeks of age. By that time their eyes are open,
they're walking, and it's easier to evaluate their structure &
At 6 weeks of age, I take several factors into
consideration to evaluate each kitten. For one thing, it's much
easier to evaluate their pattern & color than when they were newborns!
I study their growth chart to predict size, and examine how their bone
structure and musculature are developing. Plus I can begin to get a feel for their
Pet kittens are generally priced $1500-$2500
Price includes spay/neuter, microchip w/lifetime activation,
Breeding kittens are generally priced $3000-$4500
Includes unlimited breeding rights plus everything above except
|Why is there a wide range in
prices? Because Bengal Cats are a hybrid breed there is a lot
of variation between individuals.
* The most exceptional kittens, those with great show or breeding
potential command the highest prices. They're popular as pets for
people who don't plan to breed or show - these are the biggest "wow
They're the best reflection of the breed standard or have
other exceptional characteristics.
* The "normal" high-quality kittens with good
markings and body
structure will be priced in the middle. These are very nice pedigree
Bengal Cats without any significant flaws.
* Kittens with imperfect structure or markings will
be priced at the lower end. Don't think of them as "defective"
though! They're still exotic pedigree cats with Bengal looks and
just not the most dramatic or breed standard characteristics
that judges and breeders prefer.
At Pixel Perfect Cats I concentrate on a small
population of high-quality breeding Bengals so I'm not producing any
cheap Bengals. Those are the infamous 'Backyard Bengals' or 'Craigslist
Kittens' who give the breed a bad reputation. They're notorious for looking spotted when young but fading to normal
tabby with age. But at Pixel Perfect Cats, take a look at
the adults and read our testimonials/photos from owners. we work hard to
make sure Pixel Perfect kittens grow into stunning cats who are
unbelievably fun to share your home with.
There aren't enough Pixel Perfect Bengals for
everyone so here's a word of advice if you're shopping from different
breeders. Be very wary if anyone tells you a kitten's pattern will
improve or "open up" with age. I have never seen this happen in real
life. My Bengals keep the pattern they're born with. They always lose
their kitten fuzz and often their colors darken a bit with age, but
the pattern stays the same.
Read our kitten
contract and health guarantee. We're one of the few breeders to
offer a full refund if the kitten is found to be sick at the first vet
exam. However, it is your responsibility to have your kitten examined by a licensed veterinarian
within 72 hours of pickup (or shipping arrival) to validate the
Kittens are usually ready to go to their new homes at 12 weeks of age.
In some instances we may be forced to delay the date due to unforeseen circumstances. Our veterinarian
operates on a tight schedule, and if any last-minute illness appears
we won't release a kitten that isn't in good health. Don't worry
though; everything generally goes according to schedule.
Deposits and other payments may be made in
cash, by check, or via PayPal. All checks must be received at least 5
business days in advance of pickup/shipping to allow for processing.
We do not charge an extra percentage to cover
PayPal transaction fees. Nor will we add an extra percentage to
refunds issued through PayPal. We all lose a little bit in fees to pay
for convenience. If you wish to avoid PayPal fees, we can send your
refund by check.