Nova Bengal Cattery

Welcome to Nova Bengal

Welcome to Nova Bengal Cattery. We are a small family run Bengal Breeder located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Our family is passionate about raising bengal kittens with great temperament and type! We started our TICA Registered Cattery in the Winter of 2017.

Our cats are raised underfoot in our home and well socialized with children. Our kittens are handled daily from birth. Your kitten will come with a health guarantee and age appropriate vaccinations. They will be ready to go at 12-14 weeks of age.

*All our cats are registered with TICA – The International Cat Assocation.

The Bengal

The Bengal is a hybrid breed of domestic feline crossed with an Asian Leopard Cat, a small wild cat found in Asia in particular in the province of Bengale. Their story began in 1963 when the American Jean S. Mill realized this crossing for the first time. From this mating were born the first hybrids ‘F1’ then ‘F2’ (1st and 2nd generation), half wild cats.  The Bengal cat, said ‘domestic’ needs to be separated by at least 4 generations from the original crossing between a domestic feline and ALC. The goal is to keep the “Wild” appearance of the Asian Leopard Cat and the “Sweet” temperament of the domestic cat.

The breed has been recognized by T.I.C.A. (The International Cat Association) since 1985 when Jean S. Mill was able to attended her first show.

The Bengal Cat Character

The character Of the Bengal makes them unique and quite different from other cat breeds. They are quick, intelligent, curious and also very affectionate, especially with other animals and children. But what distinguishes them the most from other breeds is that they are much more energetic than a normal cat. They are by nature small hunters who love to play, climb and perch in heights. While they aren’t typically described as a lap cat they CAN be, when THEY WANT TO BE! Our bengals love running water and are often ready to play!

Bengals are medium to large cats, from 6-15 pounds, with males generally being larger than females. Bengals also make great companions.

For more information see the TICA Webiste @ https://www.tica.org/pdf/breeds/intro_bg.pdf

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