About The Breed
What are the characteristics of Bengals?
Bengals are not only beautiful as they look exotic with the resemblance of leopards, they are very affectionate, intelligent and fun-loving! They are as affectionate as dogs and love human companionship as they will greet their humans at the door and are always following their humans around the house, even to the bathroom, yet they require less maintenance than dogs. You can leash train them and bring them for walks or bring them outdoors for an adventure! You can train them to perform tricks such as fetch, sit, hi-5.
What is the average weight of an adult Bengal cat?
Male Bengal usually weigh between 6 to 6.5kg, while female Ragdolls are between 4.5 to 5kg.
How long do Bengals live?
The lifespan of a well maintained Bengal is about 14 to 16 years.
Are Bengals suitable for homes with young children and seniors?
Bengals’ loving nature is good with children and seniors. We do advise adults to watch over the children when they are with the cats; any breed of cats, not just Bengals and to remind them to be as gentle as possible when handling them. Bengals are funny and fun-loving. They bring lots of joy to families with children and seniors.
Are Bengals suitable for first time cat owners?
Most people have the wrong perception that Bengals are too wild. Don’t be deceived by their wild looks. Bengals are domestic cats that are very docile and affectionate. Most of our customers are first time cat owners and they fell deeply in love with this intelligent breed. Moreover, our cats are brought up in a loving environment which has made them well-socialized and confident.
Are Bengals too high energy and require a large living space?
Having quality spaces and a variety of spaces are more important than having a large living space. A well designed room with vertical climbing features installed or a window view for instance is better than a large empty space. Cat condos and cat poles with scratching sisal robes where they can climb, play, scratch and rest are good.
What should I do if I am a cat owner that works long hours and has a busy lifestyle?
If you work long hours, you can consider having two cats so that they have a companion and a playmate when no one is at home. If you can only keep one, you may get them interactive toys and they will self-entertain. We do advise customers to spend at least 30 mins with them daily. Like humans, they need love and companionship. You may just let them sit on your lap and knead while you watch your favorite TV programmes!
Will Bengal destroy my furniture?
With appropriate scratching material around, they rarely scratch anything else. So it is important to provide appropriate scratching material for them. Scratching posts, cardboard scratching pads, sisal mats etc. would be good.
When are your kittens neutered/spayed and why must they be sterilized?
They are usually neutered/spayed at 4 months old once they weigh 2kg. Male cats can become very territorial, aggressive, and start marking their territory with urine while females in heat may continually yelp and howl incessantly. Neutering/spaying cats has many health benefits and also decreases the chances of your cat getting testicular/prostate/ovarian cancer.
Cat Care and Maintenance
How much does it cost to maintain a cat?
Even with our quality raw food,each cat would cost about $300 to $350 a month to maintain your cat including the cost for litter, monthly application of Revolution and deworming (to be done every 3 months). This excludes any medical fees and grooming. You will save on grooming costs as Bengals are short fur and do not require you to bring them to groomers unlike long fur cats. We do advise customers to consider getting pet insurance to cover any unexpected medical costs.
How often should I feed my cat?
We feed our cats twice a day in the morning between 8.30am to 9am and at night between 6pm to 6.30pm.
What should I feed my cats?
We recommend feeding our homemade raw food (barf). Our barf is formulated with 15 Vitamins, 10 Minerals, Taurine, I-Lysine and high quality calcium supplement and has the following health benefits for your babies:
- Boosts the immune system against disease and infection.
- Increases feed efficiency through improved absorption of foods.
- Balanced nutritional support during critical periods of stress or illness.
- Helps prevent excessive shedding
- Reduces risk of cardiovascular and retinal disorders.
- Combats dry, flaky skin and dull coat.
- Enhances coat color
How often should I shower my cat?
Cats are very clean as they clean and groom themselves daily. Hence, they actually do not require shower unless they stain themselves badly by accident or you bring them out for walks regularly. If you really want to give it a shower, every 4 months is sufficient. Make sure you dry them thoroughly and it's best to use a pet dryer.
How often should I brush a bengal’s fur?
We recommend brushing them fortnightly with a rubber glove to get rid of dead fur. This minimizes shedding and the chance of the cat getting hairballs.
How often should I trim my cat’s nails?
Fortnightly trimming will be ideal. Start trimming from young so that your baby gets used to it.
Do Bengals have to be kept in an air conditioned environment?
Our cats and kittens live in a naturally ventilated environment mostly. It is more important to ensure that the environment is well ventilated and not stuffy. If you keep the windows closed while you are not at home, it will be a good idea to have a fan switched on.
How many litter boxes are needed for a cat?
We recommend 2 litter boxes for 1 cat in a household. In case, one of the litter boxes is soiled, the cat can use the other one.
Where should I keep my cat if I am traveling?
We offer cat boarding service at Ryokan Genetique Cat Boarding Hotel located at 101 Desker Road. By far the best cat boarding hotel in Singapore. We offer virtual tour cat hotel and physical tour at our cat boarding hotel.
We highly recommend you to read up about Cat Boarding Service must be Transparent to Ensure Cats' Safety
What is the price range of a bengal?
Our bengals range from $5,500 and above. The price of each kitten differs depending on its quality such as its size, markings and color.
What is included in your pricing?
Our pricing includes an extremely comprehensive Kitten Starter Pack free (valued at $500). This is to help Genetique pawrents kickstart their beautiful journey of owning a kitten! 🥰
- 3 vaccinations
- 3 deworming
- Health Certificate
- Surgical Vest
- 5 days worth of nutritious kitten food
- Interactive Toys
- 1 x Premium Tofu Cat Litter
- Kitten grooming/spa prior to collection day
- 10% lifetime discount (for all your pets) on vet bills with Genetique's partnered Vet 24H Hospital
- Detailed Kitten Care Guide
What is your mode of payment and payment terms/process like?
Customer pays cash via PayNow transfer to our company’s UEN number. We also partner with Pace who will provide our customers with installment plans.
To confirm a kitten, customers pay 50% of the price of the kitten. Balance payment is to be made when customers bring home the kitten.
How do I get a kitten from Genetique? What is the process like?
Interested customers can book a viewing session for cat adoption with us at $50 an hour for a maximum of 3 pax to interact with our kittens when they are 2 months old after their 1st vaccination.
To confirm a kitten, the customer pays a deposit of 50% of the price of the kitten. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable. We will issue the customer with a contract.
The kitten can go home after their 2nd vaccination at 3 months provided they are deemed suitable to go home.
In the unfortunate event that the kitten is not ready to go home in 3 months, we will continue to take care of the kitten till it is ready.
What if I cannot bring the kitten home, when he/she is ready to go to its new home?
We can continue to take care of the kitten at $20 per day provided we have the capacity (e.g. we have enough space) to take care of him/her.
How can I be on your waiting list?
Customer who wants to have the first priority to choose a kitten once it's available pays $1000 to be on our waiting list and this is on a first come first serve basis.
Is the $1000 deposit refundable should I change my mind or there is no available kitten suitable for me on the selection day?
No, the $1000 deposit is not refundable. Customers can wait for the next litter. They can choose from a maximum of 3 litters.
Do your cats come with Pedigree and Health Cert?
Pedigree Certificate is available at an additional cost of $300.
We provide customers with a general health certificate from the Vet.
Where are your cats from?
All our cats are imported from UK, read more about them at Where to buy cats in Singapore
What are the essential items I need to get to prepare for the arrival of my furbaby?
There are 13 essential items you would need to get ready before your baby arrives?
- Cat Litter Box with Scoop
- Cat Litter
- Ceramic Food and Water Bowl
- Soft bed
- Scratch Pole / Scratch Board / Cat Condo / Tall Cat Pole / Cat Tree
- Revolution to apply once a month to prevent ear mites, ringworms
- Deworming Medication to be given every 3 months to prevent parasite infections such as tapeworms infection
- F10 Disinfectant Solution to mop the floor, disinfect the cat litter box, carrier etc
- Interactive Cat Toys
- Nail Clipper to cut the nails fortnightly
- Saline and Facial Cotton Wool to clean the ears and eyes weekly
- Rubber Glove for combing the coat fortnightly
Is it a must to cat proof my house before I can get a Bengal?
Safety is our top priority. As such, our babies can only go to homes that are cat proof and safe. All cats, not just Bengals, love to climb and look out of windows. It is therefore of utmost importance that the house is fully cat proof to prevent any accidents.
Are your cats tested for FIV/FELV?
Parents of our kittens are tested negative for FIV/FELV to ensure that genetically, our kittens are also free of FIV/FELV.
We cannot be held reliable for diseases such as FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus), FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus and FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) because the development of these diseases may also be caused by stress, low immunity, change or inappropriate diet, cleanliness and possible contact from other pets or dirty surfaces such as dirty footwears or dirty environment with flies and insects.
What type of health checks have been conducted on your cats?
The kittens are examined physically by the Vet to ensure that they are healthy and are free of any signs of infections or contagious diseases. They will help to ensure that the kittens do not have ear mites, ringworms or any visible genetic defects. A copy of this health certificate will be given to our customers.
What kind of health guarantee does your company provide?
We provide customers with a general health certificate from the Vet to certify that the kitten has been inspected physically and is clinically healthy and free from any signs of infectious or contagious diseases.