Adelhills Bengal Cats 

To view photos, videos, pricing and details of what kittens we have coming up and currently available please go to
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Due to our location and limited internet we have found this tool allows us to maintain current and enjoyable updates on our cats and kittens through the Facebook Page.

Don’t worry you don’t have to have a Facebook account to view our page or see our videos and photos, it’s just like a webpage. Our Adelhills Bengal Cats Facebook page is public webpage with open access.

Price Reflects Quality

Please be aware, our kittens are priced to reflect their quality, our imported lines and the investment of care and time we give to them and to you.

Kittens and their prices are posted with their photos on 
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Kittens are priced and assessed based on a number of things including, type, pattern, coat, clarity, rarity etc... Based on these assessments we will then categorize our kittens under top quality pet, altered (desexed) show quality and entire (intact) show and breeding quality.

There is preference in the placement of our show quality kittens into homes that intend to show and promote their cat but it is not required.

So if you've seen a stunning show or breeder quality kitten and just want the best of the best lounging in your home for your enjoyment please inquire to the possibility of the kitten's availability to be altered (desexed) for you.

Adelhills Bengal Kitten Price Ranges

Australian residents please add GST

Top Quality Pet
$1500

Show Quality Altered (Desexed)   
$1600 - $2500

Show Breeder Quality
$3000 and up

Adelhills Bengal Kittens

All our Bengal kittens are registered and are sold with a five-year hereditary genetic and temperament guarantee contract so that you can be assured you are receiving a purebred, top quality, healthy Bengal kitten.

Our babies are all vet checked 3 times prior to leaving us, x2 vaccinations, veterinary signed health certification, dewormed, microchipped, 6-wks pet health insurance, altered (desexed), well started in potty training and socialized before they leave us at/after 12 weeks of age, to ensure that they are perfectly ready to become a member of your household.

Adopting a Bengal Kitten

All Bengal Kitten bookings require an application. You can find the application form on the right, on mobiles scroll down.

Once your application has been approved we will require a non-refundable booking fee of $300+gst for your Top Quality Pet or $500+gst for your Show/Breeder Quality kitten, depending on what preference you list in your application.

This booking fee will go towards the purchase price of your kitten. Kitten selection is based on the type of application you submit and is placed on our waiting list in the order of when we receive your booking fee.

Home Raised

Our Bengal kittens are raised in our home with our four children and their Mothers. The temperaments of our breeding stock along with our constant handling and socialization, done by both adults and children, helps ensure that our babies come to you prepared as much as possible to enter your life and homes. When getting an Adelhills baby you can be assured of the quality in temperament, health and looks for your Bengal Cat.

In the Litter Box

Kittens from Adelhills Bengals are started training form a young age, approx 3-4wks, how to properly use the litter tray.  We limit their access when they are very young so that the litter tray is only a quick trip for them so they never learn "not to use it". Once they are a bit older we give them free access to our kitten lounge. This is a normal lounge size space, where they can fun playing, learn to use the climbing tree, but are still within a close dash to the litter tray.  Remember 90% of all training in animals is avoiding them learning bad behaviour, so we strive to give them good litter habits right from the start.  Remember when a kitten comes to you they are still a little baby!  Add that to the fact that your home is a new location, their litter is in a new location, so you want to set them up for success by limiting their space those first few weeks so they only continue learning in their new environment good litter habits. Our kittens come with lifetime breeder support so if you have a question or a concern we are always only a phone call away.

Early Desensitization Training

We spend a lot of time handling our kittens and exposing them to household sounds and expectations so that they come to you as much as possible ready to fit into your household environment.  We make sure your kittens are use to having their feet and claws handled so that future trimming is an easy task.  we handle them all over from nose to tail, not forgetting to get them use to having their mouth opened and fingers in their ears and their tails handled. We use clipnosis, a veterinary used and recommended technique when handling and training our kittens.  Just like a horse trainer rubbing a horses wither to calm them so does clipnosis work to relax kittens.   Just like their mothers who use the same technique when the kittens are little carry them we utilize this natural technique to train our kittens to give in to training techniques and to relax into them.  Raising kittens in the house isn't enough, bengal kittens require a lot of hands on handling, play affection, training and love.  The more the hands on the kittens the better and with four kids in our household it means our kittens are very well socialized.

Peace of Mind

All our Bengal Kittens go out to their new homes with a FREE 6 week accident and illness insurance policy. Following is what that policy covers:

Illness and injury

Vet fees up to AU$3000.00. Includes hospitalization, referral and complementary medicines

Death from illness or injury

The loss of a pet is always heartbreaking. Our policy will refund the purchase price up to $AU1,500.00

Advertising and Reward

If you kitten is stolen or lost, our policy will pay for local newspaper advertising and will grant a reward up to $400.00

Straying

If the kitten is not found, despite all efforts our policy will refund the purchase price up to $1,500.00

Bengals with Show and Breeding Quality

If you are interested in an altered (desexed) show Bengal kitten we would be more than pleased to assist you. We love to see our babies out there showing and seeing their owner's enjoyment of their success.

We only sell entire show and breeding kittens to registered breeders who we feel strive for the highest Cattery standards and ethics. If you are a Bengal breeder and are interested in working with us and our lines we look forward to hearing from you. We do not tend to advertise when we have breeding quality kittens, as that is not a focus for our cattery.  However, if you are a quality breeder and you are interested in a kitten or mature breeding cat from us please feel free to inquire.  Our entire kittens/cats ALWAYS come with a breeding limitation contract if you are located within Australia, for a sample copy of our contract and expectations please email us a request.

Interstate and International

If you are not a resident of South Australia and are unable to come to us to collect your kitten, we can fly your kitten to you.  Adelhills will ensure that your kitten safely arrives to you with all necessary documentation.  For interstate families we will organize all the transport for you, You will receive your transport confrontation directly from the transport company and pay them for any transport.  We organize all transports  as part of our customer care but we do not collect funds for transport.  Kittens will always be transported in a new pp20 crate that you will be able to keep and use for the lifetime of your cat for any vet visits or future travel or transport.  Your transport fees will include the purchase of your kittens crate. Are you international? Don't worry we are also able to organize flights for most international destinations depending on the quarantine restrictions and regulations of your country.

Continuing to Breed Top Quality Bengals

To ensure the continuing quality lines of our breeding program, Adelhills reserves the right to retain any Bengal kitten necessary for the development of the Bengal breed prior to listing them as available on our site.

This assures that Adelhills is able to maintain a high level of quality and direction for our future program and the careful continued development of the Bengal cat breed. Adelhills reserves the right to refuse a sale or application at their discretion.

Application Download

Please note that this is not an online form and you must download the form first before you can fill it in on your PC.


Once downloaded you can complete the form in your own time and email to:
melinda@bengalcatbreeder.com.au

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Kitten Fuzies

Bengals do not have "cat hair" but rather a pelt that was inherited from their wild ancestors.

The texture and feel of a Bengals pelt is reminiscent of the texture and feel of mink.

Because Bengals have the same sort of pelt as the Asian Leopard Cat their kittens go through a unique stage.

At about three weeks of age  Bengal kittens will often (but not always) go through a fuzzy stage often referred to as the "ugglies". This stage usually ends between the age of three to six months.

The coat becomes muted and fuzzy in appearance. This stage of development is similar to the camouflage stage that Asian Leopard Cat kittens display in their natural habitat to make them less vulnerable to predators.

The good news is, that all kittens gradually grow out of this stage and their spectacular markings, sharp contrast, vivid colors and patterns return in grandeur.

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Handling

Kittens can be fragile, especially in comparison to puppies.  It is important that if you have children handling your kitten that you teach them some good guidelines to follow. 

We recommend that children should, when learning to handle a kitten, sit on the floor.  This ensures that if the kitten crawls away from them that the kitten does not get dropped.

You will need to show your child the appropriate pressure when holding the kitten, so that they don’t “love on them too much”.

Kittens when young do not retract their claws properly to release things like clothing, blankets and skin.  You will need to show your child how to lift the kittens paw up and forward to “unhook” any little claws. Never just pull the kitten straight off an object that they are “velcroed” to.

As a new owner you need to ensure that you handle your kitten often when they are awake and continue on with the early desensitization training we have already established with them.

Kittens should be handled, carried, touched and caressed often and all over to ensure that they are well socialized and desensitized to being handled. 

This will help in future when you need to clip nails, have vet exams, clean ears or medicating them. 

If your kitten struggles or kicks to "get away" DO NOT let them go, rather use the clipnosis technique to calm them.  If you let them go when they struggle or kick you teaching them that if they want down just kick and struggle!  You don't want that.  You want them to relax and be calm and then set them down.  that way they learn that if they are realized you will set them down and it's positive training.

Set your kitten up for success not failure.  Just like kids picking the right teaching moments is essential.  Wait for your kitten to have had a run and play and get all their energy out before attempting to do your handling desensitization routine.  This ensures that you aren't trying to chill out and handle a kitten who's just woke up and just wants to play.  Always pick your timing so that it's a positive learning experience.

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FCH - Family Care Home


FCH program is a participation program that requires application and acceptance.  You must reside in South Australia and be within a 2hr drive of our location.

How the program works, is our young breeding girls aged 12wks onwards are placed and live with families as their forever pets.

When the FCH girl is approx 12 months of age the family will bring the girl back for "a dirty week away with a boy".  Then she’ll go back home with her family during gestation.   

One week before the FCH girl is due to birth the family will bring her back up to me and I midwife everyone and raise the babies. 

Once the babies are weaned the mummy goes back home to her family.  We limit and only ever have a max of 4 litters with a girl under the FCH program. In some cases it is less than 4 litters, as it depends on what our development goals are with each girl.   

Once the girl has completed the FCH program we sign over desexing rights to the family with a desexing requirement to be completed within 14 days of release to exit the program & transfer ownership to them as their pet forever. 

There's obviously time involved for our families coming to and from our location which is why our FCH participation fee is only $300+gst as we value our families time and efforts.

I really love this program as it is so great for the cats as our queens get to live as much loved family pets and not cattery cats.  And when they're desexed they are already in their forever home so we're not trying to rehome retired cats. 

The FCH program also works great for our temperament testing as our queens must be successful family pets before we ever consider breeding with them... which is another reason why we can give the temperament guarantee on all our kittens that we do.

The FCH program is a bit more work for us but the benefits to my breeding cats make it all worthwhile.

Because of the loving environments of the FCH placements it allows us to focus on the cats living with us and raising all the babies. It also allows for a diverse breeding program and varied genetics.

If you are interested in the FCH program please email us for a sample copy of the FCH program agreement contract and further details.

 

 

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Pet Insurance

As part of our healthy kitten plan for new homes, we secure a free 6 week insurance policy though PetPlan for your kitten from the date that they leave us. This gives us and our families’ peace of mind during the transition time from our home to yours. We do encourage that you consider maintaining this policy after the 6 weeks expiry.