Live in Illinois and want to find a Bengal kitten? This list of Bengal cat breeders in Illinois should help direct you to a breeder with an upcoming litter.
The good news is, there are plenty of breeders in Illinois specializing in Bengals.
Bengals are an exotic breed of cat, and they are best found with breeders with experience breeding and raising them.
If this is going to be your first Bengal, they’re awesome family pets. Very intelligent, social, and a lot of fun – you’re in for a treat!
Good luck with your search.
Bengal Cat Breeders in Illinois | Kittens & Cats for Sale
|Purrfect Dreams Bengals
|Fast Paws Bengals
|Missouri and Illinois Borders
|WarCloud Cats and Kittens
|Bengal Barn Bengals
Purrfect Dreams Bengals
Address – Joliet, IL
Phone – 815-267-8434
Website – http://www.purrfectdreamscattery.com/
Address – Chicago, IL
Phone – 630-606-4068
Website – https://www.chicagobengal.com/
Address – Central Illinois
Phone – 619-379-0690
Website – https://dracarysbengals.wixsite.com/
Fast Paws Bengals
Address – Illinois
Phone – 815-545-5503
Website – https://fastpawsbengals.com/
Address – Near the Missouri and Illinois Borders
Phone – 618-888-2138
Website – http://www.legaciebengals.com/
WarCloud Cats and Kittens
Address – Harvard, IL
Phone – 815-420-8155
Website – https://www.warcloudexotics.com/
Address – Streator, IL 61364
Phone – 815-257-8039
Website – https://razzeldots.com/
Bengal Barn Bengals
Address – Mid-Western Illinois
Phone – 309-737-8945
Website – https://www.bengalbarnbengals.com/
Address – Olney, IL 62450
Phone – 618-554-0515
Website – https://www.foxcreekbengals.com/
Tips When Choosing a Breeder or Cattery
Looking for a Bengal – or any family pet for that matter – is a huge deal. You want to be sure you’re dealing with a breeder you can trust, and of course, you want a healthy kitten.
A few tips and things to do when looking for a cat are:
Speak with the breeder – Buying a kitten is a personal thing, so you should get to know the breeders and speak with them.
It’s not something that should take place entirely online. Pick up the phone, see if you can visit their cattery, do whatever makes you comfortable that they have their cats’ best interests at heart.
Ask about vaccines – Vaccinations help to protect kittens from severe infectious diseases. Make sure you know which shots they will have had, and what they’ll need in the future.
Ask to meet the parents – You should always try and meet your prospective kitten’s parents. Not only is it nice to see their parents, but you also want to be sure they’re in good health and well-treated.
Guarantees and contracts – You can’t skip on paperwork and legal T&C’s, no matter how quickly you want to get your new kitten home.
A reputable breeder will ask you to fill out a contract to protect both of you should anything bad happen.
You also need to be aware of any guarantees and what you can do if things do not work out for any reason.
TICA and CFA Membership and Certifications
You may have seen certain badges or mentions of being members of different organizations on breeder’s websites.
The International Cat Association (TICA) and The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) are organizations that register pedigree cats and breeders.
If you can see that a breeder is affiliated with either of these, it demonstrates but they’re committed to registering their cats and upholding high standards.
What Does a Bengal Cat Cost?
Bengal cats come in a wide range of varieties and pedigrees. So, it’s not possible to tell you exactly how much you can expect to pay.
I did look at the price list for several readers, however, so as a general guide I can tell you you you will pay somewhere in the range of:
|Type of Bengal
When you decide on a kitten that you want to reserve, it’s normal to have to put down a large non-refundable deposit.
This is to cover the costs associated with raising a kitten until it’s old enough to be rehomed.
Are Bengals Good Family Pets?
I can honestly say without any bias that Bengals are awesome family pets.
Bengals are intelligent, friendly, curious, and social cats – all the personality traits that enable them to fit in perfectly with any household.
You do have to be aware that Bengals are fairly large cats, so you need the appropriate space and cat furniture for them to play with.
But generally speaking, they are very easy to raise and look after. They’re playful cats, even as they grow into adults they’re still fairly mischievous.
So, they are better suited to households where people are often in and have the time to give them attention.
If you’re looking for a unique, interesting, and fun breed of cat, a Bengal checks all of those boxes and more.
Do keep in mind that all breed information and profiles are general, every cat has their own personality!
Bengal Breeders Across the U.S.
If you couldn’t find a breeder or cattery that was able to help from the list above, you can find lists of other Bengal breeders from different states across the U.S. by clicking the links below:
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