Live in Iowa and want to find a Bengal kitten near you. This list of Bengal cat breeders in Iowa is the solution!
I’m not able to personally vouch for any of these breeders, but I’ve done the legwork and listed all the breeders in the state of Iowa at the time of publishing.
If you’re looking for your first Bengal, you’re in for a real treat.
Bengals are unique, exotic cats, with stunning marbled or spotted coats. They’re also very social, a lot of fun, and intelligent cats.
Good luck with your search!
Bengal Cat Breeders in Iowa | Kittens & Cats for Sale
|Bengal Heart Cattery
|Charles City, IA
|Midwest Bengal Kittens
|Honey Creek Cats
|Honey Creek, IA
|Prairie Rose Bengals
|Des Moines, IA
|Iowa Kurimski Bengals
|Des Moines, IA
Bengal Heart Cattery
Address – Charles City, IA
Phone – 515-368-0618
Website – Facebook Page
Midwest Bengal Kittens
Address – Ames, Iowa
Phone – 515-337-1733
Website – https://midwestbengalkittens.com/
Honey Creek Cats
Address – Honey Creek, IA 51542
Phone – 712-310-1873
Website – https://honeycreekbengals.com/
Address – Ames, IA
Phone – 630-715-6616
Website – https://www.dentonsbengals.net/
Prairie Rose Bengals
Address – Ottumwa, IA, 52501
Phone – 641-680-7674
Website – https://prairierosebengals.weebly.com/
Address – Des Moines, IA
Phone – 515-974-9372
Website – http://www.hypnoticexotics.com/
Iowa Kurimski Bengals
Address – Lovilia, IA
Phone – 641-344-3429
Website – http://iowakurimskibengals.com/
Address – Clarinda, Iowa
Phone – 712-303-8879
Website – https://silverlillysbengals.com/
Address – Ottumwa, IA
Phone – 641-799-2381
Website – https://www.echoesbengals.com/
Address – Des Moines, IA
Phone – 319-429-0858
Website – https://www.kutabays.com/
What to Look For in a Breeder or Cattery
Searching for a new kitten, especially a specialist breed and an expensive one like a Bengal can be a little daunting.
It’s not that difficult, however, when you find the right breeder I’m sure they will help you through every step of the process.
To find the right breeder for you, here are some things to consider:
Are they local? – Finding a breeder as near to you as possible is always ideal – although I understand it’s not always possible with a kitten as rare as a Bengal.
If you can find a local breeder it will enable you to visit them (if permitted), and it just makes communications, collecting the kitten, and so on easier.
What are the terms? – You can’t afford to get carried away when you spot a cute kitten or get your heart set on a litter before discussing the terms.
You do need to know where you stand should the worst-case scenario happen and there is a problem with the kitten in some way.
Can you see the parents? – When Adopting a kitten from a new litter it’s important that you’re able to visit the parents.
This is to ensure the parents are healthy and kept to a high standard of care. Plus, it’s also nice to know where your kitten is coming from, isn’t it?
Don’t worry, there isn’t much to remember. When you find a reputable and experienced breeder they will talk you through every step of the way.
TICA and CFA Membership and Certifications
A lot of breeders and catteries are members of either The International Cat Association (TICA) or The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA).
These are organizations that register pedigree cats and provide lots of helpful resources for breeders.
It’s not a deal-breaker if a breeder isn’t a member of an organization, but it’s added peace of mind if they are.
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?
The main appeal of Bengals for most is their striking looks. Bengals look like wild cats, and it’s no surprise as they were bred from the Asian Leopard Cat and a domestic cat.
There have been a number of other breeds used in the foundation of Bengals, too. The history of a kitten is something to talk about with a breeder when you’re shopping around.
But it’s their personalities that win people over. Generally speaking, Bengals are friendly and affectionate, they love to play, are curious… all the things we love about cats, right?
They’re big cats, and remain playful long into adulthood. Bengals do require some challenging cat furniture to burn off explosive energy, but that’s simply resolved with a good cat tree.
If you’re looking for an exotic-looking cat that is a bundle of fun with a big personality, I think a Bengal is going to be perfect for you.
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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