From 1996-2009 Bamboo Cattery had specialized in raising the most exotic looking rarest purebred Bengal cats with the highest amount of Leopard Cat blood available anywhere in the world!
Please note, that not all F1 and Early Generation Bengal cats are of the same quality as they were at Bamboo. While most other Bengal catteries are producing the watered down versions of only 10-20%, Bamboo Cattery had been consistently offering high quality Bengal cats of 50, 60, & even 80% Leopard Cat blood while still producing the most sweet natured, well behaved, bonding, loving, outgoing, affectionate, and genetically sound domestic Bengal cats available in the world for over a decade!
Bamboo Bengals were for the must discriminate breeder, pet owner, and show person. Who realize that getting a genetically sound, well socialized, and well behaved Bengal cat was worth far more than to have to deal with shy temperaments and chronic health issues with high medical bills as well as having to deal with many breeding and genetic health problems down the road.
Just ask anyone who owns a Bengal cat from Bamboo Cattery or read Bamboo's many unedited Customer Testimonies from around the world who also have owned other Bengal cats and other hybrid cat breeds and now own an F1 or 3/4 F1 Bengal cat from Bamboo cattery.
Our motto "Breeding for quality, not quantity, on sound genetic health, not for current fades".
SBT Queens For Sale
EG Queens For Sale
Because of Mike's health, Mike and Marie owner's of Bamboo Cattery have ENDED their Breeding Program and will no longer have ANY Bengal kittens available.
Pure subspecies of
The real thing, bottle raised
and litterbox trained. This are for breeding, not for pets.
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The most beatiful cats in the world.
No permits required in most areas to own or breed them, only to sell them!
Bamboo is still a registered cattery withUnfortunately, this does not stop other catteries from using our name as part of their cattery name. We are the ONLY "Bamboo" Bengal cat Cattery and have no connection to any other cattery!
TICA, IPCBA, & ACFA
Owning a Pet verses a Breeder?
Bamboo raised ALL their kittens in their home to be loving well behaved pets first and foremost, but all pet kittens MUST be neutered or spayed no later than 5-6 months of age. If you don't, you will not only be violating our legally binding pet contract, but the adult whole (un-neutered) males will likely start to spray and mark outside of their litterbox and many whole (un-spayed) females will do the same when they are seeking a mate which can be as often as every 3-4 weeks.
This marking habit may become difficult to stop once it is started in your home. Whole cats also go through many hormonal stages that may also make them unsuitable in the home.
Please note: Marking and spraying in whole (un-fixed) cats is not a "Bengal Thing" and is very common in all domestic cat breeds. In fact it is even more common in several other domestic cat breeds, but all domestic cat breeds will mark if not neutered or spayed when recommended.
Unless you have or are planning to build a cattery designed to house whole breeding cats, we do not recommend you purchase any domestic cats for breeding or to keep them whole. Breeding is best left to the experts.
What makes a better pet Male or Female?
When both sexes are fixed at the recommended 5-6 months of age, the only difference between the sexes is their size, both sex's make wonderful pets so it boils down to your personal size preference. Bengal males average 5-8 pounds larger than female Bengals.
We are continually contacted by people who have purchased F1 - SBT Bengal kittens from other catteries that were advertised as "hand raised" who when arrived are hissing, spitting, even biting, and are completely unsocialized and untrained. Unfortunately, many are raised in barns or in basements and not in their homes.
Because of the Leopard Cats strong natural instinct to fear humans, BOTTLE RAISING IS A MUST! It is our experienced opinion that anyone who tells you different, is trying to exploit them without doing the work and responsibility for any negativity toward the Bengal cat breed.
In fact, please note that a non-bottle raised F1 is only worth half the price of a bottle raised one and buy purchasing a non-bottle raised EG is only helping to support breeders who are hurting the whole breeds reputation, so don't be fooled.
Even if purchasing just for breeding, non-bottle raised EG's will be very nervous and will not handle stress as well. They are highly more likely to have problems breeding and even if you can get them bred, they are more likely to abort, abandon their litter, or even eat their young to protect them, Which is very rare in bottle raised, well socialized ones. In fact none of ours have done that.
We feel it is irresponsible and unethical for anyone to produce animals that live in fear and stress for their whole lives. It is our experience to get the very most outgoing, trusting, loving of F1's, they MUST be pulled and bottle raised prior to 21 days of age or earlier to achieve full socialization. Even bottle raising is not always enough if the kitten has not been socialized and loved as part of the family. This is the key to assuring a sweet, loving, outgoing calm dispositions, that Bamboo Cattery was so well known for. Even non-bottle raised kittens may appear very outgoing when young, but will never be as trusting to all humans as adults.
As with all kittens, they must also be taught to use a litterbox as soon as they can go on their own. Once "ANY" kitten has been able to defecate on it self or in it's bed, it will never be a clean reliable litterbox user in the future.
Bamboo takes pride in having raised the very sweetest, most outgoing, most well behaved, and well socialized Bengal cats available in the world ( Testimonies ).
Most of our customers feel our F1 50-80% Bengals are sweeter than any other generations of Bengals and other domestic cats they have owned.
Contrary to what some breeders say, who have never owned a Bengal kitten from Bamboo Cattery, ours required NO special care, experience or environment. We have a saying at Bamboo, "it's socialization not generation". Many breeders blame the generation or the Leopard Cat for their short comings, we hope people hold the "BREEDER" accountable and not the poor kitten, the Bengal breed, or the Leopard Cat inheritance. With today's knowledge about the Leopard Cats true loving nature and how to socialize them properly, there are no excuses!
Bamboo also recommends bottle feeding all F2 and F3 Bengal cats regardless how sweet the mother is to make sure that every kitten will be completely socialized and live a happy long life in their new homes.
Also, there are some Bengal cat breeder's who are actually blaming the Leopard Cat of genetic problems. There are no genetic health issues in the Leopard Cat species. NIH has documented hundreds of Leopard Cats over 50 years of genetic research and has never found any genetic problems. In fact, they are far superior to all domestic cat breeds, unable to get many diseases including Leukemia. Which is why the original Bengal cats were made.
The Leopard Cat Foundation®, produced hundreds of Leopard Cats of many sub-species, some in captivity for 8 generations without ever finding one genetic problem. Never let a Bengal breeder blame a Leopard Cat for what they are producing. Any and all genetic problems in the Bengal cat breed can and has been traced back to their domestic ancestors. It's because so many people get into breeding them without any knowledge of breeding genetics. Even a geneticist does not know breeding genetics. They exploited the Leopard Cat species and blame them for their poor breeding and short comings.
"We strongly recommend that all Bengal breeders and pet owners and enthusiasts join
The International Bengal Breeders' Association (TIBBA). TIBBA recognizes, promotes, and protects all generations of Bengals. We feel the future of the Bengal breed as a whole depends on them."
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