I got Mia in August 2020, after the first few months of the pandemic.
Mia was born in May 2020, she came to my home 12 weeks after she was born.
I have cat allergies and Bengal cats are supposed to be hypoallergenic.
I later realized that there's no such thing as allergy-free cats. Hypoallergenic cats are a marketing construct and the amount of Fel d 1 (the primary allergen present on cats and kittens) varies from cat to cat.
Mia turned out to give me crazy allergies at the beginning.
I don't know what happened after that but most of my cat allergy disappeared after about 1 month with Mia.
I use hepa filters at home as well as automatic cleaning robot so that there's as little dander and Feld d 1 floating in the air as possible but it's a very sticky protein - Links to these products in the Amazon Picks tab, within Catalog in the homepage menu -
My recommendation is that you interact with your to be cat beforehand if you think you have cat allergies because coexisting can get tough otherwise!
I prioritize comfort for Mia over safety as I want her to enjoy outdoors and I believe she's not going to try to escape from it.
Escape Proof Harness - Check on Amazon
I like using a rope as a leash.
There are mostly 2 reasons behind it:
1) It's safer for Mia if she happens to fall and get tangled with the leash, because it's thicker.
2) If Mia gets inside a bush, I can untie the knot at the end and let the leash slide through the bush without it tangling instead of having to get Mia go back on her steps to get her out.
The leash that we use is available for purchase in our Catalog :)
I recently switched to RAW diet and I couldn't be happier. If you want to know more about it, check out this post.
The brand we use is Darwin's. Go to their Website.
About Bengal Cats
There is no such thing as an hypoallergenic cat. I got Mia thinking she was hypoallergenic and I almost had to give her away because I had trouble breathing.
There are things you can do that help, like air purifiers, restricting the cat entry in the bedroom, cleaning often...
I personally got over my allergies after getting Mia but each case is unique.
The best thing you can do is assess how bad your allergies are by talking to an allergist.
What comes first the chicken or the egg?
I don't think there' s anything about bengal cats that make them better adventure cats.
I believe that people who get bengal cats for adventuring, are very involved (it can be an expensive cat breed) and thus, the passion and patience bengal cat owners put might be higher. Then, as these people become successful, other people see it and get a bengal cat to go adventuring.
The adventure creates the fame and the fame creates the adventure.
Summarizing, EVERY CAT is an adventure cat!
If you start early, train often, and finish every session on a high note, you'll have a cat who will want to go outdoors.
For a pet Bengal kitten, the current average price is $1,500 to $3,000 USD.
Several factors affect this price, including the kitten's traits, what the breeder includes with the kitten, and most importantly, the level of breeder care that went into raising the kitten.
Generally, cheap Bengal Cats are either scams or poorly breeded and socialized kittens.