Just like people, there are certain health risks that are prone to specific breeds. We HCM (Hypercardiomyopathy) screen all of our breeding cats on an annual basis starting after one year of age. Another genetic fault to watch for is PKD deficiency. Unlike HCM, PKD can be tested via a genetics research lab such as UC Davis.
Photo by Preston Smith
Photo by Preston Smith
Photo by Helmi Flick
We are a small, family-run bengal and savannah cattery where health, temperament and beauty are key factors in our program. All of our kittens are bred by Championship bloodlines that are HCM screened on an annual basis. Each kitten comes with an 8-year health guarantee, microchip, spay/neuter and a lifetime worth of advice and mentorship.
Bengals are beautiful rosetted and/or spotted felines that have been bred for over the past 50 years to become our most beloved domestic lap leopard. They are very energetic, compatible with children and other pets, and very loving.
Savannahs are very energetic yet loyal pets. They are fascinated with water, love to play fetch and are a continuous adventure of entertainment. Like Bengals, Savannahs get along with children and other pets.
Feline Nutrition & Health
For optimal health, all felines should be on a raw diet regimen. Not everyone can afford or commit to feeding raw prey or grinding chicken, but it makes a huge difference in a cat's digestive, immune and overall health. Visit Feline-Nutrition.org.
Bengals and Savannahs are two breeds with exceptional intellect. With that comes high energy. They can be leash trained for outdoor walks and exercise. Play is very important with both of these breeds. Interactive play or a cat wheel will keep them happily entertained.
Education and credibility are two main reasons we show cats in TICA. Bengals and Savannahs are perpetual evolving breeds with challenging goals that vary breeder to breeder. Cat shows are a convenient way to learn the best practice to breed, maintain health and network with the other exhibitors, spectators and judges.
Cat shows are a great exercise to test the temperament of any cat. There are so many new smells, sounds and experiences that develop the progression of a cat's personality. Visit TICA's show calendar for a show near you!