|Average Price||$700 - $800|
|Hobbyist||$500 and Up|
|Quality Breeder||$1000 - $3000|
|Show Cats||$1500 - $2000|
|High End||Up to $4000|
|Pros||-Amazing looks of wild ancestory
Bengal Cat Rescue
It can be dangerous to try and find a purebred Bengal cat from a shelter, that is, one that has just the right pattern, personality and remains hypoallergenic. You can never truly verify if they are a Bengal. If you are, however, confident that you have landed on a Bengal cat at a bona fide Bengal rescue center, then by all means spend the few hundred dollars to save it from its misery. You’ll get to enjoy a reduced cost and feel great about the possibility of giving the cat a great house.
Do keep in mind, that it can be very helpful to know where your cat originates and to understand its bloodline. This way you’ll be better able to forecast health hazards and make it easier to get the cat well socialized. The only way to get these confirmations is to buy the Bengal cat from a breeder.
Bengal Cat Breeders
Clearly there will be a recognizable difference in Bengal cat price if you get one from a hobbyist and a reputable breeder. A hobbyist may offer one as low as $500, while a professional will charge anywhere from $1000 to $3000. However, only a professional breeder will offer you proof of the cat’s rare lineage and genealogy.
The low end of the scale will often feature Bengal cats that may have some minor defects such as color irregularities and health problems and are not of “show quality.” You will have to go up to the $1500-2000 range to find show cats. The only problem of getting show cats is that they are usually sterilized and often no longer take part in breeding programs.
The high end of Bengal cats generally cost in the thousands and have exquisite ancestry among other things. A male may cost as much as $4000.