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  • #21
    Originally posted by spookhorse View Post
    Back off, that's my kitty!

    Surely Alagirl is coming to Lexington for WEG and can deliver
    Ok, you were first, but what if Tn is closer for her?
    Seriously, I'm sure someone is worried sick about her!! Good luck with her.

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    • #22
      If your closest to CA, I will take her. Even if it means my husband will divorce me for getting another Bengal. LOL
      Owned by an Oldenburg

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      • #23
        Oooohh.. I took one look at the photo and thought "Bengal" myself. Yes, someone is definitely looking for her after what they had to pay for her.

        My friend had a Bengal and told me to not so much think cat, but think dog in a cat suit for their personalities and trainability. Hers loved water, would play fetch, answered to her name, and did many tricks.
        Rhode Islands are red;
        North Hollands are blue.
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        • #24
          Originally posted by Twisting View Post
          She definately looks like a bengal. They are illegal in some states due to their ancestry. I had to rehome my girl because the breed is banned in Hawaii.
          Why? Do tell?
          Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.

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          • #25
            Originally posted by allpurpose View Post
            Why? Do tell?
            They are hybrids from Asian Leopards and domestic kitties: http://www.petmd.com/cat/breeds/c_ct...cat%252Bbreeds
            "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."

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            • #26
              Here are the hybrid cat laws for certain states

              http://www.marechalcattery.com/State_Local_Bans.htm
              Owned by an Oldenburg

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              • #27
                The breed was originally created by crossing a wild asian leopard cat with domestic cats. While the F1-F3 generations aren't really pets for the mainstream all the generations after that are domestic cats. Most Bengals these days are pretty far from their wild ancestors. I think I read somewhere they they share less than 5% wild DNA. However they still count as a wild hybrid in Hawaii. So, like wolf/dog crosses they are banned.

                Hawaiians are very intense when it comes to protecting their native wildlife, which I totally understand. The islands have lost more indigenous species than anywhere else on earth. Mostly due to invasive species that were introduced by well meaning people. There are a few Bengals floating around Hawaii, but attempting to bring them in the state results in the animal being destroyed. Bengals aren't any worse than the feral cats that already over run the islands, but I wasn't about to risk my girls life trying to bring her here.

                Lucky for me she found a home with one of my mother’s co-workers. They had just lost their 20 year old cat and were ready for a new addition to the family. They worship the ground she walks on, as is only fitting.
                For the horse color genetics junky

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                • #28
                  That cat is either a Savannah cat or a Bengal, I would guess. I would definitely take it to a vet or shelter to have it scanned for a microchip. They are extremely expensive cats and I would think it more likely than not has a very worried owner looking for it.


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                    #29
                    Right! The Chip!

                    completely forgot about that...

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                    • #30
                      I agree, it's a Bengal. For what it's worth, my sister ended up with a Bengal from the pound (although, not tame at all -- traumatized when she got him).

                      He was younger than this and his distinctive coat markings were not very pronounced -- looked more like a standard grey pound kitten. As he got older, his markings started to look just like your cat's...and he didn't meow, but chirped, and he loved water, and, and and...she did some online research, and realized what she had. Took a few months, though.

                      There was a Bengal breeder not too far from the pound. He had been found, starving, behind a fast food restaurant. This was more than 10 years ago (he's now a grand old man, and he got huge), and my sister said that she discovered that sometimes in the process of doing the breeding they got "throwbacks," usually males, that were too far out of breed standard...she suspects he might have been a castaway...

                      I hope you can keep her but at that age there's a good chance she's someone's...

                      They are very cool cats!
                      The big man -- my lost prince

                      The little brother, now my main man

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                      • #31
                        Actually, my first thought was a cinnamon spotted Ocicat, but Bengal isn't a bad guess either.
                        Originally posted by HuntrJumpr
                        No matter what level of showing you're doing, you are required to have pants on.

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                        • #32
                          I shouldn't have come across this thread! As I mentioned I have a Bengal and want another. My husband would kill me though however.

                          Anyway after reading this thread I started looking at local Bengal breeders in my area and came across one with a melanistic Bengal! I have been looking for one of those forever. They are rare black Bengals but when the light hits them just right you can see their spots/marbles. This little boy is marbeled. So I put in an email to the breeder to get more info on him. My girl Bengal needs a friend!
                          Owned by an Oldenburg

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                            #33
                            Originally posted by Mimi La Rue View Post
                            I shouldn't have come across this thread! As I mentioned I have a Bengal and want another. My husband would kill me though however.

                            Anyway after reading this thread I started looking at local Bengal breeders in my area and came across one with a melanistic Bengal! I have been looking for one of those forever. They are rare black Bengals but when the light hits them just right you can see their spots/marbles. This little boy is marbeled. So I put in an email to the breeder to get more info on him. My girl Bengal needs a friend!

                            A black panther Bengal? Nice!!

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                            • #34
                              OK, small Hijack as this tread made me want to look up Bengal cats and then I wanted to look at ones that might be in shelters and this one popped up on petfinders. I know he is not a Bengal but the cuteness factor is ridiculous http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/16622423?rvp=1

                              Hope it's ok to post the link. He is about 6 hours from me but I am sorely tempted to go get him. So, Spookhorse, go get him and save me from a 6 hour drive

                              My friend found this on CL
                              http://panamacity.craigslist.org/pet/1907331768.html Friend called and the kittens are not well socialized and about 4 months old, marbled pattern.
                              Last edited by Always Tardy; Aug. 27, 2010, 10:38 PM. Reason: new info

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                                #35
                                hahahahahaha, you make me miss Kurt, my mom's latest addition to the Zoo. He was 14 weeks old when I was over there, and such a ham!

                                I added a couple more pictures to the link above, the cat is definitely Eventer barn material...

                                (It's getting harder to remember that I need to call the pound and the vet...)

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                                • #36
                                  Oh gosh she is too cute! Is she getting along with your other cats any better?
                                  Owned by an Oldenburg

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                                    #37
                                    LOL, they see each other and the hissing starts. Hubby made me put her out for the night, but the laundry room door is open

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                                    • #38
                                      My husband may ban me from COTH as I'm now interested in the Bengals, just from this thread. Trying to convince myself that A: I don't need another cat and B: if I did, a shelter would be the place to start.

                                      Back to the original topic:
                                      Oh, poor thing. Good luck with either finding her owner or enjoying your new cat

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                                      • #39
                                        My best friend has a Bengal cat (they got him for free from a rescue), it's the most ANNOYING animal on the face of the planet! Every time I go over there I'm reminded why I NEVER want one. BEAUTIFUL cat, very wild looking and can jump from a stand still to the TOP of the door frame but OMG the loudest, neediest, most obnoxious cat ever. It's like a never ending three year old child demanding attention ALL THE TIME. He is VERY territorial to towards other household pets and I had to get my old cat back and bring him home because the Bengal was stressing him out so badly that he was obsessively over grooming. Beautiful cats and great for the right person but definetely NOT a breed for everyone (or even most people) lols!

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                                        • #40
                                          just saw an ad for them......1000.oo and up!

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