Monday, 21 October 2013

Hot Tips When Considering To Buy A Bengal Cat;

Well...It costs me almost 10k in order to finally learn these bitter experiences. You guys … do not follow my same foot print. It’s very frustrating. There are a lot of conman around. But 10k is  still consider  “ok “ if I were to compare with other seniors who lost hundred thousands during their beginning time(old bad days). If you read these, you may come to realize them, perhaps you u don’t “feel “it.
You are lucky…because you may lean this within a minute...

1) Buy only Purely Bengal breed.
Thus, purchasing should be accompanied with birth cert @ pedigree. (Not a promise….but proven track record).Why?  because you cannot trust people only by their words… any body can easily say;” my Bengal is purely breed one...”The trust is by evidence, the birth cert…yes the birth cert. Birth cert is only produced by TICA world wide. Well you may insist to sign a contract with the breeder to secure your money. If the cert is not delivered by 1 months…return the cat.. .its money back guaranty.  Pure Bengal means quality Bengal. Why this is an extremely important..? Please read the following article…and the other sections of this blog. BTW you are not going to keep 10 Bengals at home as pet aren’t you?

2) Do not buy Bengal without vaccination (+card).
If one sells to you a cat and said “I have already vaccinated her...” that means he is a conman unless he can provide u the real time vaccination card. And the vaccination card must have clinic chop on it. The earliest Vaccination can only be carried out on month 2 & 3 (booster) of age. The litter should received vaccination twice before handing over to you. Vaccination Course you at least RM 25 per jab, x2 for first two vaccines is already RM50...Its still amount of money anyway.

3) Do not buy the mixed breed.
Cause the mixed breed /cross breed are prone to suffer from acquired and genetic illness and short live. I have this experience during my early days. My mixed breed litters died one by one as they grew up… for unknown reason..

4) Do not buy Bengal below age of three months.
Because the litter is immature enough for independent and yet still breast feeding, the true pattern of the rosette has not fully developed. Furthermore the vaccines schedules are still incomplete. If one sell their Bengal below three months old and claimed vaccinated…he is the conman!

5) Do not buy beautiful Bengal at cheap prize.
Quality product always comes with a good prize. It’s just buying a BMW latest 6 series model (M sport)’s not comparable with Mazda R8 ….or Proton Perdana…ha...ha...Study the prizes or ask seniors for consultation.  Some of the quality Bengal is sold cheap as a pet only, but they are all sterilized (neutered). Careful …beautiful Bengal at cheap prize often come out on internet…this is one of the most effective Scammer‘s technique to attract innocent Bengal fans.

6) Do not deal with “non professional “ breeders.
Some of the breeders are stingy and very secretive. They   will not allow you to see their cattery set up. You only can do the transaction at front door…haa...haaa... They are trying to hide something fishy. You better get rid of them. They are obviously a non truth-worthy person and irresponsible... I have been victimized and spotted few of them...if you want to know who are these me at any  time.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Hot Tips When Considering Buying A Bengal Cat;(Continue...)

7) Do not simply buy online except proven breeder.

Some scammers are very good at advertising and convincing you. You may not smell them until toward the end of transaction. Some of the scammer even more creative creating a supporting (but fake) international animal transport agency but look real and “professional”.

8) Do not easily believe when breeder says …”these litter all fine and healthy...”
Check for tick and fleas within the furs, is the eye watery? fungal infection on the skin? tick over the ear lobe? Impacted wax in the Inner ear? and the general hygiene.  
9) Do not simply believe the recommended meal by the breeder.
This will bring a lot of headache if you notice your Bengal not eating well as expected. Some of Bengal is only familiar with chicken as its daily meal and refuse to eat pallets. The breeder wants to get rid them fast as it’s too taxing to keep them. I suggest you witness yourself that the Bengal is eating the pallet before purchasing...Or the money back guaranty.
10) Do not simply land your money first.

Do not lands deposit money for booking unless you are sure the Bengal quality. Some breeders are good at quakering   in order to let their litters sold out. Deposit is usually only 25% of the total prize. This must follow a piece of contact to sign in and the receipt. If the breeders still want to manipulate you later you may consider giving big blow to him…
11) Get the different pattern/type and background colour when considering buying another one.

12) Do not buy Bengal with same blood line...check with the pedigree.

13) Do not buy the “wild” Bengal.

Wild means the Bengal is not tame enough and non friendly upon encounter. They are usually hot tempered, fears and don’t like being touched. This means the breeder has ignored this litter without training. You will get headache to train this “established wild “Bengal and it will take long way to shape.
14) Do not buy poor quality Bengal
Poor quality Bengal eats as much as the quality one...why you waste your time, energy and money for the jerky one. You will never satisfy because you will keep comparing with your colleges who have better quality Bengal. Quality come with the prize...but its ok for those who passionate in Bengal. Please find the article on criteria for quality Bengal.
15) Do not commit with illegal or non ethical birth cert registration.
Some of breeder may illegally offer to register birth cert for your litter that did not have certified parent. Illegal means he will empirically register the fake name of dam and sire into the birth cert. some of the dam or sire has already dead for years. This joker will brutally charge you for few hundreds or thousands for this registration process. He thinks he is good at cheating but actual fact everybody knows that he is bloody cheater. TICA has the ability to identify them and black list them from transaction with this organization.
16) Do not buy any Bengal without any written agreement.

Make it legal. It is expensive item… Its suppose a money back guarantee transaction.

There are many hanky panky “breeders” around. Not to say the scammer…it’s easy to smell the scammer cause they talk like niger (Abang Hitam)...haaa...haaa. Some scammers are very” professional “you don’t even have small suspicious at the beginning…But u only realize later along the way of transaction.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Criteria For Quality Bengal

Good criteria for quality Bengal:

So prize offered varies based on the following criteria.   In reality its hard to find Bengal who meet all these criteria. In most of the rosettes pattern plays the most important criteria.
  • The spot pattern/rosettes; i.e. donute rosettes is more valuable than arrow head or pawn print.
  • Absence of  bearing (bearing free).
  • The body; the bigger and longer (2 type of Bengal accordingly to size).
  • Long elongated face, nose and jaw.
  • Eyes setting are at the side way rather than on same facial plain.
  • Long and bigger tail.
  • Small ears (wild look).
  • Friendly and playful.
  • Proven stud or queen (productive).
  • Full medical check up i.e. Piruvate kinase deficiency (PDF) and heart disease screening.
  • Regular deworming and vaccination.
  • Smooth shiny silky furs.
  • Prominent rosette with clear background or high contrast.