Wait List (Paid): If you are committed to adopting a Brilliantbengal kitten, we recommend joining our wait list. This process involves filling out our form, interviewing, and placing a $300 down payment, applicable to the price of the kitten. Joining our wait list automatically adds you to our contact list. We guarantee to offer a kitten to approved wait-listers within 12 months. Many of our kittens are never advertised and are placed directly with our wait list. Down payments are non-refundable except if the breeder cannot produce a kitten. Join Here.
Contact List (Free): We send our contact list (infrequent) group email updates regarding litters, awards etc. There is no obligation for either party, simply email us if you see a kitten you want and we can go from there. Because we sell at or below cost, our kittens often go very quickly (sometimes within hours). Please do not wait if you are interested. We do not hold any kitten without an interview and down payment. Join Here
Questions? Email us at brilliant bengal at gmail dot com. We prioritize emails from people who we believe are serious and who have reviewed our website. Prefer a phone call? Email to schedule an appointment.
Qualifications: Adopters must demonstrate their ability to afford ownership, to provide a suitable home, and embrace bengal antics. Bengals do best with regular interaction and on a meat based diet (not kibble.)
Re-homing fees: Spring, 2020 wait list clients can expect to pay up to $1,400 for a neutered pet-quality kitten and up to $3,500 for an intact kitten or show quality kitten.
Fee Explanation: Re-homing fees yield no profit and help offset our actual expenses. These include human grade meat, supplements, spays/ neuters, shots, vet exams, flea prevention, occasional medications, cat shows and travel, registration fees, toys, new breeding cats, and donations to rescue/ animal welfare groups. Our food alone exceeds $4,000 / year.
Down payments: To join our wait list or to reserve a specific kitten, we require a $300 down payment, which is applied to the re-homing fee. These are NONREFUNDABLE and NONTRANSFERABLE except in the event that Brilliantbengal cancels the adoption. The full balance is due before or at adoption.
Transport Policy: As of April, 2020 All adoptions are contact-less and must occur on our Central Virginia porch.
We personally deliver kittens within a reasonable distance of Richmond, Virginia. Non-local adopters may travel to Central Virginia to collect their new pet, meet us at an East Coast cat show, or arrange a representative to collect the cat. If we have met the adopter / their representative in person, we will work with adopter-hired flight nannies (around $500+). We do not ship pet kittens as cargo.
International Adoptions: No international adoptions at this time.
Cattery Visits: As of April, 2020 All visits are virtual or conducted through our glass storm door. We maintain very strict distancing protocols in order to keep our family safe, you safe, and ensure we can care for our cats.
Approved adopters who have placed a deposit or who are prepared to place a deposit may schedule a 30 minute visit to meet their specific kitten in our living room. We do offer public “tours” due to disease risk and privacy reasons (our cattery is our house). Prospective adopters can meet us at a cat show.
Breeding Rights: Please contact us if you seek a breeding or show animal. Our website content applies only to pet adoptions. All litters are TICA registered.
Ongoing support: We are happy to field occasional questions from adopters. However, we have full time jobs and we cannot provide extensive support throughout an animal’s life. Adopters are expected to purchase pet insurance and to seek out veterinary or behavioral help for their pets as required. Adopters desiring extensive support are encouraged to identify a stay-at-home or professional breeder.