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 deposit, 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 those on the paid wait-list within six months. Many of our kittens are never advertised and are placed directly with our wait list. Deposits are non-refundable unless the breeder cannot produce a kitten within six months. 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 quickly. Please do not wait if you are interested. We do not hold any kitten without an interview and a deposit. 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: Pet kittens are usually $1000-1500. Breeding rights and show prospect kittens are considerably more, rescues/ retired adults are less. Fees are subject to change except when solidified via formal agreement.
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, breeding cats, and donations to rescue/ animal welfare groups. Our food alone exceeds $3,000 / year.
Deposits: To join our wait list or to reserve a specific kitten, we require a $300 deposit. The deposit is applied to the re-homing fee. All deposits are NONREFUNDABLE and NONTRANSFERABLE except in the event that Brilliantbengal cancels the adoption. The full balance is due before or at adoption.
Transport Policy: 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: 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.