Brilliantbengal approved products and resources
We are not affiliated with products/ sellers except for the Ferris Cat Wheel.
|Ferris Cat Wheel Help your kitty stay fit and enriched! This brand is the most study and is large enough for bengals. Please consider buying via this link It’s the best price and gives us “rewards” (we can always use more wheels.)|
|(Modified) Breeze System Some of our cats like this setup from Victorian Gardens Cattery. Do not use the Breeze pellets as they are unsafe. Use pine pellets instead. The system reduces odor and tracking.|
|IRIS Top Entry Box Another good option to reduce tracking. Available on Amazon and on Chewy. Suitable for cats 6 months and up who tolerate closed-style boxes.|
|Pine Pellet Litter. Pine pellets scatter less than “scooping” clay, are more eco-friendly, and cost much less. Marketed as “horse bedding” at Tractor Supply / Southern States|
|Pet Beds Our cats prefer cat trees, but it’s nice to have bed options. Five Below beds are adequate, and can be replaced inexpensively.|
|Toys Our cat’s prefer simple toys such as this $1.50 Frisco Wire Teaser ,$4 Plastic Spring Toys, and lasers. The best play experience involves you; engage kitty’s hunting instincts!|
|Homemade Cat Food Our cats prefer this recipe. It’s a nutritious, limited ingredient meal with oral health benefits (bone). Those without a grinder can but pet-safe pre-ground from Hare Today or TQDF (SVO chicken with bone and organs). Safe handling is essential. Please carefully inspect any pre-ground meat for freshness.|
|Shelf-Stable Food If you must, choose the best you can afford. Triumph Chicken and Liver is one budget option. It has (useless) rice, but derives protein from actual meat. Our favorite commercial option is Stella and Chewys Carnivore Creations Chicken and Liver. It’s the closest option to our homemade food but is pricey.|
|Probiotics Probiotics make for happier tummies and immune systems! We supplement with periodic probiotics like Fortiflora|
|“Grain free” Warning The FDA has linked many popular foods, to canine heart disease. We suggest choosing a food intended for “obligate carnivores,” meaning no peas, chickpeas, legumes, plant proteins, or potatoes. Small amounts of plain pumpkin are fine for cats with stool issues.|
|Kibble Kibble is basically cereal. A long-term all-kibble diet could lead to dehydration and may have implications for the digestive track, liver, and kidneys. Use with caution.
|Pre-made Raw Our cats prefer raw. If preparing raw isn’t your thing, there are options. Primal Frozen Nuggets are available at Pet Valu and online. Some rave about Darwins raw meals. We do not recommend freeze-dried products; they negate the two main benefits of raw feeding (minimal processing and increased hydration).|
|Cat Trees Bengals adore cat trees; bengals are distant relatives of tree cats, after all. Buy any affordable tree that is not white. For younger kittens, buy a shorter tree or partly-assemble a taller tree (to avoid falls / stressing young joints.)|