About Belle Ami Bengals
Our cattery "Belle Ami" means "beautiful friend" in French. I think I couldn't have picked a more perfect name for our cattery since Bengals are indeed beautiful and wonderful companions!!! They are unlike any other cat I've ever seen! Always affectionate and social, always ready to play, extremely intelligent, and they form such a strong bond with people. It's really amazing!!!
We are located in Kenner Louisiana which is right outside New Orleans. All of our kittens are raised INSIDE our home with our family! My twin daughters Bailey and Blair just adore kittens and their job is to help mommy by playing with them and holding them. The kittens are very social and affectionate because of the constant attention they receive. If our babies aren't taking a cat nap...someone is playing with them!
The kittens are born in our special kitten birthing room that's inside our house. This way the mom has plenty of privacy and can sit with her all night ready to assist if needed. After the kittens arrive I can constantly check on them throughout the day and make sure everyone is eating well and gaining weight. My girls have full access to the kittens all the time and they go in and pet the babies and mom whenever they like. They are very calm, trustworthy, and careful around new born kittens. They never pick the kittens up until I tell them they are old enough for it. This is so helpful in socializing the kittens. The babies are so used to being pet that they roll over for belly rubs and purr like crazy when pet at a very young age. It's very sweet.
Between 3-4 weeks old kittens become very curious about their surroundings. This is a critical period for them to spend time with people and learn not to be afraid of them. If they don't learn to trust and bond with people at this age they will never be as social as cats that do. We make sure to spend extra time with them at this age. They are also starting to walk around so we keep a small litter box right by. Bengals are very smart and immediately start to use the litter box on their own.
Once the kittens are 6-7 weeks old they are kept safely in one of our large kitten enclosures when they are not running around one of the rooms in our house. The moms are able to come and go as they please and the kittens have plenty of toys to play with, scratchers for claws, shelves to climb on, and hammocks to nap in. The kittens have LOTS of time playing with our girls during the day. Please take a look at our Face Book page so you can see all the videos we post weekly of our beautiful kittens playing with our girls. They are very happy, very healthy, and so sweet and lovable!
Our kittens are very spoiled too! We have tons of toys all over the house, scratching posts, hideaways, climbing trees, and tunnels for them to entertain themselves with all day. We feed the best food, vitamins, and treats available. We truly enjoy raising the kittens and want only the best for them. We do group socialization where the girls and I play with all the kittens together and we do one on one socialization where I take each kitten separately into my girls room and they play with just that kitten for awhile. This really helps the kittens bond to humans even more since we all know if there is another kitten in the room they will be chasing each other around like crazy. The kittens are very used to house hold noises like the TV, vacuum, blow dryer, screaming children(LOL), washing machines, etc.
Our kittens are raised on a diet of high quality grain free kitten food, wet food, and cooked chicken to ensure that they arrive to your home in optimum health. All of our kittens receive their first TWO sets of shots, are spayed/neutered, microchipped, have a complete health and fecal exam by our vet, are wormed four times, use the litter box, and are guaranteed socialized before they go to their new homes.
Kittens also come with a THREE year health guarantee(we have healthy kittens and stand behind that), TICA registration papers, kitten care information packet, pedigree, boutique style gift bag with lots of our favorite kitten toys, one month of Revolution, their own mommy and me blanket that smells like their mom and will comfort them at their new home, help and support for any questions or concerns you may have, contract, and their complete health records with recommended shot schedule.
We sell top quality pet Bengal kittens, breeder kittens, and show kittens. Specializing in brown spotted tabbies also called brown rosetted Bengals or leopard spotted Bengals. Focusing on contrast, large rosettes, highly glittered pelts, and that "wild" Bengal look.
Our breeding program is kept small enough so that we have plenty of time to care for and play with all the kittens and adults, but we have enough Queens to usually have new kittens year round. All of our breeders are considered our pets and are loved unconditionally. None of our cats are made to live in cages. Our girls stay in our house and kitten room and our boys have a huge enclosure completely shaded by big trees at the back of our yard. They have a gorgeous view of the woods! They also have complete shelter from the elements, heaters for cold weather, fans and misting systems for warm weather, and are very happy and comfortable.
Socialization is so very important!!! It takes an enormous amount of time, but it really makes a life long difference in the Bengals personality. It's even more important that those leopard spots! When choosing a breeder please take your time and choose one that you know really focuses on socialization of their kittens.
All of our Bengals are carefully selected for the best traits, pedigrees, temperaments, and are from Championship blood lines. Our Bengal breeders are covered in glitter, so all of their kittens will also be glittered!
A special thanks to Mrs. Gene Ducote of Gogees for always giving me such good advice and allowing me to have a little piece of what she worked so hard to achieve. I hope that with the knowledge I've acquired from her I can continue to produce Bengals as beautiful as hers were!
If you are interested in purchasing a healthy, beautiful, quality Bengal kitten please contact us for kitten pricing.
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Our cattery has tested negative for Feline Leukemia, FIV, PK Deficiency, and HCM by a licensed cardiologist.
To breed high quality healthy Bengal kittens with exceptional color and contrast, large rosettes, wild appearance, highly glittered coats, loving dispositions, and lots of purr-sonality! We give our kittens extra love and attention in order to socialize them for their new families and because we LOVE our babies!