If you are adopting a kitten from us congratulations! Bengals are wonderful personable loving cats. Once you own one, you'll always want to have one.
Here's a list of things you'll need before you take your new baby home. Below you'll find many items that you can get for your kitten from Amazon, Walmart, Target, Chewy, etc.
Also please see our page of other recommend bengal products. I've put together a really really great list of stuff bengals love such as interactive toys, window perches, cat wheels, etc.
Dry Cat Food
We feed our kitties a wonderful brand of food called Diamond Naturals Active Cat which is made in the USA. Bengals MUST have high protein food! We order ours from Amazon or $25.99 a bag which is the exact same price it is at the pet stores. Please be sure to have at least one bag of this food to start your new kitten on and you can switch later if you choose to.
In addition to dry cat food our babies are also fed canned food and organic chicken.
Wet Cat Food
Here's some of our favorite wet foods that we use and recommend. I like to switch it up with the wet food and unlike switching dry food abruptly it won't cause tummy upset. Remember when choosing wet food to avoid by-products and look for not only grain free but one that says no corn, wheat, or soy.
Love this one! Has lots of organ meats!
These two are good quality and great value. Purina $0.33 cents an ounce and Wellness $0.41 cents an ounce.
NuVet Plus Vitamins
All of our boys, moms, and kittens are feed NuVet Plus. We mix it into every bag of dry food that we open. It's essential for a young kittens immature immune system. Whether you choose to keep your kitten on NuVet or not I would like EVERY ONE taking home one of our babies to purchase at least one container of NuVet to help keep their immune system strong and healthy through their first few months of life. For more information about NuVet Plus and why you should give your kitty vitamins read here.
Food and Water Bowls
It's best to use heavy ceramic bowls with bengals. Bengals don't overeat so if you have a nice big food bowl you can fill it up and your kitty will eat when they are hungry.
Optional Water Fountain
Bengal love love love very fresh water. If you want to splurge you can get your bengal a water fountain to drink from. The other benefit is that drinking fountains filter the water. Our bengals only have filtered water at our house. I wouldn't let my children drink tap water and I'm not going to let my cat babies drink it either. Here's some of our favorite cat fountains.
If your going to stick with a traditional bowl fill it with filtered fridge water, bottled water, or you can get an inexpensive Brita pitcher like this one. It reduces chlorine, copper, mercury, and cadmium. It's much better for you and your fur-babies.
We use the Van Ness basic litter box with a lid and carbon filter for our kittens. You can get the exact same one from Amazon using link below. Walmart and Target usually have one similar too but they cost a little bit more. I have tired fancy self cleaning boxes and it never worked out. I find it much easier to stick to a basic box and the bengals like it too. Below are the links for the regular size and the extra large.
I HATE scooping litter boxes. Over the years and years of taking care of fur-babies I have learned the easiest most cost effective way of cleaning a litter box. Buy the 30 pound bag of Tidy Cat non clumping cat litter, fill the box about 2 inches full, when it starts to smell dump the entire box and refill. It's just that easy! Clumping cat litter is SO expensive! Every time I was scooping a "clumping" litter the clump would break apart and leave tiny bits of urine soaked litter all over the box. So even though the box was just cleaned, it wasn't really clean and it still smelled bad.
TIP: Buy some inexpensive small garbage bags, bring the litter box outside, dump the old litter in the bag, seal shut and place in outdoor trash can. Done! No scooping and no nasty litter dust flying in your face.
Scratch posts are a must for new kittens. They need to have a place to sharpen their claws. The ones our cats like best are the ones made of sisal. It's great to get a few extra small ones (like the first one below for $5.97) and hang them from doorknobs or using command hooks. That way no matter what room your kitty is in they have a special spot to scratch. TIP: spray catnip spray on the scratchers to attract you cat to them and lessen the chance of them scratching furniture.
Bengals really love to be able to perch somewhere up high. A cat tree for a bengal is a must. They will really love you for it. The ones at the pet stores are sooooo over priced. Here are some of the best priced ones on Amazon with free shipping. In leopard pattern of course! Most of these also have solid color options that are a little cheaper.
If you're limited on space or want to treat you kitty to a second special spot just for them these are great smaller options too. We have the 28" and the door cat tree.
door cat tree
Cat Litter Attract
This stuff is quite amazing! Your kitten will come to your home litter box trained but they have to learn their way around the house and remember where their litter box is. This REALLY helps them with that. It's also amazing if you have a problem cat that's using the potty outside of the litter box. One of my boys, Twilight, has by choice not used his litter box for years. Don't worry this is not some issue that you could have with your kitty. He's a stud boy and they act quite a bit different than neutered boys. And since he has his own nice big enclosure outside it doesn't really affect anyone where he decides to do his business. But it's not fun for me who gets to use a pooper scooper to clean it up. I bought this just to see if maybe possibly it would work and it did! I was shocked. And pretty mad at myself for waiting so long to try it. I highly recommend having this on hand when your kitty is first learning their way around the house. One container will do. There's no need to have to keep using it after that.
Collar and ID Tag
It's very important that you always keep a collar and ID tag on you cat. Your kitten will come microchipped, however many people won't take the time to bring the cat somewhere to see "if" they are microchipped. But they would likely call a phone number on a tag if they found a lost pet.
All the kittens here wear colored velcro collars so you will be able to identify who is who in the videos. This also really helps when you put a real collar on them for the first time. They really don't mind it compared to kittens who have never experienced the sensation of wearing a collar.
When they first go home very few collars will fit them properly because their neck is so tiny. The best ones I have found are by a brand called Lil Pals. I've seen them at Pet Co and Pet Smart for $9.99. They are 6-8 inch adjustable by 5/16 inch width. They really fit great and will last quite a few months before you will need a bigger size. Here's some cute ones sold on Amazon.
For cats you want an ID tag no bigger than 1 inch in diameter. They really don't like anything too big swinging from their neck. You can order a customized one with all your info on it for your baby so you know if they get out they will find their way back to you. Here's some nice options that are 1 inch or a little less and this size will be perfect for kittens or adults.
I hope you found this page helpful for having everything you need ready for your kitten. I also hope it saves you lots of money! If you would like to see other bengal products that I recommend click here. There's certain toys that they just love and will likely play fetch with. Bengals also love running on cat wheels which is absolutely hilarious!
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