It can be difficult for a new cat to acclimate to its new home and owners.
I once adopted a ten-year-old dog. Long story there. It took her well over a month to start to get over her depression from losing her family. She did finally come out of it and she fully bonded with me but it was a very difficult process for her to go through. What you should realize is, while my dog and many cats were able to bond to a new person, many of the Bengals cannot. If you are looking at the F1 or F2, they may never, ever bond to a new person once they have become adults. Being left behind is something that they may never ever get over.
It is my pleasure that I raise all generations of the Bengals. My emphases are on the ALCs, 3/4 F1s, F1s, and F2s. I hand raise my kittens and have been successful at raising them with really great temperaments. However, what I do will never be enough.When you get such a kitten, you need to work with them appropriately so that they can and will become loving members of the family. I am always available for questions.Well, maybe not after 10 at night but you get what I mean.
Please look further on this site to get more in depth information on each generation. It is so important to know what to expect so that you can make a more rational decision.
When thinking of obtaining an early generation Bengal or an ALC, please give some very real thought to this. One thing that you need to think of is just how “settled” are you? While nobody really knows where they are going to end up, if you are still in college, if your career is just starting, if you haven’t gotten your family going, you are more apt to be moving, perhaps to a different state and most certainly you might be moving to a different city or county. These factors can influence whether you will even be legal in owning an ALC. If you plan on starting a family, an early generation Bengal is not the best choice for you. They may not accept a new family member. Something that you might not know is that they do not rehome well at ALL. They love their person or their family but they never love another person no matter how good that person is. They fall in love for life, if moved, they may just become wild and never bond again. Is everyone in the house really wanting this? If someone doesn’t give this cat the attention it craves while it is growing up, it may never bond with that person. I do mean, ever. While we can never guarantee something because life is, we do want to give this cat the best odds when moving into their permanent home. I am very open to discussing all factors with prospective homes.