About US

Why ThunderCats?

Located in Arvada, Colorado

If you are looking for more than a pet, and looking for a family member you have come to the right place.

Bengals are very affection and highly intelligent cats. 

They have a wild look in a domesticated Cat.

 

- We are a small cattery and treat our animals like family. We take lots of time to SOCIALIZE the kittens before they go home. Socializing is very important with this breed because they do have the wild gene from the Asian leopard.

- Our Breeders are very healthy and have great temperaments.

- ThunderCats is a family. You are not just getting a new member of the family but a whole bunch of us Bengal lovers. We keep in contact with all our babies and customers. We love updates and are here for you if you have question or concerns.

 

We treat our animals like family.

- Our cats & kittens are socialized with our dogs. Our Bengals and dogs get along great.

- We are a small cattery located in Denver,CO  producing 8+ litters a year.

- Our Focus:Type, Flash, Large rosette Brown, & Snow lynx and mink Bengal kittens.

- We take our cats health seriously ... We test our Breeders for HCM (heart valve testing), Felv (feline leukemia), Fiv (Feline Aids), P/K Deficiency  & parasite testing.

- Diet: RAW & Royal Canin

 

- We have done a lot of research on our cats and work with some of the best breeders to bring you the best temperament and personality with a Beautiful Coat.

 

Please make sure to do your research on the breed as well as the breeder! Do not be affraid to ask questions about the cats, pedigrees, health, and testing that has been done on the breeder cats.

 

OUR ANIMALS ARE LOVED LOVED LOVED very important with these affectionate cats.

I fell in love with Bengals after owning my first one Alex in 2012.  I have done a lot of research about the breed and what drew me to this breed over others is how unique they are. I work with breeders that have the same philosophy as I do in breeding. Treat them like family, do not have them in small cages, do not have so many that you can not enjoy them and treat them like family ... because they are! I am very passionate about what I do and stand behind my word.

 

I started breeding as a hobby while watching my father who had alzheimers/dimentia. I was unable to leave the house since he required 24/7 care. I loved to watch him play with them. The cats seemed to know that he needed the extra love by cuddling with him. I love the affection & intelligence that this breed shows.

 

Even though we lost my father this year I continue follow my passion in breeding Bengals. I am a stay at home mom for my kids and furr babies.This allows me to spend time with our Bengal babies socializing them and constanly here for their care.

 

Our Bengals grow up with ours kids husband and our 2 rescue dogs and a German Sheppard.

 

 

Important Information on BENGALS

Testing that should be done on Bengals used as Breeders:

Please check with your breeder to make sure they are running these tests.

 

Erythrocyte Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PK Deficiency)

in Felines Introduction: Erythrocyte Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PK Deficiency) is an inherited hemolytic anemia caused by insufficient activity of this regulatory enzyme which results in instability and loss of red blood cells. The anemia is intermittent, the age of onset is variable and clinical signs are also variable. Symptoms of this anemia can include: severe lethargy, weakness, weight loss, jaundice, and abdominal enlargement. This condition is inherited as an autosomal recessive. Based on a survey of 38 breeds, the mutation responsible for PK deficiency has been found in significant frequency in Abyssinian, Bengal, Domestic Shorthair and Longhair, Egyptian Mau, La Perm, Maine Coon, Norwegian Forest, Savannah, Siberian, Singapura and Somali. Cats of these breeds are at higher risk of having PK deficiency or producing affected offspring; genetic screening for the mutation is recommended. A few breeds showed very low frequency of the mutation (less than 0.2%) and are low risk: Exotic Shorthair, Oriental Shorthair and Persian.

https://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/services/pkdeficiency.php

 

HCM -Testing

HCM is thickening of the wall of the left ventricle. Severe thickening results in scar tissue formation.The thickening and scar tissue make it difficult for the left ventricle to relax. If severe, this can result in heart failure, the accumulation of fluid in or around the lungs. This fluid accumulation, when severe, results in rapid and difficult breathing.

Testing should be Done before the Bengal is used for breeding by the age of 1 and then tested every 2 years until the Bengal is 8 years old.

http://www.bengalsillustrated.com/1950/hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-hcm/

 

Further Testing:

Felv (feline leukemia), Fiv (Feline Aids) & parasite testing (fecal testing).

 

Breeders that are conducting these test typically do charge more for their kittens. This is so we are able to continue preserving the breed and their health.

 

When looking at the costs of a Bengal kitten this maybe why one breeder charges more than another breeder.

© Melissa Kessel Griffith.  / Call 503-875-9430 / melissa@thundercatbengals.com

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