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Born ~6/2021, M, Polydactyl Black Spotted Silver Bengal
Here’s a beautiful boy. He has been changing from a tiny kitten with a cold to this elegant, graceful athlete. He is an appropriate weight for his age (3 pounds 5 ozs ) but he is slender, putting every calorie into the long length of his body, legs, neck, and tail. He is so beautiful. I recognized his heritage even in a very poor photo on a shelter Needs Rescue List. “Ah-ha, what have we here?,” I thought. He was just a little goopy-eyed scrap amongst dozens and dozens of other at-risk kittens. I quickly took him into foster and sent photos off to our Bengal expert. She said, “Wow! Look what you have!” Such fun. He recovered from his cold and grew into this incredible kitty. I have found other Bengals at this shelter in the past.
If you look carefully at Tamberi’s photos you can see his front feet are polydactyl: each foot having an extra dewclaw toe. This would not be a plus in the show ring but it is definitely a plus for so many people who love poly toed cats.
When Tamberi started his photoshoot yesterday he was wary and nervous to be in a new space. As soon as he realized nothing frightening was happening he started laying his head in our hands and purring. He likes attention from humans. He is still a baby kitten and is figuring out the world. He loves petting and attention. We don’t know anything about his care during his first 7 weeks. Ending up ill and all alone in a stainless steel shelter cage had to frighten him. As soon as we could we put him with another kitten and he loved that.
So Tamberi is a kitty who would be happy to have friendly kitties to play with. I don’t know how he is with dogs, but as he matures he would probably be fine letting them know their place in the world.
I tell folks that taking in a Bengal companion is a lifestyle choice. You need to be willing to adjust your life to accommodate the needs of your cat. They need space, entertainment, playtime, high-quality food, company. They are loving, athletic, very intelligent cats. You have to be able to outthink them. Yes, as you may have heard, many figure out how to open doors. The hardest part of having a Bengal is to keep him from getting lost outside. For this reason they are not suitable for families with young children. They form a deep companionship with their humans.
Tamberi is named for the crazy, wonderful Italian gold medal winner in the High Jump at this year’s Olympics.
Tamberi eats wet and dry food and is litterbox perfect.
Tamberi is neutered, vaccinated, FELV tested, dewormed, and microchipped.
He is fostered by Harriet in Santa Cruz.
Purebreds Plus Cat Rescue is dedicated to matching exceptional cats with qualified adopters who will cherish their pet and create an ideal forever home.
If you believe you are the perfect adopter for Tamberi please tell us why in the comments section of our Adoption Application, and contact Harriet at firstname.lastname@example.org If you are unable to reach Harriet please email us at email@example.com.
NOTE: We prefer families with children bring them to the adoption appointment. Why? This allows interaction between the children and the cat. This helps ensure they will be a good fit for each other. A mismatch between a child and a cat is not in anyone’s best interests!