Exoticrose Rikki Tikki Tabby x Exoticrose Mailani
Cheetahsden Duma has been adopted by David from Southern, California.
A note from Duma's family:
"I can't recommend Cheetahsden Bengals enough if you are interested and qualified to adopt an exceptional pedigreed example of this exotic cat breed. Cheetahsden is a cutting edge Bengal cattery in my opinion, and developed a very unique and specific "type" that firstly Pamela Knowles, and then Kelli Faram has been pursuing for decades. Bengal cats from Cheetahsden are exquisitely exotic and beautiful.... period. But more than that, in my experience, they have the most amazing personality and good temperament resulting from years of careful, knowledgeable breeding and their extensive, thorough kitten rearing and training prior to adoption into their forever homes like mine.
I have been fortunate to be part of the Cheetahsden extended family for almost 20 years, and would never consider another Bengal cat breeder, unless highly recommended by Kelli. My experiences with them have been perfect. Once I was selected to adopt one of their kittens, I was guided through the adoption process and constantly kept informed. In my case, Kelli and her sister, Marla, flew half way across the USA to hand-deliver my Bengal babies to me. The sight of two adult women standing at the airport terminal cradling two kittens was hilarious!
I was amazed at how calm and relaxed they (the cats AND the women) were in a hectic, busy public airport with cars zooming by and high levels of noise. They were so well trained and socialized when I received them, and acclimated instantly in their new forever home from day one.
No food or litter box transition training was really needed, as Kelli provided me with a "starter pack" of goodies (food, treats, toys they were familiar with, instructions on their habits and litter preference, etc.) Kelli’s thorough preparation prior to delivery of "Duma" and "Chickadee" made the addition of 2 new cats into my forever home effortless with no drama... I almost felt guilty at NOT having any issues!
Duma was one of Kelli's former show kittens, and so has an exceptionally calm and gentle temperament. Nothing upsets his regally handsome good looks... long, lean cheetah-like body and an incredible face. Of course with a world-class spotting pattern. Chickadee has a totally different but equally beautiful "type". She has a powerful, muscular build with the most amazing golden amber eyes. She's my yellow rose from Texas.
My first cat Tibby, was from the original Cheetahsden cattery in Montana, and owned by Pamela Knowles. Pam's enormous knowledge (she and her husband are professional wildlife biologists) and enthusiasm for the Bengal cat breed were evidently passed on to Kelli when the Cheetahsden cattery was taken over by Kelli under the tutoring and mentoring of Pam. Kelli has the same love, enthusiasm and integrity for their cats. The quality, health and beauty of their cats is beyond my expectations, and every time I look at Duma or Chickadee, I marvel that I have the privilege of loving with such exquisite creatures. IMHO, Bengal cats are not suitable as a first time cat, and require some prior experience and knowledge to be successful and happy sharing a home with them. Their unbelievable beauty and exotic appearance deserve a properly prepared owner. Kelli will make sure you are a good fit for one of their fur-babies, not the other way around. But if you're chosen to adopt one of their babies, oh lucky you!