Originally Posted by wandererkm
are these Bengalmese truly hypoallergenic as she claims. I spoke to her regarding her kittens in depth the other night and am looking to seriously buy a kitten however, I think 400 is steep for a mixed breed kitten that may or may not be hypoallergenic. Can someone please help me out and quick.
this is very hard to answer without knowing the cats but probably they are not hypoallergic, sorry.
Most people are allergic against the Fel D1 gene product, which is a protein found in the spit of a cat which is then spread over the fur coat when the cat washes itself.
Some cats do not have this Fel D1 protein, which doesn't seem to harm them and makes them hypoallergic. Cats without Fel D1 are most commonly found amongst siberian forrest cats, as far as I know. Unfortunatelly this is not a rule and some siberians will have it while others don't have the Fel D1 protein.
In other words you'd have to test each kitten in a litter to figure out which ones are hypoallergic and which aren't. To do this you'd have to take a fur sample from each kitten and do a skin test.
As said- to my knowledge bengals are no more likely to be hypoallergic then any other cat so I don't really think that her bengals would be an exception though this is possible.
Allerca lifestye cats is a scam with "hypoallergic" bengals, but this doesn't mean that bengals are hypoallergic. For this to be the case they would have to be bred with hypoallergic cats, which they aren't.
Hope this was helpfull,