Actually an F3 male is not that expensive because they have to be sold as pet because of sterility and can't be shown so there is no show price either. The reason I knwo is because Meeka was bought as an F3 male. She was one of those surprises and the breeder was so excited when I told her she was a female she knew with my enthusiasm with the breed if I wanted to breed her. You would be looking at $600 for an F3 male. They are more like $2000 if you consider an F3 savannah. Early Generations are the exact same price as a regular bengal so a lesser quality male will be cheaper but since breeding isn't your goal that would be perfect....
However, you would most likely be bringing in more problems than its worth. I've never heard of an early generation bengal that didn't spray.
The price you quoted is actually fabulous! You know in big cities they pay 400-500 just for a spay anyway. Oooh but the risk, what a tough choice this is for you.
There are 2 forms of pyo, open and closed. The type where you see white discharge is usually curable by a spay operation. The closed kind means the puss can't get out of the uterus and usually its to late to detect it
. Many females die this way.
What a tough choice. Do you have any friends with a neutered male? Some neutered males will still breed a female.
You know what? There might be an even better solution. Has your vet ever talked about doign stimulation with her? If you can get her to ovulate that will take away the risk of the pyo. It dosen't fix the fact that she will cycle but it will trick her into thinkign she's pregnant for a while. Its not commonly done because there is some risk involved just from lack of knowledge/ability. Its kind of a strange subject but if all else fails it might be one of the lesser of the evils. It can be done with the tip of a thermometer. What a wierd subject