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Bengals

Not all Bengals have defined rosettes – they have spots more like a Leopard, with no outline of colour.

The Famous Bengal Markings!

The first thing most people notice about the Bengal cat is the wonderful coat! Not only is it beautiful to look at, but it’s also very soft and sleek and many Bengals also shine in the light with a glitter that permeates through every hair shaft!

Bengals have two basic fur patterns: the more common spotted pattern and the wonderfully swirly marbled. Both spotted and marbles are often tri-coloured with various shades forming the unique markings.

The tri-colouring is what can give spotted Bengals “rosettes” – where each individual spot has an outline of a darker colour, giving a look similar to that of a Jaguar, for example.

The Bengal cat Personality... 

     The domestic Bengal cat are highly intelligent and affectionate cats. With their enchanting and strikingly beautiful wild appearance. They are really like having a tame piece of the wild in your own home, whilst still being so dependably sweet natured and delightfully loving.

     The Bengal cat can be very mischievous and boisterous. They are active cats always ready to play. You can easily leash train them, and teach them to fetch, and play other games. They are also very vocal cats, always eager for human companionship and approval.

     The Bengal cat mixes well with children and other animals. With their sleek, soft coat, which is more like a pelt than ordinary cat fur, sufferers of allergies claim that the Bengal cat brings out fewer reactions. 

     The Bengal cat will grace any home and be a loyal life companion. They are also very people oriented cats, so it may be worth considering obtaining two Bengal cats for company if you are likely to be out of the home all day. You will find that they are very "dog-like" in personality, following you from room to room in your home and always greeting you with a loving welcome. Whether male or female, this exotic, unique cat will hold a place in your heart forever like no cat as ever done before.

Bengal cats love water

     While you can generalize about Bengal cats, it’s hard to say that “all” Bengal kittens like to do one thing or dislike another. Believe we have a general idea of what most of them do and do not like.

     One common question about Bengal cats is whether they enjoy or loathe water. Most cat breeds have an unfavorable opinion of being submerged in or sprayed with water. However, you’ll often hear that Bengal cats “love” being in water. Is there any truth to that? Well, it depends on the cat.

   Most Bengal cats do love being in water, due to their bloodlines. They’re bred from Asian Leopard cats, which will mean that most love to swim and play in the water. Some Bengal cats even like to fish and hunt in streams.

     Don’t be alarmed if your Bengal jumps in the shower or tub with you. If you want to avoid this, you’ll have to shut the door because the only thing Bengal cats like more than water is their human!

Children And Other Pets

     The active and social Bengal is a perfect choice for families with children and cat-friendly dogs. He will play fetch as well as any retriever, learns tricks easily and loves the attention he receives from children who treat him politely and with respect. He’s smart enough to get out of the way of toddlers but loves school-age children because they are a match for his energy level and curiosity. Nothing scares him, certainly not dogs, and he will happily make friends with them if they don’t give him any trouble. Always introduce any pets, even other cats, slowly and in a controlled setting.


Size

     Bengal cats are usually quite large: males weigh on average between (7 – 9kg) and females (3.6 – 5.4 kg). Of course you will get some even bigger than that and a few who are smaller too, so don’t be concerned if your Bengal is outside of those averages.


Health

     Bengals are generally very healthy cats if you have bought from a reputable and registered breeder and they don't require any specialized care. The life expectancy is the same as many other cats: 14 – 16 years. In line with other pedigree breeds, there are some diseases that they have a slightly higher risk of – HCM (heart disease) and PkDef (chronic anaemia) being two of them. They do seem to have sensitive digestive systems, so they do not do well on varied diets. But if you go to a breeder who screens for these things, the risk of your Bengal getting them is much reduced. Varied diets tend to give them the runs or soft stools, but to avoid it, you just simply keep them on a same brand of food all the time and do not switch brands of food randomly. NO table food scraps!