Once you've had a Bengal, no other breed will do!!
This is a medium-to-large cat. Bengals weigh 8 to 15 pounds or more.
The Bengal is highly active and highly intelligent. The Bengal is a confident, talkative, friendly cat who is always alert. Nothing escapes his notice. He likes to play games, including fetch, and he’s super quick at learning tricks. They adapt well and are easily trained to walk on a harness so you can safely take adventures with your Bengal without the worry of him straying, getting stolen or having an accident on the road.
Bengals love water! Don’t be surprised if they want to join you in the shower or the bath! Aquarium and pond fish may be at risk from his clever paws. He also loves to climb and can often be found perching at the highest point he can reach in the home. A tall cat tree or two is a must for this feline, as are puzzle toys that will challenge his intelligence.
Bengals are affectionate and will be pleased to sit on your lap. We have found in our experience that the boys can be a little more demanding whereas the females are a little more independent, that being said, each and every kitten has his or her own purrsonality that will flourish whilst growing up with their new family.
Coat Color And Grooming
The Bengal could never be called delicate. He is an athlete: agile and graceful with a strong, muscular body, as befits a cat who looks as if he belongs in the jungle. His broad head is a modified wedge shape, longer than it is wide, with rounded contours. Atop it are medium-size to small ears that are relatively short, set toward the side of the head. Large oval eyes are almost round. Joining the head to the body is a long, muscular neck. Supporting the body are medium-length legs, slightly longer in the back than in the front, with large, round paws. A thick, medium-length tail tapers at the end and is tipped in black. When a Bengal rolls over, you can see that another characteristic is a spotted belly.
Enhancing the Bengal’s wild appearance is a short, thick pelt that feels luxuriously soft and silky. It comes in several colors and patterns, including brown tabby (Brown Rosetted), seal mink tabby (Snow Rosetted), black silver tabby, and seal silver lynx point (Blue Eyed Snow Rosetted). The coat can be rosetted randomly or in horizontal patterns, or it can be marbled, with horizontal stripes arranged randomly on a lighter background. Our Bengals have a coat that is described as “glittered.” The fur shimmers in the light, as if it were tipped with gold dust (or should I say Fairysnow!!).
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. They are easy to train to walk on a lead and harness. 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 after carful introductions done properly. Always introduce any pets, even other cats, slowly and in a controlled setting.
If you have any questions, then please don't hesitate to get in touch!