A Quick Look: The Bengal Cat

December 03, 2019

A Quick Look: The Bengal Cat

Bengal cats have gained popularity recently, and have taken social media by storm. These exotic-looking kitties are adaptable, affectionate, friendly towards children and dogs, and highly intelligent which is why they're getting popular. 

In this blog post, I will introduce you to the Bengal cat breed. 

Bengal Breeding Programme 

These cats were initially bred by Jean S. Mills by crossing domestic shorthairs with Asian Leopard cats. All the Bengal cats Bengals today are decedents of cats bred by her in the early 1980s.

Personality and Characteristics

Bengal cats are extremely fun to live with. However, if you're a first-time cat owner, this kitty may not be the right fit for you. This kitty is intelligent, curious, and highly active and needs an owner who can meet all of her needs.

These kitties are moderately friendly towards strangers and enjoy playing with other pets and older children. 

One thing about the Bengal cats is that they need a lot of vertical territory. The kitties love cat trees and window perches. 

Health 

Bengal cats are a healthy breed, however, like all cat breeds, they are prone to getting certain health conditions which includes polycystic kidney disease,  feline infectious peritonitis, etc. 

Summing Up 

Bengal cats have a beautiful coat comes in many background colors, ranging from golden, rust, brown and orange to sand, buff and ivory. These shorthair cats are incredibly intelligent and friendly, which makes them excellent house pets. 

Do you have a Bengal cat? Let us know in the comments section!


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