Asian leopard cat
Leaving a steak on the counter to defrost is a Bengals invitation to a cold supper. And to retrieve the coveted meal from the 'thieves' mouth, is a swat team undertaking. Being excellent climbers, and fast, puts the Bengal in the 007 category. This is not a problem, just consider guarding items of the Bengals interest. They can open drawers, doors, boxes and jewelry cases. They have very little sense of guilt, and can hide in the smallest of spaces.
I have found my Bengals to like dogs in an open interactive way, with playing and affection. They are compatible with most cats and children. They will not tolerate abusive handling. They attach to the family and are generally polite with visitors. Do not push them, and they will slowly accept new people. They do not adjust to a complete transfer of environment and family so be sure you will be keeping your anticipated Bengal cat for its lifetime. Bengals that are raised with a lot of love and attention, are outgoing, responsive and affectionate cats
The plush pelt of the Bengal is a delight to pet. The ones that are glittered
shine like gold dust settled on them color patterns of the Bengal are the most
obvious advantage of the breed. The spotted leopard style comes in various
shades of tan beige, red, gold, grey, base colors with spots or rosettes of a
contrasting dark brown or black markings. the snows have lovely blue eyes.
The Bengal’s marble color pattern is also very exotic, The bold paint lines
with their vibrant color and sparkele are right from the jungle. Marbles
come in browns and snows, There is a definite color patterns preferred for
showing. (TICA standard) But whether the Bengal is a show prospect, or
pet quality it is beautiful . Bengals like water and if they are introduced to baths when young occasional bathing will not be a problem Nail clipping should be done every 2-3 weeks from kittenhood.
DO NOT DECLAW , change vets if they encourage it.
Bengals are definitely more manageable when spayed or neutered. Besides reducing the occurrence of cancer, and increasing life span, neutering your Bengal kitten has many other benefits. No spraying, odor, fighting, wanting to go outside, caterwauling, or mood swings. or unwanted kittens.
Breeding Bengals is not the easy chore of some other breeds. There will probably always be a lot of natural instinct in the Bengal cat. Because of this, the conditions must be right in order to have a healthy well adjusted litter of kittens. The female Bengal is quite vocal when in season. The male also calls for a mate in the nights, when he is mature. I find my breeders like privacy and prefer the night time to breed. I separate them as soon as they have bred for 2 days. The females need the same environment while she is pregnant, as where she will deliver the litter.
You need a good strong box with a top, and an entrance hole in the side.,
and ventilation. (an airline fiberglass crate is also good)
Do not disturb her more than necessary in the final week. Make sure she
has food and water available. (vitamins w/calcium the entire pregnancy)
The new Bengal mother is a leopard in every sense of the word. She
is liable to attack any intruders for the first few days. So restrict visitors
to the known family. Handle her with respect and caution, and get the
kittens accustomed to handling. Bengal kittens will attack meat when
first introduced, so do not use your fingers. 4-5 week old leopard cubs
are yours to raise, and enjoy the wilder side of the feline world. They must
be handled daily, and exposed to household living. I have found the more
exotic looking, good spotted ones tend to be more wild and independent.
would rather not sell you a Bengal if it will not fit into your ifestyle, and expectations. ...........As I have mentioned, the Bengal needs to stay in the family it is raised with.
The Bengal cat, is extremely high on the intelligence level. Bengals could probably easily survive without your help in a natural environment. For hunting and speed of movement the Bengal is fast. This brings up the point of environmental responsibility, and the need to keep the Bengal cat as an inside house pet. Otherwise the wild bird population will plummet, as they are excellent natural hunters. On the other hand, your house will be free of rodents and big insects.