Bengal Cats are a lively pet. Here is your informative A-list of Bengal Cats. This cat breed is originated from United States. The Bengal Cat is crossing between Asian Leopard Cat and domestic cat. Bengals are hybrid cat breed. They have wild cat appearance with domestic cat temperament. The name Bengal was derived from the Latin name of Asian Leopard Cat (Felis Bengalensis). This cat breed is recognized by ACFA, GCCF and TICA. Today, Bengals become great companion for family.
Facts about Bengal Cats
- Temperament – The Bengal Cat is lively, active, intelligent, agile and affectionate with family. They can get along well with children and other pets. They are also enthusiastic climbers and they love to play water.
- Appearance – Bengals Cats have a muscular medium-sized body. They have a broad head and come with a pair of small ears. They have a pair of almond-shaped eyes and the tail is thick. The color of eyes is either green or amber. The front legs are slightly shorter than hind legs.
- Coat color and pattern – The coat is thick and in medium length. It looks more like pelt than fur. The pattern is either marbled or spotted. Spotted Bengal is more common than Marbled Bengal. The recognized color and patterns include of Brown Spotted Tabby, Brown Marbled Tabby, Seal Sepia Spotted Tabby, Seal Sepia Marbled Tabby, Seal Mink Spotted Tabby, Seal Mink Marbled Tabby, Seal Spotted Lynx Point and Seal Marbled Lynx Point.
Spotted Bengal – They can have many patterns, shapes or sizes. The spot is usually clear and dark. The spot is contrast with background color. You can found the spots on the Bengal’s body or legs.
Marbled Bengal – The Markings are usually occurred on Brown Marbled. The pattern will give you the impression of marble and flow around the body.
Bengal Cats Breed Information
|Size||Medium to large|
|Weight||9 – 12 lbs|
|Group||Hybrid Cat Breed|
|Exercise Ability||Let them play and run around|
|Life Span||10 – 15 years|
|Litter Size||4 to 6 kittens|
|Grooming Requirements||Weekly brushing is needed, this cat breed is medium shedder|
The Bengal has no common health issue; basically this is a healthy cat breed.
If you are interested in this cat breed, you may adopt Bengal Cat from Bengal Cat rescue or look for Bengal Cat breeders