Exotic Domesticated Cat
It’s an exotic domesticated cat – how cool is that? You get all the look of a wild cat and all the affection of an adoring domestic cat. A well bred Bengal will have all of the disposition of a loving house cat and the markings and pattern of a wild Leopard. They are active, inquisitive and definitely each has their own personality. Their look is such that it never fails to get attention, we can’t count the number of times people have stopped and marvelled at a Bengal Cat.
Athletic and Muscular
They are born athletics, very muscular; they are natural leapers and climbers. They are able to climb higher and jump farther than most other domestic cats. They love running, heights, climbing and jumping – so much so that Cat Wheels have become very popular just so that some Bengals have an opportunity to get more exercise. Take a look at this great wheel that was developed for Bengals: One Fast Cat. (Yes, we own one!)
Their Amazing Coat
Their coat is extremely short and soft, it’s sleek and velvety (similar feel to a mink coat) with minimal shedding (yes Bengals still shed; but not nearly as much as a lot of other domestic cats). They are sometimes referred to as Hypoallergenic (and this is true as some people who are allergic to cats are not allergic to Bengals, but not everyone!). If you do have allergies to cats and want to see if you are allergic, we recommend a house visit to us or another Bengal only cattery. It usually becomes obvious fairly quickly if you are or are not allergic.
All of our Bengals are brown spotted; however, Bengals come in all sorts of colours and patterns. We find the brown spotted rosettes the most amazing colours, so that’s what we have; but take a look around for lots of different coats!
Great for kids, dogs and other animals, they do very well with the whole family (I would probably avoid putting them together with a hamster though!). They love to play and sleep with the children of the family and are naturally good at avoiding hurting children (that being said, if a child hugs too tight, they could get scratched!). Our family spends hours playing and enjoying our Bengal cats, we are confident that you will too!
They are incredibly loving – following their owners around, greeting them at the door, communicating their needs and develop a strong bond with their owners.
Super Intelligent and Curious
Bengals are amazing intelligent cats. They can be trained to do tricks, to play fetch, to walk on a leash. They can learn how to open doors and drawers. We are constantly amazed at what our Bengals figure out.
If curiousity killed the cat, he got the Bengal first. Bengals can entertain themselves for hours with a cardboard box, a straw or a piece of ice (well until it melts).