Is A Bengal Right For You and Your Family?
As with any living thing, we all have different personalities, we have good days and bad days. It wouldn't be fair to say that all Bengals are alike. There is always an
exception to every rule. I have had cats all of my life, and in my experience the males seem to be the lovable snuggly one's that welcome affection any time of the day. Usually the females are more independent and will welcome affection on their own terms and when THEY want it. This is with ALL breeds of cats, NOT just Bengals. I have had many females though, that have the male personality. You have to understand that they are individuals just like you and I. They are all different in their own ways, and that is what makes them unique.
You have to love and accept them for who they are.
* Bengals are an active, inquisitive cat that loves to be up high. If you don't like a cat to leave the floor, a Bengal is probably not the right cat for you. Bengals are busy by nature, and are always looking for something to get into. They are very affectionate and can be a "lap cat" when THEY want to be, but in general their idea of fun is playing, chasing, climbing and investigating. They'll often save the cuddle time for when they want to sleep. Many Bengals enjoy water and may join you in brushing your teeth or taking a shower. Some Bengals are vocal while others are more quiet and selective about using their voice.
* Bengals will also, in general, ALWAYS want to be where you are. After all, that's where the action is! When given the choice of a basic toy, and one that does wild, unpredictable things, Bengals will always choose the "wild" one! For individuals or families who enjoy rambunctious, funny, beautiful and dynamic feline companionship, consider the Bengal. If you are looking for a cat that just lays around and looks pretty, then they aren't for you.
* The Bengal is most noted for it luxurious short, soft coat which may appear in either the spotted or marble pattern. Most have what is called "glitter", which imparts an iridescent sheen to each hair. The spotted pattern is most associated with the "leopard look" as the coat features clear spots and rosettes. The Bengal's spots can be large or small and often include rosettes, like the spots of Jaguars and Leopards, which are two- toned spots. Bengals may also be marbled. The marbled Bengal has a swirling pattern that appears as random swirls or thick diagonal and horizontal lines flowing across the coat of the cat.
* Bengals are medium to large cats, from 6-18 pounds, with males generally being larger than females. A healthy Bengal is well muscled and has an appearance that depicts its athleticism.
Bengals are generally confident, curious and devoted companions. They get along well with other pets when properly introduced and enjoy being part of a family. Each Bengal is an individual and those interested should find out as much as they can about this wonderful breed before adding one to their family. their family.
Is the F1 or Early Generation Bengal Cat Right For You?
Bengals are very beautiful and highly intelligent cats. Pets are a lifetime commitment, so please do your research before bringing one of these cats into your home. This breed isnt for everybody. Bengals are energetic and always looking for something to get into. If you like an active cat, then they may be right for you. If you want a cat that is lazy and just lays around, a Bengal isn't for you.
Below is some information about Bengals to help you decide if a Bengal is right for you and your family. At the bottom of the page, there is a video clip about Bengals. Please take the time to watch this video. Also, there is a link to information about the Early Generation Bengals, also known as F1, F2 and F3. If you are considering an EG Bengal, please take the time to read this information. Please call if you have any questions. If you would like to come and visit with our cats,
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