I want a Bengal cat, what do I need to know
Bengal or Bengali is popularly known as the leopard cat, without a doubt, for the physical resemblance to the wild cat. These are animals of great intelligence, curious and playful. They like the water, inheritance of their jungle ancestors. The bearing is elegant, although strong in appearance, due to its muscles and the robustness of its bones.
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Type: slender and muscled cat with wild cat appearance
Head: wide, wedge-shaped, rounded contours
Eyes: large, oval, slightly oblique
Body: elongated, strong, medium-sized, robust, never soft, very muscular
Tail: thick, medium length, is tuned to a rounded tip
Fur: short, dense, leafy and surprisingly soft texture
Colors: black spotted tabby, brown tabby, seal lynx point, seal sepia tabby, seal mink tabby.
The Bengali cat originated from the cross between a domestic and a wild cat; the leopard cat of Asia (Felis bengalis). By 1963, an expert in genetics, the American Jean Mill, started the breeding program. The consolidation of the race would occur in the 1970s after subsequent crossings with other races such as Egyptian Mau, Ocicat, Abyssinian and Siamese.
The Bengali is a strong cat. It usually adapts well to family life, although it is not necessary to rule out specific instability behaviors produced by its wild legacy. You can live in different environments, however, it is preferable that you have a garden or terrace.
Bengali Bengali is a medium sized cat; Compact and muscular, with strong limbs. Big and oval eyes, long and wide nose with reddish tip, characteristic of Tabby tones. Short hair with very soft texture. The mantle must be Tabby (brindle), the base color can be ivory, cream, orange or gold. Spotted spots will be dark, black, chocolate or cinnamon.
The Bengali cat does not need too meticulous attention, for its short fur, it would be enough to brush it from time to time to keep the fur shiny and also to prevent the accumulation of dead hair.
Although it is not usual, specific pictures of emotional instability may appear. This is due to its wildest primary genes. Competent organizations recommend more than four generations of crossings with domestic cats to strengthen the domestication genes.
Tips to buy a Bengali
- Make sure that he answers your doubts, that he is knowledgeable about the breed (who attends dog shows), and that he offers to track the puppy after the sale. Is it implied, or is it limited to setting a price?
- See if it is recommended by other breeders, or if it has references from satisfied customers.
- Make sure that it has affix, that its dogs are registered in the LOE and have pedigree in order. Keep in mind that processing the pedigree of a puppy is not expensive, distrust phrases like “if I give it to you with pedigree it will be much more expensive.” More information about the prices of a puppy
- I give you guarantees in relation to health problems, physical, hereditary … Does the puppy deliver with veterinary primer, chip, vaccines, deworming and veterinary checks a day?
- You ask him to show you his facilities and let you see the specimens. Are they disease free?
- And finally, remember that puppies need a minimum of two months with their mother before being delivered. Be wary of who wants to speed up the process.
In addition, you must always take into account the care that your future pet requires. Take note: In the case of the Bengali, their aesthetic maintenance is not demanding compared to other races, however it should not be neglected:
- Weekly brushing.
- You should bathe when necessary.
- It does not require cutting.
- You have to take care of your eyes, ears and teeth.
- You should go to the veterinarian as often as required, and always keep your vaccinations up to date.
Similarly do not forget the possible pathologies of the breed:
- Emotional instability