Bengal Cat

The Bengal Cat

The Bengal cat is a domesticated cat breed created from hybrids of domestic cats, especially the spotted Egyptian Mau, with the Asian leopard cat . The breed name comes from the leopard cat’s taxonomic name. Bengals have a wild appearance; their golden shimmer comes from their leopard cat ancestry, and their coats may show spots, rosettes, arrowhead markings, or marbling. They are an energetic breed which needs much exercise and play. (Wikipedia) 

The Bengal is a domestic cat that has physical features distinctive to the small forest-dwelling wildcats, and with the loving, dependable temperament of a family pet. As such, some characteristics in the appearance of the Bengal are distinct from those found in other domestic cat breeds.These cats are very playful and require a lot of playtime. Since they are also very affectionate and loyal to their human “parents” I recommend indulging in play with your cat to build a stronger bond between you and your cat as well as keep the cat well exercised!

 

4 thoughts on “Bengal Cat

  • October 5, 2021 at 2:18 am
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    I have known a lot of cat breeds in my life , including Siamese and the normal tabbies, but I have never seen a breed as beautiful as the Bengal. The picture you have in your blog is gorgeous. Being playful suits me to the ground as I love playing with my current two cats. I believe I really need to check out your Bengal Cat. Thanks Jim

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    • October 5, 2021 at 2:49 am
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      Thanks Jim! Yes I agree the Bengal cat is very Gorgeous!! I wish I had one of my own but that is a picture I found that I could get usage rights to. Amazing to me there were so many such pics of cats available. Then again cats are just beautiful anyway!!

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  • October 5, 2021 at 3:12 am
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    Very interesting information about the origins of the Bengal house cat. Please excuse my ignorance on the subject, but is the Bengal cat a breed that can be a “purebred” like dogs, or is that not really a thing with domesticated cats? I always hear a lot about purebred dogs, but never really anything on cats.

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    • October 5, 2021 at 9:12 am
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      The Bengal is derived from Hybrids of domestic cats. So yes they are a Purebred cat like Siamese or  Balanese or anything like that. Great question. And you are right, I also hear more about purebred dogs than cats. I don’t really know why that is. I will have to research that one. Keep an eye out for an article along those lines soon on this website.

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