Bengal cat is one of the most beautiful breeds of cat. This is a plastic, playful, colorful and mysterious animals. At first sight the animal, so similar to leopard, is born from the desire and afford to have such a pet. But to cope with his upbringing, not everyone caring for him will afford not to all.
Analyze questions, how to behave Bengal cats what they are and how to care for them.
The first Bengal cat appeared in 1963 as the result of crossing a simple domestic cat with a wild leopard. Home to these animals is America, because it brought them American Jean Sugden.
As a result of experiments on the crossing of a simple pet with a wild animal, was a very interesting combination of colour and whole appearance in General. These animals like leopards, only very reduced.
It is obvious that the crossing brought a striking result. Those who live in the house of that cute creature of the wild nature, come to the delight not only of leopard color, but also on its temperament. The fact is that only visually, these Pets look like wild animalsbut their temperament and character are virtually indistinguishable from ordinary cats.
So, the resulting Bengal cat is a miniature copy of leopard. But the behavior she is the same as one cat.
Homemade Bengal cats have a relatively large size. Adult Bengal in length can grow to 90 cm, a height of 41 cm they Weigh about 7-8 kg.
These cats are distinguished by their independence. It seems that the animal is ready for everything, but it’s not. They are not what may seem.
Describing the breed, it should be noted that the appearance of the pet, not define his character. Only 15-20 percent of animal habits passed on Bengal kittens from their ancestors. Traits passed to that sweet pussy from the domestic cat. What part of the genes they inherited from their ancestors, did not make them aggressive, on the contrary, has brought to life the gracefulness, flexibility, as well as the amazing leopard print coat.
Life expectancy Bengals 12-15 years.
In appearance the Bengal is a little different from the usual home. The head is wedge-shaped. This form of head (of animal) makes the ear more attractive than cats of other breeds. A firm chin and pronounced whiskers give the cat the mouth of the tiger. This is evident when the cat growls, meows, and yawns.
Separately it is necessary to note the following appearance:
- Short ears, high set, with wide base and rounded tips.
- Large, broad nose is slightly curved.
- Cheeks quite massive.
- Eyes are an unusually beautiful color from Golden to green.
- The neck is thick and muscular.
- The cat’s body tight and strong.
- The front paws of these Pets are large and round, back longer than the front.
- The tail is of little length, thick and non-fluffy. Along its length located leopard spots of different sizes.
- The coat is short or medium.
- Spotty color may be several shades: white, gray and red.
- Leopard spots evenly spaced throughout the body of the pet.
The nature of the Bengal cat
Bengal domestic cat is a very cute animal that needs constant attention and affection. These animals are intelligent, playful and curious, but without attention to human can not live. They are very attached to the man. Much more than any other.
This leopard print pet like Bengal cat, loyal like a dog, and will follow its master anywhere, running behind him.
These cats love the water unlike other breeds. They can take a bath with great pleasure. And when the bathroom takes the owner, the cat will not miss this event. He will come to him and also climb into the tub.
It is not necessary to have the kittens of this breed, if there is no time to pay attention to, for example, because of the heavy workload of the working day. Due to the lack of attention, the cat can become wild and lose confidence to the owner.
The nature of the Bengal light. So they are easy to get along with other animals in the house. I love children.
The main traits of Bengals:
- not vindictive;
- quickly get used to everything.
To care for a Bengal cat is not so difficult. They behave quite well: do not tear the Wallpaper, and do not scratch the furniture unlike other breeds. To feed such a pet too easy. Because in caring for them, in fact, is nothing difficult. In other words, these cute, fluffy lumps do not require special care.
Buying a Bengal kitten, it is worth remembering that the first few days is a difficult period for both the pet and the owner. The first time it is recommended to limit the space pet. You need to choose a place without drafts. For this purpose, well suited kitchen. In the kitchen you need to put a bed, bowls food, water.
After the acquisition of such a pet, the first few days it is advisable not to burden him with concern. You need to give the kitten the opportunity to look around and sniff. By the way, he will do it with caution. This is especially evident during his acquaintance with other animals in the house.
When the pet plays, you can join his game. Bengals love to play with such toys as paper with ropes or other simple trinkets. If the first time after purchase, the kitten is not going to touch, you need to leave him alone. He’ll come out when he’s ready to communicate.
The arrangement of the toilet
To the toilet the Bengals are easily socialized, and I have to say, I love to dig in their Affairs. The owners of such an animal, this fact should be taken into consideration to acquire a deep or closed tray. And you also need to remember to pour a special filler.
As a toilet is better to use high trays without grid. If a little kitten trying to teach at once to a large tray, it may happen that he will become confused and the first time will be to go to the toilet where you don’t belong. If this happens, it can not be beaten or scolded, because separation from mother and relocation to the host – for it had a lot of stress. Because the added stress is not necessary.
In that case, if the kitten goes to the bathroom where he shouldn’t, take a piece of paper or cloth, wet in the urine and put in the tray. Some time later, the Bengal will understand where you need to go to the Loo.
Feeding young kittens
To the kitten grow up healthy and without any complications in health, should eat healthy such Pets. Feeding kittens dry granular feed, you can start with 2 months. The first time it is recommended to soak them in water.
Do not skimp on the nutrition of Pets. Cheap food may negatively affect their health. For the Bengals holistic suitable feed, such as “the hills”, “Royal-Canin”, “Yams”. It is necessary to use only food that is made exclusively for little kittens.
When feeding young Bengals balanced, quality forage, vitamin-mineral supplements are not required. However, when there is insufficient feeding kittens will need them. Vitamins for feed can be purchased at any pet store.
In matters of feeding, except for animal feed, much attention should be paid to water. It should always be clean and fresh.
To 3 months, the kittens should be eating 5-6 times a day, while eating 120-150 grams of food. 3 to 6 months – 180-220 grams of food 4 times a day. During this period, the kitten begins to actively grow. During active growth it needs to give scalded and chopped lean beef, rabbit, Turkey, chicken. Meat should be boiled, boneless.
When feeding kittens milk products should be careful. Whole cow’s milk is recommended to eliminate from the diet because it contains milk sugar, which is harmful to cat’s body. For a milk feeding will only fit dairy products: kefir, cream, yogurt, fermented baked milk, cottage cheese.
In addition to the above, you can feed Bengal cats liver 2 times a week. Heart and chicken gizzards can be given with cereals and vegetables. A raw egg 2 times a week. Vegetables are best boiled in meat broth. To garnish, you can add vegetable oil.
- Bengal cats are very friendly;
- easy to learn;
- quickly trained;
- they easily can be taught to retrieve a ball;
- the Bengals are hypoallergenic and do not shed;
- adapt quickly and well to go on contact.
- Bengal cats are very active (their activity is so great that one kitten can be compared with ten non-pedigree kittens);
- Bengals love to ride on the curtains;
- the lack of attention will lead to the fact that the cat is out of boredom went all in the house.
So, Bengal cats demand a lot of attention, and therefore are unlikely to approach people, lying on the couch watching TV. With this animal you need to communicate a lot, explaining to them every movement around the house. Very well, when I dialogue with animals. Some breeders can’t find him.
There is a belief that Bengal cats are very aggressive, but it is not so. The aggressiveness of the wild ancestors they are not passed on. In addition, they have high intelligence. They are trained quickly and easily perform different stunts. The cat, for example, can turn the lights off in the bathroom or flush the toilet.
Basically it is a healthy and intelligent breed. All these qualities make the Bengal cat is a wonderful candidate for a family pet.