Bengal cat Facts

Bengal cat Facts
Bengal cat is a type of domestic cat, created by interbreeding of wild Asian leopard cat with domestic cat. This breed was created and brought to perfection between the 1950s and 1980s (even though some evidences suggest that it first appeared during the 19th century). Despite its wild nature, Bengal cat is friendly cat with gentle temper typical for domestic cat.
Interesting Bengal cat Facts:
Bengal cat can reach 8 to 15 pounds of weight.
Bengal cat is best known by its soft, silky coat that can be speckled (tri-colored rosettes) or marbled (randomly arranged horizontal stripes). Coat can be golden-brown, grey, bluish, snow or black with dark, leopard-like spots and lines on the body and light-colored/white fur on the belly. Some Bengal cats have iridescent coat that sparkles in the sunlight.
Bengal cat has small wedge-shaped head, large, oval eyes, small ears, strong, muscular body and powerful legs with large, rounded paws.
Bengal cat is named after its wild ancestor, Asian leopard cat that is scientifically known as Prionailurus bengalensis.
Bengal cat is strong and agile cat that can jump up to 3 times of its own height, leap 10 feet horizontally and easily climb to the highest point in the house.
Bengal cat is very smart and cunning cat with outgoing personality. It is suitable for the families with children and other pets (cats and cat-friendly dogs). Bengal cat often builds strong bond with only one family member. It can easily learn to play fetch, turn light switches on and off (it can play this game all night long) and walk on the leash.
Bengal cat likes to explore and it demands plenty of attention. Tall cat tree, plenty of toys, puzzles and interactive games are essential to keep it mentally stimulated and prevent boredom that can lead to unwanted behavior (breaking of wires and destroying of valuable electronic devices). Bengal cat likes to collect and hide small, glistening items such as keys and jewelry.
Unlike many cats, Bengal cat likes to play with water. It doesn't hesitate to drink water directly from a tap and to join its owner in a bathtub.
Bengal cat should be kept inside the house because of the strong hunting instinct directed toward the birds and other small animals.
Bengal cat is also known as the Rolls Royce of the cat world, because of the price of an individual cat that ranges from 500 to 5000 dollars.
Bengal cat is very vocal cat. It loudly expresses all of its needs.
Bengal cat has short coat that requires grooming once weekly.
Bengal cat gives birth to 4 to 5 kittens on average.
Bengal cat is generally healthy breed, but it can suffer from distal neuropathy, flat-chested kitten syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and chronic anemia.
Bengal cat has an average lifespan of 14 to 16 years.

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