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What's the first thing you notice about this breed? It's striking resemblance to a leopard, right? So much so that it looks like a mini leopard is curling up on your lap.

Bengal cats were originally bred in the 1800s, where the Egyptian Mau was crossed with the Asian Leopard Cat giving rise to a cat that has energy triple its size. Bengal Cats are energetic, playful, and affectionate cats that yearn for nothing but fun exercises and never-ending love. A Bengal cat comes in five different coat varieties - spotted brown, snow, sepia, silver, and tabby. Whilst little research is available on this breed, it is known from Bengal cat parents across the globe that this cat has a one-of-a-kind personality.

What's the first thing you notice about this breed? It's striking resemblance to a leopard, right? So much so that it looks like a mini leopard is curling up on your lap.

Bengal cats were originally bred in the 1800s, where the Egyptian Mau was crossed with the Asian Leopard Cat giving rise to a cat that has energy triple its size. Bengal Cats are energetic, playful, and affectionate cats that yearn for nothing but fun exercises and never-ending love. A Bengal cat comes in five different coat varieties - spotted brown, snow, sepia, silver, and tabby. Whilst little research is available on this breed, it is known from Bengal cat parents across the globe that this cat has a one-of-a-kind personality.

Average Adult Size and Life Expectancy

Size

Medium

Height

25 - 30 cm

weight

3 - 6 kg

Life Expectancy

9 - 15 years

Average Adult Size and Life Expectancy

Size

Medium

Height

25 - 30 cm

Weight

3 - 6 kg

Life Expectancy

9 - 15 years

Breed Traits and Characteristics

Shedding Level

Moderate Maintenance (Weekly)

Easy To Groom

Easy maintenance (Monthly)

Tendency to vocalise

Very Vocal

Activity Level

High energy

Need For Mental Stimulation

Needs a job/activity

Child-Friendly

Somewhat child-friendly

Good With Other Pets

Somewhat get along with other pets

First-time cat parents

Breed Traits and Characteristics

Shedding Level

Moderate shedding

Easy To Groom

Easy maintenance (Monthly)

Tendency to vocalise

Very Vocal

Activity Level

High energy

Need For Mental Stimulation

Needs a job/activity

Child-Friendly

Somewhat child-friendly

Good With Other Pets

Somewhat get along with other pets

First-Time Cat Parents

Bengal cats aren't the healthiest of breeds and require extra time and effort to their diet. The breed is known to suffer from cardiovascular diseases, retinal atrophy, hip and joint problems, and PK deficiency.

Bengal cats need high-quality diets that are balanced, nutritious, and wholesome. They cannot thrive on food that is imbalanced or one that has carbohydrates and other artificial fillers. The more attention is paid to this cat's diet, the longer and healthier it will live. 

Short-haired Bengals do not require much attention when it comes to grooming and can make do with weekly brushing, de-shedding, ear cleaning, and nail trimming.

However, long-haired Bengals require some attention to keep their coats free of mats. These cats need daily brushing and de-shedding using a slicker brush and a de-shedder. 

Bengal cats are all about energy, which means, without a good amount of exercise boredom-based destructive behaviour such as scratching and yowling is likely to appear. Bengal cats enjoy any kind of exercise whether it’s a game of fetch or an hour of solving puzzles - all they need is for their minds and bodies to be occupied all day.

Beware, this breed is not for cat parents who do not have time to engage their cat in physical and mental exercises throughout the day.

Bengal cats aren't the healthiest of breeds and require extra time and effort to their diet. The breed is known to suffer from cardiovascular diseases, retinal atrophy, hip and joint problems, and PK deficiency.

Bengal cats need high-quality diets that are balanced, nutritious, and wholesome. They cannot thrive on food that is imbalanced or one that has carbohydrates and other artificial fillers. The more attention is paid to this cat's diet, the longer and healthier it will live. 

Short-haired Bengals do not require much attention when it comes to grooming and can make do with weekly brushing, de-shedding, ear cleaning, and nail trimming.

However, long-haired Bengals require some attention to keep their coats free of mats. These cats need daily brushing and de-shedding using a slicker brush and a de-shedder. 

Bengal cats are all about energy, which means, without a good amount of exercise boredom-based destructive behaviour such as scratching and yowling is likely to appear. Bengal cats enjoy any kind of exercise whether it’s a game of fetch or an hour of solving puzzles - all they need is for their minds and bodies to be occupied all day.

Beware, this breed is not for cat parents who do not have time to engage their cat in physical and mental exercises throughout the day.

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