The Bengal breed originated in United States following the request of the geneticist John Mill. She wanted create a tamed domestic cat despite the appearance and wildness and original of his ancestors. The cross between the Asian leopard cat Prionailurus Bengalnsisnative to South Asia, and the domestic cat thus gave birth to this race which we know today under the name of bengal. She was officially born in 1963 and found herself in a cat show for the first time in 1985. The Bengal has now won the hearts of many masters all over the world.
Bengal Cat Physical Appearance
The Bengal is a breed flexible, powerful, robust and muscular. Un bengal can measure up to 30 centimeters from above.
Weight : The Bengal breed can weigh between 5 and 9 kg for a male cat and 4 to 7KG for a female.
Bengal coat: There are two distinct coats in the Bengal: the Marbled and Spotted Tabby. The spotted pattern is the most sought after. The coat of the legs of the Bengal can be striped or spotted, however, it is preferable that this one is spotted. With its magnificent coat and its horizontal spots, it looks a lot like its ancestor: the Asian leopard cat Prionailurus Bengalnsis.
Bengal Breed Coat Colors
The colors of Bengal, for their part, are numerous, with “glitters”:
Brown, ivory and cream, with blue or brown markings. You should know that the pattern of the coat of the Bengal must remind as little as possible that of a domestic cat. From cream to white and contrasting with the coloring of the flanks and back are the basic colors that the chin, chest, belly and inside of the legs of the Bengal should have. The eyes, lips and nose should ideally be framed with thin black lines.
Coat care: The coat does not need much maintenance, brushing can be done once a week during moulting, otherwise once a month is sufficient.
Bengal Eye Colors
Bengal eyes are in almond shape and are often green in color, or blue in the “seal point”.
The Bengal is a cat breed with a lot of personality. This breed is very intelligent, lively and playful. Bengals are very active and playful. They can also be very loud (lots of meowing). The Bengal cat is also a big lover : he gets attached to you quite easily and quickly and loves cuddles. This breed demands attention, it needs regular play and activity, it gets bored easily. It is therefore necessary to plan many occupations, small toys, cat tree, exercise wheel… The Bengal is not easily afraid. No fear of heights, water or people in general. You can also train the Bengal cat quite easily due to its high intelligence.
A Bengal cat does not need special food, care or veterinary care. In fact, experts say they are generally healthier than other house cats and not susceptible to feline leukemia.
Price of a Bengal cat
The price to get a Bengal varies. Indeed, the price depends on factors such as: the breed, the sex, the pedigree of the parents, the conformity to the standards of the breed, its age, or the characteristics of its dress.
However, in general, you will need to:
Plan between 400 and 2500 € to get you a Bengal male.
Plan between 500 and 2500 € to get you a female Bengal.