Interesting Factoids about Bengal Cats

Bengal cats are some of the more distinct cats on the face of the earth. They were created by breeding domestic cats with Asian leopard cats, and while this process garnered a great deal of headlines at the time, it didn’t take long for people to fall in love with them. Bengals cats are known for exhibiting some of the traits that you might find in a wild cat, but they also have the temperament of the average domestic cat, which makes them unlike any other type of cat you have ever seen. Check out some more facts about Bengal cats below:

They like water a lot more than other cats.

It’s rare to find a cat that likes water. Most cats are scared of water and don’t want to have anything to do with it. However, Bengal cats actually love the water and have been known to try and follow their owners into the bathroom when they take a shower. Bengals cats don’t feel threatened at all by water and will gravitate towards it if you let them.

They love to be entertained.

Most cats like to play to a degree, but there are plenty of breeds that will spend their entire days napping and taking it easy. Not Bengal cats! They need something to keep them occupied at almost all times, which is why Bengal owners love to spoil their cats with toys and other knicknacks . If you bring a Bengal cat into your home, you should be prepared to play with it and keep it active.

They can jump high and climb up just about anything.

Due to their wild nature, Bengal cats are capable of jumping incredible high. There are some that can jump three times as high as their own height. They can also climb up many different kinds of surfaces, so don’t be surprised if they figure out a way to get to that toy you tried to hide from them on a high shelf. They are amazing creatures who are strong-willed and physically capable of reaching heights that might seem impossible to you.

Bengal cats are a special breed, and they can bring years of joy and laughter to you and your family. If you have considered bringing a Bengal cat into your home, Destiny Bengals can provide you with more information on them. Call us at 561-295-5195 today with any questions you might have about beautiful Bengal cats.

Here’s Why You Should Consider a Bengal Cat For Your Home

Have you been thinking about adding a cat to your family? If so, Bengal cats are one of the best available options for those wishing to obtain one. Unlike other types of cats, Bengal cats are very affectionate and don’t like when their owners leave their homes. Therefore, when you walk into your house at the end of a long day, they will always be there ready to greet you. Bengal cats are also actually quite similar to dogs in that they like to play games like fetch, and some even like to take walks.

But these aren’t the only reasons you should consider getting a Bengal cat. Here are some of the other top reasons to think about bringing one into your home.

  1. They have some of the softest fur you will ever feel.

You will be blown away by how soft Bengal cats feel when you touch their fur. It is known for being silky and soft. It is also usually spotted, which gives Bengal cats a very unique look overall.

  1. They are hypoallergenic.

Most cats will create nightmares for those who have allergies. But Bengal cats are different since they are hypoallergenic. They may occasionally cause someone with bad allergies to get the sniffles. In general, you won’t have to worry about your allergies acting up when you have a Bengal cat.

  1. They usually get along with dogs.

If you have a dog in your home, you might be apprehensive about adding a cat to the mix. But many Bengal cats get along just fine with their canine friends.

  1. They will provide you with endless entertainment.

Bengal cats are very amusing creatures. They like to make strange sounds, get into mischief around the house (in a good way!), and show off their personalities in whatever way they can. They really are the cutest things.

If you are seriously considering obtaining a Bengal cat, you will need to work with a professional breeder to get one. Destiny Bengals has plenty of experience when it comes to providing people with Bengal cats, and we would be happy to tell you more about them. Call us at 561-295-5195 today for more information.

What Makes Bengal Cats Unique?

Bengal KittenDestiny Bengals is known for connecting pet lovers with Bengal kittens, one of the most exotic breeds of cat in the world! Did you know that a Bengal is a cross between a domestic cat and an Asian leopard cat? Cool. Bengals look like wild jungle cats, but they’ve been bred to be gentle, domesticated pets.

Bengal cats are perhaps most known for their distinctive look: a richly colored, highly contrasted coat of vivid spots. The Bengal is like a Leopard, Jaguar or Ocelot, in looks, thanks to their rosette markings. Bengal cats have two basic pattern flows: rosetted and marbled. This unique look stands them out from other cats who are simply all one color.

Compared to other breeds, Bengals are a bit different. They seem to maintain a kitten-like energy even when they’re old. Their coat is pelt-like and plush. They also might like water. You might find a Bengal watching you brush your teeth or trying to hop in water  with you. Their ancestors liked to hunt in water, so that’s where that urge comes from.

Did you know most Bengals have green, blue, yellow or gold-colored eyes? Some Bengals have a sparkle at the tips of their hairs when light hits them right– almost looking like glitter. Bengals have been called the “Rolls Royce” of cats because of their uniqueness and beauty.

Generally muscular and athletic, Bengals combine both strength and elegance. They’re playful and have been known to jump over four feet from the ground.

As a breed, Bengals are extremely efficient self-groomers. They shed very little.

When fully grown, males average 10 to 15 pounds, while females are 8 to 12 pounds.

Breeders typically allow kittens to go to their new homes when they’re between three and four months old.

If you have any specific questions about Bengals, don’t hesitate to email DBGM26@aol.com or call 561-295-5195.

How to Keep Your Cat Active and Healthy

Bengal Cats“The thrill of the chase” comes to mind when thinking about cats. It’s the excitement they feel trying to find something, like a toy mouse (or a real rodent) scampering about the floor. Cats thrive on the thrill of the chase and when they don’t have that, they can get bored, lethargic, and overweight.

We have to remember that even though pet cats seem gentle and tame, many centuries ago they ran wild and they still have some of that wild nature in their blood.

Give a cat a mouse to chase and they couldn’t be happier. It’s quite healthy for a cat to chase and catch a mouse. If and when they do, they’ll present it to their owner as a present. They feel accomplished. It’s good for their sense of emotional well-being and physical accomplishment.

Perhaps we pet owners have made life too easy for today’s cats. They don’t have to hunt and catch their food. It’s put out in bowls for them on a daily basis. It’s plentiful. They can eat as much as they want. It’s no wonder, then, that some pet cats today are overweight.

Interestingly, some people are using “food puzzles” to challenge cats to get their food. This helps get them moving and thinking, so they have to do some work to eat. This is a good thing. Simple food puzzles can involve cups, tunnels and other shaped objects whereas a cat has to, for instance, move the puzzle around in order to get food to fall out through small holes. This challenge gives them a thrill and research published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery confirms it: cats are happier and healthier if you make them work for their food.

Remember, cats were/are naturally predatory. In the old days they needed to hunt daily just to survive. Their instinct is to hunt, so human owners should afford them every chance to do just that.

Things Cats can Teach Us About Life

Bengal CatsWe love our cats and how much of an important part of our lives they become, but do you ever think about what our cats teach us about our everyday lives? No, we’re not talking about the importance of sleeping for 18 hours (though, that does sound nice) but how cats can help us in other ways to be more positive or compassionate in our interactions with those around us. Let’s explore a few of the ways that our cats make us better people.

Appreciate Kindness

Your cat has probably purred from being pet or fed, or returned the favor from time to time by nuzzling up with you when you’re cold or sick or bringing you a dead mouse. While the latter may not have been your favorite way for your cat to say thanks, it is one of the many ways that cats teach us to be thankful for the kindness we’re shown each day.

Know Your Surroundings

Cats have a tendency to always be on the lookout for anything around them, whether it’s a potential prey bird or rodent or just you sneaking around the corner trying to surprise them. In this way, cats teach us to always be mindful of everything around us because when we’re not we may be unpleasantly surprised!

Ignore Annoyances

How many times have you placed stuff on your cat or kept brushing your finger on his or her ear or whisker to get a response. And how many of those times has your cat just ignored you or walked off? There’s a lesson in that: If something is bothering or annoying you, don’t let it. Just ignore it or walk away.

Fish is Delish

Your cat probably loves seafood-flavored treats and food – especially if you’re making a tuna sandwich. Cat’s love fish, and we should too. Fish is full of healthy omega fatty acids and fish oils that have been shown to be good for our bodies. Maybe your cat doesn’t get all the fish he or she wants, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t!

Stretch

When your cat wakes up – or even sometimes while they’re asleep – do they sprawl out as far as possible, seeming to extend every possible muscle as far as they can go? The reason they do this is because it feels good to keep your muscles loose and limber, as you can probably relate when you stretch yourself. Keeping flexible and stretching before and after a workout feels good, relives tension and can help from causing sprains or other pains. Take a page from your cat’s book and stretch regularly.

At Destiny Bengals, we’ve learned a lot about cats and from cats, and want to share those lessons with you with our adorable Bengal kittens available for adoption. Our kittens offer that uniquely distinctive Bengal look, which makes them appear exotic and wild while being friendly, playful and loving. To learn more about our currently available kittens and how you can add a beautiful Bengal to your home, call us today at 561-295-5195.

 

What Can You Do To Help Your Cat When Moving to a New Home?

Moving With CatsCats are a lot like people. They’re diverse in temperament. Some can be easily bothered, highly sensitive to change, and skittish. Others don’t seem to care– at all–about things that bother their peers.

The majority of cats who make a move to a new home are like the majority of people– they need some time to make the mental and physical adjustments to their new environment. There may be some hiding and awkward nights, but that’s not unusual for pets…or their owners.

Just like you’d want to show a child extra special attention to help make a move to a new home as comfortable as could be, try that with your pet cat. Don’t be afraid to pamper them with extra treats and show them more attention than normal.

If you’re going to have a house full of cardboard boxes, put out a few before the moving starts so the cat gets used to seeing them around.

On the day of the move, put your cat into a secure spot where they won’t be distracted by all the chaos of moving; it should be a spot where they’re comfortable and you can easily find them when you want to check on them. Perhaps leave them in a familiar room for much of the moving day, with their water and food available. Close the door so they don’t wander.

When it comes time to actually take them from one home to another, place cats in transport carriers so they don’t accidentally run away and/or get lost the day of the big move. Cats like to roam, but they also like the security of confined spaces, too.

At the new house, put out all the cat stuff they had at the other home, such as their litter box, scratching post, bed and toys. These familiar objects will help make your pet feel more at home in the new place. Start them off in just one room of the new house and every couple days open up more doors for them to explore more rooms. This way it’s not too overwhelming.

Cats Are the Ideal Pet for Busy Homeowners

Bengal KittensIf you were thinking of getting a pet and the decision was between a dog or a cat, one of the main reasons to choose a cat is quite practical: cats can do their business in a litter box indoors. Dogs, on the other hand, must be “let outside” to theirs, which means, for the most part, someone has to be home to facilitate their toilet time. How many dog owners have you met who had to curtail their time with you because they had to rush home to let the dog out? It can be frustrating! Cats, on the other hand, don’t require as much attention, which is a huge advantage in our chaotic modern world where time is at a premium.

Cats make great pets for other reasons, too. They don’t require much room to live, so they adapt well to smaller homes and little apartments. Unlike dogs, you don’t have to “walk the cat” everyday. Besides feeding them and tending to their litter box, and perhaps some attention to grooming, cats are fairly easy to care for.

Just like kids want to surround themselves with plush, stuffed animals, people of all ages tend to love cats because they look and feel nice. They’re generally soft, pettable, warm and cute!

When they’re not resting in your lap with a hypnotic purr, cats can be quite entertaining as they chase after various objects and play with them. You’re likely to get a lot of laughs out of your pet cat’s various antics.

While dogs require lots and lots of attention, cats are more independent. They like attention– sure– but they don’t bother people for it as much as dogs do. Rather than loud barks, cats keep pretty quiet so they won’t bother you or your neighbors. And, best of all, cats are fastidiously clean creatures who are always grooming themselves and they don’t stink!

Finally, cats make great pets because they offer both companionship and unconditional love. When people let people down, who can they turn to? Their pets of course, who can make add a ray of sunshine to even the bleakest of days.

If you’re interested in adding a beautiful Bengal cat to your home, contact Destiny Bengals today.

Ways Cats Show Affection to Their Owners

CatsFor centuries people have enjoyed keeping cats as their beloved pets. They’re cute, cuddly, warm and when they purr, they can soothe even the savage beast.

What are some ways cats show affection to their owners? For starters, cats like to bring their owners presents in the form of dead mice and birds they “caught” for you. While those aren’t necessarily gifts you want, it’s still kind of cool that your pet cat thought to bring you what they caught as a present.

If and when a cat looks you in the eyes or rolls on its back to show you its belly, those are two signs they like and trust you. Since they’re defenseless on their backs, when a cat shows you its belly that’s a sign they feel protected and loved by you.

Have you ever been head butted by a cat? If a person did that to you, you’d be mad, but when a cat does that to you, it’s a way of showing affection. Did you know that through their head butt, they’re depositing facial pheromones on to you– leaving their scent on you!

Though cats are often thought to be somewhat elusive, when one hangs around you he or she is showing they like you. They may playfully nibble on you in a ticklish way or use their paws to knead you like pizza dough. When they get a loud and deep purr going, they’re saying they love you.

Finally, when a cat’s tail is casually up and flipping its tip around you, that’s yet another way they’re showing you affection.

Destiny Bengals is known for supplying people with affectionate Bengal kittens. A cross between a domestic cat and an Asian leopard cat, Bengals are loving, beautiful and friendly. If you have any questions about Bengals, please call 561-295-5195.

The Benefits of Being a Cat Owner

Owning a CatDestiny Bengals breeds beautiful Bengal kittens. These loving and docile felines make loyal, loving pets. It’s no wonder so many people have cats like Bengals for pets. Cats are excellent companions who brighten up the daily lives of millions of people around the world with their playful and loving actions.

Why have a cat? Well, for starters, they can improve your overall quality of life. A cat becomes a member of your family– you look forward to seeing your cat and spending time with him or her, just like you would a son or daughter.

Cats make good companions. Sure, many people “think” cats are anti-social or distant when it comes to being around people, but that’s a myth. Ask cat owners and you’ll discover that they love when their cat cuddles up on their lap during a cold winter’s night. They’ll probably want to show you a “cute cat video” of their cat or someone else’s, because cat videos are quite entertaining. Cats don’t require that you walk them (like dogs do) but they do enjoy a little exercise now and then. Therefore, you can play with them, tossing around a toy mouse, for example. It’s so fun to watch cats scamper about the room chasing rolling or moving objects!

It has been said that cats are important to their owners, especially the elderly or those who don’t have a spouse or anyone else living in their home, because cats are something to nurture. Taking care of a living being gives many adults and kids a sense of greater purpose in their lives. After all, cats depend on their owners in order to live.

Finally, owning a cat can lower your stress levels considerably, especially when you pet them with your hand and they start to purr. Cats seem to help people heal from their injuries– having them around brings the sick and injured extra comfort, and helps take their mind off their own problems.

If you would like to know more about Destiny Bengals, breeder of Bengal kittens, please email DBGM26@aol.com today. Bengals make great cats.

Games to Play With Your Cat

Cat Games Most pet cats love to play, so it’s a good thing to play games with your cat. Keep in mind that cats are, by nature, hunters. They’re also farsighted which means they don’t see too well up close. That said, they can detect movement far away from them and their hearing is much stronger than that of their owners.

In order to have fun with your cat, you can typically use one item to entertain them. For example, you can use a ping pong ball or a crumpled piece of paper on the floor. Your cat will hit it with his or her paw and then chase it around. Experiment with different objects to see what your cats likes to play with… little balls, things that roll, and toy mice usually get cats moving around to play.

Cats have been associated with yarn for a long time, and they just love string! You can take yarn, shoelaces, or any other sort of ribbon and drag it across the furniture. Your cat will be mesmerized and want to investigate.

If you want a good laugh, take one of your hands and place it under a blanket or newspaper. Move your fingers so it looks like there’s something there. Watch and laugh as your cat thinks your fingers are a mouse!

Just like little kids play hide-and-seek, you can play that game with cats. Remember that cats are hunters in search of their prey. So you can hide behind furniture and play a mock game of “come hunt me.” It’s fascinating to see cats crouching down, seemingly stalking their prey.

Find a large paper bag and place it somewhere accessible to your cat. He or she will investigate it and probably end up inside of it. Then, for fun, surprise the cat by poking the bag with your fingers and daring your cat to touch your fingers, too.

Finally, you have probably heard that cat videos are among the most popular on YouTube. Put your cat on your lap and watch some funny cat videos together. It’s a bonding experience and a nice way to show your pet cat some others having fun.