Interesting Facts About Bengal Cats

Bengal CatsBengal cats are often misinterpreted as ferocious cats because of their leopard or cheetah appearance. Contrary to this thought, the Bengal cat is a lovable, playful and loyal cat. Their uniqueness in appearance and personality has made them shine above other cat breeds.

One of the most interesting facts about a Bengal is their mix. The Bengal is a fine cross between an exotic and domestic feline. The combination of the two has made the Bengal cat a desired breed of feline for individuals and families with children.

So where did the Bengal originate from? Back in the 1960’s a breeder had the idea to breed a domestic and an Asian leopard feline, which created this amazing cat. Since then, the Bengal cat has continued to amaze people who have welcomed this wonderful feline into their lives.

Below are some more interesting facts about Bengal cats.

  • Typically, cats and water don’t mix except when you refer to the Bengal cat. This breed actually really enjoys playing around in the water.
  • Bengals are also known for their “glitter” gene, which is where they get the beautiful iridescent quality of their coat.
  • The Bengal cat is a fan of climbing. You will often find a Bengal cat in the strangest of high places in a home.
  • With characteristics similar to a dog, the Bengal cat loves to play catch and enjoys walking on a leash outside.
  • This breed is known for thieving glittery objects. You might find jewelry hidden all over your house, so beware!
  • The Bengal cat is very intelligent and likes a challenge. Don’t feel bad about being vigilant and teaching them intricate tricks like catching and retrieving objects.

If you love the Bengal cat breed just like we do or if you want to learn more, feel free to give us a call.

 

Should Bengal Cats be Spayed or Neutered?

Bengal KittensShould Bengal cats be spayed or neutered? If they’re not being used as a breeder, then yes.

Spaying and neutering pets in North America has been a widely accepted practice for more than six decades, but in recent times some questioned whether or not these procedures had negative effects on the cats.

Some of the questions raised over the years include: “Will it stunt my cat’s growth?”; “Will it make my cat fat?”; “Will my cat be less active because of having it done?” and, for the cat experts, “Will it increase the chances of my cat getting feline lower urinary tract disease?”

It turns out that spaying or neutering your Bengal cat, whether it’s a recently born kitten, or even an older cat, is perfectly fine and you don’t have to worry about any concerns.

In fact, spaying a female cat can help protect her from problems down the road, including uterine infections and mammary cancer. Additionally, spayed or neutered cats have a tendency to be easier to live with as pets; because they lose the motivation to reproduce, they lose some of their feisty aggression and become more docile.

At Destiny Bengals, we care about the kittens we sell to people; we sell Bengal kittens of breeder and/or show/breeder quality. All breeding cats sold by Destiny Bengals must be fixed when their breeder is no longer using them as a breeder.Bengal Kittens

Obviously, the best reason to spay or neuter your Bengal cat is that there are too many unwanted cats in shelters across the country. You help control the cat population by having the procedure performed on your pet. It’s an easy surgery and your cat will heal quickly.