Naming Your New Bengal Cat

red maleNames are so much more than what we choose to call each other. They carry a great deal of meaning, and pick up even more as relationships grow. Once you’ve welcomed a new Bengal cat or kitten into your home, it might seem impossible to think up a name that’s worthy of his or her beauty and unique demeanor. But give it some thought and time, and the ideal name should reveal itself naturally.

Start off by looking closely at your Bengal cat. The color of his or her fur, or the patterns throughout, might provide some clear inspiration. An especially pronounced body part can do the same. For example, attractive paws may translate to a name like “Mittens”.

If physical features don’t make way for a name, don’t panic. Your Bengal cat will be around for a long time, so there’s no need to rush such an important decision. Instead, watch patiently, picking up on every little aspect of the cat’s behavior. Are they particularly fast or slow? Bashful or exuberant? Sometimes, a new cat owner may even instinctively begin calling their cat a descriptive name that ends up sticking over time.

Others might find themselves with a bit more of an enigma. That’s okay! Interesting and complex cats often end up being the best kind. Maybe your cat’s name deserves a little more serious contemplation. Hit the Internet to research some popular cat names. Look up synonyms or foreign translations of words that fit but don’t exactly roll off the tongue.  Think about the origins of your cat and see if it spurs some inspiration. The Bengal cat, for example, is a mix between a domestic and Asian leopard cat.

Of course, the best names of all are often those that honor others from the past. Maybe you had a childhood cat that was particularly important to you, and you’d like to develop an equally profound relationship with your new Bengal cat. You might have a favorite athlete or fictional character that you admire enough to honor. On the other hand, if you’re the creative type, you could make up an entirely new name that takes on whatever meaning you’d like.

The best part about owning a Bengal cat is that no matter what you choose to name him or her, they’ll be a truly special part of your life for years and years to come.

Destiny Bengals recently had a large litter, and we still have many adorable kittens available. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Reasons to Choose a Cat Instead of a Dog

Cats vs. DogsWhy choose a cat over a dog for your pet? One of the main reasons has got to be the fact that cats can stay indoors and do their business in a cat litter box whereas dogs have to be let outside to relieve themselves. Do you want to be dealing with a dog running around outdoors when it’s freezing cold outside at some ungodly hour? Do you want to have to rush home from a party because you have to let the dog out? Cats are so much easier– they can be left alone, do their business in a convenient-to-clean box in the house, and they don’t require nearly as much attention as dogs typically demand from their owners.

Cats consume less food than dogs; saving you money at the grocery store. Cats don’t slobber all over you like dogs and their tongues tend to do. Cats are actually more efficient at drinking water compared to dogs who make a mess, smashing their tongues into the water’s surface with such force that splashing typically occurs. Cats are tidy; dogs can be messy.

Did you know that research has shown cat owners to be highly intelligent and–get this— 40% less likely to die of a heart attack than those who’ve never owned a cat. Having a cat cuddle up to you can be a great stress reliever. If you have hypertension and want to lower your blood pressure, pet a cat– that can actually help!

Financially, it costs less money to own and keep a pet cat– expect to pay about $300 to $800 more per year if you choose a dog instead. Dog expenses add up– their crates, collars, training classes, toys and vet expenses end up costing a person more money than owning a cat.

If you’re ready to choose a cat over a dog, congrats– you made a smart choice. Bengal kittens and cats make especially nice pets, and Destiny Bengals has been breeding these exotic, distinguished animals for many years. Docile and lovable, Bengals make loving, friendly pets. Call Destiny Bengals today at 561-295-5195 to inquire about having a cute and cuddly Bengal cat in your home as your beloved pet.