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 Intelligence of the Bengal Cat

intelligent bengalsBengal cats rank very highly over other domestic cats when it comes to intelligence. Considered by Bengal cat lovers and experts, the Border Collie of cats- the Border Collie being considered the most intelligent among Canine breeds- Bengals are thought to be one of the most intelligent cat breeds around.

Bengals are great listeners, fast learners, and are more than able to figure things out for themselves.

Unlike many domestic cat breeds, the Bengal thinks in a more detailed manner. For example, most cats learn where their food and treats are stored in the home, but Bengals know the difference between food stored in the cupboards and food stored in the refrigerator. They are able to assess that one is better than the other, in their minds. They will note that the humans eat from the refrigerator and they get what’s in the cupboard, while the average cat will simply hang around you and beg for anything you may be handing out.

Because Bengals appear to be able to actually make decisions and communicate preferences, they stand out among other cats in the home. A Bengal will know how and where to seek out the warmest place in the home if it’s a bit chilly in the house. Most domestic cats lie wherever they are used to lying, no matter the temperature. A Bengal also knows when it wants to play and how to communicate this fact. The average domestic cat may just wait for a ball to show up, or better yet enjoy play time in a paper bag. The Bengal will drag a ball or toy over to its owner when it feels like having play time.

It is much more difficult to trick a Bengal than most other cats. If they find a way to get out of the yard through a low spot under the fence, or find a way to get into their favorite cabinet because they have noticed that the lock or hinge is broken, even if you cover the low spot under the fence and place a new lock on their favorite cabinet, they will still go back to the exact same locations just to check things out.

Bengals seem to know what they are doing and why. While many cat breeds function out of habit, if a Bengal sees that you have moved his/her snacks to a different closet, you won’t find them lurking around the old location. Bengals know exactly what’s going on.

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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.