The Bengal cat is a domestic cat breed created from hybrids of the spotted Egyptian Mau with the Asian leopard cat (a small wild cat). This cat is a carefully bred hybrid cat that has maintained the beauty of the wild Asian Leopard Cat and the temperament of the domestic cat.
As compared to other wild cats Bengal cats are medium in size, muscular body with robust bones. These cats are larger than the average house cat because of their muscular bodies.
Its back legs are slightly longer than the front legs, the feet are large & oval. The eyes of the Bengal cats are black-rimmed & almond-shaped. The tail is thick, narrowing to a black tip.
The coat is thick, beautifully smooth & soft feels more like a pelt than fur.
There are three different coat colors of the Bengal:
Traditional Tabby colors Bengal cats: Brown Spotted & Brown Marbled.
Sepia Tabby Colours Bengal cats: Seal Sepia Spotted Tabby & Seal Sepia Marbled Tabby.
Mink Colours Bengal cats: Seal Mink Spotted Tabby & Seal Mink Marbled Tabby.
Coat Length: Short
Lifespan of Bengal Cat: Bengal Cat is a generally healthy breed and will live to an average age of 15.
Bengal Cat Size/ Weight Range: This cats normally weigh between 4 – 8 kgs
Bengal Cat Personality
These cats are intelligent, active, energetic cats. These cats love water. They love to climb & can be vocal with a distinctive voice. They easily get along well with other pets & people.
These cats are an energetic breed that needs much exercise and plays. These cats enjoy action and are generally confident and curious.
Bengals cats enjoy high places & are enthusiastic climbers.
Feeding & Grooming
Feeding: Domestic cats require about 80 Kcals of food per kg of body weight per day. Although this is a large cat it must not be obese and a careful watch must be kept on the food.
Grooming: They don’t require much grooming. But If the cat is home alone a lot, it will appreciate another cat to play with.