The desire to have your own mini-leopard at home should be supported by knowledge about the characteristics of the physical data and the nature of such a pet in order to organize proper care and the high quality of his life. First of all, you need to understand that the Bengal feline is the result of the crossbreeding of several breeds of ordinary domestic cats and a wild Asian leopard cat. As a result, we got an elite view from the subfamily of domestic cats, combining the qualities of a wild beast (external exterior, some habits) and a homely affectionate and livable pet. Since at present usually Bengal cats and cats are representatives that are already quite distant from a wild forest descendant for a dozen generations, the positive characteristics of the domesticated animal’s character prevail. The results of the careful work of breeders guarantee that it is not difficult to keep bengals in ordinary home conditions without causing inconvenience to the owner or the animal itself.
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Once, when preparing a material on bengals, the correspondent of an animal magazine asked to explain to readers how dangerous it is to take these animals to a family with small children. Seeing them at the photo shoot, she was simply shocked: “these are angels, not cats!” It is approximately the same, but …
In order for them to grow up being kind and “homely”, little Bengalis must be accustomed to hands – to give them attention, communicate and caress. And that’s all. It just so happened that their ancestors are still wild animals, therefore, without constant contact with humans, kittens run wild. Although this problem was still relevant at the stage of formation of the breed, and the aggression of the Bengals, about which the very same standards warn a lot, is greatly exaggerated. Even if we talk about the most wild Asian leopards. The breed therefore took place because they are not aggressive by nature! Continue reading
Its name, as well as genes, the modern elite breed of Bengal domestic cats is obliged to the wild leopard Asian cat Prionailurus (Felis) bengalensis from the subfamily of small cats. The natural habitat is very wide: forests and the plains of India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Burma, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia. It is found spotted wild in Indonesia, China, found in the Ussuri taiga in Russia. The ancestor of modern bengals is a wild, shy, cautious forest animal, which has a magnificent bright color and a unique radiance of luxurious wool. As a result of targeted selection, the species acquired the features of an affectionate pet. An amazing history of origin, the entire short pedigree of this breed deserves special attention. Continue reading