There is a misconception that bengals are aggressive. This is actually not the case. The purpose of breeding this breed was to obtain a domestic, affectionate cat with a wild leopard appearance, therefore aggressive individuals were withdrawn from the breeding program. In fact, bengals are affectionate, love people, are very attached to the owner. An exception may be cats that are kept in tight cages and are not able to often communicate with humans. But under such conditions, any animal becomes aggressive.
Bengals are by nature very curious, playful and sociable. Kittens in most cases are mastered in a new house for a maximum of a day or two. The character of a Bengal cat strikingly combines independence and devotion, strength and gentleness. At night, bengals love to sleep next to the owner. However, they try to be with him always and everywhere. They walk “tail”, participating in all household chores, look in all lockers and “put things in order” on all shelves. They are not indifferent to any packages, boxes and everything where you can climb and hide or rustle there. Continue reading
Phasing (from the English Fuzzy “obscure, shaded”) is a phenomenon inherited by Bengal cats from wild ancestors – Asian leopard cats (ALC) and appears in Bengal kittens regardless of the distance in the pedigree of the wild ancestor.
Phasing occurs in pups of all representatives of the cat family living in the wild.
Nature masks beginners crawling out of the nest of 4-week-old kittens of wild cats, hiding under the long black or gray hairs sticking out like a hedgehog, a bright spotty, fur coat of babies noticeable from afar. And bengals carry protective mimicry in the blood (Mimicry is an imitative resemblance to environmental objects, providing protection from enemies). Continue reading