Knit or sterilize?
Not all purebred Bengal cats and cats are suitable for further breeding. And we are not even talking about obvious defects in the exterior or problematic nature. In order not…

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Bengal colors
 Despite the generally accepted belief that bengal is a miniature copy of a leopard, the colors of Bengal cats are quite diverse. Consider the main ones. The classic version of…

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Features of allergenicity of representatives of the Bengal breed
Despite the established fact that the animal’s hair itself is not perceived with hostility by an allergic person, it is she who transfers the Fel D1 protein. The hairs of…

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The history of the Bengal breed.

Jane Mill and a Bengal cat In the early 1960s at the University of California (USA), a study was conducted of the immunity of representatives of the cat family. Among the wards were both large cats – lions, tigers, leopards, and their small brothers, including Felis bengalensis. Little Asian leopards lived together with other domestic cats, resulting in kittens born from female Felis bengalensis and a black shorthair cat. Then one of the daughters was tied up with her father and got lovely spotted babies.

Research continued, and in the course of it continued numerous breeding of Felis bengalensis with American domestic cats. Jane Mill took part in these experiments, who decided to create a new breed of cats and in the 1970s took 8 females – first-generation hybrids. Initially, she added two cats to this group: a spotted one from a Los Angeles shelter and a domestic cat with orange eyes and juicy brown rosettes from the Delhi Zoo. Continue reading

Pregnancy in a Bengal cat: timing and how it proceeds
Bengal cats that have a wild appearance, are unusually beautiful, resembling leopards, or snow leopards, or even panthers - one of the most elite breeds. Breeding healthy, large, contrast-colored bengals…

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All about feeding Bengal cats: right and balanced
If, in general, caring for Bengal cats is not difficult, does not cause much trouble, then feeding is not easy. The point here is in the sensitive, gentle gastrointestinal tract…

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Affectionate and gentle beast
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…

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The power and grace of a leopard
If one day the American geneticist Jane Mill did not get the idea to breed a domestic cat with the appearance of a leopard, we would not be able to…

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