Caring for a Bengal cat
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.
Caring for a Bengal cat
What kind of bengal is this?
Although there are no special difficulties in the care and maintenance of a Bengal cat, it must be borne in mind that it will not be just a beautiful prestigious interior item. Unusual habits, physiological qualities, character traits of cats and cats of Bengal breed are determined by its origin. When planning to buy a bengal, a person must weigh, in addition to the argument of an attractive appearance, such features of the animal:
– naturally has a strong, often large body, sinewy paws with powerful jaws, strong claws of a forest predator;
– possesses well-developed hunter instincts, therefore, does not get along in the same space with rodents, birds;
– may be indifferent – to hide, be afraid, but aggression, as, incidentally, its Asian ancestors, is capable of only in very rare exceptional cases;
– refers to very talkative pets – when expressing emotions, during communication, especially while eating, bengals use a wide range and range of sounds, sometimes turning into a menacing growl, even screaming;
– Temperament is extremely mobile, prefers high places of pastime.
In felinology, it is believed that Bengal cats are more suitable for experienced owners, since the temper and behavioral features can not be called simple.
Only if the owner is ready to engage in raising a Bengal from a very young age, will the pet become understanding, flexible, sociable, even affectionate. That is why experience and at least minimal knowledge in animal psychology is desirable.
Description of the rules for caring for the appearance of Bengal cats
The Bengal cat breed is unpretentious, so caring for its appearance will be simple. If your bengal pet is not preparing for show shows or professional exhibitions, then care will consist of infrequently combing your hair, cleaning your ears, cutting off claws, and bathing. This should be done regularly, so some costs for cat hygiene products are expected.
How to care for Bengal baby hair
Being a breed with smooth hair, a healthy Bengal cat or cat will completely cope with putting its fur coat in order on its own. Grooming the animal a priori is not required, and combing should not be done more often than twice in 4-5 weeks. Bengals are not characterized by the formation of stray hair (tangles), they do not suffer from skin diseases, and practically do not fade. It is better to put a gloss on with a special comb or brush, combing the animal first against the growth of hair – this will save a luxurious thick coat from the fallen hair of the undercoat. Now a tool such as a furminator for a cat is used – it will facilitate the task of combing out, as it works on the principle of a trimmer. After the procedure, which ends with smoothing the fur along the natural growth of the cover, it is necessary to eliminate the combed hairs with a rough special glove.