Character, upbrining, habits
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!
In early publications about Bengal cats, they were said to be timid and timid. But this is also a fairy tale. And they came up with it in order to prevent skeptics from strangling the barely begun process of domestication.
The truth is that Asian leopards are not in conflict. If they have prey that they cannot handle, they leave. And yet, they quickly get used to the person and do not show cunning, like other representatives of the cat family.
Of course, one should not forget that by nature all cats are hunters and they need “hunting grounds”. It is enough if you find a place where the bengal can play, climb, run, without fear that some antique vase will collapse on the floor. Very comfortable, these cats feel in the country. But it is better to make sure that the mischievous person, carried away by the pursuit of prey, does not escape at all. To do this, you can build an indoor aviary, it is good if it is connected by a manhole to a warm house. But this is a delight.
Of course, Bengal cats are mobile and agile, but at the same time very sociable. Therefore, playing and making friends with them is a great pleasure. They are so affectionate that even at the exhibition on the table the judge will roll and stretch – just pet.
And they are brave and courageous. They will fight with other cats for a place in the sun until complete victory. Get along well with other animals, such as dogs. Most likely, they will make friends with other cats, but they will try to lead. But here you need to think about how the “old-timers” of your house will react to fun Bengal fun.
In nature, representatives of the species Felis bengalensis, like many wild cats, are loners. But home bengals exist beautifully in the pride – an adult cat and several cats. They can raise kittens together. But when the males grow up, the cat-father will suspect rivals in them and begin to force to prove his priority. The same applies to the habit of marking the territory, and if the smell left does not stop the competitor, he will not be good enough.
It is interesting that bengals and fights start in a special way. After all, as cats usually sort things out, they stand against each other, arching their backs and pressing their ears, grumble, threaten with their paw. A Bengal cat can track down a prey, it’s a hunter. He freezes, squinting his eyes, waits for a moment, and then immediately attacks from behind and from the side, clutching his neck like a cheetah on an antelope.
It was said that a very very purebred 7-month-old kitten, living in a suburban house on the outskirts of the village, jumps over a tall fence and drives hares across the field. And recently he strangled a partridge, dragged her by the neck to the house and had fun for a long time, only the feathers flew. This is what kind of endurance is needed to catch a large forest bird, and not some chicken ?!
The fact that Bengal cats love water is not fiction either. Even a bath with shower is suitable if there is no pool nearby. It’s nice to walk on a leash along the grass. Bengal cats in general sometimes sometimes resemble cute dogs in their behavior, and puppy harness does not bother them like so many others.
Here they are, these little robbers – smart, cunning, funny, funny, gentle and affectionate.
Features of development and care
Domestic bengals are treated like any cats. They also vaccinate, feed the same. The basis of nutrition is meat, raw and boiled. You can give cottage cheese, egg yolks (1 – 2 times a week). If necessary, then vitamins, especially kittens. Those who use dry food should give preference to professional products. You can give canned food. In general, everything is as usual.
The same goes for toilets for toilets. Bengalis like to dig into the “sand”, so there are no problems with potty training.
Bengal kittens are usually viable, mobile. Therefore, they begin to get out of the nest a little earlier than their peers. Newborn babies look like speckled yellow chickens. At about 4-6 weeks, the color ticks and begins to “smear”. The coat is getting longer. This age corresponds to the time when in nature kittens begin to develop the surroundings and should be masked by other predators, merging with the surrounding landscape. But as they grow older, they become prettier and by the year they acquire their true appearance.