The character of cats and cats of Bengal domestic breed
In addition to the fact that domestic leopard pets and their subspecies – Bengal marble cats are extremely mobile, there are a number of characteristic instinctive features of their nature:
– they love height, choosing cabinets, hangers, curtains as observation posts; in order to avoid turning all this into a cat’s sports equipment, it is required to provide the Bengal cat with the opportunity to climb the special ladders and place a nest at a height; it is better to close the windows with bars so that there is no “flight” behind the fly;
– high intelligence, combined with the desire for interaction, determine the ability to successfully train Bengal cats in domestic order, perform simple commands, and also train;
– getting along well with other pets (for example, get along well with dogs, are not afraid of them), Bengalis most often set their rules for communication.
Bengal cat – character
From the habits of a forest animal, bengals also inherited a love of water – they can play with a trickle from a tap, they love to spray water from a bowl, and without hesitation they will launch a paw into the aquarium.
Like wild ancestors, Bengal cats honor and defend their freedom. The fact that they do not like it when a person picks it up does not mean unfriendliness – simply Bengalis have no restrictions on movement. This character trait, by the way, is not a unique feature of this breed – many active four-legged do not like to be held in their hands for a long time.
Although in the wild the species Felis bengalensis is characterized as loners, domestic Bengal cats are companionable. They get along well in the pride, where there is an adult cat, several cats, kittens. True, when the kittens-boys grow up, the male is likely to see rivals in them, will begin to prove his priority by force.
A curious character trait: bengals start a fight in a special way. Usually cats and cats sort things out, facing each other, arching the arch of their backs and pressing their ears, growling, threatening with their paw. Bengal will hunt down the enemy like a hunter: he will freeze, narrowing his eyes, wait a moment to attack from the side with lightning speed, cling to his neck, as cheetahs do.
Negative character traits
Bengal cats have a very special way of making sounds. The voice inherited from the wild Asian cat is loud. Sounds range from a soft soft purr to a heart-rending scream and growl – read about this in a detailed article. Animals are talkative domestic feline, perfectly recognize the intonations of human speech.
Cons Bengalis Character
Strong cats by nature, having very powerful jaws, sharp claws, playing with tune, can inadvertently cause serious injuries. Therefore, entering into contact games is dangerous, especially for children. It’s better, that is safer for a person’s hands, to entertain a pet with toys, ropes, twigs, various climbing structures.
Bengal cats are seen in ineradicable vandalism and theft – they tear paper, boxes, bags, shoes, carry small things to secluded places. Equipped places for games — hanging toys, stairs, houses where a pet can frolic, satisfying its natural need for active movement in its own “hunting grounds” help protect the apartment from pogroms.
Speaking about the advantages and disadvantages, it should be noted that large nurseries resort to crossing domestic non-hybrid individuals with wild Asian leopard cats. This, on the one hand, certainly improves the physical qualities of the breed.
But if a domestic cat attacks family members or other animals, it bites – the forest predator’s behavioral genes turned out to be stronger than the breeders wanted.
It is difficult to notice such a drawback – for example, just from infancy a cat does not like to sit in its arms or is too aggressive in its attitude towards the appearance of strangers on its territory. By the way, a nursing cat attacks guests as a result of triggering the instinct of preserving its kittens, but this is another natural trait and other habits.