Monthly Archives: May 2018
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breed was to obtain a domestic, affectionate cat with a wild leopard appearance, therefore aggressive individuals were withdrawn from the breeding program.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
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 admire this extraordinary breed.
The history of the breed is very unusual and complex. While traveling in Asia, Jane saw beautiful leopard cats (Felis Bengalensis), which, unfortunately, were exterminated by poachers, and cubs were sold to tourists on the market as living souvenirs. So in 1961, Jane had the first leopard cat named Malaysia. Then Jane hooked her domestic cat to her, and soon Malaysia gave birth to two kittens. One of them, unfortunately, did not survive, and the second was a cat, which after a while gave birth again to two kittens. And only the death of her husband stopped Jane’s work on raising a Bengal cat. Kittens were sent to the zoo, where they died from pneumonia. Continue reading