The Origin of Bengal Cats: A Complicated History of Domestic Mini Leopards
Its name, as well as genes, the modern elite breed of Bengal domestic cats is obliged to the wild leopard Asian cat Prionailurus (Felis) bengalensis from the subfamily of small…

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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…

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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:…

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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Breed formation

Since 1980, the University of California has conducted a study of immunity and susceptibility to leukemia in wild cats. Subjects in particular were Asian Leopard Cat (ALC). Jane Mill (surname after her second husband) received for work several hybrid F1 females (first generation ACL and domestic cats of various breeds). She brought the ideal groom from India in 1982. At the New Delhi Zoo, the breeder was shown a small spotted kitten hiding next to a rhino. He was unusually good: dark brown clear spots evenly covered the golden-orange shining fur. Jane has never seen such a shiny, but sparkling coat – this effect has never been seen in domestic cats.

The fact that the cat named Delhi (full name when registering CFAMillwood Tory of Delhi) did not have a tail bothered the scientist only at the beginning of the experiment – he was not genetically tailless. Continue reading

The Origin of Bengal Cats: A Complicated History of Domestic Mini Leopards

Its name, as well as genes, the modern elite breed of Bengal domestic cats is obliged to the wild leopard Asian cat Prionailurus (Felis) bengalensis from the subfamily of small cats. The natural habitat is very wide: forests and the plains of India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Burma, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia. It is found spotted wild in Indonesia, China, found in the Ussuri taiga in Russia. The ancestor of modern bengals is a wild, shy, cautious forest animal, which has a magnificent bright color and a unique radiance of luxurious wool. As a result of targeted selection, the species acquired the features of an affectionate pet. An amazing history of origin, the entire short pedigree of this breed deserves special attention. Continue reading

About the prevention of diseasesin Bengal cats
Reasonable prevention is always easier and cheaper compared to treatment, not to mention the suffering of the pet. In addition to mandatory vaccinations, a Bengal cat needs to be given…

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General description of Bengal
When working on the breed, the main emphasis was placed on the similarity of bengals with their wild ancestors, but friendly and gentle, like domestic cats. Therefore, any description of…

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Difficulties in creating a Bengal breed
Since not only different species of the feline family were used to obtain the first hybrids, but even different subfamilies, the genotypes of which are somewhat different from each other,…

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Colors, tabby, hair quality of Bengal cats
Details of all the different colors of bengal wool can be found in special texts, and here is a list of officially recognized in two categories of the pattern -…

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