Bengalis do not belong to the breed, confirming the saying “afraid as a cat of water.” If desired, the animals themselves play with water in the bathroom, do not refuse to bathe. Owners should consider:
– too warm, and even more so hot water, is contraindicated for cats;
– cleaning agents of the owners are not suitable for animals – you need to buy special cat shampoos to avoid allergies, where the developers balanced the concentration of alkalis;
– you need to teach a bath with a little warm water from a young age, offer it no more than once a month, preferably after clipping.
It’s nice to train a Bengal kitten to blow dry. If the animal comes dirty from a walk – use the so-called dry shampoos without abusing water procedures. Coarse grooming powder is a modern version that continues the tradition of UK breeders who, in past centuries, brought shorthair coats into perfect order using bran. Continue reading
The breed of domestic cats with wild leopard color is naturally endowed with a strong and large body, sinewy paws with sharp claws of a forest predator, and powerful jaws. Therefore, the standard sizes, as well as the weight of Bengal cats and cats, in many respects differ from the parameters of other types of tamed representatives of the cat family in the world. At the same time, bengals combine predatory grace and, thanks to the work of breeders, the lively and affectionate nature of the pet. This allows you to successfully maintain the breed in normal household conditions, without causing any inconvenience to the animal, or the owner and household. During the breeding and development of the breed, the main emphasis by the author of a unique project, J. Millan, was on the outward similarity of domestic bengals with Asian forest ancestors. In the description of the appearance of the bengals, in addition to the famous spotty color and wool with glitter (shining like Bengal lights), it is indicated that they are quite muscular cats with a strong skeleton, characterized by the ability to jump high, climb objects with agile movements, and attack from ambush with lightning speed. Continue reading
The main difference that a Bengal cat boasts is its leopard color. This is a unique pattern on red hair, inherited from the wild ancestor of Prionailurus bengalensis. None of the elite breeds have such a thing anymore – only Bengal cats have it. It would seem that the definition of “leopard” greatly narrows the variety of coloring and drawing of the animal’s fur coat, but this is not so. Despite the recognizable-characteristic spotting and despite the fact that the breed itself is very young, the breeders brought out a dozen original Bengal colors, not only brown, but also very light and even black colors. True, not all of them are recognized by international feline federations so far.
The history of the formation of the Bengal breed
Apart from the wild Asian leopard cats ALC, there was also a whole list of breeds – Abyssinian, American domestic shorthair, Egyptian Mau, Persians, Exotics, Ocicets, Burmese, among the origins of the formation of Bengals. Continue reading