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 silver variety of Bengal cats has become the second recognized after the classic brown standard in this young breed of domestic cat. The color silver – silver spotted (code ns 24) or silver marbled (code ns 22) – cannot boast of a variety of colors. The background, as well as the marks on it, as a whole, fluctuate in color within the framework of a lighter or darker one. The main color of the hair coat of silver is silver-white, similar to pearl, and the main requirement for it is the absence of rufisms in any areas. This term refers to areas with rusty red hair.
Pearl silver color of bengals
Genetic similarities and differences between silver bengals and classic red
The silver color of the Bengal cat is ensured by the presence of the corresponding inhibitor gene “i”, which the Bengal cat received from other breeds when crossing. Continue reading
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breed was to obtain a domestic, affectionate cat with a wild leopard appearance, therefore aggressive individuals were withdrawn from the breeding program.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