Despite the established fact that the animal’s hair itself is not perceived with hostility by an allergic person, it is she who transfers the Fel D1 protein. The hairs of cats of Bengal breed are short, but density is more important, that is, the amount of hair, and in Bengals it is thick. The advantage is given to those individuals who do not have an undercoat, as it does not exist in a wild mini-leopard. True, as a result of crossbreeding, most of the descendants of Asian forest cats acquired a dense undercoat – a huge amount of allergen particles is concentrated in it.
The second advantage of Bengal cats is very moult. This significantly reduces the likelihood of developing severe allergies, because in the environment there are not too many proteins that cause trouble.
It is believed that animals with light-colored coat synthesize allergen less, but statistics on this subject do not exist. But the fact that the characteristics of a particular cat influence a high or weak severity of a negative reaction is a proven fact. Continue reading
Professional felinologists will always tell anyone who wants to get a pet of an exotic, expensive Bengal breed, first you need to make sure that the household is not allergic to animals. All kinds of warm-blooded creatures can cause negative reactions – Bengalis are no exception. All breeds of cats, even hairless, are potentially allergenic, that is, there is no question of such a thing as a hypoallergenic cat. But the degree of danger, that is, the quantity and quality ratio of stimuli emanating from different species, varies. And here the Bengalis really have some advantages, although the answer to the question whether there is an allergy to Bengal cats is always in the affirmative.
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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