If you like cats with the exotic look of leopards but without worrying about the size and danger of a wild cat, the Bengal Cat was developed with you in mind.
Created by crossing Asian Leopard Cats with domestic cats, this large-boned, short-haired cat stands out for his spotted or marbled coat.
If you’re looking for a sweet, mellow lap cat that requires little attention, then the Bengal cat is not for you. Bengal cats are very intelligent, curious, and highly active. They are constantly on the move, love climbing to high places, playing fetch, and going for walks on leashes. Some Bengals are fond of playing in water, and will even fish out of the aquarium if you let them!
Bengal cats are happy, entertaining cats who love lots of attention. They do best with people who spend a lot of time at home and will enjoy playing and interacting with them.
The Bengal’s short coat is easy to groom with weekly brushing. Their beautiful coats come in many background colors, ranging from golden, rust, brown and orange to sand, buff and ivory. Bengal cat spots also vary in color, from rust or cocoa and chocolate brown to charcoal or black.
Some Bengal cat coats have striking rosettes or spots made up of more than one color, usually a secondary color forming a dark outlining to the spot. Bengal coats also come in a marbled pattern: one or more colors swirled into the background color.
Bengal Cats are hypoallergenic! They have a very soft and sleek coat that feels more like rabbit fur. They are very low shedding and need minimal grooming by their owners. Many Bengals shine in the light with a glitter that permeates through every hair shaft!