The Bengal Kittens are a large, sleek and very muscular cat with a thick tail that is carried low.
The Bengal cat’s wild appearance is enhanced by its distinctive thick and luxurious spotted or marbled coat.
Its broad head has small ears and pronounced whisker pads and its eyes are black rimmed and almond shaped.
The tail is thick, tapering to a black tip.
There is no other breed of cat which displays the gold or pearl dusting effect (glitter) found on some Bengal Kittens and can be very demanding because of high activity levels.
Personality of Bengal kittens
Bengal cats have an affectionate disposition. They have an extremely energetic, playful nature.
Bengal cats are intelligent and seem to look at everything around them as, ‘can this be played with?’
They are agile, love to climb, and can be vocal with a distinctive voice which has been described as a cooing or chirping, or as a strange gravelly sound.
Bengal kittens are a very vocal breed and have a wide vocabulary that may on occasion be quite strident, especially in unfamiliar situations.
They need companionship during the day to prevent boredom as well as opportunities to climb and simulate hunting
Some extra important facts about the Bengal kittens may include
- Highly active and inquisitive cat
- A friendly but independent cat
- Lean and elegant cat breed
- Requires grooming once a week
- May require familiarisation before living with children
Health and Common Issues
There are not inherited defects listed for the Bengal cat breed yet but it is suggested that they may have a higher prevalence of a heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy than some breeds.
Some Bengal cats also seem to be more susceptible to feline infectious peritonitis.
Nutrition and Feeding
Every cat is unique and each has their own particular likes, dislikes, and needs when it comes to food.
However, cats are carnivores and every cat must obtain 41 different and specific nutrients from their food.
The proportion of these nutrients will vary depending on age, lifestyle and overall health, so it’s not surprising that a growing, energetic kitten needs a different balance of nutrients in her diet than a less active senior cat.
Other considerations to bear in mind are feeding the right quantity of food to maintain ‘ideal body condition’ in accordance with feeding guidelines and catering to individual preference regarding wet or dry food recipes.