Bengal, a small domestic tiger

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The Bengal breed was born in the United States following the desire of the geneticist Jean Mill. She wanted to create a tame domestic cat despite the appearance and the wild and original character of her ancestors. The cross between the Asian leopard cat Prionailurus Bengalnsis, originally from South Asia, and the domestic cat has therefore given birth to this breed that we know today as Bengal. It was officially born in 1963 and found itself in a feline exhibition for the first time in 1985. The Bengal has now won the hearts of many masters all over the world.

Physical appearance of the Bengal cat

Thee Bengal is a flexible, powerful, robust and muscular breed. A bengal can be up to 30 centimeters tall. Weight: The Bengal breed can weigh between 5 and 9 kg for a male cat and 4 to 7 kg for a female. Bengal coat: there are two distinct coat in Bengal: Marbled (Marbled) and spotted (Spottled Tabby). The spotted pattern is the most sought after. The coat of the Bengal's legs may be tabby or spotted, however, it is preferable that it is spotted. With its magnificent coat and horizontal tasks, it is very similar to its ancestor: the Asian leopard cat Prionailurus Bengalnsis.

Coat colors of the Bengal breed

The colors of Bengal, meanwhile, are numerous, with "glitter":
Brown, ivory and cream, with blue or brown marks. You should know that the pattern of the Bengal coat should remind as little as possible that of a domestic cat. From cream to white and contrasting with the coloring of the sides and back are the basic colors that must have the chin, chest, stomach and inside of the legs of Bengal. The eyes, lips and nose should ideally be framed by fine black lines.

Care of the coat: The coat doesn’t need much maintenance, brushing can be done once a week during moulting, otherwise once a month is sufficient.

Bengal eyes colors

Bengal eyes are almond-shaped and are often green, or blue in "seal points".

Caractère du Bengal

The Bengal is a breed of cat with a lot of personality. This breed is very intelligent, lively and playful. The Bengals are very active and playful. They can also be very noisy (Lots of meowing). The Bengal cat is also a great lover : he gets attached to you fairly easily and quickly and loves to cuddle. This breed requires attention, it needs to play and regular activity, it is easily bored. It is therefore necessary to plan many occupations, small toys, cat tree, exercise wheel ... The Bengal is not afraid easily. No fear of emptiness, water or people in general. You can also train the Bengal cat quite easily because of his great intelligence.

Health of Bengal

A Bengal cat does not need special food, care or veterinary care. In fact, experts say they are generally healthier than other domestic cats and are not susceptible to feline leukemia.

Price of a Bengal cat

The price to get a Bengal is varying. Indeed, the price depends on factors such as: race, sex, parents' pedigree, compliance with breed standards, age, or characteristics of her dress.

However, d '' in general, you will have to:
Plan between 400 and 2500 € to get a male Bengal.
Plan between 500 and 2500 € to get a female Bengal.

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