the character of bengal
Does a bengal suit me?
Bengals are active and curious cats. Are you someone who likes to connect and play with your cat? Do you appreciate your bengal greeting you when you come home? And can you laugh when a cat looks in on you with every cabinet you open? Then you are in the right place with the bengal breed.
We still sometimes hear or read that a bengal is portrayed as an extremely energetic cat with all its drawbacks. Not at all our experience. Bengals are curious and engaged, but also incredibly gentle.
Bengals love the company of humans or other cats, and even dogs! That also means they need a playmate. They love to play, but are cautious with children.
Bengals are sometimes called “the dogs among cats.” They are intelligent and can learn to fetch and open doors if you practice that with them. They can learn to walk outside on a harness, much to the amazement of other people on the street.
Bengals can live just fine in an apartment. You don’t have to have a house with a garden. They find proper high spots more important, so put some shelves on the wall and put up a tall scratching post. We do not recommend leaving your Bengal cat outside alone. They can be stolen, run over and contract diseases.