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10 Intriguing Facts About Bengal Cats

Bengal cats are a hybrid breed from Asian leopard cats & domestics, known for their energetic nature, distinctive coat pattern, and intelligence.

Bengal cats, bred by crossing Asian leopards with domestics, have a wild appearance reminiscent of miniature leopards and originated in the early 1900s.

They have wild origins

Bengal cats are high-energy, athletic and require lots of space to exercise. Interactive cat toys are essential to keep them happy when you're busy.

They have bucket loads of energy

Bengals need experienced owners who can provide the attention and enrichment they require to thrive. Without it, they can become destructive.

They do best with an experienced owner

Bengal cats are known for their vocal and communicative nature, often being amongst the chattiest felines. They love following their humans around and meowing frequently.

Bengals love to talk

Bengal cats have a glittery coat due to a recessive gene. They need to inherit two copies of the gene, one from each parent to display this golden dust-like appearance.

They have glittery fur

Bengal cats have a dog-like personality, enjoying outdoor activities like hiking and camping. They can adapt well to new environments and do great on a leash.

Bengals make wonderful traveling companions

Bengal cats are excellent climbers and jumpers due to their leopard ancestry. They seek high spaces and can often be found exploring countertops.

They adore climbing

engal cats are social and thrive on interaction. Getting a second active cat or another Bengal as a companion can be a good option.

Two is better than one

Bengal cats have a natural affinity for water, likely passed down from their wild leopard ancestors.

They love water

Bengal cats are highly intelligent, curious and quick learners. They love to learn new tricks, making training a great way to engage their intelligence.

Bengals are highly trainable