DISCOVER THE RACE BENGALÍ

Leopard spots, Cat Hearts

The Bengal cat is the product of a cross between a domestic cat with a leopard cat “Prionailurus bengalensis” from Asia; It was generated in 1963 in the United States, in order to develop a new breed of domestic cats with exotic appearance and wild feline. And it was from its fourth generation that a completely fertile and docile Bengali cat was obtained. Recognized for their different and beautiful spots on their fur and for being great swimmers.

Features

Exotic and Majestic

  • Heavy, muscular and robust bone structure
  • Larger than usual for any other domestic cat, weighing between 4 and 7.5 kilos (males) or 3 and 4 kilos (females)
  • Their bodies are elongated and strong, of medium size.
  • Their heads are wide, wedge-shaped and rounded contours
  • Their eyes are large, oval and slightly oblique
  • Their tail is thick, of medium length and is refined to a rounded tip.
  • Their coats are short, dense and soft texture, the coat of its mantle is usually brindle.
  • The base color can have different shades: ivory, cream, yellow, gold and orange. Like the spots, which can range from black, chocolate or cinnamon.
  • Their meow is considered special and different, it is characterized by being shorter and more closed, a bit like those of big cats.
  • Their life expectancy is 14 to 16 years, depending on their genetics and care received.

Features

CHARACTER AND PERSONALITY

CHARACTER AND PERSONALITY

Curious and Sociable

He is a very curious and hyperactive feline, recognized for being a great swimmer, the latter thanks to his genetic inheritance from his wild relatives, which are characterized by being great fishers and swimmers. The Bengal has a hunter’s instinct so he will always be willing to play and socialize. He is affectionate and very close to his owner.

You can socialize with other pets once adapted to your new home, it has great cunning and intelligence which always keeps you alert.

You can live together without any problem indoors all your life, but what you enjoy most is being in open air spaces and walks.

Types of Bengals

They can be classified by two aspects: Color of the mantle (fur) or by the design of the mantle (spots), thanks to its combinations we obtain different types of Bengali cats.

By spots

They have rosettes in their light cream-colored mantle, composed of an outer border of brown, chocolate or black tones, these can be closed or open; and a lighter internal color of shades such as orange, brown or gold.

With wider spots and form a marbled design, seen as swirling stripes that are distributed horizontally elongated.

They have a special mottle, where the rosettes are very large and located very close to each other, their name inherits it from the type of "Clouded Leopard", which translated is Cloud.

They have a combination of "Spotted" (Mottled) and "Marble" (Marbled) both designs are mixed with large spaces with each other.

By colors

They have the color of the light brown or orange mantle and the cream-colored belly. Its spots are usually dark brown which give a beautiful contrast.

They have the color of the totally white mantle and their spots are dark.

They have a raw or cream-colored mantle, with quite dark spots that can be gray or dark brown.

Gray or blue, black, chocolate, cinnamon. Which are not recognized for competition, but are found as pets.

Care

A good diet, rich in quality proteins, a source of fresh water for cats, regular visits to the veterinarian, regular brushing in their fur, good care, activities, games, a cat tower, outdoor moments, good Always clean litter box (use safe products to clean it, they enjoy a small amount of their own smell) and lots of love for the Bengal to be integrally well maintained and feel completely happy and grateful to its owner.

Thus, its fine fur, not very noticeable in the environment, at least weekly brushing is recommended, since it is essential to remove residual hair and keep it strong and shiny.

Keep the nails trimmed to a healthy length and bathed twice a month. The Bengal cat needs to have a high scratch post that allows it to scratch & climb/feel empowered (above its human).

And for their ears it is important to check that earwax does not accumulate and for this part of owners job, we recommend to clean them with a damp cloth.

Nutrition

Cats are carnivorous by nature and each cat must obtain 41 different specific nutrients from their food.

The striking coat of the Bengals is one of its most characteristic features, for its spectacular coat requires certain nutrients. We recommend, start with a diet based on only animal proteins of excellent quality and in the amounts suitable for the growth of kittens.

As they grow, Royal Canin will be provided in their different presentations, according to the needs of the moment, for the kids who start eating, Royal Canin Mother and Babycat, Royal Canin Kitten, Royal Canin Digestive Care, Royal Canin Hair and Skin and Royal Canin Bengal.

Royal Canin Bengal Adult provides your feline with carefully selected amino acids, vitamins and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Promoting beautiful muscles, healthy skin and helping to maintain spectacular fur.

For more than 15 years of experience with breeding cats, we have relied on the quality of Royal Canin. In all these years we have seen that our cats grow strong and healthy, so we are satisfied with our choice by Royal Canin. In addition, studies have shown that its formula is one of the lowest in Phosphorus (0.9%), and this is key to avoid urinary problems.

Continue to supplement your nutrition to the taste of your Bengal, continuing to provide excellent sources of animal protein, such as raw or boiled chicken, wet food, or mouse; Bengal cats love them.

¡Your Bengal awaits you!