The Bengal cat has a very robust structure, they are muscular and of great size. The males can reach a weight of up to eight or nine kilos; while females will not exceed four kilos. The tail is medium and thick. The head is broad, rounded and slightly coined. The mouth is strong and wide. The nose is long and wide.
Unlike the ears, which have to be small, like those of the Asian leopard cat, looking fierce in appearance. Bengal’s eyes are almond-shaped and yellow-green.
The mantle is the most characteristic of the race and why it was created. His hair is crushed on the body and is short, soft and thick. The coat must be tabby (tabby). The base color can have different shades: ivory, cream, yellow, gold and orange. Like the spots, which can oscillate between black, chocolate or cinnamon.
Personality and Temperament
It is a feline with great curiosity and hyperactivity, traits inherited from their wild relatives. He is very sociable and his hunting instinct will always make him want to play. They are affectionate and close to their owner.
Although they can coexist perfectly in an apartment, without a doubt, where they will most enjoy will be outdoors, either in a garden or terrace. In addition, if they have a small pool or pond they will relax even more if possible, since they also retain the taste for swimming like their wild ancestors.
The Bengal is a cat that adapts easily to its new surroundings, its curiosity will make it investigate each and every one of the corners of the house. He is sociable so surely we will not have a problem if we already have another pet at home.
The short hair will facilitate the grooming, being this one a little more frequent at the time of hair change.
We have to dedicate a little bit of our time to play with him daily, he will always be willing and satisfy his primal instincts, making his life happier.