Caring for Bengal cats is not difficult and will not cause much trouble. In the matter of training, there are some features, dictated by the difference of Bengals from other cat breeds. The intelligence inherent in Bengal breed cats requires almost constant action, so perhaps the main thing for future owners to be prepared to pay a lot of attention to such a cat.
Bengal Cat Feeding Diet
To make sure your Bengal gets all the minerals and vitamins it needs, it’s best to feed it professional quality dry food. Dry food also takes care of the pet’s gums and teeth. This is very important for the overall health of the body.Sometimes there are Bengals who cannot tolerate dry food, then it is best to feed canned food.Sometimes there are Bengals who cannot tolerate dry food, then it is best to feed canned food. Sometimes there are Bengals who cannot tolerate dry food, then it is best to feed canned food. In any case, listen to the recommendations of your breeder and veterinarian on the selection of feed. If your pet’s diet is made up of only raw food, then consult your vet about what vitamins to add.
Bengals love water. And not only to drink, but also to play in it, splash it, check the depth of the bowl and the water level. Therefore, a bowl of water should not be small, exactly bigger than a whisker spread. Place it where spilled water won’t damage the flooring. Some Bengal cats like running water, asking to turn on the faucet in the bathroom or kitchen, and some are able to turn it on themselves, which of course is not safe. Now pet stores sell special drinking fountains. The sound of flowing water stimulates the desire to drink, it is very important for domestic cats, because low-drinking cats are more prone to urolithiasis.
How to choose the right litter box for your Bengal
Bengals are very fond of cleanliness. They try their best to neutralize their odors by burying. It is often the case that Bengals are squeamish about going into their own used litter box. Therefore we recommend using clumping litter, it masks the smell best and is pleasant for cats to dig in. The litter box preferably should have the lid, snap latches and hood, so that when the cat is digging actively, the filler doesn’t fall out.
If a Bengal kitten ignores the litter box when moving into your home, it means he did not like the place and chose another. It is good if it is possible to listen to his opinion and move the litter box. If not, you can buy a special spray at a pet store.Do not wash the litter box thoroughly with caustic agents, a little of his scent the cat should always find there.
Bengal Cats Grooming
Bengals have short coats, if properly fed it will be smooth, thick, and shiny. With the care of such a coat will not be a problem. For the most part, the cat will cope with itself. If you want, sometimes lead a special brush on the back and neck of the pet, it will be pleasant and useful. Bathing Bengals, if there is no visible soiling, is not necessary very often.
Claws should be clipped at the very tips with a special cat claw clipper. Once every 2 weeks is ok. This does not mean that Bengals don’t need a scratching post, they will sharpen their claws even if they are clipped with pleasure.
Ears can be wiped with a cotton pad in case of visible contamination.Cleaning the ears often is not necessary. If your Bengal scratches his ears more often than usual, have them checked, and if you have any questions, contact your veterinarian.
Socializing with your Bengal
Bengal cats are very social and curious. They will explore every available place. Anything in their reach is sure to become a toy sooner or later. Therefore, your new kitten should have their own toys. They love anything that rustles and buzzes. The Bengal needs to spend a large amount of energy. It is good if you take part in this at least occasionally. Play with your Bengal actively for at least half an hour, but with only a few minute breaks, as cats are sprinters, not marathon runners. Your Bengal will thank you and you’ll see how his affection grows. The more you play, the less the hassle. In your absence everything will remain intact, because you’ll be the one they’ll be waiting for.
Talk to your Bengal, make up your own commands. Use the word “no.” At first the word “no” can be used in conjunction with a neck pinch. This sign young animals already know, because this is how their mother raised them, and you only need to continue. Never use violence against cats (except in case of treatment and emergency holding), it will undermine their trust in you, and it is important for a cat to trust you for a comfortable, happy and healthy existence.
It is not uncommon for owners of one Bengal cat or cat to come to the decision to get another Bengal. This is one opportunity to take care of their unusual pet, because it is the companionable nature of these cats brings fun to those around them. No doubt they will be even happier and share even more positivity with you.
Safety of your Bengal cat
All cats love fresh air, so Bengals’ interest in windows is inevitable. Don’t let your cat out on the balcony unattended. There’s a safety technique just like with kids. Watch out! Most Bengals love heights. Safe places for climbing are needed, otherwise the ones that are there will be used, such as shelves, cabinets, and chandeliers.
Build or buy your pet a scratching tree, yes taller. It’s good if the last rack will be right under the ceiling. Then you’ll see the proud woodland beast contemplating its territory. It is necessary to remove electric wires (under the plinth, in boxes).
Try to keep the floors clean, because all the dust is there, and the cat’s breath is so close to it. Protect your cat from ticks in nature by applying a medicine on its withers. It is better not to let him walk on tall grass (this is where the parasites live). Use reliable and convenient harness for walking on a leash. Later when your Bengal kitten learns to obey, you can use a collar, as it is easier to put on and does not restrict movement. On hot days, your cat needs access to drinking water. He shouldn’t be thirsty. And never leave a Bengal cat in the car unattended.
At the age of 4 to 8 months, a kitten that is not purchased for breeding should be neutered, this simple operation will keep him happy and happy for life. Remember that an un-neutered cat can run away from home, can be aggressive and suffer a lot.