They are more active than your average cat and require more care than most housecats. Don’t expect your Bengal Bengal to be lazy all day. Continue reading to find out if Bengals are right for your family.
Bengals, unlike other domestic cats, love to be part of everyday household life. Bengals are intelligent and curious, and they love to be involved in daily chores. Washing dishes can become a group activity. Bengals love water and will eat anything that is running. As long as they feel safe, Bengals can get along with children. They are playful and will be a great fit with a group of people, especially if toys are available. Although a Bengal cat may not feel at home in a household with dogs, they are great friends with all canine companions.
Vet Street describes their personality as intelligent, curious, active. Their interaction is very important, so they are not recommended for people who live outside the home. The Bengal is a social cat. This breed can be a good fit with a family but it also depends on each cat. As long as they have an escape route for when they are bored, they can be good friends with children and dogs.
Bengals need lots of time to play
Because of her wild heritage, a Bengal cat has lots of energy and will get frustrated if she can’t. Bengal owners need to give their cat enough space so she can run and stretch her legs.
Bengals who don’t have enough space to play and entertain themselves will become anxious and frustrated. Engaging toys are an important part of Bengals’ active time. Most people are familiar with the classic “cat-chases-a-laser-pointer” game, but Bengals take this image to the next level. They can run around the house for hours. A steady supply of interactive toys is key to a happy and healthy Bengal. Teaser toys are my personal favorite.
Bengals can be awakened from a deep sleep if they see their favorite flamingo toys. To capture the flamingo toy, they will jump up and dance a few feet.
Future owners are advised to challenge their brains and keep them engaged in life. This is done by providing interactive toys and puzzle toys that will reward and reward them for learning how to use them.
Bengals Need Their own Space
Bengals, as much as we love cuddling with our feline friends and their wagging tails, need to be an able to escape from the chaos whenever they feel overwhelmed. A space or room dedicated entirely to your Bengal cat will make her feel more secure, especially if she has plenty of hiding places. Bengals need to be able to climb, no matter how small their space is. They will stay where they climb; they don’t have to worry about other pets or kids.
An investment in a cat tree is a smart one for Bengal owners. Bengal cats love to climb on everything they see. Your Bengal will feel secure from danger because of the elevated vantage point in the room.
Bengals, like any wild cat, love to sleep up high – imagine a leopard perched in a tree. Even though they are domesticated Bengals still act wild!
Two Bengals Are Better Than One
Bengals are social creatures and will become bored and lonely if left alone. This can be solved by adopting more than one cat. To be able to play, cat owners need to have a partner-in-crime. Doing in such way, most of them confirm that it has been the best decision.
You can adopt two Bengals, or littermates, to make your household happier, but they will be more active and rambunctious. Bengals, like all social animals, prefer to be part of a group. Some owners may be concerned that two cats might make it difficult for them to bond with their humans. However, these are the reasons we love them so much.