Contrary to what you may be thinking, a Bengal cat is actually a good pet. This cross breed between a leopard cat and domestic cats happens to be one of the best pets that you can have. A Bengal cat loves people and could be a very good companion. The fact is that Bengal cat are surprisingly alert and curious but they prefer an elegant behaviour and rarely demonstrate hyper active traits. If you like tranquil ambiance in the house and do not appreciate an over active kitten in the house playing with the house stuff then the Bengal Cat would surely suit your preference.
Origins Of The Bengal Cat
As mentioned before, this type of catis a cross breed of a leopard cat specifically the Asia leopard cat (ALC) and some domestic cats especially that of Egyptian origins such as the Egyptian Mau. Bengal cats have also been produced through cross breeding of other domestic cats with leopard cats. Cross breeds of Bengal Cat are available with short hair, the Abyssinian, the Ocicat and many more. Some say that there are no longer any authentic or pure breed Bengal cat nowadays since it has been crossbreed for many generations already. However, there are many people who maintain that there are still many pure breed Bengal cats all over the world since there are many second-generation male cats, which have been breed to preserve the Bengal cat breed.
These cats have genetically evolved from the leopards and are residents of the wild forests of Asia, their crossbreed with domestic varieties produced domesticable varieties. Nevertheless, this type of cat still has some of its strong and really independent streak so your should make sure that you know your cat well for you to be able to take care of it better.
How Does The Bengal Cat Look Like?
A Bengal cat is a medium size cat with muscular built. This type of cat has an aura of wildness in it in reminisce of its wildcat ancestors. Its coat the spots, rosetted or marbles pattern which it had inherited from its leopard cat ancestors. The most common colors of this type of are the black or very dark brown pattern with sandy beige background. There are also some, which have the silver coat with black patterns and those with dark brown pattern on beige background.