Bengal cat

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  • Country: US
  • Origin: Hybrid
  • Scientific name: Felis catus
  • Weight: 3.6 - 5.4 kg
  • Colors: yellow-brown with black spots
  • Coat: Short
  • Temperament: active, talkative, social
  • Health: beware genetic diseases
  • Litter size: 2 - 8 puppies
  • Lifespan: 12 - 16 years
  • Other names: Bengali cat, leopard cat Bengali, Bengal cat
  • Price: $ 900 - $ 1,500
Bengal cat

Bengali cat was created relatively recently, about 30 years by increasing the California.Obiectivul is to get a small leopard flat or cross two genetic types: European or domestic cat and leopard cat or Bengali cat (felis bengalesis) .

The latter is a wildcat in Southeast Asia, which shows a striped fur .Munca selection was to eliminate wild behavior reminiscences and fixing spots cat brought bengaleza.Rasa created in 1980, is today recognized by CFA, FIF.

The absolute record in terms of prices, recorded in Guinness Book, was 42,000 dollars (25.320 pounds), paid in 1998 for a Bengali London for a cat. A copy of this breed is sold routinely 1000-4000 dollars, but it is far from the first generations of cats Bengal.

The one who paid the price loft was part of Lord Esmond Gay and second generation was born a hybrid domestic cat and an Asian leopard. Moreover, wild cats with genetic inheritance captured the interest of many breeders and animal lovers of luxury in recent years.

Aspect Bengal cat

Bengali domestica is not different from other breeds pools in terms of care and feeding. Females reach maturity weight 4-5 kg, while males being larger and stronger, can reach up to 6-9 kg at adulthood. Such cat breeders recognize their exceptional qualities in terms of intelligence, affection and lust for life and play.

Also, an important characteristic is their elasticity and dexterity. Bengal cats may seem incredible, I love water! From the total of 37 breeds of wild cats worldwide, 30 are the cats from small wild cats. Bengal cats are very common in regions such as Indonesia, the Philippines and eastern and southern Asia.

Because of the increasing number of population in these areas and expansion areas densely populated Asian leoprad Cat (wild version of Bengali) became an animal with increasingly fewer copies; to reach Bengali domestic cat, it was necessary to use 10 subspecies of Asian leopard cat, each helping to design Bengali characteristics both with unique traits of each subspecies and with common traits.

Bengali cat got its name from the scientific name of leopard cats - Pironaliurus bengalensis. Bengali cat has retained many of the features leopard cats, they have a longer body coparativ with other cats, many colors and signs on the fur, including whirlpools. The ears are small and round and the belly is white. Another feature are large and dark eyes.

Almost all wild cats have four white stripes along the head. Like their ancestors, Bengal cats are not aggressive animals, are rather timid but very intelligent and react when they feel abused. Precisely because of their temperament, affectionate and timid approach greatly by their owners and can be ideal companions for cat lovers.

Bengali also called leopard cat is a cat of medium: the male can reach up to 9 kg weight and felela 4-6 kg. Mulculos body is very solid, long and robust, especially in males. Hind legs are slightly longer than the front.

The head is round, with well-developed whiskers, ears of medium size, which removed one of alalta, rounded at the top and pointing forwards. Nasul- is wide and short, with prominent dorsal side and a slight curvature that extends from stop to nose. It has the same width from base to tip.

The eyes are large, slightly oblique, amber has hazel, gold, green or blue in variety "Snow Leopard". The coat is silky and shiny, especially in sunlight. Admitted and selected first color coat was spotted with typical round rosettes, black, contoured, sorrel in color (orange background with brown spots) and mink (mahogany background with black spots). Recently breeders have got variety marbled, mottled, with line drawings and sepia color circular and pointed with perfect pigmentation visible on the muzzle, ears, legs, tail and body in a lighter shade.

For unusual design that recalls that of Snow Leopard, this variety has the characteristic colors of Siamese cats with blue eyes and colorful extremities, but the body in a lighter shade, drawing spots and rosettes appears perfectly shaped. The tail is of medium length, thicker at the base and thinner towards the top. The tail is always black at the top.

The paws are large and round with black pads. Character- Curious and energetic, Bengali cat is always the mood to play and likes to always be the center of attention. Intelligent and affectionate, is very attracted to flowing water and, compared to other breeds of cats, does not mind if they get wet and loves to jump in any sink or bowl of water.

Innotatoare very good, not reluctant to play even under running water in the shower when they could. Akin leopard cat, cat Bengali is a very good athlete, nimbly climbing up into the highest places and performing some amazing jumps.

Often even lands on the shoulders of master, only a few jumps. Curious by nature, Bengali believes that any drawer or box door is open space to be explored. Playful and full of energy, communicate with her owner and loves to play with it, pitindu the objects or bringing them throw it.

He uses his paws to gather and favorite toys and tries to hide if there are other animals in the house. He likes to be the center of attention, to participate in any activities of its owner, following him to wherever it has something to do.

It is intelligent, curious and friendly, however, than cats of other breeds, prefer to play or be pampered instead of being held in his arms. Bengali cat needs a few accessories and toys, so you do not get bored. The best solution would be that they have to have Bengali with a cat, which in the absence of the master, to become his playmate.

Behavior Bengal cat

Eager to move, this cat is perfect for those who want to take along a companion with whom to be able to play every day or just to enjoy while watching him play. He is very happy when the master channel their attention and love on her, quickly adapting to change.

To establish a closer relationship as a Bengal kitten, the best method is that the master to dedicate at least half an hour to play every morning and evening. He looks forward master when he is gone, following it wherever it leads and watching them carefully every move.

Eager to play, invent new games, trying to 'tame' owner to spend as much time with this. Cats seem to go on the principle that it never hurts to ask for what you want. Bengali is a melodious voice, which can become very pushy when he wants to draw attention to a particular thing.

Miorlaiturilor its intensity varies, with a range of sounds depending on what he feels and what he wants, but can not say that Bengali is a noisy cat. Bengali company appreciates both adults and those of children and do not miss any opportunity to pamper and play.

Bengal cat - is a fierce feline?

Bengali cat is not a wild animal, but is definitely a domestic cat. Although striking resemblance to a wild animal, Bengali has no aggressive behavior, but has a very strong character. Extremely energetic, sometimes it happens to scratch, absolutely accidentally when playing.

Features Bengal cat

Bengali cat is a cat for those who love and admire wild cats, while benefiting friendship and affection and a domestic cat.

For a cat of this breed can be increased without problems by a simple animal lover and not a specialized breeder, it must be at least 4th generation of cats descended from Asian Leopard Cat.

For the first three generations amateur breeders should let the professionals take care of the growth and breeding of these cats. Any cat keeps instinctive predator, but since 4th generation Bengal cats are much milder and friendlier.

Diseases Bengal cat

A disease that is manifested by diarrhea or bloody diarrhea is common in cats less than one year. It is transmitted from cat to cat.

Cardiomyopathy is another disease that affects cats Bengal. This disease attacks the heart muscles. Cardiomyopathy leads to the production of blood clots and hind leg paralysis.

Bengali cat can have eye diseases. Cataracts can be easily removed using surgery.

This disease is more likely to be transmitted to future generations of kittens if seen from both parents.

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