Did you ever experience the sight of a small leopard sitting on a human’s lap or roaming into a domestic house? Don’t be confused; those small leopards are actually Bengal cats. Though they look like wild animals, this domesticated cat has earned all pet lovers’ hearts with its graceful leopard-looking coat and friendly behavior. But that’s not enough to define the specialty of Bengal cats. There are many more to add to why Bengals have become so popular among pet lovers.
So, we bring up all those specialties of Bengal cats that have made them special and on-demand pet cats. On that note let’s get started with the article..
Why Are Bengal Cats Popular?
1. Exotic Look
The biggest reason for the fast-growing popularity of Bengal cats is their Exotic look. These mini leopard-looking cats have distinctive spots or marble coats. These spots look like rosette markings and are followed by Symmetrical stripes on their legs and tails. To add extra grace, this furry cat’s coat looks like glitter shining. The beautiful gold and silver combination of Bengal cats looks like sparkles and makes them more exotic pets.
2. Available In Many Colors
Though Brown-spotted Bengals are the most popular in the cat world, Bengals have many other beautiful colors and patterns to show off. Bengals come in Brown Spotted, Seal Lynx Point, Sepia, Silver, and Mink Spotted Tabby Bengals. Also, Brown Bengals come in many beautiful colors such as red, black, ticked, grey, spotted, and clouded. Now it’s in your court which exotic Bengal you want to take home.
3. Affectionate And Social
Bengal cats are extremely affectionate and easily match the new environment. For a new pet parent, Bengals are a great choice to have as they make friends fast. Bengals are social towards kids, dogs, or other cats and make a great loving house pet.
But that doesn’t mean you will be sitting for hours holding Bengal on your lap and cuddling them all the time just like other cats do. Bengals show their affection by grabbing your attention towards them.
4. Born Athletes
As Bengal genes are connected to wild Asian leopard cats, they are highly energetic and playful cats to have. Bengal cats are very curious about their surroundings; you will find them always messing up your drawers or cabinets to find what’s new lying there. Being wild in nature, Bengals are tremendous hunters and can hunt various animals, including mice, squirrels, and birds.
Also, Bengals are water lovers and great climbers who easily climb up high spaces, trees, or poles. With that, keep in mind that these cats love to play and need minimum accessories to stimulate their mentality and release energy. So, if you are not able to provide them with enough stimulation or playing time, please, think twice before getting one.
5. Learn Tricks Like Dogs
Bengals have a great reputation for being one of the most intelligent hybrid cats. They always keep observing nearby and try to understand what’s happening. With their exceptional memories, Bengals can easily learn tricks and commands like “sit,” “lie down,” and even give high five.
6. Easy To Care
In general luxurious furry cats need regular grooming and special care to take. But here is a relief. You don’t need to groom Bengals regularly or take care of them all the time. Bengals need probably 1 bath in a week following a special body oil to maintain their coat.
7. Extremely Loyal Cat
Bengal cats are known as more loyal cats than other cat breeds. They show loyalty as dogs do. But when they become attached to any family member, they never leave them alone and have a strong emotional bond with the owner.
So, all these amazing facts about Bengals make them extremely loved and popular among pet lovers. We hope this article has made a special place for Bengals in your heart too, and next time you will be having one at your home.