Physical Characteristics

Being a colorful member of the feline community the beautiful Bengal kitten grows into a large cat. His pronounced musculature is accented by his short, close-lying coat. He has a thick tail, which is rounded at the tip, and large feet. His ears crowned on the rounded wedge-shaped head are medium in height and tip slightly forward. His legs are muscular and slightly longer in the back than in the front like his body. The colors and patterns of the Bengal cat vary including a marbled or spotted pattern with rosettes, or many types of tabby coloring including sepia, lynx, and mink, according to the American Cat Fanciers Association. We offer Bengals of various designs and colors.

By the Numbers

Determined by their generation from the original pairing of a hybrid domestic Asian leopard cat, Bengal cats are assigned numbers. The first four generations from the original pairing are considered “foundation” cats and are numbered 1 through 4, preceded by an F. F1 through F3 generation Bengals are safe and suitable as pets but not allowed in show exhibitions. Only Bengal-to-Bengal pairings are allowed from the F4 generation onward. Early generations who are not entirely socialized should be homed with humans who understand the cat’s half-feral nature.

Bengal Behavior

Apart from being curious, intelligent, and amiable, the ever-active Bengal easily accepts all members of the household, including dogs. He will find ways to entertain himself and does not take to boredom when his humans are not available to play with. Bengal cats are sweet and affectionate when provided with plenty of activities to stimulate their minds and bodies a far cry from their wild ancestors. They will gladly go for walks outdoors with their people and enjoy playing games with children. The Bengal seeks out water and will go for a swim or enjoy bath time, like their Asian ancestors, the leopard cat. Provided you invest the time and attention in positive interactions with him, it is quite easy to train the Bengal.