The Bengal is a domestic cat that looks like it came out of the wild jungle. Their coat is soft with markings that are spotted or marbled in various shades and colors. They are quite striking. Bengals tend to be large cats, though there are smaller exceptions. Most Bengals have the tabby M on their forehead. This active cat can be quite a challenge as they are smart and get into everything like a toddler can. They are active and vocal and need interactive activities – toys and playtime that can challenge their brains. They can be trained to walk on a harness, and they enjoy playing in water. They like heights as well and are capable of jumping to your fireplace mantle, then to the tallest piece of furniture nearby. These cats are fun and entertaining, but they are for the more experienced cat owner.
Regularly brushing and nail trimming is recommended.
Bengals are susceptible to a disease of the heart muscle. They also may have some eye conditions and joint problems. They are often very sensitive or allergic to anesthetics so your vet must be made aware of this.
As this is an extremely challenging cat, they would do best with someone who is home a lot and has the time to spend playing and interacting with them, taking them on walks and playing fetch. A person who would enjoy and yet be tolerant of their cat getting into cupboards and on top of virtually anything tall would do well with this breed.