Bengal Cats for Sale in Scotland
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There isn’t n doubt that the Bengal looks like a little leopard! He is a medium to large-size cat and is a relative newbie on the cat scene.
This breed was originally created to produce a small cat that looked like a miniature leopard but which also had a sweet personality. This was achieved by crossing the Asian Leopard Cat with domestic tabbies that include the Ocicat, the Abyssinians and the Egyptian Mau. Other breeds were then introduced into the mix including the Burmese, with the aim of widening the breed’s gene pool.
Bengals are athletic-looking cats and known to have outgoing personalities, which makes them popular as family pets and companions.
If you’re looking for a Bengal kitten for sale in Scotland, then you should know that the Bengal is the only successful mating between a wild and domestic cat. This is something that was opposed by many cat-lovers and breed organisations, but another lady cat-lover, Jean Mill, set about creating a selective and successful mating programme in America in the 1970s.
Jean Mill’s method of selective breeding has created the Bengal as a lively, playful cat without the wild traits seen in the Asian Leopard Cat. This unique pairing of wild looks with such a sweet, companionable nature now sees the Bengal as a popular household kitty the world over . The Bengal is a relatively new breed of kitty in the UK, but also extremely popular.
Bengals are now into their fourth generation of breeding with F1, F2 and F3 cats considered the stock foundation for the breed. That said, the fourth generation of Bengal cat should only be bred with other Bengal cat in order to be considered a pure breed.
Bengals are known to be extremely intelligent and remain playful well into old age. He loves the great outdoors, however, owners need to be careful with them in built-up areas because his prey-drive is inherently strong; he will hunt and could come to harm on busy roads. Many owners actually keep these cats as indoor pets, however, Bengals need to be kept busy with lots of toys and they like to have high platforms and vantage points from which they can view the world!
Bengals love human contact and don’t like to be left alone for long periods. They are also sociable pets and good with children, but as with all animals, children need to be taught responsibilities about handling and respecting pets and giving them their space. Bengals also get on well with dogs if they are brought up wth them from an early age, although smaller pets should be avoided in the home as they Bengal would see them as prey.
Unlike other cats, Bengals have a real love of water and have been known to jump in ponds and even in the bath with their owners!
Description of the Bengal
There isn’t any mistaking a Bengal for any other breed. Boasting either a leopard sported or marvellous marbled coat, the Bengal is an fit and strong-looking cat who is elegant, muscular and beyond handsome!
He is always on the alert with a intelligent and intent expression , however he is also both affectionate and sweet which makes him a great family pet.
Boasting a broad heads that is a little longer than it is wide, the Bengal has wonderfully high defined cheekbones, while his muzzle is full and broad with pronounced whiskers that add to his wild appearance and small-to medium-sized ears. He has a strong neck and is head is slightly small compared with the size of his body, which is sleek and muscular, with back legs that are slightly longer than his front legs. Paws are on the large-size and round, while the Bengal’s tail is long with a rounded tip. The Bengal carries his tails low like a wild cat!
Bengals can have either spotted or marbled coats. The spotted Bengal has a distinct letter ‘M’ on his forehead, with complex markings and streaks on his face and neck which turn into leopard- style spots from his shoulders. Meanwhile, the Marbled Bengal has a bespectacled look also with a letter ‘M’ on his forehead. He also has striking mascara markings around his eyes and bold horizontal streaks from his shoulders down. These are not in a symmetrical pattern, which is why the marbled-moniker is appropriate with this breed of Bengal cat.
There can be different variations in coat colour and markings for the Bengal cat from brown and black spotted to the brown and black marbled, blue-eyed snow spotted /blue-eyed marbled, AOC-eyed snow marbled or AOC spotted, blue-eyes silver snow spotted / marbled, and AOC-eyed silver snow spotted/marbled.
If you’re looking for a Bengal kitten for sale in Scotland, it’s worth considering the unique idiosyncrasies of this breed, before buying one. Bengal kittens can live between 12 and 16 years old, which is a fair commitment to any pet, but the Bengal will make a good family companion.
If you’re looking for a Bengal kitten for sale in Scotland, then you should know that he’s a high-energy cat! The Bengal is definitely not a lap cat; he loves to be active, however, he will curl up on the sofa with his owner at the end of a busy day!
Bengals have short, beautiful and luxurious short coats , which means he is low-maintenance on the grooming-front. A weekly wipe over with a chamois leather will keep his coat smooth and glossy. He will shed more in Spring and Autumn months when owners may need to brush him more regularly. The Bengal also needs to have his ears cleaned on a regular basis so that wax doesn’t build up and cause infection.
The Bengal should be fed small meals several times per day. Treats should make up no more than 20% of a cat’s diet and drinking water should always be available.
Cost of Keeping a Bengal
If you’re looking for a Bengal cat for sale in Scotland, you should expect to pay in the region of £400 to £1600 for a well-bred kitten from a reputable breeder. It’s always a good idea to visit the breeder in the kitten’s place of birth with its mother to gauge the litter’s health before entering into any contract to buy.
To keep a beautiful Bengal in your life will cost an average of £30 to £60 per month. This allows for all grooming, feeding, spaying/neutering and vaccination costs.