DID YOU KNOW?
Bengals are often compared to dogs because of their high IQ levels. They can be taught to stay, heel, sit, and even play fetch!
Beyond their physical appearance, Bengals are well-known for their vigorous personality. They have a side to them that is highly inquisitive and energetic, yet they can also be sweet and affectionate when they want to.
“Very playful nga, active and sweet,” Christine attests. They are also known to be chatty, seemingly having the need to constantly communicate. Wildcatsanctuary. org reports that Bengals are “usually much more active and talkative than the typical domestic house cat.” Think of them as therapists, but cuter!
Having a cat with such a rambunctious character, one would wonder if there are any challenges in taking care of them. With her years of experience living with Bengals, Christine answers, “Wala eh, kasi very easy. Basta ma-provide mo lang yung food, exercise, okay na sila (There’s none, it’s very easy [to take care of them]. As long as you provide them with food, exercise, they’ll be fine). Very independent.”
However, despite their independent nature, Christine shares that since Bengals are not genetically far removed yet from their wild cat relative, the Asian leopard cat, they still exhibit wild instincts as manifested in their intense marking behavior and hunting drive – traits which some people might find challenging to deal with.