Breed At A Glance: Bengal Cat - Wagr Petcare

    Breed At A Glance: Bengal Cat

    Bengal Cat

    Bengal Cat Breed Overview

    • Lifespan: 12-16 years
    • Size: Medium to Large
    • Maintenance Level: Medium
    • Coat: Short, resembles a leopard

    Best For:

    • Experienced cat parents
    • Active households


    • Weight: 3-7 kilograms
    • Height: 8-10 inches
    • Muscular build, leopard-like spots or marbling


    • Active and curious
    • Intelligent and playful
    • May not be suitable for families with small children

    Care Guide:

    • Grooming: Weekly brushing, minimal shedding
    • Diet & Nutrition: Quality commercial cat food meeting AAFCO standards
    • Exercise: High need for stimulation and physical activity
    • Ideal Environment: Enriched with vertical space, toys, and activities


    • Prone to lymphoma, gastrointestinal issues, patellar luxation, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, progressive retinal atrophy, pyruvate kinase deficiency

    Nutritional Considerations:

    • Balanced diet with occasional supplements as recommended by a veterinarian

    Behaviour & Training Tips:

    • Strong hunting instinct, may not be compatible with smaller pets
    • Intelligent, can learn tricks and enjoy interactive play
    • May exhibit territorial behaviour

    Grooming Guide:

    • Skin Care: Occasional baths; enjoys water
    • Coat Care: Weekly brushing; short, easy-to-maintain coat
    • Eye Care: Regular check-ups; susceptible to retinal diseases
    • Ear Care: Routine cleaning, especially after exposure to water

    Additional Information:

    • Requires a stimulating environment to prevent boredom
    • May not be ideal for first-time cat owners or households with small children
    • Hypoallergenic: Low shedding, might suit mild allergy sufferers
    • Suitable for experienced owners; higher generations are more domesticated

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