Living with a Bengal
Devoted members of the family
Bengal cats develop an affinity to family members and require a lot of attention. This is important to understand and you must return this affinity to them. A lot of Bengals love to talk. They meow, chirp and yowl. So you can even talk to them and they will happily respond to you. They really love to spend their time with their families. In this sense they are very unique when compared to other cats, which are often aloof and independent. In fact Bengals are very similar to dogs in this character trait.
Confident and curious
Bengals have an inborn curiosity. They are avid explorers. This is an important character and personality trait they have. This is due to the intelligence this breed possesses. That’s why Bengals are easy to train and there are lots of tricks you can teach them. Another aspect of their personality that is a direct result of their intelligence and curiosity is that they are very confident. If they want something they will get it. So don’t worry when some jars break or cupboards open it is your Bengal searching for its favorite toy or a treat that you have hidden away.
Active and Dynamic
Bengals are very dynamic and active cats. They are always running around, chasing, leaping, catching and so on. I guess this is the only wild part left in their personality. However they can also be affectionate and cuddly. It is a cat that is always ready for adventure and will always be around when something happens. This character trait is very similar to dogs and there are many dog-like things in Bengal cats’ behavior. For example they are active, they follow you around, they can learn tricks, they are always happy to see you, and so on. So I can even claim that Bengal cat is a dog lovers’ cat.
Often Bengals have an affinity for water. It is a very common trait of the Bengal cat personality, which is a direct result of their wild ancestry. They are attracted by running water and will not be afraid to get into the water in order to investigate its source. So that’s why Bengals can jump into the showers or bath, jump up to inspect the water running in the kitchen sink and sometimes even play with the toilet water. They also get sometimes pretty messy with the drinking bowel or drinking fountain.
Bengal cats are excellent feline companions and domestic cats that are great for active families. The Bengal cat’s personality is not only tame but also unique with some dog like qualities. So for families that want active pet but don’t want all the hassle associated with dogs, such as daily walks, a Bengal cat is a great pet to have. Also it is great for families that want a very unique and special cat that has a look of a wild animal on the outside but a loving and tender personality on the inside.