Bengal cat temperament
Are they wild?
Bengal cats that are available for sale to general public are fully domesticated cats because they are four generations removed from their wild ancestors. Basically what’s that means is that the wild Asian Leopard Cat is a great-great-grandad or grandma of an ordinary Bengal cat. Only the fourth generation or F4 is considered a domestic cat by such cat associations as TICA. Although you can buy F1, F2, F3 Bengal cats and even an Asian Leopard Cat they are all intended for breeding purposes and require special equipment and facilities to keep them. So don’t worry if you plan to purchase a Bengal cat they have a tame temperament just like any other domestic cat.
What are they like with kids?
Bengals are devoted family members and have a tender personality. They love your attention and are perfectly safe with kids. The only word of advice is that the Bengals are very active and dynamic cats and are not lap cats. So it is important to teach your kids not to restrict the cat’s freedom. They will follow your family members around and will be present where the fun is. That’s why they are great with kids because children always are up to something and the Bengal cat will love to play with kids.