The Personality Traits and Habits of the Domestic BENGAL CAT
ROMEO, MY BATHING COMPANION
MALBEC IS A VERY HAPPY CAT!
Bengals have charcteristics like other Domestic Cats, however, they have many unique characteristics as well. Bengals
do “meow,” but most of
them also make an interesting short barking sound, not unlike when a Cheetah
female is calling her cubs in the wild. They also like to carry on a conversation with you! But don't worry... Bengals don't carry on incessantly like some Cat Breeds do - they speak, when they have something to say. We have taught one of our Bengals to "ask" for a drink of water from the faucet and she actually says "water", when she is thirsty. Having an affinity for water,
as Tigers do, don’t be too surprised if your Bengal steps into the
shower or takes a dive into the tub with you! But usually, they only
watch the water moving or just dip their paws into the tub water. Domestic Felines tend to be very concerned with cleanliness. Bengals have an unusual Litter Box Use tactic... they like to stand up, when defecating, and then of course, cover completely. So, don't worry, your Bengal is not feeling ill, when they take this "stance", it is just another one of the "differences"!
Domestic Bengals are athletic and active... and like to play interactive games with you. Most Bengals love to play "fetch" like a dog! They
also do like to
climb as many domestic and wild cats do; in fact, most Cats like to be
up high and
to be surveying the world beneath them. These Cats are out going and loving in their distinctive personalities. And, Bengals will delight you with their intelligence and "problem-solving" skills. They will also quickly learn what you want them to do and what you don't want them to do. Treat them with kindness and love and they will respond to you in the same way. Bengals bring many hours of joy
to every day life
and are companions for life. Usually they live to 18, 19, or even 20 years of age.
They are positive, happy, and confident in their attitude and get along
well with other Cats, dogs, and/or children in
the household. In fact, Bengals are excellent "playmates" for kids!