How to choose a Bengal cat: step by step instructions

Bengal cats became known not so long ago. The breed was bred only in the 1990s. However, thanks to the exotic leopard color, bengals are now rapidly gaining popularity. How to choose the best Bengal kitten so that it not only externally meets the breed standard, but also has a stable psyche?


Choose a proven cattery of Bengal cats and the right class

You are unlikely to be able to buy a real purebred bengal at the bird market or the metro. In order not to run into scammers, contact only specialized cattery Bengal cats. Responsible breeders are interested in maintaining the breed, are well aware of its features and will help you choose the pet of the class you need.

If you plan to attend exhibitions and breed bengals in the future, you should choose a show-class kid or a breed-class kid. The first has the highest price. If you want to find just a friend, then the requirements for appearance can be reduced and choose a pet pet-class (pet-class).

Meet the parents of a little Bengal

According to statistics, genes predetermine offspring by at least 50%. Therefore, it is necessary to get acquainted with the mom and dad of the future pet. If something confuses you in the appearance or behavior of one of the parents, then you should not take the baby from this couple.

The best bengals with a stable psyche do not show aggression, look healthy and sleek. Their coat is shiny and soft to the touch, and their eyes and ears are clean. Only after you carefully examine your parents, go to the choice of the baby.

Most important is the health of a Bengal kitten

Bengals are prone to infectious diseases, which most often attack a fragile body at an early age, when the cubs go home. Health status can be recognized by behavior and appearance. A Bengal kitten with good immunity behaves actively, hunting for toy mice.

Kittens are often brought to exhibitions, but this is not the best place to buy a pet, because there are a large number of infections in crowded places. So you risk bringing home the infection with a new friend. Therefore, it is better to take a cat from the breeder’s house.

Pay attention to appearance

Assess the condition of the coat, eyes, ears and anus. Any hint of an inflammatory process (redness, swelling, etc.) indicates poor health. If you take a pet-class bengal, then you can continue to be guided by the voice of the heart. Among healthy and active kids, choose the one that you just liked the most.

If an exhibition career and a prospect for breeding are important to you, then carefully study the pedigree requirements for the exterior and check the kitten for compliance with all characteristics.

There are 2 main colors:

Brown Tabby - all shades of golden orange;

Silver Tabby - silver blue.

bengal types

Moreover, ideally, there should be a clear contrast between the background and the pattern. As a picture, clearly defined dark stripes, spots (spotted), sockets (rosets) and other patterns of various shapes are acceptable - the so-called marble color (marbled). Moreover, the more closed sockets, the better. However, keep in mind that with age, the shade of the coat usually changes and becomes brighter.

The tip of the tail should be black, and the eyes should be almond-shaped, of almost any shade, but blue color is acceptable only for rare snow bengals (Snow Bengal). A narrow or snub nose is not welcome. Eyes, nose and lips - always with a black trim.

Check documents

Babies are usually given in 2.5-3 months. The following documents are attached with the animal:

contract of sale;

veterinary passport with marks on vaccinations (their types and quantity depend on age) and on deworming performed;

club action metrics or pedigree.

Thanks to these simple tips, you will be able to choose a healthy animal that will make you happier, brighten up difficult everyday life and not let you get bored.

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