I thought for my second blog I would do it on a little 8 month old guy named Figaro, which came to our household from my niece and her husband. Fig was too much of a handful for them as they lived in Toronto operating their own business. Bengals need to be kept busy and they just did not have enough time in their busy day. Our first meeting was when Fig was approximately 4 months old, he was a fast, furious and lanky speed demon. We made a comment ” if you ever need a good home” then 4 months later as fate would have it we received an addition to the household.
We did not know much about the Bengal breed other than we learned very fast that they hissed, growled and he had much bigger teeth, jaw structure and nails than our other domestic felines. They also have a soft pelt which is also hypoallergenic in nature. He has a slink to his walk with his hind legs resembling that of a rabbit. He also can leap from a sitting position to the top of a six foot door with little to no effort with such grace. The internet became a really good resource on the history of the breed. Up until then I did not know anything about the breed, they are best described as a ” dog in a cat’s body “.
I have included a link to the site Bengals in Canada explaining the history and information on hybrids F1 to F4 classifications in a easy to read and understand version. We found this site very helpful in order to help us understand his temperament and how to relate to him which is still a ongoing learning curve for us even after having him for 5 years. Fig wears a small dog harness and walks on a leash very well and loves it up at our cottage, there he takes on a different personality. With being in the forest environment which is closer to his natural habitat he clearly takes on more of a predator behavior. But is still a cuddle bum with us and shows off his affection without hesitation towards us.
If you were looking for an exotic pet would you consider purchasing a Bengal feline since they are truly an amazing pet
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