Because of its exotic lineage, the Bengal is often assumed to be difficult to handle, not to make good pets and is often scrutinized of false claims.  That simply is NOT TRUE.  The Bengal has an affectionate personality, though it is not a typical lap cat. However, it does enjoy human company, and will often stay close to its family members and does love to be in its owner lap after he has worn his self out. The Bengal cat breed particularly enjoys the company of children, since its energetic nature makes it very fond of playing games.


One of the traits the Bengal house cat retains from its wild ancestry is the hunting instinct -- not only for small land animals, but also for water dwelling creatures. The Asian leopard has honed the ability to fish in the wild, and your domestic Bengal may very well carry this trait in the more playful form, swimming alongside of you, taking a shower or bath, or just playing in the sink.


A high energy cat, you will want to be sure to give your Bengal boundaries and teach him commands early on just like training a pup or dog. Bengals are often easy to train. Bengal cats are and keep in mind that most high energy cats like to jump to high locations. You will want to keep breakable objects

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