Ask Me Anything About Bengal Cats

Frequently Asked Questions

The Bengals have wild ancestors due to which many people believe that they have behavioral problems and they bite. However, that is far from the truth.


Bengals are no more prone to making a mess or scratching than any other cat. What’s more, these cats are highly intelligent and fast learners so they can be trained according to one’s lifestyle.

However, these cats might not be for everyone. Their active lifestyle and craving for attention demand that the owner be proactive.

There are two different opinions regarding this.


Many argue that the Bengals have a wild ancestry, thus, demand freedom. Therefore, these cats should be allowed to roam outside and enjoy themselves. These cats love to go on walks and keeping them restrained inside is cruelty.

The other side argues that these cats are quite expensive and precious; therefore, letting them outside them means you’re putting them at risk of being stolen. Moreover, these cats love to hunt birds and will harm outdoor birds.

My advice on the matter would be to choose the middle route. Let your Bengal enjoy the outdoor environment under supervision. An excellent way to do this would be to build a cat garden for your cat. Make sure you build a tall fence that the cat can climb up but cannot escape.

The average cat is considered fully grown when it reaches anywhere between 1.5 to 2 years of age. An average Bengal (female) and a male will weigh not more than 10 pounds and 15 pounds respectively.

This cat breed is really unique and not like other normal cats. In general, Bengal cats have many qualities one can find in domestically bred dogs. Normally, Bengal cats are very affectionate. They can be easily trained due to their immense intelligence level.

It varies from one breed to another. Usually, a cat takes around 4 months from birth to reach the stage of a kitten. The second stage of a healthy kitten takes around anywhere ranging from 8 to 12 months to become an adult cat.

Every pet, including a dog or cat, has its own individual personality. Mostly, all Bengal cats get along nicely with dogs. Bengal cats usually move well with older children who often enjoy playing. As far as toddlers are concerned, Bengals normally avoid them.

Depending on the breed, the eye color of a Bengal cat varies from chocolate brown to green to blue. The brown (light) Bengal has eyes ranging from green to yellow in color. The marbling, rosetting, and spots can be anywhere between light brown and black.

They can live up to 14 to 16 years of age, depending on the breed quality and the reputation of the breeder.