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Horatio the abandoned Bengal kitten mix

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The Bengal Cat
A touch of nature's beauty with the loving disposition of the domestic cat

The Bengal is a medium to large domestic feline that originates from crossings of the small Asian Leopard Cat (ALC) to the domestic cat in an attempt to create a companion with an "exotic" look but a domestic temperament. After four to five generations of Bengal-to-Bengal breeding, the breed is recognized for championship competition by most international domestic cat associations including TICA, ACFA, GCCF, and AACE.

Brown spotted tabby Bengals The Bengal's beautiful coat makes it stand out in a crowd. Numerous shades make up the background color of the Bengal, ranging from golden, rust, brown and orange, to sand, buff, or even ivory. Bengal spots also vary in color, from rust or cocoa and chocolate brown to charcoal or black. Some Bengal patterns have inherited striking rosettes or spots made up of more than one color, usually a secondary color forming a dark outlining to the spot.

Brown and Snow Marbles
The second Bengal pattern is called marble. This is created by the combination of rosettes from the Asian Leopard Cat and the domestic classic tabby pattern to produce a "marbleized" look, one or more colors swirled into the base colors. Ideally, both the spotted and marbled patterns should have a horizontal flow rather than a vertical appearance. Since the original purpose for breeding Bengal cats was to try to replicate the look of the exotic spotted Asian Leopard Cat, the dominant spotted pattern is most common.


The Bengal Cat has a happy, active, interactive and extremely intelligent personality. Every domestic cat breed has its unique features, and the exotic heritage of the Bengal cat can be seen in their every day activities. While Bengals will happily search out a lap or stretch out on the sofa next to you during naptime, they are very active during the rest of the day.


Bengals watching TVThe energetic Bengal is not for people who just want a leopard print cat for decoration. Whether they are fishing in the aquarium or playing in their water-bowls, fetching balls for their families, taking walks on a leash or climbing to the top of the highest cupboards, Bengals are constantly on the move and are perfect for anyone who wants to interact and play with their cat daily. The Bengal cat, like many other pets, demands a good deal of attention and affection and enjoys being an integral part of the family.
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xXArtimisXx Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
AAWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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DreamCharms Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww I wanna cuddle it
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Aquenelupetta Apr 15, 2011   Photographer
So cute! :)
I love bengal cat! ^^
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IceFlame1019 Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Bengals are so pretty and cute, I wish I could get one...but more often than not, the ones I see are pedigree and ergo high-price/high-maintenance ><

this little one is so cute though
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Aww thanks:iconsweethugplz:.And i agree.The first time i saw a bengal,i was about 8 years old and i wanted one.I still do,i find them superb.The Bengals,the Toygers and the Savannahs are the Border Collies of the cat world:there is no other cat to be more trainable and less trainable at the same time:lol:

They are not suited for everyone,nor for first-time cat owners.They take over control pretty fast and get to own you rather than you own them:)
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IceFlame1019 Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
xD I've lived with cats my whole life, I'm pretty used to the fact that people don't own cats, rather cats own their people x3

like this little black pest on my lap =w=
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I am good,says kitteh.I didnt eatz teh canary...nor teh goldfishz ...And most of all i NEVER scratched ya sofa...I SWEARZ!!!:lol:
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