Domestic cat vs. Bengal cat
Many people have the impression that cats are aloof and independent animals. Although this may be true for the average domestic cat, it is certainly not the case for a Bengal cat. The Bengal cat is a very affectionate and social feline. They love to be around people and demand plenty of attention. In most cases, domestic cat s will grow out of their playfulness as they read adulthood. A Bengal cat does not lose the playful qualities they possess as kittens.
Bengal cats have a lot more energy than a domestic cat. This energy is typically exerted by tearing through the house, climbing doors and shelves, and jumping to various heights. You will see a Bengal cat jump much higher than a domestic cat can. The Bengal will use all the energy they have until they have completely exhausted every bit of that energy. Only when they have finished playing will they lay down for a nap. Unlike the domestic cat, when they do lie down it can be very difficult to rouse them from their rest.
Most people would claim it is common knowledge that cats do not like water. The average domestic cat doesn’t, but this is not always true for a Bengal cat. Since the Bengal cat is a hybrid of the Asian Leopard, which is a fishing cat, there is a chance that a Bengal will enjoy water. Some Bengal cat owners have found that their pet will want to get into the bathtub or be very interested in toilets. To see a cat swimming in a bathtub is certainly a sight that most people would think they would ever see.
Not only the personality of the Bengal cat differs from a domestic cat, but the physical appearance is quite different as well. The standard Bengal cat is a spotted cat. The distinct pattern of a Bengal cat is due to being descendant from the Asian Leopard. In addition to being a spotted cat, the Bengal also possesses a very soft coat. The coat of the Bengal is thought of to be more of a pelt than a coat. The soft feel of the Bengal cat’s fur makes you want to pet them all day long.
Written by: Michelle D. Kellison