Bengali breed of cats - character, care and history of the appearance of a home-leopard
- 19 Oct 03:45
- Animal Care
Bengal cats are something special, it's not just a cat. The Bengalese breed is not of natural origin - it is derived specifically from the crossing of the huge Felis Bengalensis( Asian wild leopard cat) with Felis silvestris( ordinary domestic cats).Bengalis unique. Some owners are simply obscured on their pets, without hiding, and demonstrating it openly. So what did the Bengal cats deserve such a love of their masters?
How did the Bengals arose?
American biologist Jane Mill in the 60's was very worried about the barbaric destruction and killing of a small forest predator. She hoped that in the case of a Bengal association with domestic pets, these really massacres would stop at all, or at least at times, decrease. The idea of breeding this breed was also that every owner of the Bengal would be able to have a small predator, like a jungle resident, but at the same time gentle, affectionate and handy.
Mostly, kittens, born as a result of interspecific crosses, are in vain. But the strange fact was that the experiment was successful and the cubs were fully functional in terms of the continuation of the genus. The first three generations of male male hybrids of domestic and Bengal cats were sterile. However, crossbreeding of female animals with simple pet cats gave offspring that is capable of reproduction.
Any Bengal kitten is a bearer of leopard genes, which explains and makes his love for games, especially in the water, normal. The plastic movement of the Bengal is fascinating, and the form of the muzzle will make it possible to distinguish it from other breeds - in the Bengali cat's head, the head has a special structure, which is called "wild type".The stunningly fantastic color of the Bengal makes it a real decoration of the house.
Short-haired Bengalans, have a smooth brilliant fur coat, do not require any special care or cosmetic procedures. Bathing and combing these handshoes is necessary only during the moult. Nevertheless, owners of spotted beauties should independently or with the help of special services to waste their pet somebody. You need to do this once a month or as they grow up with a special device - along with them.
It should also not be forgotten that in the blood of the Bengal there are genes of wild free cats, so the presence of a high cigarette is absolutely necessary, which will allow the pet to pinch the claws to its full length, and by the way it is quite large, because the cats are considered large.
It should be remembered that the Bengal is a mixture of temperaments of a wild free beast and a cute domestic cat. The character of the Bengal cats carries live savagery and freedom of love. Due to the same gene of ancestors, bengal differs from relatives highly developed hunter instinct."Hunting" at home on balls, racing with balls behind the bow, hide and seek, fishing toys and mahakhok, pursuit and pursuit - favorite Bengal classes at any age.
All the same genes of wild cats allow the Bengals to live in a pack, which means they will easily collide with other cats in the house. If for some reason the animal gets into the cage - it quickly surprizes. In order to avoid the manifestation of wildlife in the behavior and character of the young Bengal, it is necessary, so to speak, from the diaper, to teach the kittens in their hands.
Many believe that the Bengal breed is aggressive and bloodthirsty. In fact, everything is quite the opposite. The Bengals are kind and cute, but to the extent of the bumpy. If there are other animals in the house, the bengals will easily come up with them. Exceptions are birds and rodents, but it is the will of nature, instincts and nowhere to do it. For children, the Bengalese do not represent any danger. Of course, nobody will like it, if you will constantly pull the tail, so the child should immediately explain that you can not touch the whale for a tail or try to stick it something on the ear.
A distinctive feature of the Bengal's character is his quick learning of the mice. Catching is not a problem, but since there is a Bengal's mouse is unlikely to be.