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Bosley

$1,500.00

Bio / Profile

Gender

Male

Primary Breed or Pattern

Rosetted or Spotted

Color

 Brown, Silver and the three Snow colors

Hair Length

Short

Current Size

Medium

Declawed?

No

Special Needs?

No

OK with Cats?

Yes

Bengal cats are an intelligent and active breed prized for their boldly patterned coats. Descended from domestic cats and wild Asian leopard cats, they make affectionate and gentle pets. 

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“Bosley will be a lovely pet for a lucky family who are looking for a real character who will be very much a part of life, and bring fun, energy and companionship (with a little bit of mischief) to his new home.”

“He would be better suited to a home with older children who can cope with his boisterous nature.

“He is not aggressive at all, and I feel confident that once he is in a bigger space, and particularly when he starts to run off some energy outside, he won’t feel the need to focus so much on his humans.

“When he is bored he will play quite roughly with people and doesn’t understand that it can be a bit painful.

IS ALSO:
Spayed/Neutered – Vaccinated – Dewormed – Treated for Fleas
Tested for FeLV and FIV (cats and kittens only) – Microchipped

Appearance

Bengal cats are a lithe and agile breed and generally weigh between 8–15 pounds. They’re prized for their dense, short coats that are boldly patterned in different shades of brown, silver, and snow. Their fur is super soft to the touch, feeling a bit like bunny hair. The most common eye colors found in Bengal cats are brown, yellow, orange, and green.

Temperament

Despite how wild a Bengal looks on the outside, he’s soft and sweet on the inside. These affectionate cats are gregarious, although they might christen a particular family member as their favorite. Bengals do great with children, other cats, and with family dogs. The key, however, is early socialization and exposure to household members at a young age. If you try to introduce a new pet to older Bengals already set in their ways, you might have a challenge on your hands.

Because Bengals are an intelligent and curious breed, they need constant stimulation to keep their big brains engaged. They love playing with toys and are also known to love water and enjoy a shallow tub. Bengals can be taught tricks and even how to walk on a leash for outdoor adventures.

Living Needs

A Bengal cat is happiest when he’s near you. He doesn’t care where he lives, whether it be a big house or small apartment, as long as you and your family are nearby. But no matter the size of your space, a Bengal needs to have lots of things to do—and climb.

Owners should have at least one cat tree for this big kitty, along with plenty of toys to keep him entertained while you’re away. And if you spend long hours away from home, having a second cat is a good idea to help keep your pet amused and busy.

Bengal cats also have a high prey drive and enjoy watching birds, squirrels, and other animals from safely inside your home. Because of his love of chattering at the window, it’s a great idea to install a carpeted perch (or two) to give him a comfortable viewing spot.

Care

Mental stimulation is the key to a happy Bengal cat. Start young by introducing your kitten to other people, children, animals, the car, and even a leash and harness for outdoor jaunts. Because they’re so intelligent, Bengals benefit from a wide range of experiences to keep them engaged, so work with them early and often. It also helps to provide plenty of cat toys and rotate them out every few weeks so your cat doesn’t get bored.

Health

The typical Bengal cat lifespan is 9–15 years, and they’re a relatively healthy breed. However, as with all cats, they do have a few health issues you need to keep in mind before you purchase a new pet. Most serious breeders are careful to breed animals without genetic health problems, but three of the most common maladies among Bengals are:

  • Heart disease: Heart disease in Bengal cats is called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which can cause the heart muscle to thicken, particularly in older animals. This can result in blood clots or congestive heart failure and a shorter lifespan.
  • Eye disease: Bengals can also get an eye condition called progressive retinal atrophy, which can cause deterioration of the retina and eventual blindness.
  • Anesthetic allergies: Bengals can be extremely sensitive to anesthetics and should be watched carefully during any surgeries—including neutering and spaying. An allergic reaction to anesthetics can result in cardiac arrest.

Bengal

HEIGHT
  • 8-10 inches
WEIGHT
  • 8-15 pounds
LIFE SPAN
  • 9-15 years
GOOD WITH
  • children
  • seniors
  • dogs
  • cats
  • families
TEMPERAMENT
  • sociable
  • affectionate
  • bold
INTELLIGENCE
  • high
SHEDDING AMOUNT
  • normal
PLAYFULNESS
  • high
ACTIVITY LEVEL
  • active
VOCALNESS
  • frequent
COAT LENGTH
  • short
COLORS
  • lavender / silver
  • chocolate / brown / sable
OTHER TRAITS
  • easy to train
  • easy to groom
  • friendly toward humans
  • friendly toward other pets
  • friendly toward strangers
  • high prey drive
  • strong loyalty tendencies

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