Happy homes equal happy Bengals
Bengals are highly sensitive to their owners’ emotions. If you’re not happy with your life you can guarantee your Bengal will pick up on this. Your Bengal wants to be your world. They will do many things to ensure your attention is devoted to them and they will always try to make you happy. If you’ve had a hard day your Bengal will want to comfort you. Being able to do this is very important to a Bengal.
In a nutshell, Bengals are the Ferrari’s & Lamborghini’s of the cat world. They have a need for speed and energy levels which never seem to run out. Yes they do sleep and have quite time, but when they’re ready to hit the play button, they have and endless supply of batteries. They are superb for energetic people and kids!
Bengals & Water
Splish, Splosh, Splash!
Yes, most Bengals are addicted to water. Actually, lots of cat breeds have a love for water! For some they like to have a little splash or catch it as its coming out of a tap. For others they like to create tide-a-waves of puddles everywhere they can find water. The shower is a favourite, the bathtub, the sink, their water bowls.
Do not run straight hot water into a bath tub when a Bengal lives in the house. They will jump in and they will get burned.
Do not leave water boiling on the stove top unattended. They will get up there to investigate the curious sound of bubbles and will not be able to resist the allure of sticking a paw in.
Do make sure you have extra water bowls placed down in summer. A Bengal cat who plays with its water will always have empty bowls. Choose heavy ceramic bowls. We have a few Bengals who empty their light weight water bowls, then cart the bowl around the house in their mouths like a prized trophy.
Clean up splash puddles for your own safety. I’ve landed on my rear a few times by slipping over by a freshly emptied water bowl.
All Bengals have a certain amount of cheekiness. They like to sit in front of the television while you’re watching movies. Using a laptop or computer will never be the same. Don’t leave the lid up. I’ve left the room to come back and find the laptop doing some very strange things and a Bengal looking the other way, whistling Dixie to a blank wall.
Hopefully the above insight into the Bengal personality will help you understand a little more of how they operate and interact within a home. The Bengal personality can be overwhelming for some people to handle. Others love it and can’t wait to get home from work or school to spend time interacting with their Bengal.
I should also mention how much Bengals love playing with toilet paper. This sight is common if you don’t close the door!
Owning a Bengal means taking something like this in your stride and being about to laugh about it!
The above artwork is compliments of Mitz and Dude. 🙂