Bellissimi Bengals

Bellissimi Bengals

Bellissimi Bengals

Bengal Kittens for sale!

ABOUT BENGAL cats

Bengal Cats impress us with their beauty and their grace. Their country of origin is USA. The Bengal cats have something mysterious and graceful just as their Asian Leopard ancestors. Once separated by four generations from the original Asian leopard Cat and domestic cat crossing, the breeds temperament resembles that of a domestic cat. They are captivating and strikingly beautiful in appearance. Bengal cats have a sleek, soft coat, which is more like a pelt rather than an ordinary cat coat.

Facts about Bengal Cats
Appearance
Bengal cats vary in size with female being the smaller ones. Average Males usually weigh around 10 lb., and females 7 to 9 lb, about the size of a regular cat.
Bengal cats have longer bodies, thus appearing larger. Reminiscent of the leopard cat, Bengal is a domestic cat breed developed to look like exotic jungle cats such as leopards, ocelots, margays and clouded leopards. Bengal cats were developed by selective breeding from hybrids of the Asian leopard Cat , Prionailurus bengalensis, with domestic cat, backcrossed to domestic cats, with the goal of creating a confident, healthy, and friendly cat with a highly contrasted and vividly marked coat. A Bengals rosetted spots occur only on the back and sides and belly has spots, and stripes elsewhere. The breed typically also features mascara (horizontal striping alongside the eyes), and foreleg striping. The eyes of a Bengal cat are relatively larger and are usually green, gold, Hazle, amber or blue and aqua. But only the snow Bengals have the blue or Aqua eyes.
The Bengal cat is usually either classed as brown-spotted, sliver spotted, or snow-spotted. Within Brown Bengals, there are either marble or spotted markings. Included in the spotted variation is rosetted, which consists of a spot with a dark line surrounding it. Snow Bengals are also either marble or spotted but are also divided into blue-eyed or any other color eyes.
The International Cat Association (TICA) recognizes several Bengal colors (brown, seal lynx point, mink, sepia, silver) and patterns (spotted and marbled) for competition and shows. In the New Traits class, other colors may be shown, as well as longhairs.
Different colors of Bengal cats include.
Brown, Seal Lynx, Seal Mink, Seal Sepia, Silver, Charcoal, Blue, and Black melanistic.
Bengals are Extremely Intelligent!
The Bengal cats are extremely intelligent and curious cats. You can train them to open the window, door or even cabinet, in fact they may open doors and cabinets even if you don’t train them! Bengal cats like being up high, there is no need to wonder when you find your Bengal cat climbing the highest places in the house. You will also find that they are very dog-like in personality, following you from room to room in your home and always greeting you with a loving welcome. Whether male or female, this exotic, unique cat will hold a place in your heart forever like no cat as ever done before.
The Ideal Companion
They will grace any home and be a loyal life companion. They are wonderful with children, other pets! Bengal cats can be the perfect companions for the experienced cat owners and active families. If you have a dog at home, it is okay to have Bengal cat, your cat will not be afraid, in fact he may boss the dog around.
The Popularity
Bengal cats are popular due to various reasons. They are growing in popularity due to their beautiful patterns and their fantastic personalities. They are very vocal, agile, active, smart and highly intelligent.
Shedding and Grooming
As well as being desired for their appearance, they are also known for being a breed that sheds very little to none. Thay have a short smooth slick coat. Bengals are extremely efficient self-groomers; therefore, they require little to no grooming. However, your Bengal will love to join you in the shower, and they don’t mind getting wet.
Is the Bengal Cat Hypoallergenic?
A lot of people also think that Bengals are hypoallergenic cats, this is a misconception!
THEY ARE NOT HYPOALLERGENIC CATS!
People still may have reactions to them just like with any other cat. Flonase.
ABOUT
F1 BENGALS
Many people ask what is the difference between an F1 Bengal Cat, and a SBT Bengal Cat also known as G5.

The difference between the two is that the F1 Bengal Cat is the first generation cross between a Bengal cat and an Asian leopard cat. These cats are 50% wilder. They are also more spotted, and they look more of the Asian leopard cat, they also sound a little different and are extremely vocal with many sounds. These cats are considered more exotic, and usually higher in price.

So, what is their temperament do you ask?

As long as they are exposed to you on daily basis and socialized with all family members in the house, they can make loving pets! Cats usually don’t trust just anyone, they have to build this trust over time. 

When you are their human, and they grow with you, they are very devoted to their humans. But there is a possibility that your F1 may bond to only to one human in the house. Or if you have another cat in the house, the F1 may only bond with that cat and not you. 

We love the early generation Cats and are my favorite. These cats have huge personalities! 

F1 Bengal cats can have a dog like personality. They will even Wagg their tail like a dog when they greet you, they also move about as quickly as a happy dog, if you can picture that. But all the time! 

F1 Bengals are also born hissing and spitting while their eyes are still closed. Spitting sounds like little sneeze but is a spit. Lol No this does not mean they are actually spitting at you, just only with their sound. This is actually very cute and funny. After all this comes from the Asian Leopard Cat himself and is their normal behavior. It is super adorable, and we love it. They will also growl at their toys and while eating, which is also super adorable! When they grow up, they may occasionally spit and hiss at their toys or when a stranger walks into your house. F1 Kittens are born fuzzy, and their coats clear out by 4 months of age. The SBT are born clear and start their fuzzy stage at 4 weeks of age, they also clear out by 4 months of age. F1 Bengals also have spots on the back of their ears, SBT Bengals do not. We also love the extra spotted coats and their white spotted bellies, which you do not see much in the later generation cats.

F1 Cats are more spotted, whereas the SBT/G5 have large fancy rosettes that come in many shapes and colors.
Size: The size of these cats is about the size of a domestic cat, average 7 to 12 lb. With females being the smaller ones.
Physical Structure of the F1 Bengal

The structure of the F1 Bengal is also a little different and resembles more of the Asian leopard cat. They have smaller spotted rounded ears; their faces are like of a little leopard. Their back hind legs are longer than the front legs. Their tails are thick, their heads are smaller, and they are all around all legs, and more slender.

Reproduction

F1, F2, F3 Bengal Males are Sterile, so only the F1 females can continue to produce the next generation F2 Bengals and so forth.

F1 Bengal Cats are very Smart! Did I say they are highly intelligent? Seems like they understand my every word! I say! They will also guard you like a watch dog at night at the end of your bed! lol We have learned that the F1 Bengals get more bonded and devoted to their humans, and more so than the later generation SBT/G5.

F1 Bengals love and devotion is like no other, and even difficult to explain!

Diet: many people say that F1’s only eats raw food, and many people also say that F1 will never use the litter box! Let’s review!

These misconceptions are simply not true. Yes, Raw is best, and if you want to feed raw, go for it! But our F1 cats eat canned food and dry food, so yes, it’s possible to feed the can or dry.

Litter Box: Our F1 kittens have no issue using their wood pellet litter box, at this time. However, keep in mind, since the Asian leopard cat likes to (ONLY) defecate in water, sometimes you may find that on occasion your F1 Bengal may use her water bowl. If this Behavior starts up, you can simply set up a water litter box, and have both options available. However If they continue to use their normal litter with no issue, then skip the water litter box.  Reach out to us if you need advice how to set one up!

F1 Bengal cats prefer a cleaner environment, they do not like to dig in litter, if another cat used it. I have actually found them to be cleaner than the SBTs. This is also why they like water sources, because they feel it’s cleaner when playing in dirty sand.

Advice: Scoop their litter daily! If you have multiple cats set up multiple litter boxes.

Another Fact:  Fixing your kittens before they reach sexual maturity around 5 to 6 months of age will also prevent sparing and marking behavior, and this goes for All Bengals, both male and female.

F1 Bengals are truly amazing cats and my personal favorite, they have the true Wild look of the Asian Leopard Cat, similar sound of the Asian leopard Cat, but with a stronger bond to their human! 

Early history
The Asian Leopard Cat (ALC)

Our Zikki Ramsey of Bellissimi

The earliest mention of an Asian leopard cat domestic cross was in 1889, when Harrison Weir wrote of them in Our Cats and All About Them.
However, in 1927, C. Boden Kloss wrote to the magazine Cat Gossip regarding hybrids between wild and domestic cats in Malaya: I have never heard of hybrids between bengalensis (the Leopard Cat) and domestic cats. One of the wild tribes of the Malay Peninsula has domesticated cats, and I have seen the woman suckling bengalensis kittens, but I do not know whether the latter survive and breed with the others!
The earliest mention of a confirmed Asian leopard cat domestic cross was in 1934, in a Belgian scientific journal. In 1941, a Japanese cat publication printed an article about one that was kept as a pet. Jean Mill (ne Sugden), the person who was later a great influence on the development of the modern Bengal breed, submitted a term paper for her genetics class at UC Davis on the subject of crossbreeding cats in 1946.
Bengal cats as a separate species, was cleverly breeding from hybrids of the Egyptian Maui, Asian Leopard cat (the reason of Bengals exotic coloring), Abyssinian, Siamese and domestic cats. The breed was developing by different breeders for almost a hundred years! As a result, weve got kind of a small and domestic tiger.
Bengals as a breed
In the 1970s, Willard Centerwall bred Asian leopard cats with domestic cats to aid his studies in genetics because of their apparent immunity to feline leukemia. Eventually, these hybrids were given to Jean Sudgen Mill because of Centerwalls illness.
At the same time, Bill Engler wanted to preserve the exotic cats’ genes by breeding them with house cats. Although none of today’s Bengal lines originate from these cats, he chose the name Bengal, which was accepted by the American Cat Fanciers Association (ACFA), the first registry to accept the breed.
Jean Mill was instrumental in recognition of Bengals as a breed by The International Cat Association (TICA) in 1983. Her plan was not to keep the breed as a hybrid, but to domesticate these cats by breeding them further with each other.
Greg and Elizabeth Kent were also early breeders, who developed their own line of Bengals using Asian leopard cats and Egyptian Maus This was a very successful line, and many modern Bengals will find it in their pedigree.
Temperament
Bengals are a lot of fun to live with. Extremely intelligent, curious and active, and they like attention. When a Bengal gets bored, he is capable of taking things apart to see how they work and opening drawers and cabinets to see what interesting toys or food might be available for him.
The Bengal loves his people and will do anything for attention from them. If he figures out that you don’t like something he does jumping on the kitchen counter, for instance he will start doing it all the time because it will get your attention and force you to interact with him. He also likes to take things and hide them.
Every cat is an individual, but most Bengals get along with other pets, including dogs. They are best suited to homes with older children who will enjoy playing with them, but as long as they have an escape route from toddlers, they should do well with them.
Bengals love to climb, the higher the better. Provide them with tall cat trees and window perches. They are also fond of playing with water. Don’t be surprised if your Bengal wants to join you in the shower or bathtub. You may find yourself installing a motion-sensitive faucet in your bathroom or kitchen so he can turn the water on and off for himself. If that’s not on your agenda, he will appreciate having a pet fountain to drink from. They also enjoy the attention that comes with being clicker trained. Challenge their brain and keep them interested in life by teaching them tricks and games and providing them with interactive toys or puzzle toys that will reward them with kibble or treats when they learn how to manipulate them.
We love these cats for their eternal devotion. Furthermore, these cats will follow all of your steps throughout your apartment to not leave you alone. So, basically, they are really active cats, who just can’t live without your attention. Also, it is worth to note their impossibility and amazing leopard coloring, that give them insolence and wild grace. Therefore, if you want to bring this leopard cat home, you can’t go without a couple of toys and endless attention to make them happy.

Please Be aware of Bengal Scammers advertising cheap Bengal kittens! Often, they will steal breeder’s photos and create fake information of non-existing cats! Our advice! Do your research! Video call and make sure the kitten is actually real! We have heard way too many horror stories! If the price of the kitten is too good to be true, 300 or 700  

It’s usually a Scam!

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