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Bengal Cats the Lap Leopards of Today

Tiger, Wildlife, Eyes, Bathing, Lake

Bengal’s are Beautiful and exotic cats who are adored by so many individuals around the world. With their graceful movements and unusual intricate markings its like getting a part of the wild in your own living room. Staring up at you with their golden or green eyes since they are true Lap Leopards to be enjoyed by everyone of any age. In my findings these gorgeous cats are every bit the same in behaviour as your average house cat with regular litter box habits. They’re curious, curious, and explorative and adapt well to other family pets. They have the exact nutritional and immunization requirements as ordinary domestic cats. Bengal’s are comparatively big cats with a short fur coat. Males can include 18-25 lbs and females 7-15 lbs. The face has a feral appearance with small rounded ears and exotic facial features. With colors which range from Snow that are varying colour of white cream background with light brown pattern, into the Brown which is various levels of Rufus, Golden, Light Brown into Black-Brown Carmel colors, and the new approved colour the Silver that’s a white back ground with a black pattern. There are several different degrees of colours not known yet that are Blues, Chocolates.

The Bengal Cat is a excellent cat to have and love. They have wonderful temperaments while keeping beautiful exotics feral patterns and attribute that’s unique to just the Bengal Cats. These gorgeous creatures have a few unique qualities for instance they love water and do not have a problem jumping into the shower with you. And they like to go on long walks on a leash or automobile rides to go shopping. Largely they love to be with people they are extremely social and like most cats they’re extremely entertaining.

Bengal Cats range from exceptionally exotic being nearer in creation to their own hybrid ancestors The Asian Leopard Cat all the way to being domesticated with exotic markings.

The Bengal Cat is a cross in the Asian Leopard Cat and the domestic cat. This was done to carry on the effort of keeping the magnificent beauty of the Asian Leopard Cat. The first three generations are known as cats. By the time they get to the fourth generation they’re considered SBT that is the domestic cat resembling characteristics of the Asian Leopard Cat. The first documented cross between the Asian Leopard Cat and the domestic cat in America is listed in 1963 by Jean Mill.

The Asian Leopard Cat is a tiny wild spotted cat, weighing about twenty pounds. The overall construct of the Asian Leopard Cat (Felis Bengalensis) is comparable to a typical domestic cat, but with slightly longer legs and a back. They’ve a fairly small head with a short narrow muzzle, big eyes and a thick tail. Since the Asian Leopard cat resides in so many regions they’ve acquired many unique names like the Javan cat, Wagati cat, Chinese cat or”cash cat”, due to the -so called- stains resembling Chinese coins.

Here’s a brief Fictional narrative to explain where the Bengal Cat obtained its mark enjoy.

The Legend of the Marble Cat Deep, deep in the rainforest, a lengthy time ago, a jungle mum gave birth to six, ideal small kittens and the Spirit of the Forest was happy. Four of them looked exactly like their mom, soft and golden and seen all over, like miniature leopards, a blueprint designed by nature to conceal them in the deep woods from fearful and ancient enemies who enjoyed kittens for lunch. They, also, had coats as soft as velvet, but among them was gold, as bright as the sun and the other was white as the full moon! Deep in the cave, hidden in the secret glen behind the waterfall, at the thickest portion of the volcano in which the trailing orchids blossom in a wild and vibrant profusion, Mother cared for her kittens and stressed. As the kittens grew as well as the day approached when they’d be venturing in the safety of the den, Mother started to council them in the ways of concealment: To Sunshine and Moonbeam she said:”Now, remember, until you’re grown and can run very quickly, you need to stay under vines and leaves so you’ll be concealed from above. Never venture into the jungle unless you are able to sit at a spot of bright sunlight or a beam of the entire moon, for that’s exactly what you look like. To her seen children she explained:”You also have to be careful, but you might use the pattern of the forest floor as your camouflage. When stalking your prey, proceed only when they look away and when you freeze in position, your spots can enable you to disappear in the sun dappled jungle. And so it was that the two kittens learned to conceal their distinctive beauty, venturing out from under the leaves and vines only infrequently, while their seen sisters and brothers came and went as they pleased, carrying their concealment together. The Spirit of the Forest was happy. One bright, sunny day, Mother took her four miniature leopards on a hunting lesson, warning Sunlight and Moonbeam to remain hidden until they returned. “I do not want to keep here all day.” Whined Sunshine,”Me either. I wish to watch Mother.” replied Moonbeam. She won’t ever know we are there.” suggested Sunshine. They went, excited to be on an adventure, and, being the good kittens they had been, previous cautiously as well, recalling all of the classes their mother had taught them. They could smell the odor of their loved ones and followed it. They scampered on, constantly below the leaves of plants that are growing, while the sun painted beautiful, undulating patterns of deep colour in their bright coats. As their eyes adjusted to the pure sun, the kittens saw that they were in the edge of a brightly colored clearing, full of dry weeds and gold grasses. Up against a stone wall were their sisters and brothers, cringing in the presence of… Jackal! An extremely large Jackal! He was between Mother and her kittens. Everybody understood Jackals eat kittens! Glancing back and forth between the kittens and their mom, Jackal sneered and lent to her,”You know I will get at least one of these, possibly even two. Why, I will be out of this with my lunch until you can reach me. They’re so fat and yummy looking.” Under the cover of a leaf, Sunshine and Moonbeam looked at each other and handed one thought between them. They silently circled the little clearing, keeping to the cover of the woods. Softly. Quietly. Maintaining as flat to the floor as the dry, dusty stones, they inched toward their ancient enemy, every moving just when he turned his attention to gloat to Mother or frighten the kittens. As they neared the Jackal, Mother’s crouching posture shifted just slightly, subtlety. She could not smell them since they had sensibly placed themselves down wind of the enemy, but she could just barely see her bright and beautiful kids in the bright sunshine of the area! Intent on the kittens he’d cornered, Jackal was unaware; he never knew what hit him. Jackal took half a step toward the frightened kittens suspended against the rock face and Wham! The ground before him erupted in a squalling, screaming fury of teeth and knives! Stunned and frightened, Jackal felt Mother’s teeth sink into his rear haunches and her claws stand his sides. Slashing, screaming demons were fastened to his mind! Leaping madly about the clearing and crashing into rocks and trees, Jackal finally was able to dislodge his attackers and he could see with the eye which was still open, was the tail end of MotherNature, as she vanished into the jungle. Panthera, Tiger Lily, Orchid and Raven was stunned by the seemingly sudden appearance of their sister and brother, but wasted no time streaking past the besieged Jackal, in the security of the rainforest. Together, they ran swiftly through the jungle, to the security of the hidden den, at the secret glen, behind the waterfall, at the thickest portion of the volcano in which the trailing orchids bloomed. It was a miracle. Mother cleaned her kittens and purred them . There! They believed they could see the faint kind of the Spirit of the Forest. They knew that it was she who had summoned them. Her voice was like the whisper of the leaves or perhaps the passing breeze, but the kittens could hear her clearly in their heads. This was odd, indeed. Not in the time of any ancestor they might recall, had anybody actually seen the Spirit of the Forest, but, strangely, they weren’t frightened. She spoke,”You’re my children and I adore you. The Jackal is one of my kids, but it wasn’t his destiny to eat kitty for lunch now. You’ve performed a selfless act of incredible bravery and will be rewarded. I give you something you’ve always desired, the gift of concealment.” To Moonbeam she explained:”You are going to be a cat of the night: I bless you with the misty shadows of the leaves and vines, falling across your back by the light of the entire moon. You’ll have the ability to pass by unnoticed in the night jungle.” To Sunshine she explained:”You’re to be a cat of the day, wearing the deep shadows of the leaves and twisting creepers throughout your body, allowing your glittering sunlit coat glow through in pieces and swirls. You’ll not be possible to see in the jungle on a sunny day. The kittens stepped out from beneath the leaves they’d instinctively stood beneath and were astonished to find that their coats had the patterns of their leaves and vines. As her voice and image started to fade, The Spirit of the Forest “From now on, your names will be Secret Sun and Hiding Moon. All your unspotted descendants will be blessed with those marking too, to hide them safely in either sunlight or moonlight. I’m pleased.” To this day, marbled kittens carry with them the patterns of their leaves and vines of the long ago jungle, the reward of the ancestors’ unusual courage: the shadows throw them through the trees, from sunlight and the moonlight.

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