Training a Bengal kitten is not as easy as it looks, especially when the parents are not yet mature. However, there are some signs that your older cat is ready to be trained. These are just a few things to look for, along with a willingness to please. After all, training a cat is a lot like raising a child.
When looking for breeding Bengal kittens, the first thing you need to do is to ask around. Many breeders are willing to share their cats, and will not hesitate to show them off to potential buyers. However, keep in mind that not all breeders are the same. If a breeder seems pushy or unwilling to show off their kittens, don’t expect the quality of the kittens to be very good. Breeders who care about the kittens and the people who buy them will have a better breeding stock.
Be on the lookout for good genetics in the parents of your Bengal kittens. It is not enough to just find a mom and dad that have attractive markings – the kittens need to also have attractive markings. In the wild, the mother usually raises her kittens, but in captivity, even moms can be scarce. In these situations, the best way to get solid, healthy, solid looking Bengal kittens is to find parents with good pedigrees, and those with attractive color patterns.
Another thing to look for in your litter is whether or not the kittens have noticeable, or prominent facial traits such as raised papillae, white eyebrows, and tufts of hair around the face. Usually, facial fuzzing is normal in most breeds, but it does vary a lot between breeds. Bengal cats can have very noticeable facial fuzzing, and if your cat has facial fuzzing that is severe, it may not be a normal trait. Such extreme facial fizzing is almost always associated with a medical condition.
The breeding Bengal cats available in most reputable breeders’ homes are usually bred to a more standard. Breeders with standards breed healthy, sturdy adults. They produce offspring that are physically sound and well balanced. These offspring tend to have better survival rates in the wild, where they are used as fighters and protectors. For this reason, breeding Bengal cats that have a good genetic history are usually worth much more than the average price.
If you are going to breed your own cats, you should take time to learn about the habits of your pets. By observing your pets, you will learn about their temperament, their eating patterns, and their activities. A beautiful, thriving cat could be a distant dream. By finding reputable breeders, buying from them, and using these tips to make sure you choose quality breeding stock, you will soon have the cat of your dreams.