So I wanted to do a sort of animal related post and I though which better animals do write about than my own two cats?! Their names are Phoebe and Luna and they are Bengals (otherwise known as Asian Leopard Cat). They are certainly different to normal cats, to say the least! They really have something unique about them. If you are thinking about getting a Bengal cat then you really have to be prepared to spend a lot of time with your cats because they need a lot of attention, more than regular cats because they are SO active and love to play. Its very rare to see a Bengal on their own, as they love company especially with other Bengals. So it is best to get two Bengals to keep each other company.
Luna is 17 months old and Phoebe is 7 months old, but you really would think Phoebe is older because of her coat. We came across Phoebe a few months ago when she was only 15 weeks old, she was the last of her litter to leave so she was a bit older and took a bit longer to get used to us. We got Luna a few weeks ago from a breeder who decided they weren't going to use her for breeding anymore. We were looked for a friend for Phoebe and decided that Luna would be ideal. She has had two litters but is looking in great shape considering! ha ha!
They are crazy little cats who run around the house chasing each other like dogs! Their favorite thing to do is to play fetch with their fluffy spring toy but they are also very friendly and love to be around people. They are loud and they don't really 'meow' as such, they sort of 'chirp'! They can sometimes be mistaken for your regular tabby cat but they do have different distinguishable features. Their tails are striped and they have leopard print spotted rosettes on their backs. Their tummies are light brown with darker brown spots and they have big strong feet which are bigger than a regular house-cat's.
They are a rare breed and since they are descendants from the Asian Leopard Cat, they have many 'jungle-like' qualities about them. They keep much of their kitten-youthfulness with them throughout their lives and can be a lot more fun than regular cats. Not many cats will play fetch, and these cats also love water! Not only do they drink a lot of water but they will splash in puddles and even jump in the shower! (Not recommended if you don't want to get water all over your house!)