The Bengal cat in general is a very active and intelligent breed. It is important to be able to spend enough time interacting with your Bengal cat so that they do not get bored and develop bad habits. Most Bengal cats do better having another similar energy feline friend to entertain each other. As another note, most Bengal cats like to be up high. It would be a great idea to have some vertical spaces your Bengal cat can enjoy and explore.

One way to keep your Bengal cat active is to have a running wheel available for them. I highly recommend the Ziggydoo. It by far has held up the best out of three different wheel brands that have been used at my home. If you do purchase a Ziggydoo wheel, please be sure to mention that Pawsabilities recommended the wheel.

Bengal cats are a vocal breed. Most of them like to “talk” and will let you know when they want something!

Early Spay/Neuter:

As a responsible breeder, all of my kittens go home spayed/neutered. It is recommended to spay/neuter kittens prior to 5 months old but can be done safely as early as 11 weeks or when a kitten is at least 2 lbs.

Kittens heal much quicker and have less complications from the procedure versus adult cats.

As stated in The International Cat Association Voluntary Code of Ethics “I will make every effort to spay/neuter every kitten/cat prior to leaving Breeder.”

Here’s a link with detailed information on the recommendation for earlier spay neuter for cats. As stated in the article in the link, studies from dogs with long bones cannot be extrapolated to cats.

Quoted below from

“For feline patients, the AVMA endorses the consensus document put forth by the Veterinary Task Force on Feline Sterilization for Age of Spay and Neuter Surgery, which recommends cats not intended for breeding be gonadectomized by five months of age. The document represents a clear and evidence-based position that promotes individual animal health, contributes to effective population control, and can be communicated clearly to clients. It has broad support among veterinary medical and cat breeding associations, having also been endorsed by the American Association of Feline Practitioners, Association of Shelter Veterinarians, American Animal Hospital Association, Winn Foundation, Catalyst Council, Cat Fancier’s Association, and The International Cat Association.“