Getting a Bengal hybrid

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by buck-wild-chick, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    My mom is getting one from a co worker and we have a question.
    Do they get along good with other cats and dogs? It is a male...
    We are planning on getting him neutered as soon as he is old enough.He will be a strictly indoor cat but will have access to our screened in porch.

    Any heads up on the breed that we should know? like bad habits.
    We have researched them but its always good to get extra advise.
    Thanks,Tayler
     
  2. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Typical cat behavior, same with any other cat , careful around inside birds rodents etc,
    Unless they have by now bred it out of them , watch for sensitivity to normal routine shots, distemper rabies, etc.
    The Bengal X I had was so sensitive that she would go into anaphylaxis every time. she would have to be put on Benadryl and steroids just for her yearly shots.
    Other than they they are a joy to have around.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Whats the hybrid mean? It mixed with something more wild? Like a Savannah cat? ooh, i sooo want a Savannah someday! Ever see one of those Buck-Wild?
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Just as long as it's not a Bengal TIGER hybrid... you should be fine.
     
  5. country freedom

    country freedom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Both beautiful cats !
    The only way I'd have a Savanna would be if I were to live on an island a good distance from the mainland. Love their long legs.
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:ITs my dream...But i think they are illegal in my state.. [​IMG]
     
  7. BarbK

    BarbK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For anyone who doesn't know a Bengal is a hybrid between a domestic and an asian leapord cat.

    For original OP. I would recomend finding a vet used to bengals. They can have issues with food so you need to keep it on a high protein low carb diet with very few to no dyes in it. (The other reason for the low carb high protein is because of they breed) If not no matter where you are in the house you will smell it when they go. Also if you do notice a lot of stomach/ bowel issues check this link out with your vet....http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/docs/personnel/gookin_jody.html

    Temperment can be from very shy to very outgoing. My bengal will jump on anyone who comes into the door but I have seen a lot that will disapear when a new person comes in. She also has more of a siamese type temperment. They love high places so make sure there is somewhere they can get up. They are VERY playful!!!!!
    You can get your cat fixed as soon as it is 2# and completely vacinated.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2009
  8. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    Thanks for the info BarbK
     

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