The Bengal cat is an athletic, graceful and agile cat with a strong muscular body.
These cats were developed in the late 1800s by selective breeding of domestic cats with Asian leopard cats in order to produce a personable, healthy pet with a distinctive spotted and striped coat.
The Bengal cat breed may look wild, but they are friendly and gentle, though they retain their wild ancestors’ athleticism and are superb jumpers.
Should You Purchase Pet Insurance for Your Bengal Cat?
Because of their mixed background, Bengals exhibit what breeders call “hybrid vigor,” meaning that they are relatively free of hereditary health issues, and they usually live from 12 to 16 years.
There are however susceptible to at least two illnesses that have a genetic component:
Disorders involving the heart and eyes can be expensive to treat, and with kittens going for $500-$1000, Bengal owners will want to consider purchasing an insurance plan that will protect their investment, prevent financial shocks and ensure that their cats will receive the best care available without any delay.