Kobi arrived at his foster home very stressed and distressed. HIs life had not been going well. He was found outside having either been put out by someone moving or having gotten out and gotten lost. He wasn’t in his comfortable territory. The local cats there did not welcome him. Then he did not enjoy his time in the shelter whatsoever and showed his annoyance by hissing. Purebreds was asked if we could take him and I was happy to go get him right away. I have fostered many, many Bengals. They are wonderful cats.
Kobi was a very dissatisfied, and possibly frightened, Bengal boy. He would not sniff my finger. He wanted nothing to do with us for the first two days during which time he hid under his blanket. We gave him his privacy. (“Chill,” we said.) By day three, he was out and calling to us to come pet him. He recovered very quickly.
And what a nice, loving boy he is. My goodness! He will solicit petting most of the time. Occasionally – usually when I am bringing a stranger over to show him off – he is a little diffident about humans, polite but not effusive, but mostly he loves petting and being silly and head butting you, pushing his head into your hand. I have not had him long but he is recovering from whatever happened to him very nicely.
I tell my would-be adopters that having a Bengal is a life-style choice. Your life partly has to flex to accommodate a Bengal’s needs. The hardest part is to keep them from getting outside. Once out, they wander much farther from their home than most cats-- for example, two miles or more the first night. Thought must be taken to keep them secure at home. Of course, enclosed catios attached to the home are good for them as they are for most cats. So many times as a foster mom, I have heard of lost Bengals. They as so striking-looking that people notice them wandering about and bring them to shelters. Purebreds just helped two very thin and unthrifty-looking (beautiful) Bengals we were sent photos of by getting them taken to a vet who checked their microchips and contacted their owners. Happy ending. They had been out struggling to stay alive a long time. So they must be carefully kept inside.
Kobi is a young healthy boy. His age is a guesstimate. We don’t have breeder info and birthdate on him, of course. He is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and combo tested negative. He will make someone a very intelligent, fascinating, playful companion.
However he does NOT like other cats and must be the only cat in the home. He may ease up on this as he settles more, but for now we will stay with his being the only cat. I don’t know how he is with dogs. Respectful teenage children would probably be fine. He needs a spacious, stable home and an adopter who wants a deep-bonded companionship with his or her cat and is willing to entertain and play with him quite daily. Someone home a lot or who works from home would be perfect. An empty home five long days a week is probably not an ideal set up for Kobi, especially since he won’t have other cat’s companionship.
Kobi eats wet and dry food and is litterbox perfect.
His foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.
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