Look at those green eyes! Ramses is a big cat, 12+ pounds. He was seen under a car and, with a little encouragement, happily entered the home nearby, and pleased to visit strangers. The nice homeowner there brought him to a shelter. He stayed in a 2’x 3’ cage while waiting for his family to come for him. No one did and after quite some time the shelter contacted Purebreds and said “Can you help him?” Glad to.
After a long day of driving through traffic, he arrived at his foster home. He explored his room, brushed past our legs, and checked everything out. He has an unusual kind of confidence and a large personality. He will give a single meow to greet you when you arrive. Ramses is a good natured guy, but you never forget that he is in the room and has his own wants and interests. He is a cat that makes you respect him.
He is, of course, a gorgeous Bengal, His very rich colors are unusual. They positively glow in the sunlight-- rich deep browns and auburns with a striking marbled pattern. Most people think of Bengals as being “spotted” with rosettes. However some Bengals are “marbled” with a high drama dark and light pattern. Of course, his green, green eyes are wonderful with this coloring.
Ramses has been to the vet and had a blood panel taken. He is a healthy boy. He has lost some muscle tone from his weeks in a small cage but he is regaining his sleek lines quickly.
With his confident manner, he is a cool dude. I expect (and this is a guess) he would be fine with dogs that are big enough to play with him. So far he seems to be ok with cats. Bengals do best with other Bengal cats or exotics. I seldom suggest that Bengals would be appropriate for young children. These magnificent cats are companions for adult humans who want to live in connection with such an intelligent animal.
Bengals are a life style choice. If you are the guardian of a Bengal,you need to be willing to design your home and activities to suit your cat’s needs. This is true of all cats, of course, but even truer of Bengals. First and foremost, Ramses’ human needs to be able to make sure he can keep him safe inside. Most Bengals can open doors with lever arm door handles. (You need round door knobs and keyed deadbolts) When Bengals get out, they tend to wander much farther from home than other cats-- a couple miles is common and they often never get home again. This is why they show up in shelters so frequently and is likely what happened to Ramses. He got out, got lost, and never got home.
Bengals are so smart they need an environment rich in opportunities to exercise, to play, to figure things out, to be with their humans. They need space. You cannot leave one alone in an apartment all day without him or her becoming bored. Bored Bengals can get into trouble. Often Bengal guardians build enclosed outside catios for them with lots of climbing opportunities. Those are great. These kitties are strong athletes with muscles of steel. They generally play harder with other non-Bengal cats than those cats may enjoy.
I had a would be adopter who wanted a Bengal to companion her Persian. No.
This impressive boy will be a very good companion with his confidence and intelligence. He is a little unusual as a Bengal in that he is a lap cat (when he chooses).
He eats wet and dry food , loves Greenies, and is litter-box perfect.
His foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.
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