Are Bengal Cats Loyal?

Are Bengal Cats Loyal?

In this article we answer the question of whether or not Bengal cats are loyal.

To start, cats have always had a reputation of being less loyal creatures than dogs.

They are more “aloof” and more content to be by themselves and do their own thing.

But what about Bengals?

Do Bengals follow the usual cat trend and behavior patterns, or are they different?

So, Are Bengal Cats Loyal Pets?

The Bengal cat is known to be a more loyal breed than some other breeds of cat.

Bengals are desired worldwide in part for their personality that makes them generally very friendly to humans (especially when compared to other breeds of cat).

In particular, Bengals are famed for becoming primarily attached to one person within the family/household, and being incredibly loyal to them.

Now, this doesn’t mean that your cat won’t be friendly to anyone else in the house. However, there is a strong chance that your Bengal will be particularly attached and committed to one particular person.

Also don’t be alarmed if your Bengal demonstrates some of the more “aloof” behaviours that we associate with cats. Bengals – after all – are still normal domestic cats.

Some people expect that Bengals (due to their exotic nature) should behave totally differently to regular domestic cats. However, this isn’t the case – but you will surely notice some difference at least.

Conclusion

Are Bengal cats loyal cats?

Compared to many other breeds of domestic cat, yes they are.

Now don’t go expecting your Bengal to behave like a dog. If you do, then you will surely be disappointed!

If you want a dog, then buy a dog. Trying to get a cat that behaves like a dog in terms of “loyalty” is always going to be a challenge!

However, if you’re after a cat that is more loyal than most (and will often form a particularly strong bond with one person in the household) then a Bengal cat could be a great addition to your family.

Make sure you check out our other Bengal cat articles on this site. We have information on all aspects of Bengal cat ownership!

We hope you found this article interesting. Feel free to leave a comment below with any questions, concerns or suggestions.

2 thoughts on “Are Bengal Cats Loyal?”

  1. Bengal cats are very loving, loyal and a dedicated part of the family unit as they possess a good temperament with children. They are commonly very playful and enjoy interaction with people on a regular basis to show off their cheeky sense of humour and mischievous nature.

  2. They are ‘aloof’/reserved to commence when entering the household, but they are definitely very loyal and they do devote their loyalty to those they love and respect. My Bengal came to me as an ex-breeder at 8yrs old, she had 3 litters and spent her entire life in a pen (from age of breeding maturity); she was not socialised and quite feral. It took months to earn her respect, trust – but eventually, she let me into her ‘realm’. I brought in another cat, so she wouldn’t be so lonely (as I live in an apartment), the other cat was a male tabby from a shelter (still a kitten at 8months)…she loathed him for about 3 weeks, and they are now very much bonded, displaying affection/love. My beautiful Bengal girl has been with me for 2 years, and I had not had a Bengal before. I have found her to be highly intelligent (more so) that other family cats, and talks constantly….she displays strong loyalty, wherever I am she is always beside me. I would thoroughly recommend a Bengal for a companion pet (for elderly or singles) and definitely for family. They are highly intelligent, and bond well with humans and other pets. They are an active breed, so need lots of exercise (if closed apartment, cat trees and cat wheel are good for exerise)…and they need some games to keep their mind stimulated (as they are highly intelligent).

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