Hi Yvette, thanks for commenting. If he is not overweight elsewhere, that is probably totally fine. You might want to check with a vet that there is nothing untoward going on (e.g. tooth problems that might be causing facial swelling) but likely he is fine.
Thanks for sending in your pictures! All the best.
They sound like lovely cats, although a lot of work to look after! I don't know much about Maine Coons, but I wonder if mixes of that breed typically inherit the extra digits on the paws? That might give you a clue (although I'm not sure if all Maine Coons have that trait anyway). Sounds like you could definitely be dealing with Bengal mix kittens though.
Hi Monique, have you got a photo you can share of your potential Bengal mix kitten?
Hi Nicole, thanks for your comment (and sorry for the slow reply - I've been snowed in with work and this site is very much a "part time" project for me). I'm not 100% sure whether Bengal mixes can keep their rosettes, but I don't see why they couldn't. But maybe someone else knows better? Re: all Bengals being mixes, the Bengal comes from a mix of a domestic cat with the Asian Leopard cat. So early bengals were mixes, but now there are established bloodlines and the breed is recognised by most major organisations, you can get a purebred...
Thanks for commenting Toni. I'm glad you found the article helpful. Bengals are typically quite vocal cats, and over time you'll learn if any of the "talking" is indicating something is wrong, or just normal communication.
Interesting story, thanks for commenting. Sounds like it could be a Bengal mix (although what it would have been mixed with is anybody's guess!)
Hi Jollian, As far as I'm aware, there are no specific studies or hard data about how long you should leave a Bengal cat alone - so the advice is based on what I've been able to gather from experts such as vets. How long would you feel comfortable leaving one alone?
Thanks for your detailed comment Alex - Bengals (and Bengal mixes) can certainly be very affectionate so this wouldn't surprise me at all.
Hi Thaian, Do you have a photo or two of your cat you could upload so I can take a look? (and other readers can look as well). I am just in the process of setting up a photo upload functionality on the site so you can list your photo and get feedback. Check back as this will be up soon. Anyone is welcome to post a photo of their Bengal mix for feedback!