Many people are familiar with Bengal cats that have a spotted and/or rosetted pattern. However, there is another Bengal pattern type that you should know about. The gorgeous marble patterned Bengal cat shown below is our Adore Cats Lightening. He is a very good example of the Bengal breed and this pattern type.
As you can see, he has a very handsome face.
The marble Bengal cat coat pattern is unique in that each one is different. Many marble coats are almost fully solid on both sides. Some include a variation of swirls. Others seem have markings that are almost completely disconnected. Lightening’s pattern is a combination of solid on each side with some semi-disconnected markings as well.
Lightening also has markings that are common on many marble patterned Bengals. In the photo below, if you look at the back of his neck you will see a sort of triangular pattern that resembles a butterfly. Also, though it does not show well in the photograph, he as a dual brown stripe that goes all the way down his back to his tail.
As you can see from the above photo, he is a very healthy boy. He is not frail but rather toned and muscular as a healthy Bengal should be.
For more information on Bengal types and colors, see our website at: http://www.adorecatsbengals.com and click on the “Bengal Info” tab.
Did you know that there are veterinary cardiac specialists who can test your cat for heart disease? Ask your general practitioner veterinarian if there is cause for concern for your cat. Does your vet. hear a heart murmur or something else that is unusual? Ask if he/she recommends that you see a cardiac specialist for further evaluation. If it is necessary, your vet. should be able to refer you to a Board Certified veterinary heart specialist in your area. Not all heart conditions are curable but many are treatable. It is better to be safe than sorry.
This brown spotted Bengal kitten is two weeks old. His name is Manny. He is two days younger than Starshine’s kittens. He is shown on our “Gabrielle’s New Kittens” page. He also has his own individual page that we update regularly. Manny was the only kitten in his litter. However, he has Starshine’s kittens to pal around with while they all grow up together. Check our site often for updates on their adventures.
This is a photo of Adore Cats Bengals Seal Spotted Lynx Point (AKA Snow) Bengal kitten named Dena.
Dena is just 3 weeks old in this photo and is learning to walk.
Many people are familiar with the Brown Spotted Bengals. The Seal Spotted Lynx Point Bengals are more rare and are not seen very often. When they are born they are almost completely white and look more like a tiny snowball. As they mature, their facial markings, tail and leg stripes start to come in. Then you can see very faint spots (and if it is an exceptionally beautiful one you will see rosettes) start to fade in as the kitten develops.
Later, you will see their feet darken and turn black. When Bengals are born, their initial eye color is a hazy blue/black. After a couple of months, their eye color stabilizes to the adult color, which is commonly green or hazel. For the Seal Spotted Lynx Point Bengals, their eyes develop into a beautiful blue and remain blue throughout their lives. Their coat background and pattern changes, but their blue eyes are forever. Dena will look a lot like her mom, Starshine, when she grows up. Starshine’s picture is below.
Stop by our site at: http://www.adorecatsbengals.com to see more photos of our Bengals and leave a comment to let us know what you think.
One of the most enjoyable things new or perspective pet parents can do is to set aside time to bond with their new Bengal kitten.
This is a photo of our Bengal kitten Lola. She was selected by a very nice family when she was 6 weeks old and is currently on hold. Our Bengal kittens stay with us until they are 12 weeks old.
If schedules and distance allow it, why not start the bonding process before the kitten goes home with the new pet parent?
When the perspective pet parent is interested, we sometimes schedule kitten visitation between the 7th and 11th weeks of age while the kitten is on hold. This gives the kitten and pet parent a chance to get to know each other before the kitten is placed. The kitten will get used to interacting with the new person and the new pet parent can become comfortable handling, feeding and playing with the kitten. It also gives an opportunity for the new pet parent to ask questions they may not have thought of before and/or take photos or video of the kitten at a younger age so they don’t miss that growing stage of the kitten’s life. This can make the transition easier for the kitten and new pet parent by reducing stress on them both.
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