The Bengal is a medium to large cat that is known for its distinctive resemblance to a leopard. Weighing 8 to 15 pounds, it has an athletic, strong, muscular, and agile yet graceful body. It is a full-fledged domestic feline that embodies some physical features of a wild cat. It has a broad head with rounded contours, large oval eyes, medium ears, and a muscular neck.
It has a short and thick coat that feels soft and silky to the touch. It comes in interesting colours and patterns. Examples are black silver tabby, brown tabby, seal mink tabby, black silver spotted, brown silver spotted, and seal silver lynx point. The pelt can be randomly spotted, marbled, or have horizontal patterns. Some may have glittered fur, which sparkles in the light.
Grooming Bengals is generally easy, thanks to its short and close-lying coat. Cats have an extraordinary ability to clean themselves, so frequent grooming is not necessary. Weekly brushing to keep hair healthy is all it needs. However, since this breed loves the water, it will gladly jump into the tub or join you in the shower. Like most felines with short hair, it sheds minimally and more noticeably in spring and summer.
Aside from its coat, make sure to regularly trim nails and brush its teeth. Start doing these whilst they are kittens so they understand that these are normal procedures. Also keep their ears clean to avoid infections.