Bengals are a lot of fun to live with, extremely intelligent, curious and active, they demand a lot of interaction. If you won’t be home during the day to entertain your Bengal, plan to have two of them. When a Bengal gets bored, he/she is capable of taking things apart to see how they work and opening drawers and cabinets to see what interesting toys or food might be available for them.
The Bengal loves their people and will do anything for attention from them. If they figures out that you don’t like something they does jumping on the kitchen counter, for instance they will start doing it all the time because it will get your attention and force you to interact with them. Tthey also likes to take things and hide them. Put your jewelry away in a place where they can’t get it (you hope).
Every cat is an individual, but most Bengals get along with other pets, including dogs. They are best suited to homes with older children who will enjoy playing with them, but as long as they have an escape route from toddlers they should do well with them.
This is a cat who needs a lot of vertical territory.
Bengals love to climb, the higher the better. Provide them with tall cat trees and window perches. They are also fond of playing with water. Don’t be surprised if your Bengal wants to join you in the shower or bathtub. You may find yourself installing a motion-sensitive faucet in your bathroom or kitchen so he can turn the water on and off for himself. If that’s not on your agenda, they will appreciate having a pet fountain to drink from.
They are also highly intelligent and enjoy the attention that comes with being clicker-trained. Challenge their brain and keep them interested in life by teaching them tricks and games and providing them with interactive toys or puzzle toys that will reward them with kibble or treats when they learn how to manipulate them.