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Re: Sand cats are so cute. Nature has outdone breeders

OMG!!!! It looks like a cartoon kitty! So cute!!!!!
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Re: Sand cats are so cute. Nature has outdone breeders

Aww, the kitten sanbd cats are uber cute!

They seem to lose their distinctive stripes in adulthood, just like lion cubs and their spots, pretty little things

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I never knew such tiny cats existed in the wild. The real wild, not the suburbs.


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Re: Sand cats are so cute. Nature has outdone breeders

Theres a video at youtube that claims they'll take your arm off if frightened...I find it hard to believe.
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Re: Sand cats are so cute. Nature has outdone breeders

It depends on who produced the video.

There's a place called BigCatRescue near me that used to have an overly dramatic video on Youtube telling people that Bengal's are too dangerous to keep as pets. They've toned it down after complaint videos were posted but it was garbage.

Rae can respond to them.

Edit...I was wrong again. They're complaining about Savannahs. Still too dramatic.

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There's a place called BigCatRescue near me that produced an overly dramatic video on Youtube telling people that Bengal's are too dangerous to keep as pets.

Rae can respond to them.
And I shall. Those people who say that Bengals are dangerous are NUTS! They are no more dangerous than any other cat and MUCH more easily trainable than any other cat I've come across.

The only "Bengals" I would worry about keeping as pets would be cats of the "foundation" generations F1 through F3. The more ALC in the cat the more dangerous it would be to keep them but 1/16 or less Asian Leopard Cat (ALC), which is what you see in a standard Bengal doesn't make much of a difference from your normal cat.

Although some breeders say that, if handled, trained and habituated enough to humans even a F1 (half ALC) can make an ok pet but they are definately NOT for everyone.

The only way I can see a Bengal being a problem is if they are mistreated and given free reign to do what they like. If not given love, attention, "rules, boundaries and limitations" (to quote Cesar Milian, yes it applies to cats, horses, skin-kids as well as dogs). My Bengals were raised underfoot at the breeder's house (not caged) and were given love, attention and rules and they don't bite, or scratch on purpose.
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Re: Sand cats are so cute. Nature has outdone breeders

They complained about F1, F2 Savannah's. Sorry I let work get in the way of my correctly posting on cat forum (;

Savanannh owners gave them a beating on Youtube.

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It depends on who produced the video.

There's a place called BigCatRescue near me that used to have an overly dramatic video on Youtube telling people that Bengal's are too dangerous to keep as pets. They've toned it down after complaint videos were posted but it was garbage.

Rae can respond to them.

Edit...I was wrong again. They're complaining about Savannahs. Still too dramatic.
It was in fact bigcatrescue IIRC lol
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.... Sorry I let work get in the way of my correctly posting on cat forum (;.....
Well, we'll let it go this time...

The kittens are adorable! I'm glad we will be able to protect this beautiful cat.




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