Originally Posted by Dave_ph
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.