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.Dave_ph said: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.
It was in fact bigcatrescue IIRC lolDave_ph said: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.
My cats have NEVER bitten me. If these cats are taught from day one that human flesh is not to be bitten or scratched, they respect that.Dave_ph said:They bite. Even in play, even if they love you, they bite and I have scars all over my hands to prove that their love nips will leave you bleeding.
OMG, these reports are so outrageous. I'll put up a video of Teddy playing with my parents' 8lb cockapoo/doxie and that'll prove otherwise. AND stalking old ladies?!?!?! Come on!Dave_ph said:They want to eat your other pets and they don't care if it's a German shepherd, they are going to be constantly looking for a way to take the dog down. That is why many of them can't run free on Easy Street. They pick fights with 500 pound tigers. I have even received reports from Florida's Game and Fish Commission of them stalking little old ladies and I have been called in to trap and remove them.
Now that I understand. Bengals are NOT for everyone. They are not a cute mini-tiger that is content to curl up on a bed on the floor and walk quietly and sedately around the house. NO these cats LOVE to climb on EVERYTHING. I'm lucky that I've been able to keep them off the counters for the most part. Many people will get these cats and not know what they are getting into. I really think that this happens a lot more often with regular cats than people realize. It is probably more often associated with Bengals and other hybrids because people aren't as willing to drop an animal that they paid up to $2000 in a Walmart parking lot. I also think that another BIG issue here is people will buy the cats with "breeding rights" expecting to make money by selling the kittens and not know what they are getting into. Yes, these guys are prone to being more wild if they are not fixed.Dave_ph said:We get hundreds of letters each year from people who bought a cute little Bengal Cat kitten and who can't wait to get rid of them when they reach adulthood.