Bengal cats love the company of humans. But, this does not mean they are lap cats, because they’re not or at least not always. If you’re looking for a lap cat you’ll want to get one that’s a lot lazier and very happy doing nothing much. But just because Bengals don’t like laying for hours in your lap doesn’t mean that they aren’t affectionate. That couldn’t be further from the truth. They love to receive lots of attention and love to return the favor. But they prefer to do it in an active fashion and not passive like a lot of other domestic cats.
Bengals are cats that love to be active all the time and want to be stimulated. This could be one reason why they might not be suitable for every person looking for a cat. It requires a lot of time on your part to keep them happy and not let them get bored. They want your attention but most of the time in the form of playing with them, because the more stimulation that you give them the happier they are going to be.
Because they love to play and explore they love it when their humans give them places where they can climb and spots where they can hide. This is why it’s a good idea to have a good cat tree with one or two different levels with at least one enclosure that they can sneak into. This will provide them with a play area that will satisfy their need to climb, jump, scratch and even hide if they feel like it. Cat wheels are also very good for bengals as they love to run. It takes very little training to get them to use a cat wheel and it will enable them to burn tons of energy – as well as stay healthy and fit.
Since Bengals are extremely intelligent and love lots of play time, stimulation and activity often they’re the ideal pet for a family that’s lively and has children, other pets, especially dogs that are full of energy. Bengals do extremely well in environments that are lively and energetic with tons of activity going on. This is why you’ll notice that your Bengal will follow you all over the house, especially if you’ve been gone all day. They want to be involved and know what you’re doing so they can see if they can do it right along with you