Our Bengal cats are important to us and that’s why it’s important that as a pet parent one knows what is good for them, what isn’t good for them, how much to feed them and so on. In this article we will cover the following:
To begin with when it comes to feeding a Bengal cat, it’s pretty much no different than feeding any other domestic cat. However, you do need to consider factoring in their sometimes quirky dislikes and likes. Bengals are quite often known to be a little more single minded and stubborn than a lot of other cats, but if you own one, you may already know that.
Since Bengal cats are probably the most active of all cats, even as they grow older, they tend to be a lot more active than most other cats. Because of their extreme activity levels, they often can eat a lot more than the average domestic cat. Often they actually require a lot more food.
Most full grown adult Bengals will require at least one can of food each day. That might sound like a lot of food but, it really isn’t. Often it requires this much food in order for them to remain healthy, maintain their proper weight and to keep them content. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep an eye on their weight as often as you can. You never want your cat to be overweight.
Depending on your Bengals personal preferences most any good quality cat food is going to be good for them to eat. Whenever you are purchasing their food, always make sure to look closely at the labels to make sure that items like pork, chicken, beef and so on are the first ingredients listed. The last thing you want is something like corn or wheat being at the top of the list. In fact, you might want to consider buying food that’s grain free.
It make take a while before you find the right flavor for your Bengal and what they like, but don’t give up. They’ll eventually come around and a lot sooner than later because their tummies won’t let them go for long without eating, that’s for sure.
If you don’t want to feed your Bengal can food then you can just try giving them dry food, but more times than not, they’re not going to take too kindly to nothing but dry food. However, there is a good way to get them to eat dry food and that’s by adding some meat to the dry food and mix it together and this will make your Bengal a lot happier. One good way to do that is to mix the dry food with some leftover meat from your own meals. Your cat will love you for that special treatment.
Basically, you can feed your Bengal all the same types of foods that other domestic cats eat, just be prepared to feeding them more than what you would typically feed any other cat.
When it comes to human food and Bengals or any cat for that matter, there are a lot of them that can be extremely unsafe for your cat. As tempting as it can be to sneak a piece of your favorite food off the table and into the mouth of your Bengal, you need to be smart about it before you do.
When feeding your Bengal it’s important to remember that no matter how domestic they may be, they come from carnivorous origins. This simply means that in general, any foods that come from an animal origin is going to be OK for them to eat. However, certain plant foods may or may not be OK for them to eat. Here’s where you really need to be careful when it comes to feeding your Bengal human food.
Here’s a video of a Bengal trying to be really cute in order to steal their pet parents chicken:
Below are some generalizations that you can follow, just remember, it still may not apply to every cat:
So, we hope this has answered your question about whether or not Bengal cats eat a lot as well as any other food questions you might have. Please let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below.