When preparing to purchase a Bengal cat, a prospective owner will have lots of questions. When of these can frequently be “how big will this cat get?” The final size of a new pet is a very important thing to consider before bringing them into a new home. This is why we’re going to look in to when a Bengal cat is full grown with these topics:
Simply, Bengal cats are full grown between the age of one and a half to two years, according to Prince Royal Bengals. By the end of this age range, an average female will weigh between and 8 and 10 lbs., and an average male will comparably weigh 10 to 15 lbs. This breed can also top out around 22 lbs.
They will be of a healthy build, not too fat or too bulky. There extra weight comes from their larger bone structure and increased muscle. There is very little increase in size and weight in this breed from excessive flab by nature.
Want to see the difference between a Bengal kitten and a Bengal that is full grown? Check out the video below to see examples of each wrestling together.
Knowing when a pet is going to stop growing gives the owner a better idea of whether that pet would fit well in their home once they are full size. Knowing if a pet will or will not fit into a home can deter a prospective owner from getting a pet that will be in too large or too small of a space.
Keeping a pet in an appropriately sized space is best for the pet’s health and especially its energy level. If a Bengal kitten moves into a small apartment, then grows up, it will quickly find that it is too large for its surroundings. It may wreak havoc on its owner’s possessions and the apartment itself while trying to burn off the energy it needs too during a day.
It’s better for the Bengal if it is in a home that gives the cat enough room to be itself without giving it too much room to traverse. If it’s in too large of a space, it could become injured falling from a too high perch or become overly tired or lost wandering around a large space.
This can also help when bringing an adult Bengal into a home. Knowing that it is over the age of 2 and has reached to fully grown size lets the owner know that their Bengal will stay that size for the rest of its life, and not continue growing in its new home.
Maybe a prospective Bengal owner is getting a Bengal cat that’s young but not fresh from its mother’s womb. It’s important to know at what age a Bengal is done growing to know whether the new Bengal coming into an owner’s life isn’t done growing, and will still have some growing to do in its new home.
Remember, Bengals are a quirky and unique breed of cat. Some of their traits may lead an owner to believe their cat hasn’t finished growing when it has, like the amount of energy it has at any given age or the way it acts around people and other pets.
Don’t judge a Bengal’s perceived age on their meow. A Bengal meow never grows out of its puny, kitten meow. That’s one thing that will stay the same for the entirety of the Bengal’s life. Just another wonderful Bengal quirk.
Knowing when a Bengal cat is fully grown can be beneficial to its health. Some disorders, diseases, and other health problems can present themselves at certain ages, letting the owner know when a potential health problem is no longer a concern or has become a concern based on whether the cat is fully grown or not.
An example of this is Distal neuropathy, a nervous system disorder that causes weakness. This can occur in Bengals from 1 year of age and up.
Another example is Flat-chested kitten syndrome, a deformity that can range from mild to severe. Kittens who survive to adulthood usually with this syndrome do not show any signs of having it once they reach maturity.
Knowing how big a pet can get and when it will get that big is an important part of having a pet. A Bengal is no exception to this. Keeping in mind the age of the final size of a Bengal cat is important to rearing it as well as living with these unique felines.
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