Originally Posted by Epona
They sound great to me, the only thing out of that which puts me off slightly is that I prefer a cat that enjoys cuddling, other than that it sounds like there's never a dull moment.
Actually the rest is a pretty exact description of Radar, even though he's not Bengal.
It's a good thing to post that up though, I personally love very active cats, but they are not for everyone.
Yes, well, our bengal cats do enjoy cuddling, but it has to be on their terms. They love for us to come to them to pet them, head butts and so forth, but bengals don't like to be forced into situations. For instance, if I take one of our bengals, pick them up and go sit down on the couch with him, he'll get up and leave. That is against his rules. If he comes to me and lies down in my lap for some snuggle time, that's great....he decided to do it and that's what he wanted to do. So, bottom line is, bengals will do the lap cat thing, but only when they feel like it....it can never be forced upon them. I always view it as a special gift. As my wife likes to say....a bengal cat can never be placed somewhere and expected to stay, the spot is no good unless they selected it themselves.
I know you're looking for an active companion for Radar, and a bengal does sound perfect for him, as long as you can deal with a bengal being happy to see you, be with you and have you pet him/her with short holding times and no expectation of him hanging out on your lap for hours at a time.
I actually think bengals are one of the most affectionate cats. They are constantly looking for attention, but they are not snuggly comforters to keep you warm. They want entertainment, affection and fun.....in any order.
Another good choice for Radar would be an Abby. Much the same personality as bengals. Beautiful cats with spunk and attitude.
Very much my kind of cat, I would own Abby's if I didn't love bengals.