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Suspected bengal! ID please?

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
This is a neutered stray. Can anyone tell me if he's a Bengal? His meow is more like a chirp, and he's got bengal's puffy cheeks and those marvellous markings.

Sorry this is not a very good photo. I usually go and visit him at night and the lighting where he hangs out isn't very good. I'll try to get a better one, but for now, check out his markings!


post #2 of 23
Looks like he could be. Try to get a face on head shot if you can. Nose color and ears will give a good idea.
post #3 of 23
Yes def bengal with those markings and the chirp meow!!!! He's beautiful he has nice round ears by the looks of it and thick tail. Be good to see a clearer pic.
post #4 of 23
The chirp meow is not an identifier in itself, as my moggies chirp more than meow and my bengals make a really loud "merrouw" or "ow-wow" sound.

However, this cat does appear to be a bengal, albeit a pet quality one.
post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks, everyone, for your advice. I will definitely post again if I can get a headshot of this handsome boy in daylight.
post #6 of 23
I don't know what his breed is, but I just had to say he sure is handsome!!!
post #7 of 23
That cat looks a lot like a cat from the rescue I used to volunteer at. Insanely alike.
post #8 of 23
Are you going to try to take him in? He is cute as can be.
post #9 of 23
my bengal doesn't chirp. She is very vocal and has serious conversations with herself and whoever is listening. I don't even think my other cats can understand Bengal language yet.

Your cat looks like he is a bengal

Is he a stray that hangs out in the street? or is he at a shelter? I would take him home if he was wandering the streets.. poor little fella
post #10 of 23
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Oh I would LOVE to take him home! Unfortunately I can't. I don't have cats right now because my parents loathe having animals in the house. I had to adopt my beloved Cassie (in my sig) out to another loving family because of their strong objections.

Benji doesn't wander the streets per se. He stays in an open area in a private housing estate which is near my friend's house. Its got minimum traffic as it is very far from main roads so he's pretty safe there. I can tell that the people living there like having him around because I see cat biscuits and a bowl of water being put out for him. He's been hanging out there for quite a while now, but I only got to know of him recently. Since then, I've been visiting him just to sit with him and play with him quite often. Sometimes I bring good quality food for him in case he's not eating well, but he looks to be in fine physical condition.
post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by BabyWukong View Post
Oh I would LOVE to take him home! Unfortunately I can't. I don't have cats right now because my parents loathe having animals in the house. I had to adopt my beloved Cassie (in my sig) out to another loving family because of their strong objections.

Benji doesn't wander the streets per se. He stays in an open area in a private housing estate which is near my friend's house. Its got minimum traffic as it is very far from main roads so he's pretty safe there. I can tell that the people living there like having him around because I see cat biscuits and a bowl of water being put out for him. He's been hanging out there for quite a while now, but I only got to know of him recently. Since then, I've been visiting him just to sit with him and play with him quite often. Sometimes I bring good quality food for him in case he's not eating well, but he looks to be in fine physical condition.
Sounds like my mom... I can't have an animal in the house, especially a cat.
post #12 of 23
Thread Starter 
Oookay I paid a visit to His Royal Handsomeness AKA Benji the suspected Bengal, grabbed a bunch of shots. Not easy since he'd come straight at me for a solid headbutt whenever he sees me getting ready to take a picture. These are what I could get. Hopefully I can get an ID on him this time

From the top...



Sideview...



Another topshot just for laughs. Check out how his tail rests on my foot while he grooms!



Finally, faceshots. The only way I could catch his face was to distract him with neck skritches and hold his head steady



He looks like he's grinning evilly here...

post #13 of 23
Not sure about his breed, but he is HANDSOME!
post #14 of 23
He is very handsome
post #15 of 23
He is beautiful!! I wish I lived there I would take him home with me!
post #16 of 23
He looks like he might be a Bengal Mix. I don't think he looks like a purebred Bengal. Check his foot pads, Bengal's have black foot pads. Also Bengal's have a different kind of fur than other cats. My Bengal's have really soft velvet type of fur. They feel like a fur coat, that's why they call their fur a pelt instead of fur.

My male Bengal litterally roars when he meows, and he chirps when he's getting in to things, or when he's trying to get in to some mischief, and when he does chirp he walks around chirpping one chirp right after the other, until he finds something to get in to. My female Bengal can get pretty loud when she meows also, but she doesn't chirp that much.

It's hard for me to believe that a purebred Bengal would ever end up being a stray living on the streets, considering how expensive they are, even Pet Quality. Simba, (on my signature) is a pet quality Bengal, and I still paid $1000 for him.
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker View Post
He looks like he might be a Bengal Mix. I don't think he looks like a purebred Bengal. Check his foot pads, Bengal's have black foot pads. Also Bengal's have a different kind of fur than other cats. My Bengal's have really soft velvet type of fur. They feel like a fur coat, that's why they call their fur a pelt instead of fur.

My male Bengal litterally roars when he meows, and he chirps when he's getting in to things, or when he's trying to get in to some mischief, and when he does chirp he walks around chirpping one chirp right after the other, until he finds something to get in to. My female Bengal can get pretty loud when she meows also, but she doesn't chirp that much.

It's hard for me to believe that a purebred Bengal would ever end up being a stray living on the streets, considering how expensive they are, even Pet Quality. Simba, (on my signature) is a pet quality Bengal, and I still paid $1000 for him.
I'll check out his footpads next time I carry him I couldn't quite believe he'd be abandoned, possibly he ran out, but that's strange too, since he's been hanging out at the same place for a long time and no one's come to pick him up.
post #18 of 23
My Pepper is half Bengal, and looks very much like your kitty, but more gray. I finally found out how she came to be where she was from a vet near where I found her. A military family's female Bengal escaped and had a litter with the neighbor's tabby. They moved with the mother and abandoned the litter outside. The rest were taken in by neighbors, but this one ran away and got hit by a car. I rescued her from the road where she was not badly injured, just bruised and stunned. She has the black paw pads, puffy cheeks, many of the nice qualities, but she is not full Bengal.
post #19 of 23
Thread Starter 
Bengal or no, Benji's a handsome boy, and a very big love-bug. I'll post more photos of him if I can get nice ones
post #20 of 23
He is a beautiful cat, no doubt. I would love to see more of him.
post #21 of 23
I don't know if he's a bengal but he sure is handsome!
post #22 of 23
I would bet there are more stray Bengals then you might think. Because of their intelligence and physical abilities I would think they would be at risk of pulling off an escape. More risk then say, a laid back persian, or something like that.
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by Telynn View Post
I would bet there are more stray Bengals then you might think. Because of their intelligence and physical abilities I would think they would be at risk of pulling off an escape. More risk then say, a laid back persian, or something like that.
That is true, however I would think its the duty of a responsible pet owner to make sure most, if not all, their cats' escape routes are cut off. And like I mentioned, he's been hanging around the same area for a long time now and no one's come to pick him up. Such a pity, I wish people would take better care of their pets around here. There have been some horror stories from our local SPCA, such as this horrible family who gave up their poor dog because they'd just refurbished their house and he no longer matched their furniture!
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