Welcome to the ‘That Bengal Cat’ blog page.

Read on to find out what it’s like to be a first time Bengal cat owner- from an emotional and practical sense, I describe the highs, lows and all that’s in between…

Missing: Part 3

Hope of finding her or of her returning was diminishing and we feared the worst… Read More

Missing: Part 2

With Hazel nowhere to be found we tried to establish what may have happened to her and what action to take… Read More

Missing: Part 1

After a long(ish) period of calm where Hazel really seemed to be settled, she suddenly disappeared… Read More

Trials and Tribulations: Hazel’s First 6 Months

Looking back at Hazel’s first 6 months with us brought mixed feelings. Life with her had been testing most of the time, but there was cause for optimism… Read More

The Solution To The New Problem

Nothing we tried managed to get Hazel back into using her litter boxes routinely. However, we did stumble upon additional suggestions which appear to have finally resolved the situation… Read More

Still A New Problem

Our first attempts at solving Hazel’s new found toilet habits made little impact. Further research provided other ideas we hoped would have things returning to normal… Read More

A New Problem

We’d hoped we’d solved or at least alleviated some the problems we’d had with Hazel in her first few months with us, but then a new problem arose… Read More

Escape To The Neighbour’s Garden

Hazel with the help of a harness and two leashes, was given more freedom to explore the garden. But it was supposed to be ours… Read More


In light of our decision, changes had to be made to try and at least limit any future problems. This post describes what we did and why… Read More


Hazel had her follow-up visit to the vet after being neutered, and as you can see, seemed to be doing just fine. So it was time to decide if we were going to go through with selling her… Read More

To Sell or Not to Sell?

This question still loomed large. Naturally, the advert we placed for Hazel attracted interest, but we had some misgivings about the potential suitors… Read More

Having Hazel Neutered

Despite being put up for sale, Hazel still needed to be neutered. This post lists advice our vet gave plus a warning about Bengal cats and anaesthesia… Read More

Female Bengal Kitten For Sale

Owning a kitten should be a fun experience for both parties, but the reality can be different. This post explains why our relationship with Hazel had become strained and what lead us to regrettably put her up for sale… Read More

The Cat, The Car and The Carrier

As Hazel’s ‘neutering day’ was approaching, we thought we’d get her used to the carrier and car to make the day as stress free as possible… Read More

Heat Is On

At 6 months old Hazel started to display signs of being in heat. This meant having her neutered with an increased sense of urgency. But there was a problem… Read More

You Can Take A Bengal Cat To Water…

Bathing Hazel was never really a consideration, so when we did, we perhaps didn’t plan ahead as much as we should have done. Still, you can maybe learn from our mistakes… Read More

A Bengal Cat (Un)Leashed

This post discusses Hazel’s first real taste of the outside world, what harness we used, plus how she was leash trained and how successful we were at taking her out on the street for a walk… Read More

Living With A Bengal Kitten- Hazel’s First Month

The reality of living with a Bengal kitten for a month including how she’s adapted to life, the affect she’s had on our routine and how we now feel… Read More

What We Now Feed Our Bengal Cat. And What She Drinks

Our pet Bengal cat’s diet has changed since we first acquired her. Read on to discover why this is and what we now give her to eat (and drink)… Read More

Teaching A Bengal Kitten Its Name (click, click)

It was time for Hazel to learn her name. Find out how initial training went and what method we used… Read More

Hazel’s First Week (or so)

Read about a Bengal kitten’s first week in her new home- her energy levels, routine and whether there were any ‘accidents’… Read More

Collection Day or Welcome Hazel

A new arrival- our Bengal cat Hazel. Find out how collection day went and what we did to ease her into her new home… Read More

A Bengal Cat In The Bag

How we prepared for the arrival of our Bengal kitten including what we purchased, what room we used and what went into it… Read More

Firefly Girl

Read about our video call with ‘Hotfuzz Bengals’ and how the cat in the photo lead us to one… Read More

Stormborn Bengals

Find out how our first ever visit to a breeder went and what happened when we first saw Veena, the Bengal kitten, or more accurately, when she first saw us… Read More

What we were looking for in the ideal Bengal cat, what we discovered whilst researching and how we searched for one. Yes, the laptop gives some of it away… Read More

A Bit of Background

Why we chose a Bengal cat as a pet and the relevance of the rabbit in this, the first blog post from That Bengal Cat… Read More