Heat Is On

As Hazel was approaching the 6 month old mark, the time had come for her to be neutered. But there was a problem. Due to Covid restrictions, the earliest we could get an appointment was a month or so after her 6 month birthday. This wasn’t ideal, but we had […]

You Can Take A Bengal Cat To Water…

…. and you can bathe her, although it’s not necessarily straightforward. As you may have read in the article ‘The Best Cat Shampoos 2021‘, there came a point when it was felt Hazel needed a bath. She’d acquired a smell that needed dealing with, apparently. I’d never bathed a […]

A Bengal Cat (Un)Leashed

The intention all along was for Hazel to be a house cat. Reasons for this were associated with her safety. We felt our decision was justified as after reading in this book, we discovered that house cats, on average, live longer than those allowed free access to the outside […]

Living With A Bengal Kitten- Hazel’s First Month

Although we are actually further down the line, many of you will perhaps be wondering what life is like, for both a Bengal kitten and its owners, after a month. It’s important to note we can only talk of our experiences and not all Bengals will be the same […]

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

Naturally, we continued initially to feed Hazel the diet she was used to- that was raw food (like the tubs shown here) alongside tinned with occasional dry kitten food. However, whilst researching for and writing a food based section in the article ‘How Long Do Bengal Cats Live? 12 Excellent Ways To Boost Life […]

Teaching A Bengal Kitten Its Name (click, click)

We wanted to expose Hazel to some basic training early on- not that there would be any extensive training as such afterwards. No written exam or anything- she can’t even get her paws around a pen. No, we simply wanted to train her to come when called and as Bengal […]

Hazel’s First Week (or so)

Hazel’s first week encompassed Christmas, which can be quite busy, but for obvious reasons wasn’t so. It actually worked out quite well, as it meant we could give her more consistency which was better with regards to her settling in. And settle in she did. In fact, by day […]

Collection Day or Welcome Hazel

It had arrived, as most days tend to. The updates from Basia (our breeder) in terms of videos and photographs certainly helped build anticipation which is perhaps why we arrived a little early. It was a pretty brief exchange- due to circumstances, although there was time for a quick […]

A Bengal Cat In The Bag

Of course we decided to take Firefly Girl. The decision was pretty easy and made early, but we left it a couple of days just because we’re cautious people. With the deposit paid and the cat in the bag, so to speak, next was preparing for her arrival. We […]

Firefly Girl

I wasn’t particularly keen on the idea of a video call due to the limitations it puts on you. The strikingly obvious one being that you don’t actually meet the kitten you intend to buy. But this was the only option due to Covid-19 restrictions and still, it was […]