Bengal Cats and Water

One of the most popular pieces of Bengal folklore involves their liking for water. Bengals cats have sometimes been reported to play happily in quite deep water and, even to like swimming! Though they aren’t all swimmers, most Bengals are definitely fond of water. When I bought my Bengal, the breeders commented on how he had a swishing action he used across his drinking water with his paw before drinking, which appeared to be a development of the action used by the Asian Leopard Cats in nature to clear the surface of ponds before drinking. 

As a cautionary note, it is important never to leave the toilet seat up in case your Bengal gets bleach poisoning, and you should never leave the bath unattended whilst running hot water in case your Bengal scalds himself.