Putting a leash on most adult cats means also putting several painful scratches all over your forearms. A Bengal, however, is much easier to leash-train, even as an adult. It is recommended that your Bengal be a mostly indoor pet, due to its tendency and amazing ability to hunt birds. However, harness training will allow your Bengal to explore the outdoors safely under your watchful eye.
Bengals are very vocal and can be loud when they want something. A Bengal will definitely let you know when it’s time to eat or time to play, so before adopting one, make sure you’re OK with a cat that demands conversation. All that said, Bengal meows can be quite adorable, expressive and fun to hear.
You won’t likely find a Bengal roaming the streets. This breed can cost anywhere from $500 to $5,000 for one cat, depending on the pedigree and whether the cat is fixed. There’s often a premium paid if breeding rights come with the cat. That being said, there are numerous Bengal rescue groups out there that can help you find a more affordable pet if you’re not picky about markings and age.