Prepare your home for a Bengal

  1. Remove all plants unless they are specifically cat friendly.
    Most common household plants are toxic to pets in general. Please check the referenced list of plants to ensure that the plants that you have are not toxic. 
    Note: This referenced list contains plants that have been reported as having systemic effects on animals and/or intense effects on the gastrointestinal tract and is not meant to be all-inclusive, but rather a compilation of the most frequently encountered plants. Also, be advised that the consumption of any plant material may cause vomiting and gastrointestinal upset for dogs and cats. Plants listed as either non-toxic, or potentially toxic with mild GI upset as their symptoms are not expected to be life-threatening to your pets.
    If you believe that your animal is ill or may have ingested a poisonous substance, contact either your veterinarian or the APCC 24-hour emergency poison hotline at 1-888-426-4435. 
    Read more at https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/cats-plant-list

     

  2. Delicate or breakable objects should be stored. i.e. glass picture frames.
     

  3. Smaller pets should be secured in their own cages, Bengals may consider them prey. i.e. hamsters, bunnies, rats, mice.
     

  4. Have lots of safe things for them to scratch. i.e. cat tree, standalone scratching post.
     

  5. Have toys that are both physically and mentally stimulating. Bengals are highly intelligent and full of energy; they need outlets for both.

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