Exercise

Well, if you have acquired a Bengal for your home chances are you weren't exactly looking for a lap cat. Bengals need lots of exercise not only for their physical health but for their mental health as well. It's important for their cardiovascular health, circulation and digestion as a preventative to constipation.

Make time to play with your Bengal. Teach him/her to play fetch with a small ball or toy. Play with a feather teaser toy, they will get a rush and you will get a laugh.

Click here to watch a video of a young kitten playing feather

An occasional cricket from the pet store released in the bathtub can provide stimulation and nutrition for your pet and is easily cleaned up after. Teach your Bengal to walk on a leash and go for evening walks, it will be good for both of you.

Carpeted Cat trees/towers are and endless source of amusement for your Bengal. They provide a place to lurk, sleep, play, climb and generally party for your cat

Exercise wheels have become increasingly popular and can be purchased from various sources. When selecting a wheel design keep safety in mind. Kittens can get their heads and feet caught easily if the design doesn't prevent it. Make sure the running area is wide enought for adults as well as not being too heavy for smaller kittens. Some form of enticement may be needed to teach the cat/kitten to use the wheel. A feather toy mounted on a stand and placed just out of easy reach on the wheel can be one way to induce playtime. You can also use the feather by hand making it a mutually amusing game.

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