Bengal Cat Being Aggressive to White Cat in Fight

Why Is My Bengal Cat So Aggressive?

Bengal cats are one of the most popular cats to own and draw large amounts of attention for both their unique appearance and energetic nature.

While bengals are beautiful and intelligent cats, they can also at times be too aggressive for less experienced cat owners.

Due to the energetic and playful personalities of bengals, bengal cats will occasionally cross the line and go from innocent roughhousing to bullying.

Sometimes bengals will even be too aggressive for their owners and will try to get attention by jumping around, biting, or being physical.

Bengal cats may be too aggressive for several reasons.

The most likely reasons for why your bengal cat is being too aggressive is that your bengal is unneutured, you don’t give enough attention to your bengal, or it doesn’t have enough available space to use up it’s energy by playing.

Are Bengal Cats Too Aggressive To Be Around other Cats?

One concern you might have about owning bengals is that they will be too aggressive to coexist with other cats.

This concern is well founded and how your bengal will interact with other cats is something that should be considered before making the decision to add more cats to the family.

Bengals tend to get along the best with other energetic cat breeds, such as Siamese cats, Bombay cats, Ocicat cats, Burmese cats, Oriental cats, Sphynx cats, Abyssinian cats, Somali cats, Tonkinese cats, and Savannah cats.

More quiet cat breeds like Persian cats, Ragdoll cats, Ragamuffin cats, Korat cats, and Shorthair cats may not be able to keep up with a bengal and can end up being overwhelmed.

Overall, most bengals will be able to play and get along well with any breed of domestic cat, but when in doubt, it’s better to pair bengals with other hyperactive cats.

Generally, if a bengal cat is well trained, they will be able to get along well with other cats of any breed.

Do Bengal Cats Become Less Aggressive as They Grow Older?

As bengal cats grow up, they will usually calm down and become less aggressive.

Bengals are the most aggressive between the ages of 0-2 years old.

After bengal cats are more than 2 years old, they will have mostly grown out of their kitten stage and will be adult cats.

Once bengal cats become adults, they typically will not be as aggressive and energetic as they were as kittens.

If your bengal learned bad behavior as a kitten, however, these habits will likely stick around and cause your bengal cat to have behavioral problems even after maturing.

How Can I Stop My Bengal Cat From Being So Aggressive?

To stop your bengal cat from being overly aggressive, there are multiple methods you can try to implement.

One of the first methods to consider is spaying or neutering your bengal.

Spaying or neutering your bengal, will help to calm them down and will even out their overall disposition.

Bengal cats that haven’t been spayed or neutered are more territorial, more aggressive, and are more likely to develop behavioral problems.

Another method you can try to stop your bengal cat from being overly aggressive is to give them more attention and spend more time playing with them.

Bengal cats need lots of attention in order to be happy and healthy, so if you’re not spending enough time with them, they may act out and come off as aggressive when they really just need more interaction from their owners.

A final method to stop your bengal from being too aggressive is to give it more ways to use its energy by taking it on walks, giving it more space to play around in, or considering letting your bengal roam outside on its own.

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