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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:29 pm 
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:twisted: I bought Kohneko from a breeder her in Minnesota and I am concerned that I might have chosen the runt of the litter. She is about 1.5-2yrs old now and weighs about 7lbs 12oz. What is the usualy length and weight for a female bengal? I see so many pictures of bengals that are twice her length and girth. :twisted:

Also Does anyone have a Savanah? Was thinking about one for a playmate for her.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:58 pm 
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My female is about the same size/weight. She's 8.5 lbs but is fully grown. It tends to be the males which grow larger. :D
For size comparison, my male cat was over 1 stone in weight, and they were litter mates! :shock:
Apparently, Bengals also don't stop growing until at least 2 years of age.
A Savannah? I'd love one! :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:59 pm 
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Hi,

If your girl is small Bengal girl then a Savannah which is usually a fairly big cat may play a bit rough for her. Some Savannahs have been reported to be 30-40lbs in weight!!!!

There is supposedly a great variation in Savannah kittens, even from the same litter, some being more domestic in size while others are huge like their serval ancestor.

You wouldn't like her to get hurt, even if it is only playing.

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if you think about it the asian leopard is only a small cat compared to most cats , i have come across lots of small bengals recently and i think that it isnt them being small, its others being large . as long as she is healthy and shows no sign of illness then theres nothing to worry about . and thats the words out of my vets mouth when i recently took a 7 month old kitten as i thought she was also small.


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Hi

Macchiato,

You are right the ALC is a small cat about 7 to 15 pounds, the common feeling that just because it is wild cat then it is a "big cat".

The size of some of the modern Bengals must have come from the domestic influence, selective breeding or perhaps the effect of hybridisation. Some hybrids eg ligers(a hybrid cross between a male lion and a female tiger) grow bigger than both of their parents.

Females of both the domestic and the ALC are usually smaller anyway than males.

Health and personality I feel are more important than size.

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yes i totaly agree elaine

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junglerose wrote:
The size of some of the modern Bengals must have come from the domestic influence, selective breeding or perhaps the effect of hybridisation. Some hybrids eg ligers(a hybrid cross between a male lion and a female tiger) grow bigger than both of their parents.


That's what's called "heterosis" ;) (the product is greater than both the parents).

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