Bengal cats are very special because they look like little leopards and are full of energy. People who love cats really like them. Many people even share pictures and videos of Bengal cats on TikTok with the hashtag #Bengalcat. Almost 100 million people have seen these videos.

However, some U.S. places have special rules for Bengal cats due to their unique ancestry from a mix of domestic and wild cats. Some states prohibit having wild cats like Asian Leopard Cats as pets. For example, in New York State, Bengal cats must be five generations away from the wild cat and registered. Rules vary by location; Seattle bans Bengal cats, while other areas have different regulations. Hawai’i completely prohibits them, but in places like Connecticut, you can have them if you follow specific rules. Prospective Bengal cat owners should thoroughly research and understand local rules before bringing one home.