Because Bengal cats are a cross-breed of a small Asian leopard and a domestic house cat, the question on a lot of our minds is, “how big do they get”?
It would seem that they’d inherit a hefty size from their wild ancestors, but the fact is most Bengals are about the size of the average house cat. Male Bengals will weigh between 10 to 15 lbs while females will weigh 8 to 12 lbs. The biggest Bengal cats can get up to 22 lbs, but most will remain somewhere close to the average for their gender.
What is the body composition of the Bengal?
Interestingly, the Asian leopard only weighs about 10 to 15 lbs, contributing mostly its muscular build to the Bengal cat instead of a large size. As you’ve probably already noticed, Bengal cats are lean, muscular cats, and don’t take on much fat unless their overfed and under exercised.
When Do Bengal Cats Reach Full Size?
Bengal cats will usually stop maturing in size around 1.5 years of age, but some will continue to grow up until 2 years of age.