At 18 weeks, Remy weighs 7 pounds and his markings are becoming more visible. He’s well past the “fuzzies” and has developed a lush, glossy coat. Bengals are known to be active, curious, highly energetic cats, and Remy is no exception. He’s not destructive, but holy crap is he a handful sometimes. This boy fears nothing, and I’ve only just started wearing shorts this summer because nothing delights him more than pouncing on my leg like it’s a moving target.
The markings develop gradually in a marbled Bengal, making it impossible to predict what a marbled Bengal kitten will look like as an adult cat. Some of Rembrandt’s markings were well-defined right away, like the stripes and diamonds on the back of his neck; others, like the faint reddish ones on his sides, are still barely noticeable.
At 14 weeks, the texture of Rembrandt’s coat has changed, too. He’s grown out of the “fuzzies” and into the smooth, sleek, incredibly soft pelt Bengals are known for.
Took the boys to Dr. Gold today for a check-up and their first vaccinations. Sasha is 14 weeks old and weighs 4.1 pounds; Remy is 13 weeks old and weighs 4.9 pounds. I’ve been feeding them one 3 ounce can of kitten food in the morning and a half can at night, with dry food available all the time. The doctor advised me to reduce the wet food to a half can twice a day, as “they’re close to being overweight.” They’re pretty lean if you ask me, but I didn’t hand the guy $400 bucks because he’s an ignoramus so half a can it is.
Chance also received his annual vaccinations, along with his monthly Cytopoint injection for allergies, and a nail trim. His appetite decreased dramatically when I brought the kittens home, and as a result he’s lost 6 pounds. He’s down to a much healthier 73.8 pounds.
The kittens came home on May 3, 2019. Remy was 9 weeks old.
At 6 weeks old, Remy’s markings are slightly more defined. He has developed a very outgoing personality, and wants to be involved in everyone’s business.
At 4 weeks old, Remy appeared primarily black. Hints of his markings can be seen on his back and shoulders. Unlike spotted Bengals, whose markings are visible immediately, the marbled Bengal develops his markings very gradually over the course of a year or more.