Bengal cats are beautiful cats, which you might not realize are hybrid animals. They are bred to look like exotic jungle cats, such as leopards, ocelots, margays, and clouded leopards.
Because of this, some Bengal cats will not be like your typical tabby or any other common domesticated house cat. They have a few of their wild ancestors instincts.
In Ciega’s case, it meant she was not fond of using a litter box. In the wild, that is not a thing, and she was telling her owner she was not used to it.
Ciega’s failure to litter-box train, paired with her “eyesight issues,” became more than her owner could handle, and the 10-month-old cat was surrendered to rescuers.
It turns out that this Bengal cat didn’t just have poor eyesight. When rescuers met her, they found out she had no eyes! Fortunately, that didn’t mean she couldn’t have a great life at The Wildcat Sanctuary.
Ciega got surgery to close up her eyes and since then has bonded with the other hybrid cats and has proven that she can keep up.
Now at 13, Ciega is still a force to be reckoned with and proof that animals shouldn’t be given up on if they’re not acting exactly as we want them to.
If you’re happy that Ciega is doing well now, you’ll love this other story from The Wildcat Sanctuary about a cougar found in Canada that moved to America to make a new family.
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