Percy is right. The Bengal breed is not for you.
If you purchase a Begal from a breeder, it will cost you *hundreds* of dollars - and not only that, the breeder WILL REQUIRE you to sign a contract that specifically states that your Bengal is NOT allowed outdoors! And yes, the breeder reserves the right to take your cat away if you do not abide by the contract!
Do you really want to spend hundreds of dollars on a cat that might or might *not* come back? Not only that, it could be hit by a car, stolen, or catch FeLV or some other disease.
Not all Bengals are intelligent. My female Bengal is, but my male Bengal is dumber than a box of rocks. It depends on the cat. You can't expect a cat to be something it's not. No matter the breed. Many people say Bengals enjoy water and play fetch - but both of my Bengals hate getting wet, and my female Bengal will only play fetch if she feels like it - which is maybe once a month, and only for a few minutes.
You should do a LOT of research before you decide whether or not you really want a Bengal. They are prone to IBS (diarrhea), lactose intolerance, and they can be destructive if you leave them alone for long periods of time. If you're away from home often, vacation often, or work more than 8 hours a day - this breed is not for you. They need a lot of interaction, excercise - and in addition they need special vet care, and a high protein diet. Bengals are expensive cats to own. Period.
My 2 Bengals are perfectly happy indoors. In fact, I tried to harness train my female Bengal so she could enjoy the outdoors - and she was terrified! She absolutely wanted to go back in. She has darted for the door twice, and when she realized she had gotten out, she immediately began to cry.
Keep them inside - for their health, and for their safety!!
Owned by 2 Bengal cats, guest writer in Bengals Illustrated Magazine