Does your male Benagl chuff like a Tiger?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngQ8odAWUJY
Prusten is a sound made by the tiger and the snow leopard, also known as chuffing or chuffle (verb and noun). It is a low-frequency equivalent to the purring found in domesticated cats. The animal's mouth is closed and it blows through the nostrils, producing a breathy snort. This sound is non-threatening and often used when two big cats encounter each other on neutral territory, or between courting pairs. Mothers use it to their cubs as a form of reassurance. It has been known for tigers and snow leopards held in captivity to use this sound to keepers. Prusten is a German word. It means to sneeze or snort.
My Pumbaa chuffs. He responds to me when I chuff back.
Anyone else's Male Bengal chuff?
My Nala, (female) acts more like and Woofs like a lioness. To me it kinda sounds more like a bark, or super short miaow.
Lions have an array of facial expressions and body postures that serve as visual gestures. Their repertoire of vocalizations is also large; variations in intensity and pitch, rather than discrete signals, appear central to communication. Lion sounds include snarling, purring, hissing, coughing, miaowing, woofing
Oh and Nala knows how to woof, miaow and roar when she wants me to turn on the water for her to play in.
Anyone else's Bengals vocalize and exhibit these "Wild Big Cat" behaviors?
I'm not worred, I just think its so cool how more wild cat they are than domestic ones.
And I love the fact I can read and speak Begal fluantly.