Is Leo part Bengal?

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I was told my cat is part bengal. To me he seems like he is but he’s very quiet. Very loving. He doesn’t meow much but makes these squeaking chirpy sounds lol.
 

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Could be, but Ancestor far away. Observe spots on belly are common with tabbies. So we are looking on the sides, not on tummy, however sweet it is.

Lovely kitten !
 
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Okay thank you! He has some of the traits his back legs are longer than his front and he’s muscular. He’s putting on some weight though! Lol. He doesn’t like to be carried. At all or kissed on his cheek. I know that’s just a few things could mean probably a lot of breeds.
 
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I got him from my best friend and she said he’s more like a 1/3 bengal I just found out. Lol
 

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Very cute black classic tabby DSH, not seeing any resemblance to a Bengal
 

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Do these count lol?
Cat scanners are useless -- according to them my pedigree Maine Coon (one of which is a decorated grand international champion) are anything from DLH mogs to Norwegians or Siberians lol. A cat having features that vaguely resemble a breed doesn't make them that breed.

Not sure I'd trust your friend's knowledge on cats or their breeds. If you got him as young as he is on some of the photos, he was separated from mum *way* too early.
 
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Oh ok didn’t know how trust worthy they are. And maybe she got him from someone she knew and I wanted him because he was so cute 🥰
 
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didnt think he was separated too early
 

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Cats need to stay with their mum and siblings for at least 12 weeks. Some reputable breeders keep 14-16 depending on breed or if the kitten needs it. 8-12 weeks is a crucial socialisation and learning period, and that's best done from other cats. Plus, not all kittens will be fully weaned by 8 weeks. From what I can tell, in the photos where your kitten is youngest he's 6, maybe 8 weeks.
 
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