You don’t have to complicate your life with fancy or elaborate recipes because you love your Bengal; you just need to keep it simple.
Remember, Bengals are obligate carnivores, so the best you can do for them is to feed them primarily with meat. They don’t need a lot of vegetable matter and they don’t need ANY kind of grain.
We use the following ratio when we prepare our Bengals raw food:
2/3 of the total mix should be uncooked chicken (with bones) and turkey (no bones). We use the bag of leg quarters and ground turkey. Yes we use both, chicken and turkey but you can use just chicken if you want.
1/3 of the 2/3 chicken/turkey meat mix, should be organ meats. What is that? Well livers, gizzards, hearts, kidneys etc. Those are a wonderful source of taurine.
1/3 of our total mix is beef, ground beef it is the easiest.
If you find a deal on whole chicken, or stew meat or something, or ground turkey, you can just modify the recipe but keep the ratios. It does not have to be expensive to be good. Just a nice mix of meats is preferred. Any raw is much better than commercial food/kibble.
We used to use double zipper freezer baggies because they are really easy to fit in the freezer. However we have change to plastic containers because we have ground bone in the mix and the bone makes the bags porous and leak a lot. Besides,
I have 2 more little secret to share… One is that you will want to get a VERY GOOD meat cleaver. Believe me, a regular kitchen knife, even the biggest you have, it would not be enough. I cannot stress this enough. A cleaver will make cutting the chicken up to fit in the neck of the grinder so much easier. This is the one I have. It is great and not too expensive.
The second secret I have left is the meat grinder. You really need one of these ones. It will make your life sooo much easier! This one is the one I have, I have been using it for the past 3 year and not a single problem and price is good. You of course can find more professional ones but this works great.
After all ingredients have been ground and mixed well. Pack them in individual bags and freeze.
But forget to give your cats a try…
To calculate how much to feed your Bengal, please click here.
For a copy of our recipe, click here.