Jake is one handsome, slightly shy, Bengal mix, and he was unfortunate enough to be owned by someone who had all four paws declawed. He has forgiven that owner and is still gentle and highly intelligent. He will do well with another de-clawed cat, but it would not be fair to mix him with cats still owning their nails. Jake yearns to keep close to you and will curl up in your lap after he gets to know and trust you. Bengals love to talk to you and sometimes use a rather loud voice, so we feel Jake is not the best candidate for an apartment situation. We all love Jake's independent, yet cuddly nature; he will be fine with children who understand not to chase or with anyone who treasures a spotted cat with a heart of gold.