Would anyone be crazy enough to insure this cat? Its pedigree is 90% wild Asian leopard cat and 10% domestic moggy. But Zeus, the Bengal cat, who could be mistaken for a small domesticated wild leopard, is worth £100,000.

He needs constant supervision to prevent him getting bored and trashing your house.

According to the Daily Mail, there are now 15,000 registered Bengal owners in Britain. So what are the chances of getting pet insurance for them? Probably very little. "It's a bit of an unknown quantity," said an AXA spokeswoman. Has Backchat found a gap in the market?