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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:26 am 
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Whew, it's been nearly two weeks since we got our kittens home. Still no names yet, but their characters are really starting to show through. I'm in no rush to name them, it's just a joy to see them develop and names will come along eventually. I cant believe it's been nearly two weeks and our lives have been cat this and that continually since their arrival. I'd forgotten how entertaining (and how exhausting) kittens are, especially bengals. Thier boundless energy and athleticism is amazing. I feel very lucky as they have settled in superbly. No significant issues at all really - well just one. The little girl has bruised or sprained her foot playing with her brother. She has limped on it on and off for a while. It keeps almost disappearing, then we hear a yowl during one of their play fights and the foot has taken a hit again. I haqvent taken her to the vets yet as I dont think there is much they can do about it really and the cat is 100% otherwise. She commits and throws herself headlong into the fights with her slightly larger brother - in fact she starts most of them. What can you do?

Here's a few pics, they are nearly 16 weeks old now...

Here's the boy - what a face? Looks like he has a little thin moustache to me - lol

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I wouldn't want to be a mouse confronting those eyes....

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His sister has a pretty face, doesnt stop her mixing it up though...

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Lovely colours and such silky soft fur...

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Some kung-fu practice...

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....and rest!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:24 am 
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oh aren't they just gorgeous. This is why it's so good to get two at the same time. You're going to have so much fun with them :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:56 am 
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Gorgeous! Love the pics of them crashed out and hanging out of their cat tree!

Re the girls paw, we had the issue with Hendrix a few weeks after they came to us. His paw became trapped in the cat flap from the kitchen to the conservatory, mainly because they used it as an ambush zone and jagger slammed the flap down on him. Hendrix had actually fractured his paw as he had to have X-rays in the end although it was considered badly bruised originally. Like you said, nothing they could or needed to do as it was a clean fracture, but they did prescribe anti inflammatories. If she's still limping by the end of the weekend it may be worth getting her checked out as some pain relief might be helpful for her.

They look like little bundles of fun and full of character!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:21 am 
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Fenstar wrote:
oh aren't they just gorgeous. This is why it's so good to get two at the same time. You're going to have so much fun with them :mrgreen:
Yeah, we've had two kittens from the same litter before - it was over 20 years ago, but it was such a positive experience, that we always said if we found ourselves without any cats and looking for kittens, we would definitely get two. The only issue was cost really, we had £100 discount by having them together, but aside from that, it was a no brainer. They are already used to each other and they play so much together, we could never hope to put as much into one cat ourselves. They will rough and tumble and chase each other round the house for literally hours. Then eat together, then wind themselves together for a sleep. They are joined at the hip and are so obviously good for each other, I'm convinced we've avoided a lot of behavioural issues by having two and having them from the same litter. I would highly recommend anyone considering having two, to go for it. But if only one of the kittens is a bengal, be sure to pick another cat breed/type that is big enough to withstand the bengal relentless rough-housing.



They will fight like this for literally hours.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:38 am 
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Tabitha wrote:
If she's still limping by the end of the weekend it may be worth getting her checked out as some pain relief might be helpful for her.


Yeah, I had thought there might be some small fracture and am a bit concerned about it. Although she does guard it or lift it occasionally, most of the time it doesn't seem to bother her. She does weight-bear on it and tears round the house at a thousand miles an hour, just like her brother. The only time she squeals is when her brother exerts some flexation on it from some evil bengal jujitsu move. If it is a fracture, I cant see the vet putting a cast on it, that would surely be worse than nothing at all. But I am tempted to take her anyway, mainly because I'm not a vet and there might be something I'm not thinking about.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:27 pm 
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These are super gorgeous bengals!!! Surely by now, a few names have popped into your head? :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:40 pm 
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They are so beautiful and playful. My two sisters are a year and a half now and still wrestle like that every day. You have many years of entertainment ahead.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:52 pm 
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Sherry wrote:
These are super gorgeous bengals!!! Surely by now, a few names have popped into your head? :wink:


Thanks Sherry. They are all gorgeous though, aren't they? It's a breed of cat I never tire of looking at.

Nope, no names yet. I'm not going to force it, they'll come when they come. Our last cat took almost 3 months to name Basil. It wasn't that it was difficult to think of, it just took that long to match his personality to a name. I know they grow into their names to some extent, but Basil was absolutely perfect for him. He was a legend. I dont like cutesy names and I dont like pretentious names and most people seem to suggest one or the other. Something will come, there's no rush. I've told my mum we are going to call them Dave and Tracy. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:06 pm 
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So you just call them "Hey you?" LOL! I've got a stray moggie that has made my yard his own. No name because I'm not keeping him. He did kill and eat a whole squirrel yesterday, so I fed him some kibble this morning which he devoured! Will try and take him to the vet this week to see if he's chipped and go on from there. I can't keep him. Raiden does not like this kitty at all and this kitty really wants some love and attention -- Raiden is totally jealous.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:37 am 
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Such expressive facial markings! Gorgeous


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:37 am 
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wildlifereflections wrote:
Such expressive facial markings! Gorgeous


Yeah, I particularly like the boys colouring. It's really hard to predict what they are going to look like. They have changed colour in the 2 weeks I've had them and seem to be a different shade in every photograph.

Dad is a brown rosetted. He's doing really well, he's been to 6 shows and taken the top spot at each and already got himself grand champion....

This is a rubbish picture but it's all I have of him...

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Mum is the wild card though. She's an amazing rosetted charcoal. I dont have a picture of her, but this is grandma...

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and grandad...

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They are both UK imports from Pocket Leopards in California. They are quite experimental with their charcoal/melanistic breeding program. There is a lot of interesting colours going on in there which makes it a bit of a guessing game as to how my two are going to develop.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:00 am 
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Sherry wrote:
So you just call them "Hey you?" LOL!


Pretty much. Or tinkerbell, chocolate nose, and a few others I probably cant type on this forum. :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:22 pm 
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Gosh, I just love looking at pictures of kitty cats! They are ALL super gorgeous.


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