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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:05 pm 
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Hi - new member here

We have only just had our two brown rosetted male Bengals for five days so we're very new to all of this!

The two kittens don't have names yet - we're waiting to see their personalities come through. They came from a established breeder having been neutered, vaccinated etc.

At the time of writing they are just starting to come out of their hiding place under the kitchen settee to play, they were a little scared and shocked to be re-homed poor boys! Hopefully this jet-lagged period is nearly over, they're starting to get used to us and closer interaction and play is coming.

I've been around cats all my life with moggies and Siamese and think I understand them, this is our first experience of Bengals and I'm relishing the challenge!

I have been researching on this forum quite a lot and found it a great source of information. I'll maybe add our experiences as time goes by as well as seek guidance and advice.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:00 pm 
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Welcome! Hope we can get some photos of your lovely boys! And looking forward to learning their names. We had planned our girls' names well in advance but once we got them we just realised one of them needed a new name, so she was "Stinky" for a week before we decided to call her Echo.
:-) Iria


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:18 pm 
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They're still wary of us, we haven't held them or done that much stroking really so that is one of our concerns (poorly socialised) so photos are fleeting mobile phone ones that don't do them justice!

We're in the U.K. by the way, realising that this forum reaches around the globe.

I'm going to do a post separately now with our concerns about settling in time

But we will get some photos soon

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:51 pm 
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Welcome to the forum to you and the two boys - as said, we love photos here :-)

In the behaviour thread we have a member new to Bengals MWB, who has been asking lots of pertinent questions - a look through those threads might be useful to you.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:30 pm 
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your babies. These little ones have been stressed out by the flight and the move from their mom and siblings to your home. Just give them space, time, and patience and they will come out of their shell as they gain confidence in their new surroundings. You are doing all the right things. The best thing is to grab a couple of wand toys an try to engage them in playtime. Don't worry, soon they will be zooming about your head -- hopefully you have a nice tall cat tree for them. Bengals are a challenge, but they definitely will enrich and change your life.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:49 pm 
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cranberry wrote:
Welcome to the forum to you and the two boys - as said, we love photos here :-)

In the behaviour thread we have a member new to Bengals MWB, who has been asking lots of pertinent questions - a look through those threads might be useful to you.


And Cranberry who has been answering a lot of those "pertinent" questions :biggrin:

And I believe Fen was just saying "jet-lagged" as an expression of them being tired or stressed from the transition, I think. I dont think they actually flew anywhere. Kinda confused me too though haha.

Like I said in your other post, play with them lots. As much as you can or as much as they want/until they get tired. I can usually tell when Miko is a little tuckered out from chasing and catching the Da Bird/other wands when I try to hover it in places that would be considered "more difficult" for Miko to get. He's pretty tiny so right now (3lb~) and he's working on his jumping and climbing skills. I have a ~20" scratching post and he's usually able to jump up to nearly the top of it and easily sit on top. But, after a long play session, when I hover Da Bird up on top of that scratching post, I can tell he is tired if he doesn't go for it.

Just something that has worked for me so far. I also like to keep track of how long we play for during each session so I get an idea of when he starts getting tired or losing interest. Usually to test if he is simply losing interest, I switch up the toy Im using every 10 to 15 minutes, and once he has lost interest in three or four toys, I usually understand that he doesn't want to play anymore. I can tell you it doesnt happen very often with Miko though :P Good luck !

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:43 pm 
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It's getting better rapidly I'm pleased to say

Playing is definitely the key, and once well tired out we have been sneaking closer physical contact

We've named them after roman gladiators and chose Augustus & Maximus (that's Gus and Max!)

Most photos a bit sub standard thus far, but one of Max to come. They're VERY alike

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:47 pm 
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Appears I need to use image shack.

On my phone on a train journey so will try this later

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:35 pm 
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Are you going to give them pedigreed names if you register them? The names you've chosen are great.

As for posting pictures, you can set up a Photo Bucket account and set it to public and post the link to the photos. If the photo is less than 256k, you can post it directly in your posting box. Image Shack is great until you finish with the trial period and they want $$$. You can no longer access your pictures.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:39 pm 
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Photobucket shot of Max (post playtime!)

http://s1339.photobucket.com/user/robbi ... eshow/Cats

Can someone let me know if this worked?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:38 pm 
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So far, I'm getting a black screen when your link loads. I'm not seeing any pictures. If you go to the Gallery Section, there are pinned topics on using various methods to post pictures.

Okay, it took a while, but a beautiful picture did pop up.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:33 am 
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It works. Max is a very handsome boy :) Curious if you know his weight

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:15 pm 
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weight - not sure?

Why do you ask btw?

They are six months old so not exactly kittens, certainly not the kittens my two daughters may have had in mind before we sat them down to make sure they understood these two are going to be different...

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:58 pm 
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Very sweet, I'm sure he is a total angel.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:43 pm 
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I think Matt asked the weight question as he just got his bengal and may want some comparisons. That being said, there doesn't seem to be an "average" for any bengal. We have some hefty boys here and mine is not very big at just over 12 pounds. He will be 10 years old in March.


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