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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:48 pm 
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Bengal Kitten

Joined: Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:05 pm
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Location: Northern California
am new to bengals and haven't had cats in over 10 years so a lot of things have changed. My background is mostly in dogs - we show, do agility, hunt and compete in Frisbee with our Vizsla and Dobe.

I came across 2 bengal cats in a very bad situation a few weeks ago, 12 and 18 months at max (they didn't now birth date), trying to be sold as a breeding pair, never been vetted, no papers, probably not even close to anything near breeding quality. The female has been bred at least 1 time and the kittens were extremely malnourished. I was unable to get them to part with the kittens. They came with extremely loose stools, accidents all over the bedding and the male would have stool stuck to his back end and hind legs. We vetted them to get them healthy and then s/n and vaccinated, etc. They haven't been socialized, handled or raised properly and are very skittish. Compared to the situation they came out of, they are coming around pretty nicely. They do let us pet them if they are in a few different spots and I did get them play a few times before the s/n (which was Friday so they are on limited activity now).

We are slowly switching them to raw and on a feeding schedule and they seem quite pleased with the switch so far.

I joined hoping to learn more about the breed and meet other enthusiasts.

Colleen


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:36 am 
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Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:21 am
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Location: South Shields, NE UK
congrats, you have come to the right place, there is alot of information in this forum, if you want to browse the board. Ask any questions if your not sure, I think its a marvelous thing you did by rescuing the pair, at least thats one Back Yard Breeding cycle thats been stopped. I am sure your pair will come round quickly they will learn to socialise especially if you fuss over them all the time.

some bengals do prefer some interaction only on their terms so dont be dismayed if you find your getting growled or hissed at if you attempt to fuss over one, its not personal, its just they dont want it at that moment and will come to you when they do.

we need plenty pics by the way. :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:54 am 
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Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:51 am
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Location: Yorkshire
thank you so much for doing the right thing for these babes...

cant wait to see some pics and hear all about them.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:05 am 
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Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:32 pm
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Location: Welwyn Garden City
As it's already been said you have done such a wonderful thing. These two furlings will now have a happy life thanks to you :D

One of our Bengals has taken nearly 7 months to get to a stage where he will choose to get up on my lap for fuss and a sleep. Before he would just run away or panic, he wasn't badly treated he came from a fab breeder he was just really shy. But give them time and a lot of love and they will return it to you it just takes time and patience which it is very clear you have.

Well done and see you around the message boards.

Gem x

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Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:55 pm
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Location: Luton Bedfordshire
Wow what a wonderful person you are, you give me faith. Poor babies you never know what they have been through, they will take time to trust you and they are lucky to have be found by you. Play is such a great way to make friendships and of course food but most of all time. Keep us posted and everyone will be more than happy to help after all you are a bengal slave now.


sue


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Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Tue May 06, 2008 8:38 pm
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Location: Kent, UK
Well done for rescuing those poor cats! They are really lucky to have someone to care for them properly. :) Horrible the way some people think animals should be treated. Thankfully you intervened at the right time.

We also have dogs! OH competeS in agility with HIS two collies and I breed and show Beagles. Would be great to hear some agility/show news from across the "pond"! :)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:30 am 
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Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:41 pm
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Location: Wroughton, Wiltshire
Well done for taking those poor kitties in and giving them a proper loving home. You'll be well rewarded with hugs and purrs when they get over their initial trauma. :lol: :lol:


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