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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 3:23 pm 
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It's illegal in the UK as it's considered cruel and I must say I'd agree with that. I'm afraid I don't really understand why anyone would want to do it - it's like having part of your finger amputated. My cats go out so I suppose their claws are kept trim naturally because I honestly don't have any problems with them. You can get claw sheaths to protect from scratches - there are some posts in the forum about it if you search around.

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get some good cat scratching posts/trees/activity centres & trim his nails with clippers if needed.

declawing involves removing the last joint in each digit, to remove all the nail beds. OUCH!!!!! :shock:

thank god it's illegal here...& for blooming good reason too!!!


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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 6:36 pm 
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get some soft claws if you need to just don't declaw...
http://www.bengalcatforums.com/forums/v ... php?t=2197

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 11:18 pm 
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Gorgeous pics of Tuffy at the pet shop! :lol:
Re declawing...i personally would say don't do it. :(
I would imagine it would be like us having a whole nail ripped off, right down to the flesh. :shock:
Trimming the claws is much kinder to your cat - if you can't do it yourself, your vet will be able to do it no probs. :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 7:28 pm 
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Tuffy has really been snoring loudly lately, anyone else have a
Bengal that snores?

Also, he seems to 'dream' alot, often making little meowing sounds and twitching of his paws and whiskers. It is funny to observe, wondering what he dreams about?
-Big Art

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 8:15 pm 
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Tuffy wrote:
Tuffy has really been snoring loudly lately, anyone else have a
Bengal that snores?

Also, he seems to 'dream' alot, often making little meowing sounds and twitching of his paws and whiskers. It is funny to observe, wondering what he dreams about?
-Big Art


yep all perfectly normal lol.
i reckon they dream of chasing rabbits through meadows :wink:


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Hey art, beautifull kitty :D LOVE the coat!!!

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Hi Art-
Tuffy is gorgeous. Keep on enjoying him.

I am firmly against declawing cats. Besides being extreemly painful for the cat, the operation will change his personality. The more you watch your Bengal, the more you will see that their claws are a part of who they are. My boy will actually "hook" his claws over my fingers and pull me into him.

They do enjoy scratching, but my cats never claw at anything except for their designated scratch posts (and cardboard boxes). They have never intentionally clawed me - in fact they play very gently with exposed skin, which they seem to know is fragile (but put that same hand under a sheet and all bets are off)

I trim my cats nails as needed (usually when I hear my husband yells ouch) and they have both taken to it well enough and actually seem relieved after a trimming. Start off by handling the paws with massage like rubs when Tuffy is relaxing on you, and then when you are ready to clip his nails he will be used to the foot massages and won't protest too much. I am actually able to sneak up on my boy and trim his nails while he is sleeping, which isn't necessary, but seems to go faster.

I look forward to seeing more of the adventures of Tuffy.

Take care
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Just a quick note, Tuffy and I went to the UPS store to drop off a package.
the ladies there always enjoy seeing Tuffy when I take him in with me, they were amazed that he is gotten so big since the last time they saw. One of the ladies wanted to weigh him and she put him on thier digital scale. He 6 months old now and weighs 8.9 lbs. !!

Funny thing about going to the UPS store, they remember Tuffy's name and don't know mine or Susie's ....LOL


cheers everyone,
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:39 pm 
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Tuffy is really growing up fast, too fast. I wish we could give him a pill that would keep him about 3 months old or so!
He is just as lovable and continuely amazes us with his playful antics.

Compare this recent pic of Tuffy relaxing a bit after a hard day of playing with the first pic I posted here.

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he looks so grown up now! :shock:


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What a gorgeous boy Tuffy is...so relaxed and laid back.
Typical male? :lol:

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Would you send me a link to your breeder? Tuffy looks awesome and we are thinking about adding a 3rd bengal to our family.


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Hi JayRod85,

Thanks for the compliments.
Clarke Companion is the breeder and Bengal Companions ( http://bengalcompanions.com ) is the name of his cattery.

Tuffy's parents were Paragon(dad) and Stickers(mom). I'll post a baby Tuffy and his litter mates tomorrow. They were so cute and now he's has grown so fast.....

If you talk to Clarke tell him Big Art, Susie and Tuffy said 'Hi!'

Cheers, Big Art

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The happy "Bengal Family Portrait"
I wish I could have taken them all!


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