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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:07 am 
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Hi Everyone

I got three 14 week old female Bengal kittens last Thursday. It wasn't really planned. I lost my much loved moggie of 19 years the previous week and couldn't cope with the emptiness in the house so googled for kittens in my area. Two Bengals who'd had a bad homing experience came up. I went to see them, fell in love and took their sister too! I'm on a very rapid learning curve but so far all is going well. They're boisterous but beautiful and very affectionate and have settled in really well.

Here are a couple of piccies (sorry if they're a bit big, haven't worked out how to shrink them yet!!)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:54 am 
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WOW three of them! You're in for a wild ride, girl! This forum should be a great help, there are lots of really knowledgable people here. My kittens (boys, Cairo and Jakarta) are only two weeks older than yours, so I can't offer a whole lot of advice, but watch out, they'll grow noticably overnight over the next few weeks. They are crazy, but lots of fun.

They will also try to get into your kitchen cupboards every time you open them to get something out. It will take you five minutes to extract the first kitten, three to get the second kitten, three to get the third, and another two minutes to get the first one out again :wink: !

What are your kittens' names? What happened with their first home?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:38 am 
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Welcome!
The kittens are beautiful!

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Omg! 3 at once. Hang on in there. Its gonna be mad lol. Good luck and welcome to the forum

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blackbird668 wrote:
Welcome!
The kittens are beautiful!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:00 am 
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meimei wrote:
WOW three of them! You're in for a wild ride, girl! This forum should be a great help, there are lots of really knowledgable people here. My kittens (boys, Cairo and Jakarta) are only two weeks older than yours, so I can't offer a whole lot of advice, but watch out, they'll grow noticably overnight over the next few weeks. They are crazy, but lots of fun.

They will also try to get into your kitchen cupboards every time you open them to get something out. It will take you five minutes to extract the first kitten, three to get the second kitten, three to get the third, and another two minutes to get the first one out again :wink: !

What are your kittens' names? What happened with their first home?

Welcome to the board

Emma


Thanks for the welcome everyone. My kittens are called Dolly, Daisy and Lily. Dolly and Daisy were homed with a pensioner who already had a whippet but assured the breeder that it was cat friendly. In the event, neither the whippet or the pensioner could cope with the Bengals and so they were returned after two weeks. I was told that they had been quite badly spooked and might take a while to settle but they made themselves at home within minutes of arriving. Lily is their sister but hadn't been homed so it took about 48 hours for her to re-integrate with the the other two but now they're just a manic trio!

The hardest thing at the moment is trying to eat a meal whilst fending off the three-pronged attack to steal what's on my plate!! I've had them less than a week but I'm bowled over by how affectionate they are and how trusting they are already - it just makes my heart melt when they all climb on my knee and fall asleep in a tangle of legs and bodies.

I think life as I knew it has come to an end and life as a Bengal owner has just begun. I've already found the forum really useful and I look forward to learning and contributing more.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:16 am 
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I think life as I knew it has come to an end and life as a Bengal owner has just begun. I've already found the forum really useful and I look forward to learning and contributing more.


I think you mean 'bengal slave' Ginny lol. They own you now.

Have fun xx

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:53 pm 
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ginnym wrote:
The hardest thing at the moment is trying to eat a meal whilst fending off the three-pronged attack to steal what's on my plate!!

Have you just been in my kitchen? That's what I've just been doing, albeit with only two kittens. I tend to get both meals ready at once (though the yowling can get pretty loud), then put their dinner on the floor, and try to eat mine before they finish!

Glad that they were (all!) able to find such great homes with you!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:24 pm 
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Have you just been in my kitchen? That's what I've just been doing, albeit with only two kittens. I tend to get both meals ready at once (though the yowling can get pretty loud), then put their dinner on the floor, and try to eat mine before they finish!

Glad that they were (all!) able to find such great homes with you!
Emma[/quote]

That sounds like a good strategy - I'll try it tonight, although they eat so quickly that I suspect they'll finish theirs and be at my elbow before I've had more than a couple of mouthfuls of mine.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:43 pm 
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ginnym wrote:
That sounds like a good strategy - I'll try it tonight, although they eat so quickly that I suspect they'll finish theirs and be at my elbow before I've had more than a couple of mouthfuls of mine.


If that doesn't work, try shutting them in the laundry/ bathroom/ wherever their litter tray is, with their dinner, while you eat yours. Or use a water gun. If they learn to snatch food from you now, imagine how impossible it'll be when they're fully grown! (Then again, this could be the new fad diet - eat only what your bengals leave you!)

(Also - sorry about the loss of your other cat. That sucks.)


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The hardest thing at the moment is trying to eat a meal whilst fending off the three-pronged attack to steal what's on my plate!! .


We had the same problem with Oska when we 1st got him, Emma's advice is spot on and we find a combination of feeding him just before you eat and having water spray on the table usually does the trick,

I only have to pick the bottle up now and he stops in his tracts giving me lots of back chat :)

By the way welcome

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:35 pm 
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Thanks folks - both for the welcome and the advice. I succeeded in having an uninterrupted meal this evening, although I think it had something to do with the fact that I'd had all three kittens at the vet to get them checked over redy for sorting out insurance so they were a bit distracted when we returned. It didn't stop Lily climbing into the fridge though - I'll have to watch that!


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Yea 3 at one time. I will pray for you, lol. Yea watch out for the fridge, dishwasher, and everything else.. Olly opens doors.. Nothing is safe now at my house.... Oh and he learned how to turn the lights off and on today. :roll: Good luck with your 3 little ones. They sure are cute.

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So, have they destroyed the tissue box in that photo yet? :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:35 am 
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Funnily enough they haven't touched the tissue box - any other kitten I've ever had would have shredded it within minutes. To be honest, I think it's just not responsive enough for them - they prefer things that produce noise, lots of movement and chaos. The favourite at the moment is the twizzle thing that controls the venetian blinds - get it right and you can bang it against the window for hours of fun!!

They all slept on my bed for the first time last night. They got loads of sleep - needless to say I didn't!


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