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 Post subject: Talk talk talk
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:00 am 
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Is your guys’ cats talkers? Man, I’m not kidding, I can sit and have a full conversation with Zoe. At first, I wanted to research a behavioral thing when cats vocalize a lot, but we’ve just come to realize after several months that it’s just her personality. She not annoying at all. Can be quite cute and entertaining and it just adds to her personality. Just curious if this is a trait of the breed, or just mine.


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 Post subject: Re: Talk talk talk
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:32 am 
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Oh, it's definitely a Bengal thing! If Bryan doesn't get his afternoon walk or enough play time he'll let me know about it in no uncertain terms. I kid you not, he howls the house down.
There's plenty of other chatty breeds, but there's nothing like a Bengal yowl - especially at 3am if he decides it's time for another lot of play.
Little turkey........I could throttle him some days. Lucky he's so adorable the rest of the time.
Be warned, I swear he got louder around 12 months old.


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 Post subject: Re: Talk talk talk
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:22 pm 
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TraceyChops wrote:
Be warned, I swear he got louder around 12 months old.


Heh, definitely. Part of it I think is: bigger cat, bigger voice. But also it's a feedback loop. He learns what it takes to get your attention, and to get what he wants, so when a loud voice works, he keeps doing it. Mine are the same.

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 Post subject: Re: Talk talk talk
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:25 pm 
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My guy is definitely a talker. There is the loud "Feed me now" squawk and other complaints that are in a voice that I like to describe as "Even a mother can't love".

Then there are the roll on the floor chirps and trills that make me chirp and trill back. And tell him what a handsome boy he is. I wouldn't be surprised if he wasn't actually fishing for compliments.

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 Post subject: Re: Talk talk talk
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:52 pm 
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It gets to a point where you only notice when the cat is silent. :biggrin:


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 Post subject: Re: Talk talk talk
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:50 pm 
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Well, I thought bengals were talkers. You know ... you ask a question and they reply with a soft cry. When getting my bengal, I realized vocal means yowling at the top of his lungs and not shutting up! I'll be working at the computer and he will stealthily come upstairs and then sneak up to me and yowl and scare me out of my chair! If you have a bengal that will just talk softly -- you are lucky. The only time I get that is in the evenings when Raiden is looking for his treats and he is sitting next to me begging and we communicate a little at that point. The yowling will start around 2 a.m.


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 Post subject: Re: Talk talk talk
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:57 pm 
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Seems like I got the odd ones out. Mine don't talk at all. They don't have very loud voices anyhow, more like a squeek and only used when they want to tell me they are going to use the litterbox. Other than that, they are completely silent.

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 Post subject: Re: Talk talk talk
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Pixel_the_bengal wrote:
Seems like I got the odd ones out. Mine don't talk at all. They don't have very loud voices anyhow, more like a squeek and only used when they want to tell me they are going to use the litterbox. Other than that, they are completely silent.

I thought that too until Bryan truly found his voice. Now I understand what everyone was on about :eek:


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 Post subject: Re: Talk talk talk
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:44 pm 
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If you have a bengal who talks softly, consider yourself lucky! That could change at any time. LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Talk talk talk
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:13 pm 
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Sherry wrote:
If you have a bengal who talks softly, consider yourself lucky! That could change at any time. LOL


Mine was pretty quiet for a while, just periodic noises. Now there is feed me persistent meows ( and weaving through your legs because they feel it's helpful ), the lower pitch I want attention meows, the excited chirps, the rrrrrooowrrr when she wants something like a toy to do something specific. She has also started to respond to "boo" when playing through openings on a staircase with a very harsh "Kah" or "Rah" sound ( she does both ). So many noises to learn what they mean.

There is also when you meow back and forth for while.


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 Post subject: Re: Talk talk talk
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:44 am 
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TraceyChops wrote:
Pixel_the_bengal wrote:
Seems like I got the odd ones out. Mine don't talk at all. They don't have very loud voices anyhow, more like a squeek and only used when they want to tell me they are going to use the litterbox. Other than that, they are completely silent.

I thought that too until Bryan truly found his voice. Now I understand what everyone was on about :eek:

So at what age did Bryan become more vocal? Just to be prepared for the future :eek:

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 Post subject: Re: Talk talk talk
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:45 pm 
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Around 12 months old I would say. Brian made a good point - bigger cat, bigger voice and he'd figured out what worked to get what he wanted :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Talk talk talk
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TraceyChops wrote:
Around 12 months old I would say.


4,5 more months of peace and quiet then :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Talk talk talk
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:27 pm 
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FYI, they will teach the other cats too. My little calico periodically throws her head back and yowls, loud enough to make me drop something!


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 Post subject: Re: Talk talk talk
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:16 pm 
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One of mine yowls loudly. She has a welcome bark when she sees us at the window. She also has a range of distracted yowls to indicate levels of dissatisfaction with our service or to give advance warning of visits to the loo. She also chirrups and squeaks randomly or when hunting.
Cat number two is mostly silent unless she has a question - she uses this little "why?" - and she says "bless you" when you sneeze - ok it sounds like "why?" But she replies to sneezes... Weird


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