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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 3:34 pm 
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I am a new Bengal owner I have had Ludwig for about 4 months now. I got him from previous owner who gave him up because he was peeing on her bed. He was neutered early because of this at 3 1/2 months old. He is a interesting character I have to say. I have a issue with him right now of chewing on things, wood, shoes, plastic, he used to get in trash but not as bad now. The chewing is the big issue what can be done to stop this or do I need to get special toys for him to chew on.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:51 pm 
Welcome to the forums...

You need to be firm with him and tell him off repeatedly for chewing, it may take quite a while to reverse the behavoir, but bengals have the intelligence to be trained - though they can be stubborn :oops:

You could try spraying him with water when he does it, though this doesn't always work with Bengals as they like water :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:07 pm 
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I am trying to teach him down, he understands a bit, yes he is very stubborn...LOL Now water he loves even jumps in shower and wants to help with the dishes so he can get into the water. He is quiet a character very vocal even tells you when he is going to litterbox. He loves attention and petting.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:33 pm 
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Poor little Ludwig is just probably teething.....check his gums for red or slightly inflamed areas!

You could try him with toys that are specially made for teething kittens or something so simple as a small wooden stick......it worked great for ours and gives them something to cut their teeth on without damaging stuff around the home.

Ours still love to chew the ends of pencils.....shoe laces also go down very well too!

He'll be done chewing in a few months time hopefully when he has lost all his baby teeth.

If you see anything your not happy about when you examine his gums just take him along to the vets for a check-up, but I'm sure it'll just be teething due to his age. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:41 pm 
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Lyra keeps nicking my pens and batting them down the stairs. My "office" is at the top of the stairs. Is very annoying, but funny.

She also loves untied shoelaces. As teenagers seem to be incapable of tying their trainer laces, she is devoted to the feet of my daughters.

When I run up the stairs to answer the phone, she races me. And wins. Can be dangerous though as she lies at the top of the stairs and I am worried that I am going to stand on her one of these days.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:53 pm 
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meemonkey wrote:
Poor little Ludwig is just probably teething.....check his gums for red or slightly inflamed areas!

You could try him with toys that are specially made for teething kittens or something so simple as a small wooden stick......it worked great for ours and gives them something to cut their teeth on without damaging stuff around the home.

Ours still love to chew the ends of pencils.....shoe laces also go down very well too!

He'll be done chewing in a few months time hopefully when he has lost all his baby teeth.

If you see anything your not happy about when you examine his gums just take him along to the vets for a check-up, but I'm sure it'll just be teething due to his age. :wink:



Ludwig had teeth checked at 5 months he had two retained canines and his gums where red... he is now 8 months old and his teeth seem to be okay. He has been checked by the vet several times.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:00 am 
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Hi

Hope this aids you and your munching Bengal kitty! It might be worth your while buy him some chew toys patstages do some really good toys all for different things.

Best place to find these is on this website
http://www.petsdirect.com

I’ve got petstages stuff for my Bengal babies and they are still intact!

Another thing I use is human baby toys, things like pram rattles and play links. Best thing about these is that they can be disinfected and hygienically cleaned! Which is handy :o)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:14 am 
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Thanks that helps I will get him to chew toys and see if that helps.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:11 am 
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I was advised to spray hair spray on cables and things that I didn't want Lyra to chew.
Sounded pretty dodgy to me re poisoning, but there might be something out there that is safe for cats and you could spray the forbidden items with it and leave his cat toys unsprayed.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 7:07 am 
Cats don't like citrus apparently, so something lemon may help - whether that applies to Bengals though is anyone's guess, as they seem to eat anything :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 5:52 am 
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I have been VERY LUCKY to have so many cats, and no "chewers" or "wool suckers"-- The biggest danger is to the CATS... chewing on electrical wires or injesting things that block their intestines.

I have a friend who had a "chewer" and she got the little nylabones for small dogs, and that seemed to work, for her cat.

One of the kittens in the same litter with Mister Zenith is a chewer, and they are really struggling with it. But they give him no RAW.

Zenith has eaten raw chicken drumsticks since he was a tiny kitten, and he chews the "knuckles" off the drumstick bones after devouring the MEAT. I believe he is able to satisy his urge to "gnaw" on things, by eating the ends off the bones. When he is finished with a drumstick... all that is left is a short little "stick" with no "joint" material left.

Good LUCK -- Maybe you could try the chicken flavor nylabones for small dogs, and give your kitty a "gnawing" outlet?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:03 pm 
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Thanks I saw some puppy teething toys also I may try and a Nylabone is good idea too... I had a kitty kong for him and he chewed it into so I will get him a small dog one also. Crossing fingers that all this will help.

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