It is currently Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:06 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:16 am 
Offline
Bengal Kitten

Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:48 am
Posts: 1
110% Bengal cat
Dog trapped in a cats body
Likes to pee under Xmas trees and in any box left open
Likes to sleep in the kids bed, which isn’t on
Poops the most stinky massive things imaginable
Hates going outside, we live in the country
Sits and meows at the window till he gets back in..unbelievably loud
Jumps in the fridge or any cupboard door that’s opened, as you open it
Trips me up all the time by walking in front of me and just flopping on the deck
Couldn’t catch a cold let alone a mouse
Bites the children...children’s fault really they have been told not to pick him up and cuddle him
Playfully claws me every time I walk past him
Is systematically destroying every piece of my furniture

This is the short list, any of it should familiar?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:15 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Thu May 23, 2013 2:21 pm
Posts: 8786
What happened to sweet temperament, loves belly rubs, has to be with someone at all times .....

We all know the pitfalls of having a bengal, but the good has to outweigh the bad. Mine just hopped up on the chair next to my computer and head butted my arm. That's how he shows love.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:07 pm 
Offline
Senior Bengal
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:31 pm
Posts: 63
Not all cats like going outside, I can't think of a reason why I would need my cat to go outside when they don't want to. Not sure how old he is but the urinating in the boxes means he has the right idea, wrong location, however I've only had 1 cat that went on the floor, so I showed her her mess first, then brought her over the litter box and put her in there. Didn't happen again. This could also be related to the type of litter you are using is uncomfortable ( some has sharp edges, others like clumping are more sand like in texture ).

Poop is related to food, so try looking at diet.

Tripping people is what all cats do, haven't had one that didn't run down the stairs in front of you so they could stretch across a whole stair when they know you're coming down.

Does he have scratching posts, preferably something that lets him stretch right out when scratching it. Might help with the furniture.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:59 am 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:54 pm
Posts: 181
Sounds bored and under-stimulated to me.

Dog trapped in a cats body - Bangals are well known to have dog like traits and be just as clever & trainable.
Likes to pee under Xmas trees and in any box left open - cats and boxes ... go figure. Pee'ing anywhere other than the litter tray is usually a behavioural sign that 'something' within your cats 'world' isn't quite right.
Likes to sleep in the kids bed, which isn’t on

Poops the most stinky massive things imaginable - completely diet related.
Hates going outside, we live in the country - Something to do together, walks, etc - invest some time into harness training and let him 'explore' areas with you
Sits and meows at the window till he gets back in..unbelievably loud - same as any cat that want's to come into their house, maybe to be with the humans that it owns?
Jumps in the fridge or any cupboard door that’s opened, as you open it - shut the kitchen door?
Trips me up all the time by walking in front of me and just flopping on the deck - Seeking attention from it's humans, wanting belly rubs or teasing, wanting to be played with.
Couldn’t catch a cold let alone a mouse - Training they get from their mother. Try looking for 'Rabbit kickers' and see hoe he likes playing with those.
Bites the children...children’s fault really they have been told not to pick him up and cuddle him - Kids and cats will always do the same things. Fingers and toes are not toys, but try telling this to any kid. Cat's, particularly Bengals want most things on their own terms & in their own time, you won't force a cat to do anything without claws coming out, pain and suffering, yours.
Playfully claws me every time I walk past him - Seeking play & attention.
Is systematically destroying every piece of my furniture - obviously bored and in need of more physical and mental stimulation, either or both of these will easily tire a Bengal, You should see how my four boys sleep after a walk in the forest.

I don't know what you were expecting when taking on a Bengal, but if you expected a cat that will disappear out the house and only come back for meals or cuddles you don't want a Bengal. Bengals have a very specific nature and personality. To sum them up they are more like "A hyper toddler with a very mischievous attitude" They are very high energy cats, very intelligent, and can be the most loving and cuddly cats. They will typically associate with one, maybe two members of the family that they will follow around like their shadow. When taking on a Bangal it's probably best to remember that your new pet will learn in exactly the same way as children, every single experience will have an effect on it's behaviour and ultimately your pet will be a product of it's upbringing, exactly like your children. The sooner you accept that truth, and adjust how you interact with your Bengal the sooner you can train him, and teach & enforce rules. Mental & Physical stimulation is key, as is time invested in activities such as playing, cat (dog like) walks etc.

Good luck with your adventure :)

_________________
Titan-Nyx-Veag-Sirius raw fed beasties.

Raw info FB Cat Crap (completely raw and proud)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:53 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Thu May 23, 2013 2:21 pm
Posts: 8786
And I say "AMEN."


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by meemonkey