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 Post subject: Bengal Cats and Doors
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:08 pm 
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Hey everyone!

I just recently reserved a boy bengal cat that I will be getting in mid-January. I have been watching videos of bengals and looking at pictures. I noticed a lot of them climbing on doors. Is this a common thing for them and is there anyway of stopping them or protecting the door from getting scratched up? I currently rent and will probably be renting for another 3-4 years before buying a house of my own... I really don't want to get stuck with a stiff penalty for scratched up doors.

Also, I have a DSH that will be 9 months old when I bring in my bengal kitten... my bengal kitten will be about 10 weeks old when I bring him in... will my DSH teach him things she does? She does some things I am still breaking her of, such as hugging a wall and climbing it... since she is really starting to learn she can't do that, I don't want her to teach him to do it too. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:05 pm 
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they do love to climb. they will probably end up taeching each other things & you'll just have to be strict on the training.

a good cat tree to climb & scratch will be a good purchase, if he goes for the door or wall, quickly transfer him to the climbing toy so he learns that he is allowed on that but not the door.

a lot of persistence usually works.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:08 am 
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Good luck.. I have 3 cat trees and Olly still likes the door more then them.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:31 am 
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I'm hoping Eyeris will be like she is with my roommate's cat. Whenever he attacks my couch, she pounces on him and makes him stop... usually before we can get him to stop and tell him no.

Awwwww... Olly looks so innocent though :D. I am sure I am going to have a hard time not laughing when I see my boy on the door.

I am looking into cat trees, but I am afraid of buying one too big. I am moving to (hopefully) Ohio at the end of next year and have no clue what size apartment I am going to have. So, I don't want to buy a big one that will eventually not fit in a new apartment, but I also don't want to buy one that is too small and not very much fun.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:57 pm 
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you can buy trees that are tall & thin, just with a few platforms along the way...the higher the better for a bengal. the ceiling high ones are great.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:49 pm 
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I've got a floor to ceiling tree, it only takes up 16 inches of floor space - yet it has 4 platforms, a cubby hole, a box with a hole, plus lots of posts to scratch. :D
William can climb all the way to the top, he likes to sleep up there, just 1 foot away from the ceiling. :wink:

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I too, have a floor to ceiling cat tree. Jupiter and my other two moggies love it! It doesn't take up much space at all. 8) . I think I bought it at WalMart for around $30.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:04 am 
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ZACTAK wrote:
Awwwww... Olly looks so innocent though :D. I am sure I am going to have a hard time not laughing when I see my boy on the door.

I am looking into cat trees, but I am afraid of buying one too big. I am moving to (hopefully) Ohio at the end of next year and have no clue what size apartment I am going to have. So, I don't want to buy a big one that will eventually not fit in a new apartment, but I also don't want to buy one that is too small and not very much fun.


Don't let the look fool you.. lol. :twisted:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:23 am 
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Rhiannon wrote:

Don't let the look fool you.. lol. :twisted:




Excellent.....the voice of experience! :lol:

Priceless! :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:16 am 
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I bought Fiona and Shakira a cat tree (posted in the gallery). They love climbing it. Fiona has not started to climb the doors yet (she is alot more clumsy than her siblings and falls alot). she has started to walk on head board of my bed which is only about an inch and a half.


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