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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:19 pm 
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Bengal Kitten

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Hi everyone.
First post here and I'm so glad I found this site!

2 days ago I rehomed a bengal cat.
She's a year old and has a rough life already - her first owner didnt want her, so he gave her away along with her sister to a women who lived on the opposite side of the country.
She's found she cant look after both and I have now rehomed her.

She's beautiful, intelligant, and very very vocal! :)

I'm having trouble introducing her to my other animals.
She's constantly hissing, growling and attacking my 4 other cats - even if they are just sat doing nothing (they have never hiss, growled, etc at her)

I'm stuck as to what I can do to help.
I understand its all new to her and she will be restless.
But is there anything I can do to help make her feel more comfortable and safe?
Currently I have to keep her shut in my bedroom just so she stays calm.

Also, are Bengal cats naturally vocal and loud?
She constantly mieows and cry's. I don't mind, but I'm wondering if I'm doing sumit wrong to make her do that.

Any advice you can give will be verymuch appreciated.
Thank you in advance :)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:53 pm 
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Hi, and welcome to the forum.

You should keep the new cat in a room away from the other cats for awhile (I did this for almost two weeks). Of course, have food, water, litter box and a bed available. This helps them to feel secure, and prevents serious fighting with the others. This also helps prevent potty accidents since she knows right where her litter box is. :wink: Spend lots of one on one time with her so she gets to know you. I know of some people who put a sock on their hand and pet the new cat, and then pet the other cats so they can get used to each other's scent. I am sure she is just scared. Go slow with the introductions. Hissing and swatting is common at first. Make sure all cats claws are trimmed. I wouldn't leave them all together unsupervised until you know that they are tolorating each other.

Bengals are vocal cats. She may be a little more vocal right now because of being in a new home. Bengals love attention and "ask" for it often! :D

Just be patient with the introductions, and take your time. I am sure it will all work out. :wink:

Good luck with your new cat! You will love owning a Bengal (or should I say your Bengal will love owning you)!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:13 pm 
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Bengal Kitten

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Ahhh, thank you so much :)
She currently spends her time in my bedroom, so there's plenty of my scent around and I spend time with her frequantly throughout the day. Last nite she curled up next to me to sleep, so finger's crossed she's settling in good.
I'll leave her there for another week and then let her out to explore whilst my other cats are shut away in a room I think.
Hopefully that'll work. :)

Thank you again for your advice :)

I'll post sum pics of my little one in a day or 2 - when she sits still long enough for a pic that is! Haha.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:15 pm 
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I followed all the "rules" for introducing new cats into the home, and 19 mos. later my rescued Bengal still hisses and yowls at the other cats. She didn't have a real problem with my elderly male Himalayan, whom I lost on Christmas Eve. :( She does have a problem with my Tuxedo, who is definitely an alpha female. I do know who the sneaky trouble maker is (she terrorizes my young adult male who probably outweighs her by 5 lbs!) but the Bengal definitely starts the yelling and growling--defensive, rather than offensive.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:56 pm 
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I have just rehomed a 3 year old female bengal she talks to me all the time :D I have her in her own room, she is going to have to get used to my bunnies! She has seen them once but not sure what to make of them, she did grumble at my male bunny so am letting her settle in before i attmept letting her see them again (through safe bars!!)

Just building up my relationship with her first then we'll tackle everything else! :)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:55 pm 
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Just building up my relationship with her first then we'll tackle everything else! :)


A good idea

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:26 pm 
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Hey

Just updating you, Betz is settling really well, have spent a few days slowly introducing her to the bunnies, they are now great with eachother, Bengals catch on sooo quickly, it was easy at first, but with patience and time, they adapt very well. You can see the pics of her with the buns in the gallery :D

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