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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:22 pm 
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Hello,
Our 6 months old kitten always meowing. This is not problem at daytime, but he starts to meow in the night (mostly in dawn) loudly. He wakes up us a lot of time, sometimes we cant sleep very well.
What can we do? What do you recommend?


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 Post subject: Re: Always meowing
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:15 pm 
I haven't had this issue with my bengal kitten yet (knock on wood) but once upon a time we had a Moggie who would do this. It was remedied with one of those automatic feeders because he would be up and want breakfast before anyone else was up. Is his food/water bowl empty when you wake up?


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 Post subject: Re: Always meowing
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:02 am 
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Mine meows all the time, too, and I just thought it was the "vocal" part of being a Bengal. But, mine does sleep through most of the night. He cries mainly because he wants to go outside so badly and he can't -- at least not unless he's got on his harness.


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 Post subject: Re: Always meowing
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:59 am 
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Bengals are just overall really vocal cats.
Yours may be meowing if it's hungry, and if so, make sure to leave enough food throughout the night before you go to bed. If not, then it's likely your bengal may be getting a bit lonely and seeking some play time.
If this is happening consistently, make sure you don't respond by giving your kitten attention every time he meows. This will make him associate meowing with attention and play time, so whenever he is feeling bored he will begin to meow. Ignore him when he meows and play with him when YOU want to, not at his demand. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Always meowing
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:25 am 
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Aneeta21 wrote:
Hello,
Our 6 months old kitten always meowing. This is not problem at daytime, but he starts to meow in the night (mostly in dawn) loudly. He wakes up us a lot of time, sometimes we cant sleep very well.
What can we do? What do you recommend?


I think you need to try a little harder to understand what he is trying to tell you. Meows can mean anything from:
"I'm really feeling ill" to
"I think it's time for us to play now", to
"I'm really really hungry" to
"help! something is really upsetting me"
to "how come you haven't given me my belly rub yet?"
etc.

Obviously the remedy is very dependent on what the message actually is.

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 Post subject: Re: Always meowing
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:01 pm 
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Is he neutered?

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 Post subject: Re: Always meowing
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:51 pm 
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Hello! We went through a similar stage with my bengal when he was 7 months old. He had enough food out, space to play etc etc. He would still keep us awake most of the night however when we had him neutered it almost stopped immediately. I'm not saying that the neutering stopped it, however i think it might have contibuted. For him it was just a phase, he now sleeps right through with us and we all get a good night's rest! We also bought one of those balls with holes in where u can put a treat in it and he has to figure out how to get it out... we had one on standby so the moment he started meowing we put him and the toy in another room and it would keep him occupied. We also put in a good play session before bed to tire him out.

There is quite a bit of info on this site and I'm sure you will get more advice from the readers. Hopefully its just a phase and he will grow out of it or you will be able to determine why he/shy is meowing.

have a good weeknd!


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 Post subject: Re: Always meowing
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:46 pm 
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Dani wrote:
Hello! We went through a similar stage with my bengal when he was 7 months old. He had enough food out, space to play etc etc. He would still keep us awake most of the night however when we had him neutered it almost stopped immediately. I'm not saying that the neutering stopped it, however i think it might have contibuted.


Unneutered males yowl for queens, some almost non stop. It is normal and natural.
Entire males are not just usually smelly and spray everywhere, they can be exceptionally noisy too

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