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 Post subject: Increased Vocalising
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:12 pm 
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Hi all

I would be interested to know if anyone has any thoughts / advice on this: I have a 14 year old Sion Lynx Bengal. He's a rescue and I've had him for 7 years. He's strong, happy, loving, healthy and completely adored. He has always been very vocal, sounding like a Formula One racing car most days - but recently he's begun to vocalise almost every waking moment. I'm curious to know if anyone else has experienced this. Could it be the heat? Age? Other than that he's had a check over at the vet - he's fine - his appetite is hearty, and he's as loving and cuddly as ever. The king of the household, basically - and loving it!

I've heard from more than one source that Bengals frequently have longer lives than standard house cats so I'm expecting (and hoping for) him to be around for a good while yet! I'm interested to know if the increased vocalisation is just a phase or permanent - I need my sleep! ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Increased Vocalising
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:01 pm 
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I was going to say that maybe he's experiencing pain of some sort --arthritis or something else, but you say you've taken him for a checkup and there's nothing wrong with him. At 14, he's considered a senior kitty -- so something could be just starting to affect him. Cats are really good at trying to tell us something. He sounds really happy and I have no idea why he would increase his vocalizing. My Raiden cries a lot too. Usually because he wants to go outside for his walk. He's great at waking me up about 5 a.m. as well. It's just something I've gotten used to. As long as your kitty's schedule hasn't changed and he gets as much play time as he used to -- I'd just keep an eye on him, or even a journal that you can look back on and see if there are other changes, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Increased Vocalising
PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:48 am 
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I wouldn't even hazard a guess, your description I think could be anything from a desperate cry for help to an increased desire to communicate with you because of an increased kinship with you. Perhaps if you shot a short video of your cat doing it people could help more?

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 Post subject: Re: Increased Vocalising
PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:35 am 
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Thank you so much for getting back to me brianj12 & Sherry. I'm pleased to say that my lovely boy appears to be much more his usual self. He was talking much more for about 3 weeks, which is why it began to worry me - but during a heatwave where we are. The weather broke a couple of days ago and he immediately reverted to his usual behaviour, which has given me an enormous amount of relief!

I really appreciate your feedback. Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Increased Vocalising
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:49 pm 
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Happy to know he's back to normal. I think we humans agonize when there is a heatwave -- I can only imagine how it is for a cat who has a pelt. I'm sure your baby was just complaining like so many of us do!


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 Post subject: Re: Increased Vocalising
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:35 pm 
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Thanks - and absolutely! I wouldn't want to wear a fur coat in a heatwave either! :)


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