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 Post subject: extreme fighting
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:57 am 
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Bengal Kitten

Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:09 pm
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Location: Ohio
My boy and his sister are really getting into it. Fur is flying, hissing, clawing, pinning.. I can't seem to do anything about it!
It's always HIM who is picking on her.. she's a scaredy-cat, but a sweetheart when she's alone.

I am about ready to give up.. perhaps rehome her and choose a boy instead?
I really don't want to .. I adore the little thing. I don't really know what else to do, I've tried no, water, time-out, pinning, separation....

Any ideas? Does anyone have room in their homes for a loveable little marble pet-quality girl?

:cry:

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:02 am 
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Asian Leopard Cat

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Hi,

If he doesn't get on with his litter sister, then he may not get along with anyone.

Is he neutered? If so, I would probably not get another cat as he will only start bullying/fighting with them too. Two boys may just end up in the same scenario, especially as they have not grown up together.

If he is not neutered, I would neuter him, and see if he calms down. If she is also entire, then I would neuter her also. Hormones may be playing a part.

If they are actually both neutered and you really want two Bengals then it is perhaps him that you need to rehome not her.

Some cats are happier being in a one cat household, getting all the attention.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:38 pm 
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Asian Leopard Cat

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I saw someone from Ohio looking for a kitten or young male on the Bengal Cat Rescue mailing list, specifically a young cat that will get along with dogs. Maybe a large dog would make a better playmate for him? :wink:


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 Post subject: THings are better
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:00 pm 
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Bengal Kitten

Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:09 pm
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Location: Ohio
Thanks to you both for the tips; it seems things are much better now. perhaps it was a phase he was going through? My guess is that he's been irritated lately. I found a cactus spine in his paw and pulled it out. After an innitial struggle with the "holding to pull it out" part, he was instantly mellowed. He hadn't been showing any signs of an "ouchie".. no limping or overlicking.. so I didnt know until I went to trim his claws. So far, no fighting has happened since.

Lets hope that's all it was. I want to keep them both! I'm so in love...

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 Post subject: Extreme Fighting
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:30 pm 
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Joined: Fri May 20, 2005 9:57 pm
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Location: Shropshire
Hiya,
I daresay you have now done something about this little lad so my advice may be too late. Have you considered using an animal communicator? I'm in the Uk and undertook a course with a guy a few weeks ago. His name is James French. He runs Animal Communication Training and is also a reiki practitioner.

If I had not done the Stage 1 course I would not have thought it would work. James treated a bengal queen of mine as I was at the end of my tether with her ! :cry: She was fighting all of the girl cats in my house except one (a neuter) . James had a number of photos of my cat (by email) and we had a consultation over the phone. We found out I was part of the problem :( by getting stressed when she jumped on another cat, making her more anxious. I was taught to do some meditation exercises with my cat, Brannie with me, and its working really well :) so far anyway. She is a lot better now.

I am sure you have a number of these people in America who offer something similar. Although it might seem odd, it does work!! and I'm keeping my lovely queen to prove it.
Julie


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:50 pm 
One of the things I have learnt in the short time of being owned by my furlings is that whenever you have a problem. Always Always look at the bigger picture & the enviroment you Bengals are in...

Cheers Jim


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 Post subject: Re: THings are better
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:33 am 
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Bengal Kitten

Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:32 pm
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Location: Springfield, MO, USA
Chaotikitten wrote:
Thanks to you both for the tips; it seems things are much better now. perhaps it was a phase he was going through? My guess is that he's been irritated lately. I found a cactus spine in his paw and pulled it out.

Wow…just like in the fable.

I hope that your cats' story ends as happily as Aesop's.


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