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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:15 pm 
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Hi everyone,

I have read this forum for weeks now and have got much useful information indeed.
Our bengal kitten is coming to live with us in August right after our wedding. So we will be having a baby right away :)
We have already made the usual preparations (bought the litter box, transportation box, toys and soon a climbing tree), we are also checking the house plants at the moment (probably some of them must go). The food and litter sugestions will be given by the breeder.
I have seen some videos in Youtube, where bengals open doors (with usual door handles) - is it typical and should we change the handles if we want to be sure, that he does not get into some rooms?
Is there anything else we should keep in mind?
Thank you in advance,
Lulu


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:27 pm 
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Hi Lulu

Congratulations on the wedding and on choosing to get a Bengal - hopefully you won't regret either decision :D

I've also seen and read about Bengals opening doors but I think it depends on the individual cat and on how much they want to get into the room or cupboard. I only have one room that is out of bounds for my two and they've never tried to open the door themselves, although they are expert at darting in whenever I open it. I wouldn't go to the expense of changing door handles at this stage - wait and see what your little one is like. Hopefully if he has plenty of toys and activity places in the rest of the house, he won't try to get into the closed rooms.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:46 pm 
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if you have a look in Pets at home, they have a "warming wheat bag" for kitties its not too expensive (a couple of quid) and we popped it in goblins bed for the first couple of nights. he settled in so quickly, with no crying over the night.

whenever we heat it up now he just goes straight over to curl up on it.

Definately worth looking into before you bring your new one home....

cant wait to see your pics and hope your wedding is perfect too

Linz


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Locks might be more efficient then changing door handles. My Mikesch has no problems opening doors and all I have are round door knobs, no handles. He'll paw at them until he manages to turn them enough to pop the door open. So handles or knobs - might not make a difference if you have a determined Bengal. :wink:


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Thanks for the good ideas :)
I am a bit afraid of the first nights, as he is used to a big family and then suddenly he is alone (no other cats around).

Here are some pics as well (he is here 1,5 months old) - at the moment it is not a good time to take pictures, the breeder said, as he is having the baby-fur-time :) But I dont mind :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:40 pm 
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Oh what a beauiful little boy!!!

I bet you cant wait to bring him home!!!


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he's beautiful! welcome to the forum :D

congratulations on your wedding, i hope it is wonderful & then the excitement of a bengal baby! you must be very excited! :D

i think it's best to see what he is like once he gets home, if he's showing an interest in the doors it will probably take a little while for him to learn how they work, so you'll have time to change things if needed :wink:


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Lulu wrote:
Thanks for the good ideas :)
Here are some pics as well (he is here 1,5 months old) - at the moment it is not a good time to take pictures, the breeder said, as he is having the baby-fur-time :) But I dont mind :D


Why would she say such things, its ALWAYS a good time to take photos no matter what age! :wink: But then again I just love photos of all ages....

Good to have those photos when they are little so you look back when they are big and see how much they have changed. Your baby is just toooo cute. I bet you can't wait. From the sound of it sounds like you have everything you will need. Like everyone said before me, I wouldn't worry too much about the doors until you see it happen. One toy you should get is called the Da Bird. Best toy you can get, and I am sure everyone on here will back me up on that one.. :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:12 am 
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Yes, I am double excited about all the things waiting for me in this summer, of course especially about the new family member.
Another thing is that my boyfriend is allergic to most cats (and dogs), but did not feel anything annoying by visiting the bengals. So the first months will be the time of truth ...
Its a fact, that the home is not a home, if there wasnt a little friend running around.


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my bf is too.. He just deals with it and thats one of the many reasons why I love him. He really don't like cats, but he knows I love my little evil fur children. He even lets my Kiki sleep on him... :wink:

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He's a lovely little boy. Life is never quite the same once you've got a bengal about the place :lol:


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