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 Post subject: Question about neutering
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:30 am 
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Bengal Kitten

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I'm really hoping that neutering will calm my 6 month old down. He is a wild man sometimes. I know that Bengals are extra active - but he's running around like a lunatic knocking down everything in his path - including a nice table lamp :x. He knows what he's not supposed to do and does it to get attention i.e. climbing a houseplant, digging in plant dirt, mawling my 1 year old's head. He's such a lovebug sometimes and then other times he is the devil! Please tell me that he'll calm a bit either by neutering or as he ages.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:38 am 
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Asian Leopard Cat

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hi there,
neutering may help a little but i think you may have answered your own question here...

cowterline wrote:
He knows what he's not supposed to do and does it to get attention.


IS he getting enough attention? bengals are very social & very active...if he feels you aren't interacting with him enough he may be trying to let you know. just a thought :wink:

set aside playtime with him every day with an interactive toy, wear him out & it may just calm him down as well as the neutering. you may also consider a playmate so they can wear each other out.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:46 pm 
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Senior Bengal

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Right on the nose Ren, Bengals go best in pairs. A good activity centre helps, gives them something of theirs.

And with two, the damage to your stuff should reduce not increase.

Gerry.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:59 pm 
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Asian Leopard Cat

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Location: Leicester, UK
Bengals and most other kittens are full of bouncy energy and need a way to release it...We live in a 3 floor house and most evenings I find myself with zebedee's favourite toy (a dirty long piece of rubber which he discovered in our garden many many months ago and now insists on sleeping with it and carrying it around everywhere even though the thing is longer than him and i've spent lots of money on toys :lol: Typical eh?!!!) - the moment he sees the 'thingy' - as we've named it - woe behold anyone who dares get in his way as he chases me up two flights of stairs and back down again and up and down and up and down and up....I think you get the picture! Basically, after half an hour, I've usually lost a million calories and the will to live and Zebedee is happily tired out with 'thingy' safely tucked beneath him!!!

I'm no expert on cat behaviour but I think it's pretty simple - they just love to play!! :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:27 pm 
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Asian Leopard Cat

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Have you tried a feliway diffuser - it seems to work for Ziggy - he's still a bundle of energy but not quite so manic and chases the moggies less. Or it may just be that he'd getting older and calmer - he's 10 months now, he also calmed when we had him neutered (at 5 months)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:53 pm 
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Do you think any type of kitten would be a good playmate? I love having a bengal - but I don't think I could pay for another one at this time :). I had been considering adopting a needy shelter kitten as a playmate. Maybe we'll see what the neutering does (he's scheduled for Tues). And possibly add a buddy for him if it doesn't work. We do play a lot with him. My 4 year old chases him and plays a lot with him. And I try to spend some q.t. with him after the kids are in bed. He's a crazy cat.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:42 pm 
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we do have a few members on here who have moggies or other breeds as well as their bengals. they generally seem to get along.


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