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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 1:58 pm 
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I definitely don't like loud nagging cats, but I sure like to have a sort of communication from now and then. My four months old Snickers has been with me for more than a month now and is too silent! I understand Bengals are mostly very vocal but not all. I remember only two occasions when she was vocal, when I first brought her home and when she got sick on the second week from her arrival. That's it.

Today purposely I wanted to experiment delaying her breakfast for two hours. She did meow following every sentence I communicated with her. But after she ate, that was it... she's silent again. However, her silence doesn't mean she's not active. On the contrary, she's very active, playful, cuddly, interactive... etc. but in silence. She doesn't hide, or is depressed... we have a very good bond indoors and outdoors.

The more I think of it, I think she's the quietest cat I ever had. Will that change as she grows older? Or do I have a one of a kind Bengal?

Thank you in advance.


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 4:17 pm 
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I would be happy to trade my yowling, howling bengal for your Snickers! I would LOVE to have a bengal who was not constantly crying about something (more like complaining). It is very possible she will get more vocal the older she gets, but be grateful for the time being!


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 6:31 pm 
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She'll grow out of it... you'll see :-)
Currently being told off (or told about, or told to... don't know, it just sounds demanding) by the quietest of kitties (in the past, a year later those two know what noises get our attention!)


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 9:51 pm 
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I remember saying something about my kitties being really quiet a few months back. Lol, they definitely grow out of it so don't panic.

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 11:47 pm 
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She'll grow out of it... you'll see :-)


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 11:47 pm 
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<<double post>>

I blame the wine.


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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 1:45 pm 
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Perhaps all of snickers needs are being met and she has nothing to complain about. My girls only fuss when they are not getting something they want or I sleep in. They mostly moan and make sounds with their mouth closed. Oh they can howl alright, I found that out recently when I took Grace to the vet. They are pretty restrained around the house and honestly are hard pressed to complain about anything.

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 2:14 pm 
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CMYKjill wrote:
Perhaps all of snickers needs are being met and she has nothing to complain about. My girls only fuss when they are not getting something they want or I sleep in. They mostly moan and make sounds with their mouth closed. Oh they can howl alright, I found that out recently when I took Grace to the vet. They are pretty restrained around the house and honestly are hard pressed to complain about anything.


That's the case here with Snickers. At times when I close the room door for me to pray, she'd make few noises then sit silently in front of the door till I finish.

Last week I had a friend come for a visit who's scared of cats (yeah, I can't believe there are such people in the world still). So I had to lock her in a carrier and she kept yelling. So I locked ourselves up in a room and got her to roam the house freely. But did that work? No... she kept yelling Tell I opened the door for her, and my friend left shortly afterwards ;)

But these are incidents, other than that she's silent. I see videos on YT and IG, and these other Bengals out there meow a lot.

I wish Snickers could communicate more... but after what Sherry stated above, I think I should be careful what I wish for. LOL


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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 8:07 pm 
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Well, your little Snickers is spoiled rotten! LOL. I loved the idea of locking you and your friend up and letting Snickers have the run of the house, although HOW can someone be scared of cats, especially a cute little thing like Snickers!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:49 pm 
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yep be careful for what you wish for. My tigger is chatter box, meows when he's hungry, when he's used the litter box, when he wants to going out for a walk. All day long, I cant even use the toilet with him meowing outside the door. Just look at him and he meow. Just s*** up sometimes. lol


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:51 pm 
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LOL Bengal Tigger. I hear you loud and clear and have the same type of bengal! Unless he's sleeping, he's conversing! Or announcing, Or begging. I don't know which! But it can be annoying, especially at 2 a.m.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:41 pm 
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Bengal tigger wrote:
yep be careful for what you wish for. My tigger is chatter box, meows when he's hungry, when he's used the litter box, when he wants to going out for a walk. All day long, I cant even use the toilet with him meowing outside the door. Just look at him and he meow. Just s*** up sometimes. lol



This sounds like our bengal. She even makes noises when she is eating!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:12 pm 
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HassaanAbdeen wrote:
I definitely don't like loud nagging cats, but I sure like to have a sort of communication from now and then. My four months old Snickers has been with me for more than a month now and is too silent! I understand Bengals are mostly very vocal but not all. I remember only two occasions when she was vocal, when I first brought her home and when she got sick on the second week from her arrival. That's it.

Today purposely I wanted to experiment delaying her breakfast for two hours. She did meow following every sentence I communicated with her. But after she ate, that was it... she's silent again. However, her silence doesn't mean she's not active. On the contrary, she's very active, playful, cuddly, interactive... etc. but in silence. She doesn't hide, or is depressed... we have a very good bond indoors and outdoors.

The more I think of it, I think she's the quietest cat I ever had. Will that change as she grows older? Or do I have a one of a kind Bengal?

Thank you in advance.


My boy Onyx is very quiet, he didn't really make any noise for a few years and I wasn't sure if he knew how to meow for the longest time. He is still a very quiet cat but will sometimes meow (a soft/quiet meow) when he wants to be petted reaaaaaally bad. My other bengals were all loud mouths. I have noticed he communicates with his eyes/body language more so than other cats.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:19 am 
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My Bella, whom I introduced elsewhere in this forum a couple days ago, doesn't talk practically at all. The most I hear from her is the tiniest little thready mew, quite endearing. But that's it. She's the most silent cat I've ever had, bar none, and I've had nine "long-term" (meaning I had them all their lives) cats. I have had three who weren't with me long, including my first, a wonderful Siamese I bought when I was in my senior year of college knowing nothing about cats, and whom I re-homed because my grad school roommate said Sophia cried so much in my absence that she, the roommate, would move out -- in hindsight I should have said, "Well, you'll just have to do that," and maybe then gotten a second cat. The two others were a mother cat and kitten; the mother kept attacking the kitten and I promptly returned them to the person I'd gotten them from. That would make twelve cats in my life. But the other nine I cared for until they were old and passed away. Bar none, Bella is the quietest cat I've ever known. My little rescue cat, Jamie, who gets along with Bella famously, and Bella with her (I made sure to introduce them to each other properly and it worked out very well) makes a sort of running commentary on her life from moment to moment, quite endearing little chirps, chirp-mews, and other sounds, so she makes up for Bella. So: you're not in a unique situation. Unlike Bella, your kitty is affectionate, so I wouldn't worry about her not uttering the sounds Bengals are famous for.


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