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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:49 pm 
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I have a 5 month old female bengal which I have had for a month now sh is berry affectionate but she just turns on me out of the blue she goes onto her back and digs her front paws into my arm then bites me then she scratches me with her hind legs normally when I say no or stop she stops but today she wouldn’t stop she has made a mess of my hand and arm and I don’t know the way forward with her has any one got any ideas I’m not sure if she playing she only does this when I stroke her but she’s coming to me to be stroked then she just turns


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 Post subject: Re: Behaviour
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:38 am 
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Sorry, but I lost patience with this about half-way through. Punctuation really does matter.

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 Post subject: Re: Behaviour
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:57 pm 
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Shaun, welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your baby. As for your problem, I'm hoping you have a ton of catnip cat toys around that she can play with and wrestle with instead of your arm. Note, this is a common issue among cats. You have a kitten and they like to play with anything and everything, meaning arms, legs, etc. The key is to distract their attention from your arm to a toy, so always have a toy with you. Many cats do not like to be over stimulated when petting. And, while most bengals love to have their bellies rubbed, for some cats, it gets them into attack mode.

With her coming to you, it appears she is seeking attention and play time. Wand toys are also great. Bengals have unlimited energy and need an outlet for that. Catifying your home with cat trees and scratching posts and lots of cat beds, plus a slew of toys is the way to go. The other thing is to teach her the word "no." It is also good if you cry out "ouch" when she hurts you. It should startle her. We've all had kittens and we've all had to deal with attacks. Hopefully, things will get better as she grows older. In the mean time, redirecting her aggression to a toy should help you. Plus, treats and a "good girl" if you survive a session where she does not attack you.


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 Post subject: Re: Behaviour
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:13 pm 
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You need to play with them to wear them out. About 10mins, otherwise attack mode come in! Have a pillow to hand and they will learn quick. lol


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