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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:11 pm 
Bengal Kitten

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Hi! I'm new here, so I'll begin by introducing myself. I became really interested in Bengal cats several years ago and brought home my first Bengal kitten in October 2012. His name is Jasper. In addition, I also have a American Shorthair named Mollie and a Border Collie named Tessa. I'm really into clicker training - if you like to see cute pets doing tricks, please check out my youtube channel:

Over my sophomore and junior years of high school, I didn't have a lot of time to satisfy Jasper's need for physical and mental stimulation so he got to be kind of destructive. My parents don't allow me to have him outside my room without being supervised. I clicker train him, bring him on walks and let him hang out in the crate outside. We will be setting up an outdoor run for him too. But what else can I do to keep his mind busy? I'm also interested if anyone has toy recommendations. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:02 pm 
Asian Leopard Cat

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Jasper is gorgeous! Keeping up with a bengal's high energy level can be challenging. You take him for walks, which is wonderful. Do you also have a cat tree or climbing shelves for Jasper? Most bengals love wand toys (mine just loves the wand). There are so many options out there. Bengals love to chase and jump.

A cat run is a great thing, just make sure there is a sheltered area for him. I think a lot of the problem is that Jasper is holed up in one room of the house a good part of the time and he is not allowed to be the cat that he is! Bengals love human interaction and want to be WITH people! It appears Mollie has the run of the house when she may be more inclined to enjoy a single area and let Jasper have the run of the house. Your cats have totally different energy levels.

I don't think people realize until they get a bengal just how active and how much attention they require (or demand). You've got a stunning kitty. I hope at some point, you're able to allow him the run of the house to enjoy. He deserves it!

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