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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:00 pm 
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I think a lot depends on having ample time with the mother. Mine were rescued from a shelter at 8 weeks old. I don't know when they left their mother but at 4 months old when I got them they were holy terrors. Blondie still doesn't know how to retract her claws and not hurt me. This morning Grace was on my bed ripping holes in my fitted sheets while kneading next to my head, and Blondie was on my other side kneading my arm and scratching me. They are very sweet and loving but those claws! LOL

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:26 pm 
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I think a lot depends on having ample time with the mother. Mine were rescued from a shelter at 8 weeks old. I don't know when they left their mother but at 4 months old when I got them they were holy terrors. Blondie still doesn't know how to retract her claws and not hurt me. This morning Grace was on my bed ripping holes in my fitted sheets while kneading next to my head, and Blondie was on my other side kneading my arm and scratching me. They are very sweet and loving but those claws! LOL


Lol :mrgreen:
I spent an hour or so with the little guy at the cattery last week, he seemed to have pretty good claw control luckily... But he kept gnawing on my fingers. So I'm sure we'll have some work to do


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:32 pm 
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My two had plenty of time with their mother - we got them at 14 weeks. Jagger in particular has never learnt to keep his claws in! He has 'grabby paws', with every part of his paw extended if he's trying to grab something and that includes his claws. Little toe rag caught my face the other evening when I got home, I think he was being affectionate as I'd just got home from work, but it didn't feel like it lol

They also knead holes in everything Jill! Snags and holes everywhere - we definitely need new carpets (even though one of them was bought just before the little horrors arrived) but there is absolutely no point as no doubt they will be wrecked by our feline wrecking balls and their super sharp claws again :lol:

Don't worry, life won't be hell - but it will be different! Put everything away you value - a great Bengal game is knocking things off shelves to see what happens when it hits the floor!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:41 pm 
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Tabitha wrote:
My two had plenty of time with their mother - we got them at 14 weeks. Jagger in particular has never learnt to keep his claws in! He has 'grabby paws', with every part of his paw extended if he's trying to grab something and that includes his claws. Little toe rag caught my face the other evening when I got home, I think he was being affectionate as I'd just got home from work, but it didn't feel like it lol

They also knead holes in everything Jill! Snags and holes everywhere - we definitely need new carpets (even though one of them was bought just before the little horrors arrived) but there is absolutely no point as no doubt they will be wrecked by our feline wrecking balls and their super sharp claws again :lol:

Don't worry, life won't be hell - but it will be different! Put everything away you value - a great Bengal game is knocking things off shelves to see what happens when it hits the floor!



Good thing I have very few things of value. No shelves or anything for him to really knock things off. All hardwood/tile floors. The only things I'm concerned about are my 3 computer monitors and my computer cables under my desk. Not sure if he'll have interest in the monitors, but I'm looking into solutions to hide all the cables from him.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:23 pm 
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One of mine chewed cables as a kitten especially Apple chargers. All mine have bite marks. Now she is onto wood furniture, but I am glad she is off the electrical cords and speaker cables. I have my sound system cords bundled together neatly and everything survived the kitten months.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:36 pm 
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CMYKjill wrote:
One of mine chewed cables as a kitten especially Apple chargers. All mine have bite marks. Now she is onto wood furniture, but I am glad she is off the electrical cords and speaker cables. I have my sound system cords bundled together neatly and everything survived the kitten months.



What did you bundle them together with? I'm looking at these 2 options, any recommendations?


Plastic sleeve
http://www.amazon.com/Support-Split-Fle ... 3CQV1Q902Y

Neoprene sleeve
http://www.amazon.com/Management-Organi ... ve+plastic


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:41 pm 
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The guy who set up my sound system bundled them and put them into the wall. I'll take a photo tonight. I don't recall what material was used but it is white since I have light colored walls.

correction: I just looked at some photos and he just bundled them tightly and fed them into the wall through a white plastic unit. We talked about covering them with a white plastic cover but I never got around to that. Keeping them tightly bundled really helps and now that the cats are too big to dive into the component cabinet or fit behind the unit there isn't really an issue any longer.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:50 pm 
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RCouchh wrote:
CMYKjill wrote:
One of mine chewed cables as a kitten especially Apple chargers. All mine have bite marks. Now she is onto wood furniture, but I am glad she is off the electrical cords and speaker cables. I have my sound system cords bundled together neatly and everything survived the kitten months.



What did you bundle them together with? I'm looking at these 2 options, any recommendations?


Check out this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=19863&p=225879&hilit=cable+covers#p225879

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:56 pm 
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brianj12 wrote:
RCouchh wrote:
CMYKjill wrote:
One of mine chewed cables as a kitten especially Apple chargers. All mine have bite marks. Now she is onto wood furniture, but I am glad she is off the electrical cords and speaker cables. I have my sound system cords bundled together neatly and everything survived the kitten months.



What did you bundle them together with? I'm looking at these 2 options, any recommendations?


Check out this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=19863&p=225879&hilit=cable+covers#p225879


Thank you. I actually just placed my order on Amazon for like 15 items... the exact same kind of cable covers were on my list! :)

Cant beat $250 for a cat tree, food bowl, bed, tons of toys and things to scratch, WiFi surveillance camera w/ 2-way audio, cable covers, etc., shipping included.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:15 pm 
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RCouchh wrote:
Good thing I have very few things of value. No shelves or anything for him to really knock things off. All hardwood/tile floors.


Hardwood floors and bengals can be hilarious. I took my two with me at Xmas when they were about 4 months old. We stayed at my Aunt's house and she has nothing but hardwood floors (dust allergies). My bengals loved it! They would get up this huge head of steam, and power-slide around corners (often with their legs sticking out comically and trying to get traction), while chasing each other at break-neck speed. I envied them... it looked *so* fun :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:16 pm 
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brianj12 wrote:
RCouchh wrote:
Good thing I have very few things of value. No shelves or anything for him to really knock things off. All hardwood/tile floors.


Hardwood floors and bengals can be hilarious. I took my two with me at Xmas when they were about 4 months old. We stayed at my Aunt's house and she has nothing but hardwood floors (dust allergies). My bengals loved it! They would get up this huge head of steam, and power-slide around corners (often with their legs sticking out comically and trying to get traction), while chasing each other at break-neck speed. I envied them... it looked *so* fun :lol:


Hahaha... looking forward to that :mrgreen:
I cant wait to have this little monster move in.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:07 pm 
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Such a cutie! We bought the two largest of these posts (in addition to a cat tree) for our 2 bengals and 1 moggie. They just love scractching on these - they have saved the rest of our house! A little pricey, but so worth it!

http://www.purrfectpost.com/


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:56 pm 
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RCouchh wrote:
All hardwood/tile floors.
I have half hardwood floors and my kitties did the Scooby-Doo thing a lot at first, even hockey style checking into walls! But they eventually learned to slow down before turning. You probably want to buy some cheap rugs or runners in key places, though. They like carpet better since it is softer.

RCouchh wrote:
All hardwood/tile floors. The only things I'm concerned about are my 3 computer monitors and my computer cables under my desk. Not sure if he'll have interest in the monitors, but I'm looking into solutions to hide all the cables from him.
I have 2 computers at my desk with a rats nest including an AVR and 5.1 speaker setup. My bengals have always ignored the cables...unless I am actively moving them.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:02 am 
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Such a cutie! We bought the two largest of these posts (in addition to a cat tree) for our 2 bengals and 1 moggie. They just love scractching on these - they have saved the rest of our house! A little pricey, but so worth it!

http://www.purrfectpost.com/

Yeah thats way out of my price range unfortunately. I bought a 57" Armarkat tree for $85 on Amazon.
Down the road I will get a nicer one but for now itt'l have to do :)
With all the toys and kitty essentials I just ordered, along with the price of Benedict himself, I'm pretty broke haha

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All hardwood/tile floors.
I have half hardwood floors and my kitties did the Scooby-Doo thing a lot at first, even hockey style checking into walls! But they eventually learned to slow down before turning. You probably want to buy some cheap rugs or runners in key places, though. They like carpet better since it is softer.

RCouchh wrote:
All hardwood/tile floors. The only things I'm concerned about are my 3 computer monitors and my computer cables under my desk. Not sure if he'll have interest in the monitors, but I'm looking into solutions to hide all the cables from him.
I have 2 computers at my desk with a rats nest including an AVR and 5.1 speaker setup. My bengals have always ignored the cables...unless I am actively moving them.


Well lets hope mine doesn't show interest either!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:19 am 
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You are doing a great job of preparing for Benedict! Armakat makes great cat trees. You've joined a forum with bengal parents ... we have all gone through our challenges with our "kids." But, in the end, we would not change a thing.


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