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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:32 pm 
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Jing-Li is weird. NOTHING on the cabinet or table is safe from her! She has eaten: a pack of cheese crackers, popcorn, tortilla & potato chips, donuts, rolls, toast, etc. BESIDES normal stuff like: spaghetti, cheese sticks, soup, etc.

We can't leave anything on the counters for a second or she's got her face buried in it. And she gets fed 3X a day PLUS there's dry kibble always out!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:42 pm 
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Owch, that's obviously really bad for her to be eating that stuff, in fact some of it may be toxic to her (e.g., chocolate and onion). So she's "getting fed" but how is she liking the cat food that you are providing to her? It's often the case that you'll need to do a fair bit of trial and error to find the right balance of what is going to be nutritious for her and what she loves to eat.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:21 pm 
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I tend to view having a Bengal kitten more like having a puppy than a cat. If there is anything within their reach which includes jumping that they can put in their mouth or chew put it away in a draw or somewhere they can't
accesss. You need go remember that bengals love being up high so putting something up higher won't deter them, Even if she is eating the cat food she will go after other things because she's a kitten and curious. Everything needs to be put away where she can't get at it, Also please make sure you don't have any lilies or certain types of plants out as they are highly toxic.

Please check the lists of items that are toxic to cats just to make sure she hasn't ingested any as you may need to monitor her or at worst rush her to the vet.

What you should probably do is designate her one room that you leave her in unattended where there is nothing that she can get hold of to put in her mouth. She's too young really to have the run of the house unattended unless you want to kitten proof everything.

I would love to say they grow out of this but they kinda don't when it involves food, Mina would still take her chances at 16 with any food left out on the side, it's all about a complete lifestyle change.

Also I agree with Brian about checking her food, does she eat it all? Is it nutritious enough? If she's especially active and she is growing atm maybe she needs more food or something more nutritious. Not all cats like the food the breeders send them with. I'm pretty sure that there must be a thread here with food recommendations.

I will tell you this now bengals are renowned for being very fussy eaters with very delicate tummies and they do always lean towards what I call the "McDonald's" type cat food, the more additives, gravy and poor quality the better :rolleyes: that will get eaten in seconds but my nice nutritious cat food which cost a fortune, she would turn her nose up at it. it used to drive me insane with Mina as we would try her on so many good cat foods and she would only eat whiskas so in the end we also supplemented her with fresh meat so she had something she liked.

Also some bengals love fish others hate it (mine hated it but very rare beef or lamb she loved the more blood the better), but maybe try cooking her some fish or chicken in the mornings as you know she will eat that along with her other foods. If she is actually trying to eat hard things like popcorn and cat litter etc maybe she needs more of a certain vitamin and you can try giving her nutrical paste to help top up the vitamins. They aren't the easiest kitties I tell you, but we all love them so we are happy to be their slaves :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:10 pm 
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Seraph wrote:
You need go remember that bengals love being up high so putting something up higher won't deter them


You mean like THIS?

youtu.be Video from : youtu.be

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:25 pm 
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brianj12 wrote:
Seraph wrote:
You need go remember that bengals love being up high so putting something up higher won't deter them


You mean like THIS?

youtu.be Video from : youtu.be


:lol: exactly this!!

Whenever I came home from work she would always be sitting on top of the wardrobes on on top of bookcases, shelving and even on the curtain rails if she could. NOTHING is safe from a Bengal unless you literally lock it up they can learn to open doors, turn on lights and open cupboards. I used to feel like she was sitting behind me often watching me, studying how I did something so she could copy me and get into where she wasn't meant to lol.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:04 pm 
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You don't say how old your baby is. If she's a kitten, she should probably eat a little more! Personally, I would check with your vet. This is not uncommon behavior, but it can become deadly if she gets into something she shouldn't. Naturally, you try to keep everything away from her. Mine will barely touch cat food and doesn't eat human food at all. I did have a cat once who loved Doritos.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:16 pm 
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Another thing ... human food is not good for kitties. It's not like table scraps for dogs! Your baby really needs to stick with kitten food.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:08 pm 
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Don't leave anything out on the counter that your kitten can get into. If you never give the kitten human food and only cat food, you will be able to eat in peace one day. If you share your food you run the risk that he will beg at meal times. They remember even one time you give in and they can be very agressive when you are trying to eat.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:28 pm 
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Of course I'm not giving weird food to her. This is stuff left on the counter BEFORE we realized she had figured out how to get on the counter! Or that my 2-YO grandson left out. Even my other Bengal Lilly is not THAT crazy to eat popcorn or cereal! And although Lilly isn't THAT picky, she's not a HOG like Jing-Li is!

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