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 Post subject: Extremely Vocal Cat
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:53 pm 
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So my roommate has had his bengal for over 4 years. We all have been living in the same spot for just over 2 years. Now this cat does not shut up, my roommate gets home and it meows for hours. My roommate does nothing about this saying he will stop eventually. But that eventually ends up being 2 hours later. Anything that wakes the cat in the middle of the night sets it off for hours as well.

Seeing as this cat is over 4 years old I am assuming it is past the age where he will "out grow" meowing all the time. Is there anything that can be done????


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 Post subject: Re: Extremely Vocal Cat
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:03 am 
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Welcome to our forum.

The cat is probably trying to tell you that he needs to play.

Get him a Da Bird, make friends and play with him till he doesn't have the energy to be vocal anymore.


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 Post subject: Re: Extremely Vocal Cat
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:20 pm 
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This is one of the first questions I had, because my cat would constantly talk - meow, chirp, trill, mumble. But I was told this is definitely a Bengal trait. They are talkers! (Which is a bit strange when you think about it, this would not help them in the wild at all)


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 Post subject: Re: Extremely Vocal Cat
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:30 pm 
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LadyKay wrote:
This is one of the first questions I had, because my cat would constantly talk - meow, chirp, trill, mumble. But I was told this is definitely a Bengal trait. They are talkers! (Which is a bit strange when you think about it, this would not help them in the wild at all)


Meows are directed at humans generally. It's speculated that they are trying to mimic human speech.

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 Post subject: Re: Extremely Vocal Cat
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:21 pm 
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Did your roommate not know that bengals are vocal? And by vocal, it does not mean talking nice. It means yowling -- and I have one of those who will turn 10 years old tomorrow. When he sets his mind to it, he won't shut up. Usually it is because he wants something: his daily walks, tummy tickles, food, treats, play time. It is as if he needs attention 24/7. That's just the way a bengal is. Your roommate needs to determine what it is the bengal wants. It's one of the above things I mentioned!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Extremely Vocal Cat
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:46 pm 
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Sherry wrote:
Usually it is because he wants something: his daily walks, tummy tickles, food, treats, play time. It is as if he needs attention 24/7. That's just the way a bengal is. Your roommate needs to determine what it is the bengal wants. It's one of the above things I mentioned!!!


Well... you're darned if you do and darned if you don't. If you do take it from the standpoint him having a need and fulfilling that need to shut him up, then you are positively reinforcing the behavior :wink: If you don't then you have to endure all the screaming while he figures out that you're not going to do anything about it until he shuts up.

I usually try to ignore it, and when I've had too much (which rarely happens, my cats are pretty "good" about that and I have a really long fuse) I holler back at them :lol: *sometimes* it works, but not usually. Makes me feel better though :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Extremely Vocal Cat
PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:06 pm 
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It's great if you can ignore it. But, I know the neighbors can hear him. And it totally gets on my husband's nerves (who is home 24/7 recovering from major shoulder surgery). I cannot resist when Raiden comes to me crying and then rolls over on his back, exposing his belly. And he does need his play time. And it's on his schedule as I'm always doing something around the house. In the mornings and afternoons, he knows it's time for a walk and he lets me know it. Thankfully, he sleeps through the night. Right now he's on the table in front of an open window enjoying the breeze. We just got back from our morning walk and he's happy and will be quiet for a few minutes. LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Extremely Vocal Cat
PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:18 pm 
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brianj12 wrote:
I usually try to ignore it, and when I've had too much (which rarely happens, my cats are pretty "good" about that and I have a really long fuse) I holler back at them :lol: *sometimes* it works, but not usually. Makes me feel better though :lol:


I meow back at my cats when they feel like chatting, just to show them that I can be annoying too if I want. Works surprisingly well for me... :biggrin:

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 Post subject: Re: Extremely Vocal Cat
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I tell mine to "sush".. most cases she does :cool:

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 Post subject: Re: Extremely Vocal Cat
PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:18 pm 
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I need to try the crying back to Raiden! I'm sure he would just ignore me. LOL


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