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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 7:49 pm 
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When it comes to toys, tree mansions, litter boxes... etc. it's manageable. But when it comes to:
1) LAP TIME
If both want to be cuddled or sleep on your lap at the same time, what do you do?

2) WALKS ON LEASH
Can you manage walking both together, or do you walk each alone on separate walks?

Thank you in advance.


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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 4:36 pm 
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Managing tow bengals is completely different from managing a bengal and a moggie or two moggies.

Lap time? You've got to increase the size of your lap! Place a large pillow on your lap. I know my outdoor cat loves to lay on my lap and my lap is nowhere large enough for him. But we manage! LOL. Two cats on there would never fit, but Raiden is not a lap cat anyway. So, I usually grab a queen or king-size pillow and put it on my lap.

Walking two on a leash at the same time? It is not easy and I would not advise it! Several months ago, someone came on and posted they were walking their two bengals on leashes and something spooked one. It got out of the harness and they found it had been hit by a car and killed. You really need one human per bengal cat. If I had two bengals and they wanted some fresh air, a pet stroller is the way I would go. Granted, they would get little exercise (maybe I would get some), but it would keep them safe.

The other alternative is to walk them individually. Bengals are not like dogs! They will head off in different directions, crawl under and around bushes, trees, cars, and generally go where they want to go. I have a hard enough time with just Raiden -- I could never handle two of him.


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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 9:50 pm 
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Two bengals manage you!

My 2 are very close and yet there are still subtle and not so subtle power games between them. My lap is prime real estate for them, but mostly they time-share and if one is on my lap the other doesn't try to come up. The same goes for cuddles/attention when I am at home- one will come along and get a good cuddle then disappear, then the other one comes over for cuddles/attention.

I feed the pair of them from a single bowl, and they time share that as well - Babbage always gets first go ( unless there is chicken = all bets are off ), then Ada comes along and eats after him.

It has been shown on TV how cats share their territory with neighbouring cats, basically making sure that they don't bump into each other - it is better than fighting over it as you can lose a fight/get injured.


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 9:38 pm 
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In our case, they manage themselves. They're not lap cats at all so there's no competition there and I honestly can't imagine them competing over anything. The highest shelf on the tallest tree, for example... When one of them is up there the other one stays on the shelf below or gets up and the other comes down or they stay both up there for as long as they can manage but I've never heard a single hiss or seen any aggression. Quite often it's Lily who gets the upper paw and she's only 9 lbs (Noha is over 15) but they never fight over anything at home. They eat their wet food from two bowls and here Noha usually picks his and Lily switches to the other one. Sometimes they rest separated in different parts of the house but that's really an exception.

Right now they're playing upstairs with something I can't identify so just waiting on it to be identified as it comes crashing down :lol:

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