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post #31 of 49
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Eventually every breeder will need to temporarily cage a cat for one reason or another like birthing, illness, or quarentine. It is safer for the cat or the other cats or the litter, however, it is something completely different when a cat lives in a cage. I also agree that if you have to have your cats live in a cage then you probably have too many cats.
Yes bengalbabe, I agree. One of the first things I learned having multiple cats is when you introduce another cat into your home and you have other animals already, you should quarentine them for a brief time to see if they show any symptoms of an unforseen illness.

When I had to do this with my last kitten, it was so so hard. Although it is a big dog cage, she almost cried constantly to get out. Makes me wonder about keeping them in there 24/7. I guess if that is the way they live, then I imagine they get used to it. Makes me angry and sad to even think about it.
post #32 of 49
My sister knows a dog breeder who keeps all of her dogs in their Kennel cages all of the time. She doesn't want to be bothered with them, except to get them to breed so she can make money off of the puppies. I believe they're only let out of the cages to go to the bathroom. She's not a good breeder, that's for sure. She doesn't love her dogs. They are just breeding, money making machines to her, and she has no concience about what she's doing.

Perhaps there are some cat breeders who are exactly the same.
post #33 of 49
Hope,

I have a six month old meezer boy. I'll be getting a marble bengal boy just before Christmas (he'll be 16 weeks by then). How do your meezer and your bengal get along? Everything I've read indicates that they are very similar as far as their general purrsonality/intelligence/activity level goes. Duke (my meezer) even likes to play in water. Just wondering. Thanks!

Tiffany
post #34 of 49
just depends on the cats you put together. If your boy is playful they should get along fine after the initial introduction period.
post #35 of 49
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just depends on the cats you put together. If your boy is playful they should get along fine after the initial introduction period.
Duke is VERY playful! Its one of the reasons we're getting another cat. I'm prepared for the worst, but I'm really hoping integration goes smoothly and quickly.
post #36 of 49
Both of my Bengal's get along with both of my Siamese. I have 2 of each. My problem is, that neither of the Bengals get along with each other.
post #37 of 49
Have you posted pictures of them all here? Can you post a link?

Do your bengals not get along because one is laid back and the other is more active? What I mean is, are their personalities conflicting? What are your meezers like? I know everyone says gender doesn't matter ('cause they're altered) but whats your personal take on that?

Thanks Hope!
Tiffany
post #38 of 49
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That is a very good question since i myself already have 6 cats and a litter of 5 and another litter on the way. Oh my i just realized i have all those cats **breath.. breath.. breath..** lol. But yeah 3 ferals, 2 pure-bred siameses, and the feral's litter. Then the other female feral is pregnant and the male is father of both litters. Haha but he was "altered" or as i say they took his pride
post #39 of 49
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Haha but he was "altered" or as i say they took his pride
LOL! My husband was really bothered about getting Duke neutered. He kept asking the vet questions like "will it affect his balance" "will he miss them" "do you know anything about 'neuticles'"??? Men!
post #40 of 49
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ROFL! I tease Troy all the time about if they can take his pride, he always quotes "It's a cat thing not a man thing". Like Danton isn't a man i mean sure he has a lot of hair but he's just as affection as the next guy.
post #41 of 49
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Have you posted pictures of them all here? Can you post a link?

Do your bengals not get along because one is laid back and the other is more active? What I mean is, are their personalities conflicting? What are your meezers like? I know everyone says gender doesn't matter ('cause they're altered) but whats your personal take on that?

Thanks Hope!
Tiffany

Here is a signature I made with my two Bengals Simba and Angel.



Angel really is pretty mellow and low key, and Simba is a WILDMAN, very playful and very dominant. He intimidates Angel, she is actually scared of him. Simba is not mean by any stretch of the imagination, but he does love to playfully pick on the other cats. He's like a typical little boy tease, who just won't stop until he's made you mad. He kind of reminds me of the little boy who sits behind a little girl with braids at school, and constantly pull on them, until she gets mad. Anyway, Angel takes it as a threat, where as the Siamese cats don't. In fact SunLee turns the tables and chases and plays with Simba, which he loves. If Angel would just play with him, instead of getting scared, I think they could get along, my older Siamese Shane, doesn't like to play either, but he does love Simba when Simba is in a more mellow mood. Shane used to try to mother or should I say father Simba when he was a kitten. Shane loves to groom him.

Here is Shane.

post #42 of 49
Thread Starter 
Oh wow Hope very pretty siamese you got there. Nice bengals as well .
post #43 of 49
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Originally Posted by bengalbabe View Post
Eventually every breeder will need to temporarily cage a cat for one reason or another like birthing, illness, or quarentine. It is safer for the cat or the other cats or the litter, however, it is something completely different when a cat lives in a cage. I also agree that if you have to have your cats live in a cage then you probably have too many cats.
How do you (any of the breeders here) handle the males and females? Do they need to be kept seperate, or only when the female is in heat?
post #44 of 49
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Originally Posted by Telynn View Post
How do you (any of the breeders here) handle the males and females? Do they need to be kept seperate, or only when the female is in heat?
Yes they need to be kept seperate so that you know who is pregant by who, and also sometimes you don't want the cats to breed and the males fight really bad. I personally have a large outdoor habitat area just off my patio with different kennels and a kitten house. I keep some of the males in the large kennels/runs along the sides of the enclosed habitat. some of the females are in the open central area along with older kittens and some of the females are in the kitten hosue with an attached outdoor run with the younger kittens. The new mothers and youngest kittens are inside my house in a bedroom in a large, multi level birthing cage. I allow mothers and kittens out by letting then take turns out of the cage throughout the day.
You can see what the setup looks like on my website at http://www.littleleopardcats.com under the "our jungle" link from the main menu.
post #45 of 49
Thread Starter 
Very cute BangelBabe i want Artic o_o hehe so pretty. Love the snow bengals.
post #46 of 49
Such beautiful cats!

Very nice setup. It must take a lot of room to breed properly. You want the cats to have plenty of room, but that room has to be doubled to keep the males and females apart.

Do any of you ever have any surprises? Like a sneaky male manageing to get into the females?

I love those black bengals, but since they aren't the result you want do you then not breed those two anymore? Or is it just something that happens once in a while?
post #47 of 49
Thanks.
Yes there has been an instance when a female snuck in a breeding right before I was going to spay her.
No we will still breed the parents of the melanistic bengals. They are great breeding cats and produce other colors besides the melanistic. We just place the melanistic kittens as pets. I never have a problem placing them either. They go very fast!
post #48 of 49
Thread Starter 
Aww.. must be pretty neat having a all black Bengal .
post #49 of 49
Thank you for all your answers!

My husband and I have a deal. I get my bengal when he can get his Harley. With one kid in college and another one headed that way soon I don't think either is going to happen anytime soon.

But some day...
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