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My Bengal Simba is so smart it almost scares me.

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Today, I was trying to type something on the computer, and Simba kept walking all over the keyboard, as well as in front of the monitor. I knew he was demanding attention, and so I said to him, "Simba, go find your toy". He's eyes lit up, and he took off. Two minutes later he was back, and jumped on the back of my chair, and dropped his crinkle ball in my lap, and we played a game of fetch. Now, I'm sorry, but that is very freaky. He is really starting to understand human English pretty well. The only time he "pretends" to not understand English, is when I tell him "No", while he gets into my DVD's and My Little Ponies, and knocks them all over the floor one by one.
post #2 of 15
i know, i tell teufel "come here" and he does, and when i tell him to get his soccer ball he will do it too.
just before i said come and eat spaghetti with me and when i turned around he ate out of my bowl!
post #3 of 15
A friend who's a longtime cat owner always told me that cats react to the tone of your voice, and don't understand individual words. He changed his mind when I showed him that Jamie could definitely distinguish between "bring blue ballie" and "bring pink ballie", and "get gray mouse" and "get icky mouse", no matter who was saying the words.
Animals understand our vocalizations better than we understand theirs.
They can also distinguish languages (our pets have always preferred English to German, but learn "important" words in German).
post #4 of 15
gatto loves it when i say "ahh du schone katze du"
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Mine can understand hand gestures-OX will jump on kitchen counter to search for more food and I point and he will jump down. Or if I pat the spot next to me on the sofa Grizzly and Bobs jump up.
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I love that my Sunny knows English very well. Her brother, Hobbes, is picking up on it now, too (I think because she's been teaching him). When they're playing really crazily, and I start getting worried that they might break something, I tell Hobbes to lay down, and he will. Hobbes also knows the word "Horsey", which is the name we gave his favorite blanket. He perks up and checks your lap when you say it, checking to see if you have it or not (my husband's fooled him enough times that he's now skeptical...lol!!).

Sunny knows when it's time to leave my daughter's room at night, and usually goes right on out (since we close her door at night). Sunny also meows something incredibly similiar to "mommy" when she sees me (and only me). I think she started doing it because I called her the same, and she might think it's how she and I greet one another. It's so cute!

They're very sweet kitties...they don't use their claws when they're playing with us (you can watch them pull them in the moment they feel human skin). With each other, however, the claws come out!

My babies are so great!!
post #7 of 15
Oh my! ...what a smart kitties!

Becareful Hope that Simba don´t ask your credit card! ..........
post #8 of 15
Very smart!
post #9 of 15
I think that Cats are much more clever than they are given credit for. Along with finding his toys and bringing them back to me, only recently Guin brought back his collar that he had lost a few months previously - somewhere out in the garden. Now that is clever!
post #10 of 15
How intelligent he is!
post #11 of 15
If Rosie and Sophie are upstairs and i put some wet food out, as soon as i shout up " Do you want some dinner!", they both come running down.

If i say to Rosie " Do you want some sweeties!"(treats), she meows at me and jumps onto my lap.

Cats are "VERY" clever
post #12 of 15
I know that Sam understands a lot of words. The thing is, I wasn't sure because there are a lot of words he understands, but just ignores. He knows what "come here" means, but it took a while for me to realize it, because he doesn't actually change what he is doing at the time when he hears that.

Favourite words that Sam responds to:
Want to go outside?
Want some food? (This is the only thing that will distract him from the first question)
Want to go downstairs? (He loves this, because downstairs is one step closer to being outside).

All of these are said in the same tone of voice, so I know it's the words he understands. I tested him, said, Sam, want to go upstairs? No response. Then, in exactly the same tone, Sam, want some food? And he meows back at me, a specific meow that he only uses to answer that question. I think it means, "Of course I want food, what are you, stupid? Can't you see that I've been starving here all day?"
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by Sammie5
Then, in exactly the same tone, Sam, want some food? And he meows back at me, a specific meow that he only uses to answer that question. I think it means, "Of course I want food, what are you, stupid? Can't you see that I've been starving here all day?"
LOL...that's so cute...
post #14 of 15
My mother didn't believe me when I told her my cat Athena understood everything we were saying. That is, until one day I proved it

I was sitting on the couch with Mom and Athena leapt up on the back of the sofa between us and meowed at me. I looked at her and said, "What do you want?"

She meowed at me again and looked toward the hallway where my bedroom (and hers) was. I told her, "If you want to go in the bedroom go and sit by the door and I'll be there in a moment."

Sure enough, she jumped down off the sofa and went down the hall and sat by the door. Before I got up to let her in the room I gave my mother a 'see, I told you!' grin.

She's never doubted it since.
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Originally Posted by Ravyn
My mother didn't believe me when I told her my cat Athena understood everything we were saying. That is, until one day I proved it

I was sitting on the couch with Mom and Athena leapt up on the back of the sofa between us and meowed at me. I looked at her and said, "What do you want?"

She meowed at me again and looked toward the hallway where my bedroom (and hers) was. I told her, "If you want to go in the bedroom go and sit by the door and I'll be there in a moment."

Sure enough, she jumped down off the sofa and went down the hall and sat by the door. Before I got up to let her in the room I gave my mother a 'see, I told you!' grin.

She's never doubted it since.
That's great...I love when cats blow people's minds!! Mine do that a lot, too...it's so cute!!
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