Does your cat make incessant, meowing demands for food or something else that you find irritating?
Bengal cats have a demanding sort of meow that is similar to the Siamese meow. It is general accepted that Bengal cats can be more demanding than the typical random bred cat. It is the wild cat blood in them.
However, I would have thought that 99.9% of cat owners don’t find a lot of meowing irritating because all you have to do, to stop it, is to listen to your cat. Responding to your cat’s demands will stop them. Also, not many cats meow loudly enough and long enough for it to become a problem unless you ignore your cat. This is one of the advantages of living with a cat over a dog.
However, sometimes, rarely, the demands can be unreasonable. For example, asking for food when he is already obese. That said, there are ways around the problem, such as distracting your cat and playing with him. On many occasions I have distracted my cat Charlie when he has asked for more food as he is on a permanent diet. This has to be the way because he only has three legs and carrying extra weight makes walking more difficult. He really should be lightweight.
If we conclude that there are rare instances of cats becoming demandingly noisy through loud meowing, the lady in the video below has successful trained it out.
I understand that few people want to get involved in cat training or even approve of it but there are occasions when it can be useful. If you view the video, you’ll see how simple and easy it is to do and how effective it is. There is an immediate response to the clicker training.
The clicker is a device that makes the giving of the reward (the food) more precise in respect of timing. Timing is important. The reward has to be closely connected to the desired action and behavior.
In this instance the lady’s noisy Bengal cat is given a reward with the accompanying click as soon as he is quite for a while. You can see that even over the time frame of the video the cat learns how to get the reward: be quiet rather than meow loudly.
It does beg the question, however, that the Bengal cat will be disappointed when he does not get his food when he is quiet. Might he not start meowing loudly again?
Also, this Bengal cat seems to like more food than he needs. I wonder if he has a slight psychological problem that is something to do with his days as a newborn sucking on his mother’s breast? Or is this typical Bengal cat behavior?
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