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MrsCornish Wed 21-Oct-15 21:51:16

We own a beautiful Bengal. His behaviour around us and our rabbits is cautiously affectionate, though I'm aware they have a fierce reputation. He's an outdoor cat. Our next door neighbour has just, very politely, told us that their young cat is terrorised by him, won't leave the house, messes indoors and as a result they have finally decided to rehouse it. They have asked if there is anything we could try to reduce the stress to their remaining cat, who is frightened but still goes out. I'm happy to do anything reasonable to help, but we don't think making ours an indoor cat is feasible. I've given him collars with bells but he gets rid of them within minutes. Any thoughts?

SmokingGun Wed 21-Oct-15 21:53:01

Feliway! It's a godsend. I have aggression issues with my Bengal and it's really obvious when it runs out - maybe buy one for you and your neighbour.

chickindude Wed 21-Oct-15 22:10:42

I have 4 female bengals. 2 are 8 years old, 2 are 2 years old.
All 4 are outdoor/indoor. Although one is a lazy thing & prefers to lounge on the sofa most of the day.
They are not aggressive in any way, boisterous yes. They play fight with each other, but are very affectionate & friendly.
They are scared of other cats, but are good climbers so goad from a height. They also run like the wind, so get out of trouble quick.
There must be a reason they are praying on your neighbours cats. Maybe they don't like your neighbour?
Has your neighbour seen your cat attack hers?
Think the spray is an option for her, or tell her to get a dog... That will do the trick.
Sorry can't be more help.

MrsCornish Thu 22-Oct-15 00:12:10

Feliway is an inspired suggestion, thank you!

VimFuego101 Thu 22-Oct-15 00:18:24

If your neighbor sprays your cat with water it should learn pretty quickly to stay away. Not nice, but better than her cats being terrorized. I second the Feliway suggestion.

MrsCornish Thu 22-Oct-15 19:04:54

OK thank you. We'll talk to the neighbour, buy them and us a Feliway, and sanction water-spraying!

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