Been a week since I got a 3 months old Bengal kitten. When I go…

Been a week since I got a 3 months old Bengal kitten. When I go to pet it, it scatches, bites me. He runs away and hides, but comes out to eat and then hides. Please tell me how I can earn it’s trust without the kitten getting aggressive?

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Anonymous
5 years ago

ehhh. i question the claim that they’re true Bengals.

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

part of this sounds like a kitten being a kitten to me.  give him a quiet space – keep his food, water, and litterbox there.  he’ll adjust, but he’s going to be a wild little beastie for a WHILE yet.

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

the likelihood of a feral bengal kitten is about as likely as a fully housebroken coyote. 😉 either this was a bred kitten or the rescue (assuming it came from rescue) lied about the breed to make it sound more appealing.

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Anonymous
5 years ago

it’s only been a week. you need need ned to be patient!

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Anonymous
5 years ago

you’re pushing him too fast. let him come to you on his terms. cats aren’t dogs – they will never act like a dog. you need to slowly build trust with him.

did you give him a quite place to hide where his food, water, and litterbox are?

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Anonymous
5 years ago

i’m just going to keep repeating myself: stop pushing him. he’s a baby. it will take time. learn patience.

dakoda peterson
5 years ago

Play is a good way to get the kitten use to you. Feeding time is as well. If this kotten was feril it will take some time. Cat boxes are a good way to help the kitten adjust and mark it’s scent. Also before you touch it let it smell you if it backs away do not touch, but if it steps forward slowly stroke it near the ears or cheek.

dakoda peterson
5 years ago

Its not impossible to find feril ones where I am from