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I have a one-year-old, spayed female Bengal. She's sweet and smart and beautiful. The only problem is that she talks tooooooooooo much. Way too much. It's cute for the first few meows, but then it doesn't stop. I live in an apartment with two good friends who also love her. She gets attention and affection from us all. She always has food, filtered, running water and a clean litter box. Obviously, I don't speak cat so I don't know what she wants. She just walks around meowing quite loudly and repeatedly. She'll even meow when she has something in her mouth and often even while she cleans herself (which sounds comical). I don't know if there is anything I can do to get her to chill out. I don't want to turn her into a completely quiet cat, because the meowing can be cute in moderation. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you... -- Mickey
 

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She may be just a naturally talkative cat, and nothing will change that (although it may diminish as she gets older), but surely it can be moderated. The flower essence Heather is helpful for this. Other possibilities:

1. Get a playmate.
2. Be a playmate! Energetic, twice-daily play therapy sessions (see http://www.littlebigcat.com/?action=library for details) will help her disperse some of that excess energy that's currently being channeled into volume! :)

If nothing else works, and you want to know "what" she is saying, I work with a good animal communicator! :wink:

Cheers,
Dr. Jean
 

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My cat is very talkative. Sometimes in the night, she will go out and just keep coming in and out non stop. She wakes us up with her meowing. I always make sure she has fresh food and water before i go to bed. It doesn't help that she spends nearly all day sleeping, so we try to play with her, but sometimes she just doesnt want to. :roll:
 

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Aww... vocal kitty. My cat sounds to be a carbon copy of your cat, he's also constantly yapping. He also sort of chirps like a bird.. it's cute. But yes, at times it can get a tad annoying. I read somewhere that if you dont want them to yap ( i love that word) all the time, than you should ignore them. I dont mean ignore them if they want something...but if they're just making a bunch of unnecessary noises- then you shouldnt acknowledge them until they hopefully stop. Good luck.
 

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I read somewhere that if you dont want them to yap ( i love that word) all the time, than you should ignore them. I dont mean ignore them if they want something...but if they're just making a bunch of unnecessary noises- then you shouldnt acknowledge them until they hopefully stop.
Believe me, we've tried that. We've tried everything from ignoring her (not reacting to her meows whatsoever) to putting her in another room until she falls asleep to getting her wet (she's a Bengal and likes water) so she'll clean herself quietly. After all of this she almost seems to be getting worse. Nothing has ever seemed to work and that is why I've resorted to asking complete strangers for help.
 

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Hi mickey,

Your problem kinda sounds like mine - though Sandy was probably meowing because of the new environment while your bengal is naturally talkative. But I did get Sandy to stop (and have gotten the best sleep since then!), don't know if it'll work for your little girl.... worth a shot?

http://www.catforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=4907
 
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