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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:58 am 
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Hi,

I am thinking about buying a cat. Well, originally, I was going for a dog, but have decided against it as it will be left alone for upto 8hrs/day, 4-5 days/week. Apparently dogs donot take kindly to solitary confinement for 8hr stretches.

With the above in mind, I am considering buying 2 kittens of approximately 3 months old. Rather than buying 2 kittens from the same litter or breed, I would like 2 different breeds. At this stage, I am thinking of a Bengal Kitten and a Maine Coon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine_coon. I'm looking at the Maine Coon because it is the one of the largest domestic cat breeds and I feel a MC wont be overawed by the size/power/energy of a Bengal. Both cats will be pets and shall be neutered. I was thinking of getting 2 males.

Question: Is it ok to keep 2 breeds like this or is it better to stick to the same breed/litter? If not the Maine Coon, what other breed would be suitable to be a playmate to a Bengal male cat?

Not letting them out:
I'd also like to point out that as these are more exotic cats, I wouldnt really be happy letting them out of the house. If I let them out in my garden I fear they will climb up trees and begin to roam the neighbourhood. The Bengal especially is a £600 cat and has been known to be held to ransom. At this stage, I am thinking of having an enclosure in the garden, attached to the house, with access via a cat flap in the window. This will ensure that they get a little outdoor life, should they want it, while not having to worry about them escaping and getting killed or stolen. Sound good? Can I buy some contraption for them to exercise on? Someone on another forum talked about a cat wheel?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Ideally I did want a greyhound, however, leaving it alone for 8hrs/day would be cruel, so I am looking to revert to 'Plan B': cats.

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Hi There..
I got my dogs years ago before I worked fulltime..
the rott is now nearly 7 & the great dane is 2..
recently we rehomed the dane due to us being out 5 days a week..
she hated being left at home.. :cry: ( she is now with a millionaires family in sussex with 10 acres of land to play in!!) :D
the rott doesnt care due to her age, she just likes to watch the birds in the garden, whilst chewing her toenails!

The kittens will be fine together.. quite a few bengal people have Maine coons... ( beautiful cats)
as they are both babies, they will grow up together..
I must say though.. I would get 2 bengals..
they are so hilarious, you just never need the tv, with all their antics..
Im not sure about MC purrsonalities but imagine their not as lively as bengals...
good luck & post lots of piccies... :D


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hi there & welcome :D

one of our members on here has a bengal & maine coon together, no problems. i think with them both being similar age & growing up together will be great. you seem very sensible about not letting them out, & taking their happiness into consideration. hopefully you'll take the plunge & have your new friends soon :D

large cat trees are excellent for bengals, they love to climb, run & jump...& yes, you can get cat wheels for them too :lol: here are some pics...
http://www.lyndazbengals.co.uk/new_page_5.htm
http://www.diamonddustbengals.co.uk/

just have a scroll down each page for the wheels.


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I find the Maine Coons mannerisms very similar to a Bengal, Harvey likes water, likes heights (they're always fighting over who gets the top of the cat tree :roll: ) intelligent, affectionate.

The only thing Oska seems to excel in is naughtiness and noise :lol: (has broken two vases of flowers in the same day :roll: )

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