All cats communicate with their owners by meowing. It’s their way of expressing how they feel, whether it’s hunger or discomfort. However, not all cats meow as much as the Bengal cats do. If you own this breed, then the question “why does my Bengal cat make so much noise?” may have crossed your mind. The fact that these cats are a result of crossbreeding with leopards is why they act differently from other domestic cats. They are smarter and more cunning, and they also like constant attention. They express themselves in different pitches, depending on what they are trying to express.
Like other cat breeds, Bengal cats become too noisy when they need food. They know that the best way to remind you when you forget their mealtime is by making a lot of noise and it usually works. The type of noise they make when hungry is slightly different in that it is more incessant. They won’t stop until you give them food. The cats may try to head to where you usually keep their food and even try to access it, so that should give you a clear sign that they’re hungry.
Another reason why your Bengal may make too much noise is sickness or pain. This sound is also slightly different and is commonly known as a yowl. It sounds the same as a meow, but it is longer. The cat will have other behavior changes, such as suddenly becoming less active or preferring to stay in solitude. If you notice this, inspect the cat for any physical injuries, and if there isn’t any, you can monitor him/her for a couple of days. If the howling continues for another day, then you should take the cat to a vet.
A Bengal cat who wants your attention will get it by making noise. An attention-grabbing noise is most likely if your cat has been following around as you go about your chores. They will follow you, but when they notice that you’re not paying them any attention, they will remind you they are thereby meowing. They may also start making noise if you lock yourself away from them, and the noise will only get louder until you bring them in the same room you’re in. Even then, they may still make noise while rubbing themselves on you as an indication that they want your undivided attention. If you’re someone who works from home, then the best solution would be to bring them another cat they can play with or toys that can keep them busy.
Bengal cats are very smart and clean pets. They don’t like staying in dirty places and often refuse to use their litter when full. Some of them may even refuse to use the litter twice unless you clean it. Their way of alerting you that the litter needs cleaning is by making noise.
Bengals are very energetic and friendly cats that look for entertainment everywhere. They will require you to play with them and give them your attention, which means that you should set a regular playtime for them. In case you don’t give them enough playtime, they will remind you of their meows.
When a Bengal becomes anxious, they express it the same way as when they are injured or sick. This breed of cats is very territorial and may often feel threatened when another pet comes into their territory. They also become very vocal when they see animals they would like to hunt like birds, especially when they are indoors, and they want you to let them out. This comes from their predatory nature.
Understanding your Bengal cat is the best way to reduce the noise level and keep them comfortable always. Their noise may annoy you initially, but as you learn to distinguish them and learn their meanings, you will have a better understanding of your feline. The breed is very intelligent, fun, and friendly, which makes owning one a pleasant experience. They can open doors easily and master where everything is kept in the house, but that isn’t enough to stop them from making noise. They are still vocal and won’t hesitate to express what’s bothering them. If you give them love, care attention, and exercise time, they will not bother you much.