I need advice for when we are eating…

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  • #990

    Hello everyone,

    My Bengal Nayla is now 7 months old and I’m trying to teach her what she can or cannot do.

    My biggest problem is at dinner time when my wife and I are eating. So far, Nayla jumps up on the table and walk straight to our plates trying to eat our food. I tried placing her on the floor and say “no” firmly a couple of times but she jumps straight back up and doesn’t care.

    I have tried these two things:

    • Feeding her at the same time we eat but she eats so fast and comes on the table right away when she’s done eating.
    • Giving her a cat toy to distract her but our food is most interesting to her.

    I am open to any kind of advice.

    Thank you

    Brian

  • #1136

    Is she allowed on the table at different times? Getting cats to stay off counters and tables is a battle I never win- mine like to lay on the counter while Im cooking dinner, which means I always have a garnish of cat hair. A spray bottle works- sometimes just the presence of a spray bottle works. 🙂 Or ….. get uses to it, and put her up when you have company- not everyone likes a cat on their table. 🙂

  • #2693

    Try putting aluminum foil on the places that she uses to jump. Cats can’t stand it! After some time she’ll get the message.
    Keep us posted
    Good luck!

  • #5315

    …GOOD LUCK…BENGALS DO WHAT THEY WANT, WHEN THEY WANT…ID PUT HER IN A ROOM WITH HER OWN PLATE TIL YOUR DONE EATING….

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