Hi there I’m looking for some suggestions to help my Bengal. He’s 3 years old, castrated. He has tended to stay indoors, but at the weekends (and in the evenings during the summer) he’s allowed out on our raised patio where he can sit and watch the birds etc. He’s a typical Bengal in a lot of ways. High energy and intelligent. Doesn’t mind water, likes to be involved in what you’re doing etc The problem is he’s been a difficult cat to keep for a while now. From when we got him we had problems with him peeing in his key places. This issue comes and then goes for a while. He has plenty of litter trays which are kept clean. I’m quite sure the reason he pees is to express his dissatisfaction, not that he has nowhere clean to go but something else. For example, today he wanted to go through a door into our cellar but I didn’t let him. He then went and peed at the bottom of the stairs! He’s also showing signs of aggression. This used to be more playful, now it doesn’t seem that way. He will sit contently on my lap, only to then turn on me and try to bite me. If I’m sat down looking at my phone, he will sneak up and attack my leg (including biting). Recently he attacked my mother in law and has also tried it on with another visitor. He only ever seems to go for women. It’s one thing him going for me, but when guests are at risk then it’s time to act! I think part of the problem is he was taken from his mother too soon. Irresponsible on the part of the breeder but I can’t change that now. He was around 11 weeks when we got him, but his mother wasn’t there - she had been sent across the road to live out her retirement after having her final litter. I’m not sure at what age he was separated from her. The other part of the problem I think is that he’s bored and frustrated. We have another cat as well as a dog and they all get on. The two cats in particular are very good together and will play, but for bengals I think they need the human contact too. A difficulty I have is that it’s hard to get him to play! He won’t chase balls, mice, feathers. He doesn’t really engage in ‘normal’ cat games. All he seems to want to do is get my attention by doing things he knows I don’t like and then run off - that’s his game. I don’t think letting him outside is the answer. Not only do we live on a busy road but I imagine he’d destroy all the wildlife. I’ve had him checked over by the vet and there doesn’t seem to be a physical cause for his behaviour. There have been times when it’s got so bad I’ve considered rehoming him, but I don’t want to give up on him. I’d rather deal with whatever is causing him to behave like this. Does anyone have any suggestions?