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16th May 2012, 12:34 PM
No, it's not a Sims help request. This is cat help. In two months I've seen these cats through injured paws, in heat, fight the dog, cuddle together, and all sorts of things. Lately the youngest kitten has decided everything in the house is a toy. I go to bed seeing litter scattered all over the floor. The dogs see their toys taken by the cat (dogs don't seem to care). Everything on the kitchen table is knocked to the floor each morning. He makes toys of shopping bags, makeup, dish towels, pens and pencils, decorative ornaments, dreamcatchers, and even other pets.
He's a fun beast and loving, so no worries. This is their forever home. However I'm looking for a way to adjust behavior. He's a cat that can amuse himself for hours, and I do play with him. I'm not sure what to try next.
16th May 2012, 04:35 PM
How old is the cat?
16th May 2012, 09:22 PM
The cat in question is less than one year old. estimate six months. It's a boy kitten.
16th May 2012, 10:14 PM
I lock my cats (all three) in the laundry room of a night. Apart from wrecking the house, if I forget one because it's sleeping someplace, it will come and meow by the bed to be taken to the laundry as that is where the food bowl and litter tray are. Is he nurtured yet? If not he's gearing up to be a 'male' wrecking and spraying stuff. We got our last cat as a stray and spraying two places in my house was the first things he did. If you have never smelt male cat spray it is very unpleasant and lingering. Took a lot of cleaning off. He was a bit less than a year old and we got him fixed up right away. He still likes to annoy and chase the girls around the house -they are dignified older ladies and he is like some punk kid to them. Even though all three are locked in I don't have much trouble between the three of them in the laundry. They each take to their own pillow and pretty much stay there until I let them out of a morning. My advice-get him nutured ASAP.
16th May 2012, 10:15 PM
If he is a kitten then that is just how they are. He will grow out of it in the mean time all you can do is say no and take the items away/ remove what is left of the items.
My parents have 3 kittens all under a year old (long story, my sisters fault - didn't bother getting her cat 'done') so I can sympathise slightly. I don't live with y parents but I can see the damage the kittens have caused. They are so cute however!
16th May 2012, 10:39 PM
I got the cat (and his friend) fixed about four weeks ago. He might still have some male behavior.. He's always been the curious one, must put his paws into everything. I guess enough no commands will fix it. The two cats have a great time chasing each other through the house each morning. The only lock-up I could arrange is in a bathroom. That didn't go over well for his friend.
17th May 2012, 02:47 AM
Sounds like normal cat behaviour to me. You could try giving the cat things for it to play with and spray them with catnip spray so he will play with his toys more than other things in the house.
17th May 2012, 01:56 PM
That's normal behaviour for cats that age and they will grow out of it with time. Just put away things that you don't want knocked over or destroyed (and then you'll still have surprises like unravelled toilet paper). They have lots of energy and need to use it up somehow.
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