My little girl is 4.5months old. A little tortie, cute as anything. She's always been bouncy and hyper but this last week she's started to get quite nasty. She's launching herself on myself and DP and biting and scratching. She was supposed to be getting spayed this week but we had to cancel because she's not quite heavy enough. She begs and begs to go outside but I'm terrified of letting her in case she comes back pregnant.
Any idea of ways to get her to behave more sociably? She is the only pet in the household. And when she wakes up in the morning she is the sweetest most loving thing for about 45mins and then turns into the Tasmanian devil. Any help would be appreciated
I was coming to have a rant and tell you to find a new vet to neuter her but she is very small for 4 months, no way would I let her out, I have yet to find a kitten which doesn't have a mad 45-1hr, mines do it and do it at night, I have a little tabby boy and he runs wild every night, knocks ornaments over etc.
I used to take kitten to get neuetered at 13 weeks, not all vets will do it when they are so young and small though.
The third picture is when we got her, the first an second are her size now. She is so happy and purry when I get home from work, she is a definate mummy's cat!! I'm going to speak to the vets again and see if I can do it Tuesday as I have a few days off work after to make sure she's ok.
At the moment she's by the back door just crying her little heart out that she can't go out
My two got used to wearing collars well before they decided they are house cats & still wear them now Just In Case they suddenly decide to go leaping off out of the house & vanish before they can be hauled back inside. They were microchipped when they were neutered at about 6.5/7 months (they had some catching up to do on the growing front & weren't showing any signs of Tom-foolery [I'm sorry, I couldn't resist it...] at all) but I think collars are good visual markers for humans when it comes to This Cat Has A Home Thanks Awfully. Not that my Nijinpuss would let a stranger anywhere near him, he is awf'y shy, but le Balanchat is both gregarious & exceptionally pretty-looking (his brother is also beautiful, but black cats are more usual than [strawberry] blonde with gorgeous markings) & some people truly don't seem to understand that a cat without a collar is not necessarily a cat without an owner.
Mine have collars with the emergency-release snap-clip & it's surprising how small the collars have to be adjusted down to (they're still in their kitten-sized ones) to be the correct fit - you should be able to fit 2-3 fingers under the collar so it's not throttling them but isn't going to come off every two seconds. From time to time mine come out of their collars but that's just that they've been Having Adventures & they're generally happy enough for me to pop the collar back on. Or sometimes put their spare on them, as collars are often lost in Interesting Places & take a bit of finding.
Second (or fifth, or whatever it is at this stage...) the idea of lots of active play to try to tire her out a bit & if she's behaving Very Badly disengaging completely - to point of shutting her away from you - for about 20 minutes & not making a fuss when you let her back in. She should learn that she is not allowed to be a furry little ratbag...
Good luck with your wait, anyway - is terribly sad about her Mummycat. My moglets came from a cat who's had God Only Knows how many litters but the owners won't neuter. (Is it bad I think owners like that should be neutered themselves. Without anaesthetic?) The vet thinks my Daddy's new cat's miniature size may partly be down to having had a litter of kittens at only a few months old. Poor little scrap has now been neutered & is finally starting to adjust to a life in which she is properly cared for. Such a shame you can't catnap the Mummycat in question. Ech.