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Why is my kitten so naughty??

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SweetSeraphim Mon 18-Feb-13 19:16:23

I have a just turned 6 month old tortie kitten, and she is the worst behaved pet I have ever had in my life shock

She's very bitey and scratchy, horribly destructive, and seems to need company all the time or she miaows and whines.

I have had cats all my life, but I've had her since she was ten weeks old and she is the youngest I have ever had. None of my other cats have ever behaved like this and I'm finding it a bit stressful.

Is this normal for her age?

Schnapple Tue 19-Feb-13 23:00:00

My mum has a silver tabby, he is about 18 months old now. He is a little monkey!!!! He loves to play fight, bite and scratch. We thought when we got him neutered he would calm down..... nope! He is nuts! My mum has very expensive curtains and the cat used to climb them!!! He has pulled them down on several occasions! He unfurls the loo paper, attacks my mums knitting. He loves climbing the christmas tree. He plays tag with the kids a chases them! He has calmed down a little bit as he is getting older but we have just got used to his hyperactivity! My mum jokes that he has ADHD.

Not much help but you arent alone. I love my mums cat, he has such a great personality and whilst sometimes its annoying I wouldnt change him, he is hilarious!

cate16 Tue 19-Feb-13 23:23:07

We have a naughty tortie too.
She sits on-top of open doors, and has mad turns in the night. She's been a bit sad last few day because she lost her mate last week sad .
Today's favorite activity has been 'sofa bouncing'.. her trampolining from one end to other and back and me in the middle getting bashed up each time (big sofa).
She's very loving when she wants to be, and does occasionally bite when she get exciting during these 'loved up' moments - but a firm 'NO' and she stops and cuddles again.

VenusRising Wed 20-Feb-13 17:33:35

Sounds like normal kitten behaviour to me, bar the missing the litter tray.
Maybe sprinkle pepper on the places she puddles on.

Our 6 mo old kitten has a craze to go higher and higher - she climbs up on your shoulders and leaps on top of the doors.

I have her in the bedroom though, she has her little nest, and settles down there. Maybe put a bed for her in your bedroom? She may well be lonely?

Nataleighlou Sat 20-Dec-14 09:37:08

Tell me this has passed over and she's calmed down? As I have a 5 month old white tortie and she's driving me insane. I don't want to shout at her but she is REALLY naughty, but really shouting isn't even working?! I got her off someone that didn't have the time for her and maybe that's effected her a bit? But I'm a mummy and my daughter who has just turned 1 tends to have lots of fun playing with her with me, we are obviously doing a good job as she naps straight after but when she's in one of her moods she's jumping and running everywhere. She's leaving claw marks all over the furniture and will random just jump onto my daughter even when she's sitting eating. I don't know what to dosad

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 20-Dec-14 09:52:30

I'd remove the cat when you can't supervise them together, I've had cats for years but I wouldn't leave any animal with a baby.

Plus it's not un-heard of for toddlers to harm or sometimes kill kittens, not on purpose of course but it has happened & ought to be guarded against.

RubbishMantra Sun 21-Dec-14 23:00:02

"Kittens always used to be given away at 6 weeks old. Now it's 8 weeks. No way would I want one at 3 months old when you'd have missed so much of its short kittenhood. "

To me, this sums up why so many cats get abandoned when they reach adolescence. Precisely the reason why kittens shouldn't be re-homed at 6 weeks. To protect them from people who think no further than their "cute kittenhood", in spite of the fact that it's best for the kitten to stay with their mum until 3 months.

valrhona Mon 22-Dec-14 07:14:27

My tortie Margot is quite aloof mostly, but can be very affectionate in her own little way and will come for a sit down on laps, or snuggles on the bed . I do get the sense she'd quite like to be an only cat, but she has the bold renegade Coley to contend with :-)

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