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My sodding cat refuses to shut the fuck up!

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LittleNoona Wed 08-Jan-14 00:05:05

He's driving be absolutely barmy! I have posted about him before and got some good advice but by God, he's got worse confused

He refuses to eat dry cat food and could easily eat a 12 pack of wet food all by himself in a day.

He screams constantly. To go out, to eat, to get into a room or out of a room, he just sits and bloody shouts. He has a really strange miaow, it's very odd and grates on the single remaining nerve that I have.

Surely this is not normal for a cat?? He's been to the vet who can find nothing wrong. He's had bloods done, all normal. He's regularly de-flead and wormed. He has 3 other perfectly well behaved cats for company. There's always someone home so he's never alone. He has toys and a climbing/scratching combo. He has the run of the house, he is warm, comfy, fed and watered.

So why the hell is he behaving like this?!

I dread him coming in, when he starts to cry at me my stomach flips - I'm on edge immediately.

I love him to bit and would never part with him but he's becoming increasingly hard to live with sad

sashh Wed 08-Jan-14 05:12:11

Some cats are just vocal.

What happens if you ignore him?

worley Wed 08-Jan-14 05:51:05

He sounds like mine, although I think he's getting senile in his old ages how old is yours?
Mine constantly miaows, doesn't know if he wants to be in it out. Will trip you over in his rush to get to his food cuboard if you walk to that side if the kitchen.
And if you dare sit down he's there straightaway wanting to sit in your lap.
He wasn't like this when he was younger but now he's got to 13 I wonder if he is loosing the plot a little

LittleNoona Wed 08-Jan-14 07:50:29

If I ignore him he carries on regardless. I feel awful for ignoring him though. If he's just come in and he's been fed I will ignore him for a bit, but if you get up to go to him to stroke him or play with him, he'll scramble straight for the food bowl. He goes mad if he's picked up too, struggles like a mad thing.

He's only 5 so I don't think he's going senile yet - can that happen to younger cats? He has been neutered though if that makes a difference?

My other 3 are no trouble at all but this one is hard work.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 08-Jan-14 12:25:39

I've got a hard work one too, I've just booted him out but now he's jumping up at the front door & the kitchen window so I will let him in.

He has a cat flap so he could just come round the back. My windows have muddy smeared paw marks on them sad

We will miss them when they are gone.

statisticsthicko Wed 08-Jan-14 12:27:14

what kind of cat is he and how old?

statisticsthicko Wed 08-Jan-14 12:28:25

oh just seen he's 5. Bit too young for hyperthyroidism then, although I know you said he's had bloods done. Did they check for that anyway?

LittleNoona Wed 08-Jan-14 12:43:36

He's a Scottish Fold. The vet said full blood screen and when we went for the results the vet just said no abnormalities. I'll give them a call after lunch and find out if thyroid was included, thanks

statisticsthicko Wed 08-Jan-14 12:48:34

Another thing to consider is that he may be stressed at living in a multi cat household even if he is not showing any other signs, the constant attention seeking may be his way of telling you he doesn't like to compete with the other cats.

LittleNoona Wed 08-Jan-14 13:10:26

Do you know, that never crossed my mind! He seems to get on fine with them - they curl up together to sleep and play together on the garden.

Actually, he was 2 when I got him and he had previously been a house cat - the people I got him from had him from a kitten and lived in a top floor flat. Initially I was going to keep him as a house cat, but he saw the others going out and seemed keen to go out too. We left him to it and gradually, in his own time, he went further and further from the back door. We live Ina very quiet road and have woodland behind us and parks either side, I think he enjoys the freedom smile

cozietoesie Wed 08-Jan-14 16:20:48

Scottish Folds aren't normally that talkative a breed unless they want something - I had thought he might have some oriental blood in him.

I'm just used to cats who talk all the time (from having them these many years) so I can carry on a running conversation with them for hours without thinking much about it. They do like to be responded to.

Do you talk back to him?

FerrisBueller1972 Wed 08-Jan-14 16:28:53

Both of mine have started doing this recently. To the point I have to shut them out. The reaction to wet food is odd. It's like crack cocaine to them. I appear to have renamed them 'shut up' and 'leave me alone' confused

cozietoesie Wed 08-Jan-14 16:35:19

What wet food are you all giving them? Is it Felix AGAIL by any chance?

GobbySadcase Wed 08-Jan-14 16:37:22

My ginger mog yowls constantly. It's horribly flat, too.

Knotter Wed 08-Jan-14 16:43:24

My 13 year old tortie has become like this more and more over the last year. Constantly standing by my feet miaowing angrily until picked up/fussed over. Follows me round the house constantly, sitting on keyboard at the computer, miaowing all the time!!

It is becoming a bit much but she is acting affectionately really. She has to take steroids though for a condition, which make her hungry, which I think may be a large part of it.

FerrisBueller1972 Wed 08-Jan-14 16:46:30

Whichever is on offer tbh. Recently it's Felix. They only get one pouch each a day but anytime I move they are there winding round my ankles trying to kill me by tripping over them

cozietoesie Wed 08-Jan-14 17:01:33

One pouch each a day? What else are they getting?

worley Wed 08-Jan-14 18:56:59

Mine get two pouches of senior food and biscuits every day. Plus mice etc that they find themselves..
The one that talks non stop will even push the dog out of the way for his tea too!

hugoagogo Wed 08-Jan-14 19:08:24

That felix is seriously addictive to them- it stinks too, my rescue kitty was being given it when I got her and it took quite a while to wean her off it.

I was thinking stress too, I have heard good things about those feliway diffusers, might help if that's the problem.

FerrisBueller1972 Thu 09-Jan-14 18:22:12

That read like I only feed them one pouch if wet food a day and nothing else! They have science plan or Iams dry food. Which is available all day long. Still go bonkers for food all the time. Never used to be like this

cozietoesie Thu 09-Jan-14 18:51:31

They sound a little bored, I'm afraid. It may be the winter weather - there's not much action out there.

Have you ever tried to give them their kibble in foraging toys? Plenty of guidance on the web on making those and you could buy some cheap plastic kibble balls from a supermarket or pet store in the interim.

(This would likely apply to your boy as well, Noona.)

PurpleSmurfette Sun 12-Jan-14 02:07:57

Try a feliway diffuser. They're a bit pricy (I've tried the cheaper alternatives and personally find they don't work at all) but they stopped my cats screaming and fighting.

Depending on size of house you may need a few and they'll take a day or two to start working but its got to be worth a try!

I can tell when they're running out as mine get vocal again almost immediately!

They can be really expensive though. I don't want to look like I'm promoting any sites so I'd just say to Google it and I think less than £15 for the diffuser (or £13 for the refill) is good.


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