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Do the zoomies wear off?

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BaronRottsSoundOfGraves Fri 19-Oct-18 18:56:58

My kitten is bonkers. I love her but she is exhausting. She just tears around the house and I sometimes take her collar off as the jingle is making me murderous absolutely joking I swear She seems to rest for a little while but she certainly doesn't sleep for hours on end and sometimes we have to put her in the kitchen so we can eat or drink recover from scratchy ankles. She's very loving and I wouldn't be without her. She also does the stinkiest farts. Way worse than any other cat I've had.
I had one other kitten years ago who once jumped out of my bedroom window and my bil fostered her as for a month as I was due to give birth and she was giving me palpitations. grin
How long til she chills out? As I type she is climbing up the (disused and clean-ish) chimney.grin

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MadCatEnthusiast Fri 19-Oct-18 19:10:00

Awww her back looks adorable! grin How old is she? I'm going through the zoomies myself with my 7 month old

SpoonBlender Fri 19-Oct-18 19:24:42

Ehhhh two years and counting for our younger girls!

Since over a year ago they only bite if you actively encourage them to though (eg roll them over for bellyrubs).

BaronRottsSoundOfGraves Fri 19-Oct-18 19:59:06

To be honest the kids do encourage her. Shes around 4-5 months. This is her ready to pounce. thlgrin

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IHaveBrilloHair Fri 19-Oct-18 20:02:01

Mine do Zoomies.
I have four, they are 7, 6 and 5×2.

FiveGoMadInDorset Fri 19-Oct-18 20:04:27

We had to shut ours out while having lunch today as they kept trying to eat our soup and bread, they zoom a lot and fight each other a lot,

SagelyNodding Fri 19-Oct-18 20:11:36

I don't know if you want to hear this... My girl cat is 14-15 and still has zoomies! About once per day though thank goodness smile

TheBestestCatinTheLand Fri 19-Oct-18 20:27:35

I've never heard it described as Zoomies before. But it's so apt and cute grin. Your kitten is the spitting image of my cat Agnes.

Want2beme Fri 19-Oct-18 21:30:05

Zoomies can go on for yearsgrin. They're not as frequent as they age, but a lot of older cats have their moments. My slightly disabled cat has a quick flash of the zoomies once a day and she's 6. My nearly 3 year old has the zoomies several times a day, luckily they occur outside in the garden.

mineofuselessinformation Fri 19-Oct-18 21:32:24

My dcat still does around age 20 (although infrequently now, suddenly the urge comes upon him to run round like a thing possessed in the garden...)
I think you're in for a few more years yet! 

SilverHairedCat Fri 19-Oct-18 21:42:37

Mine is 12 and still does the zoomies pretty much daily! 😂

attentionspan Fri 19-Oct-18 22:11:40

Mine is more snoozies these days, (she is getting on a bit) but for the first time in weeks she had a right case of the zoomies yesterday for about 5 minutes grin

She then sat down all demure and dignified as though it had never happened and looked at me like "What???"

moolady1977 Fri 19-Oct-18 22:18:41

My dcat pixie-lou is bonkers too she slept on me for about 20minutes while the soaps were on but is now up and raring to go. At 5:30 this morning she was running round with a full toilet roll

funmummy48 Fri 19-Oct-18 22:31:06

Our 5 year olds still zoom around from time to time, though it's not quite as frantic as it was when they were younger. It's such a funny sight, I did enjoy their kittenhood!

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