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My kittens have gone crazy today....(sort of light hearted) but Help!!!

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Mumdiva99 Fri 16-Oct-20 13:36:01

My delightful 4 month old kittens are up to every bit of monkey business they can find today. So far they have:
- got into the food recycling pot on the kitchen counter and stolen a chicken bone
- pulled the washing off the airer
- played in a carrier bag on the side
- jumped on every surfaces possible including walking along radiators

They are being so skittish and crazy I am actually concerned they might hurt themselves.

Help!! What can I do. Lol. (Yes I am expecting it to get worse before it gets better.)

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OnCandyStripeLegs Fri 16-Oct-20 13:45:25

My 3 year olds do this whenever the weather is bad. Or colder than they would like, anyway. The best way is to go with it - so I let them go under the kitchen kick boards or into the loft; throw a bag of ping pong balls at them, that sort of thing.

It's easier when they are older and 1. Won't get stuck under the sofa and 2. Can run around outside and up and down a few trees.

OrtamLeevz Fri 16-Oct-20 13:49:10

If you think things are bad now, just wait till you put up the Christmas tree grin

Mentounasc Fri 16-Oct-20 13:51:58

You beed to steer their ridiculous energy levels into less destructive directions - what toys do you have? Wand/feather things, laser pointers, bouncy balls as pp said. Give them short high-energy bursts of playing then let them sleep it off.

Mumdiva99 Fri 16-Oct-20 14:04:36

@Mentounasc they have toys but much prefer the stuff they shouldn't have.

@OrtamLeevz thanks for that!! I will look forward to December.

@onCandyStripeLegs I need to go put the heating on to chill them out...

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Mentounasc Fri 16-Oct-20 14:08:09

They won't play with their designated toys? Well putting some positive spin on it, they're doing very well at learning how to cat- the chapter on sheer bloody-mindedness.

Grumpyoldpersonwithcats Fri 16-Oct-20 14:37:27

Technically I think you have 'proper cats'.

Well done grin.

LST Fri 16-Oct-20 14:39:10

I have a 4 month old kitten she is a nightmare some days. Its worse today as my big ginger boy who is normally outside in the day (his choice) is having to stop in because he has hurt his leg.. they are now both running around the house like mad things

Mumdiva99 Fri 16-Oct-20 14:40:33

@grumpyoldpersonwithcats thanks. True to cat form they are now sleeping peacefully like butter wouldn't melt.

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Youngatheart00 Fri 16-Oct-20 14:45:30

I love the mischief mine get in to but I do shut the kitchen door when the hob’s been on and put the lids down on the toilets to stop a few hazards!!

Mine have been using my laundry airer as a climbing frame today (paranoid it’s going to break and trap them) I swear they egg eachother on!!!

WhichOneNowTheRedOrTheGreen Fri 16-Oct-20 15:05:29

I don't think I could possibly give any advice without seeing more photos. To assess the problem fully you understand.

giantangryrooster Fri 16-Oct-20 15:13:09

Aw they are lovely and active grin.

Please, please promise you double-check before starting your washer and dryer.

samlh Fri 16-Oct-20 15:43:31

My 10 month old has days like this.. especially when i'm working from home and trying to reign him in is impossible.

Luckily it's normal and they are just learning how to cat!

One of Leo's favourite things to do today is climb up my dressing gown that i've washed and is airing on the maiden...

GuppytheCat Fri 16-Oct-20 15:45:19

Mine is a year old and thinks I’m a climbing frame. Owwww.

WhichOneNowTheRedOrTheGreen Fri 16-Oct-20 15:46:50

@samlh Is Leo a kitten or an Ewok?

So cute!

sashh Fri 16-Oct-20 15:57:59

Ah the mad minutes, mines an old lady but still has them. When she first arrived she would climb up me when I was cooking so she could look over my shoulder.

She will also investigate my wardrobe by creeping along my clothes (sort of on the side of the hangers.)

One of my fosters learned to walk along the curtain rail in my bedroom.

samlh Fri 16-Oct-20 16:26:35

@WhichOneNowTheRedOrTheGreen funnily enough that's my Jedi dressing gown so the jury is out smile

GreenCat44 Fri 16-Oct-20 17:36:45

Aww mine were hellions when they were that age. To be fair, they're not much better now, there's just less curtain climbing.
They're currently climbing the door in the front room, walking along the top and jumping over to the cat tree 🙄

Bargebill19 Fri 16-Oct-20 18:32:55

Thank your lucky stars you don’t have to rely on a fire for heating ... the ash and coal gets tracked everywhere by invisible beings (aka The Kittens).

Mumdiva99 Fri 16-Oct-20 19:59:50

You've all made me smile. Thanks.

There is worse to come....

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StCharlotte Fri 16-Oct-20 20:08:54

Mine are coming up to a year old. When they were about five months, I got a text from my neighbour: "your kittens are on your chimney". confused

GuppytheCat Fri 16-Oct-20 23:10:46

This is the current favourite toy in this house (other than my trouser leg). Cat can have a really good kick at it and let out all that pent up hunting energy.

Mumdiva99 Sat 17-Oct-20 06:26:31

Omg @StCharlotte that must have been scary!! How did you get them down?

@GuppytheCat what is that? (My kittens prefer small things they can run with.....nerf gun bullets, hair bands, we slice toilet roll tubes up, bits of paper, my daughters feather bower....

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GuppytheCat Sat 17-Oct-20 07:28:54

I think it’s called a Kickeroo - it’s part hessian for clawing, but it has a fluffy tail. She really likes throwing it around and grappling it.

tortoiseshell1985 Sat 17-Oct-20 07:33:22

My cat would like that

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