Join Date: May 2008
Location: St. Albert, AB, Canada
I never recommend scruffing a kitten. There are many reasons, but the top two is that mother cats don't scruff their kittens - they might hold the neck, but they don't grab the loose skin and shake, hold, or push. They just hold them still for a second. The other reason is that the neck is a very sensitive area, and while that skin is loose it's also sensitive. It would be very easy to bruise a kitten that way, and then you're more likely to end up with an aggressive response, instead of the play behavior you probably had to begin with.
The fact that it 'worked' for you, doesn't mean it's a good idea.
Becky and the cats: Jitzu (11), Torri (9), Doran (8 ), and Muffin (8 )
The boys at 8 - not