Cat Just Started Chewing
We adopted Daniella 3 1/2 months ago - she's now 14 months old - and until recently she wasn't chewing on things. Now she will chew telephone cords, corners of books, the edges of the remote controls, the corners of metal speakers, ends of paintbrushes, etc., etc. She isn't really particular. Bitter Apple and redirection has worked pretty well. And she's picked some pretty harmless objects.
But this morning, we heard her chewing the underside wood brace of my since departed mother-in-law's hope chest from 1942. Egad!!! My husband sprayed the area with Bitter Apple, but who knows what she'll go for next - the beautiful Queen Anne turned feet???
Just wondering if anyone can help me understand why this behavior has just appeared. And what chewing options there might be. For dogs, there are plenty, but I see nothing really appropriate for cats.
Thanks in advance.