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Old 01-09-2013, 07:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I heard that it's around three where they really mellow out, but I'm not sure at all. I know Jake is pretty bad, when he wants to play and you don't get out his toy he starts trying to wrestle and nip, but you just have to watch for the signs. I know that when he starts rolling around on the floor, it's time to take out his feathers or risk being attacked (it's not painful so much as annoying).
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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All my cats are pretty mature/old when I get them and I like it that way. 'taint raisin' any mo babies!!
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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All my cats are pretty mature/old when I get them and I like it that way. 'taint raisin' any mo babies!!
I'm so glad i got my boy as a kitten (11 weeks). He's 11 months now, and I'm so happy to have had that experience and bonding time for my first cat.

That being said, I think any new additions will be a year or two old. The last 8 months have been a LOT of work and he's been a very easy cat. I can't imagine having an actual troublemaker on my hands.

I always tell people that he puked just enough, ruined just enough of my things, and injured me just enough times to be mischievous but still adorable. I have lots of cute stories and no real complaints.


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Old 01-09-2013, 11:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I find that Bee (1.5 yrs old) calmed down a lot after she turned 1, However, when we bought Boo (approx 6 months old) home her kitten like habits crept back in and she forgot all her hard learned manners about jumping on stuff LOL. they are a bad influence on eachother.
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Generally speaking it's true cats tend to mellow out around 2 yrs. or more. But a lot depends on the breed, or personality of the cat itself. Abysinnians and Cornish Rex are the energizer bunnies of the cat world, whereas my Devon Rex are now just mellowing out and sleeping a bit more now that they're both 7 y.o. and it's dull winter days, but they still have their crazy periods and are still getting into all sorts of mischief. Some cats are forever kitties in their play until in their very late senior years, say 15+.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:09 AM   #16 (permalink)
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My bratz are 6 years old. I'll let you know when it happens....
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:03 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I am betting she is an only cat. No other cat to interact with or give her attention or wear her out. Right? Either that or your other cat does not interact with her; maybe a lot older?

The best and easiest way to deal with a high energy cat is to play with her before bedtime and feed her right before sleepy time. Just as suggested above. Cats mature at their own individual whim; one of the kittens I rescued did not settle down until she was three years old, while her sister was mature and quiet when one and a half. Personality has a lot to do with their behavior, of course.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:07 AM   #18 (permalink)
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My cat was about 2 when I got her, so she would be about 2 1/2 now. She's still quite playful and mischievous, there isn't a huge change compared to the time we got her.. maybe she's calmed down a little bit though. My friend has a cat that would be about 1 1/2 now and she was really hyper as a kitten. She really calmed down a lot over the last few months though.
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I am betting she is an only cat. No other cat to interact with or give her attention or wear her out. Right? Either that or your other cat does not interact with her; maybe a lot older?
Yes, she's indeed an only cat. And her breed is a simple Tabby.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:13 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Thanks very much for your input and advice everyone.
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