Sweet cuddles by day, evil and loud by night
This is my first post here, and I tried to read through as many threads as I could to find this answer, but I came up empty handed.
Zelda is a bit over a year old, and ever since we got her she has had the same behavior. First of all, she doesn't understand how to now hurt us when she is playing. Our other cat, Phoenix will lightly bite and never digs her claws into our hands, but Zelda plays very violently and therefore we are almost scared to play with her.
She gets in these moods, especially at night, where anything is fair to her. She attacks my hair and wraps herself in it, she bites us if we're moving beneath the blankets, and she just runs around causing problems. This is an every night occurence. When she falls asleep with me at night, she is so snuggly and sweet, as she is most of the day, but around 3AM I always end up kicking her out of the room.
She unplugged our alarm clock the other night, which was kind of the last straw..
Sometimes she just has this look in her eyes and I know she's going to attack me, and I know it isn't some sort of violent act, it is just her playing, but she has scratched my face until it bleeds before..
This is behavior that is only there about an hour during the day and a few hours at night. when we let her in in the morning, she is sweet just like always.
any ideas on why she is so destructive? She gets along well with Phoenix, they play together and lately have been cuddling together (phoenix won't even cuddle with me).
PS Right now she's watching the letters come up on the screen. I think she knows I'm talking about her : )