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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-25-2007, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi everyone. My kitten is so bad. She always attacks my other cat and we spray her to try to make her stop. But she wont. What have you tried as a method of "keeping them not bad"????
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Hi, Coleen! I'll move this to Behavior, and you will have your own thread. Welcome!

I'll delete the other one, because it's a repeat.




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More than likely she's just playing. Does your older cat engage with her? A good wrestle is fun for both of them. If your older cat doesn't like it, re-direct the kittens attention by playing with her....wear her out with some interactive toys like Da Bird or a laser pointer. See if you can teach her to play fetch.


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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-27-2007, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks a BUNCH. My older cat tries to ignore her, and sometimes they even sleep in the same bed. My older cat (Socks) HATES when my kitten (Missy) pounces on him. But he just bites and meows back. Missy LOVES twist ties, so we just throw one on the floor and most of the time, she gets distracted.
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Yeah, she's just playing and he's tolerating it OK. They need to work it out on their own, but if he gets really aggravated then districting her will help.


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When my kittens jump on Cinderella, she lets them know it will not be tolerated. It usually just takes that head snapping back and giving them that "look."

When they jump on Cleo, she usually growls and hisses, but they ignore her. They just start wrestling with her or chasing her and she usually joins in. But when she's really not in the mood, she does let them know.

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Isn't it amazing how they know just how far they can push? Holly will torture Kobi to no end, no matter how much he complains, hisses or growls...she ignores it. But if Maggie gives her a whack or a hiss, she backs right off.


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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-01-2007, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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You are so lucky. Missy doesn't back off for anything! Socks bites and hisses and growles, but missy just fights back. We yell at him and her but the dont mind to much. She just goes into the front window cill.
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Yup, that's what kittens do. Your older cat will only tolerate so much and will let the little one know when she's gone too far. Unless he seems like he's getting depressed (not eating or withdrawn) I'd let them work it out.
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Missy LOVES twist ties, so we just throw one on the floor and most of the time
I'd be VERY careful with these! Kittens have a bad habit of eating things they shouldn't and you could end up with a serious problem if she does.

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-03-2007, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Now that we have our Christmas tree up, she likes to jump at the shiny and sparkley ornaments, or any one that is moving. Socks just lays under the tree enjoying the lights while Missy plays with her twisties under there. We have to spry her now because we are getting so annoyed.
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