Re: Aggressive Behavior
To be honest, it sounds like very normal kitten behavior to me. Kittens can be totally wild at times, dashing head long around the house, attacking everything and anything in their path.
When he bites your hand or arm, don't pull your hand away, you can do more damage that way because he holds on tighter. Instead push back at him, it will startle him and he won't like it. Make loud noises, I often make believe I'm crying when a cat bites me. They'll associate that noise specifically with the biting behavior and know that it means to stop biting. If you don't want to cry, pick a word specifically for correcting biting, just one word that you don't use for any other behavior. "No" is too often used for multiple things, if you use no for biting and for 'don't eat my sandwich' and for don't scratch there, it will confuse him. So pick a specific single word for correcting a specific behavior. Also, lifting him by his scruff can injure him, he's too heavy for that now.
When he gets crazy, distract him with toys. Interactive play is the best way to control his crazies and wear him out. Da Bird and laser pointers are the best toys imo. The best part is you can still be lazy but exercise him with a laser pointer. A good play session and a snack just before bed should poop him out for quite a while.
Gazing out the windows is perfectly normal behavior for a cat as well, there's sooooo much interesting stuff to see. Putting a bird feeder where he can see it and a window perch will keep him occupied for hours.
I also believe his actions when raising his back and looking scared are all just part of his play. I've seen kittens arch up and 'dance' across the room trying to look fierce while they're playing. It's pretty hysterical.
He'll out grow most of this behavior, the only thing you really need to correct is the biting. And when he becomes a couch potato, you'll be missing the little monster behavior.
Hope this helps. Welcome to Cat Forum...we need pictures of the little monster!
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