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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-20-2011, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Hi my cat's name is Ashley and I am hoping to get some info on how to handle some of her moods better. She is 3 and very lovable, but she gets really moody. I know that is probably normal but some things just makes me go hmmmm. I have had her now for 6 months and she is a wonderful. I don't know what I would do without her. She has been a great addition to our little family. I look forward to talking to others about her.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-20-2011, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Moody cat

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Ashley can go from playful to sulky in a blink of an eye. Is this normal for most cats? I know they are moody by nature, I am just wondering how normal she is. Thanks..

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 03:07 AM
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Hi. I'm just a first time owner myself, so I probably can't give you much helpful info. But from personal experience, Milky can go from playful to agressive very quickly if he doesn't like what we're doing. By agressive I mean he will suddenly bite our hands or legs or whatever it is he's not liking at that moment. I don't think it's sulky, but if he doesn't like something, he's not afraid to show it. It can change in the blink of an eye.

Maybe you should try to watch and understand his expressions so you can avoid Ashley getting "moody/sulky". See when and how it occurs, what expressions does he make, how do his ears/eyes change etc? By determining these, perhaps it will be easier to find out the reason behind why he does it. I know it's not much info, but hope it helps in some way.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 09:20 PM
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Hi Ashleysmom!

What you are describing is absolutely normal behaviour. A cat will shift moods from playful to aggressive in many situations.

Over-excitement during playtime can be a big cause for mood changes, as a cat can be so excited during playtime that he or she will react in an 'aggressive' manner. In addition, because cats are hunters by instinct, they will often bite or scratch the toys that they are playing with, which can also be viewed as aggressive behaviour during playtime. I found a helpful article about cat mood changes on this website: Cat Aggressive Behavior | Cat Training and Cat Behavior

I also agree with Milky's Mammy, that you should monitor Ashley's behaviour or reaction to you when you are playing to make sure you understand what is upsetting her. It could be that you accidentally touched a sensitive area and she became upset because of that.

Hope this is somewhat helpful.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-24-2011, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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All of this are great suggestions. I notice today when she cuddles she will lick my chin then nip like she is trying to play. She doesn't do it hard, but it does get my attention.
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