feral cat that attacks itself
Hi all, please could someone give me advice. About 3 weeks ago we rescued 3 3 month old kittens from a litter of 7, the owner of the mother cat said 4 of the kitties 'just disappeared'. These 3 kitties settled in well and have adjusted to indoor life with no issues, giving and accepting tickles, rubs and hugs. 2 days ago we spotted one of the 'missing' kitties, so decided to rescue her off the street. This is where the problem comes in, she was starved, but lovable and purring, but she is very aggressive when playing, and attacks and bites your arms, legs, and hands very hard. But the very worrying part is she, suddenly turns on herself
growling and meowing, and bites her tail and her legs and feet, and is extremely angry. She has settled in, runs around the house exploring, knows where the food and litter is, but she hisses and slaps her siblings upon close contact, but that seems normal behaviour for a strange cat, she will play with her siblings from a distance but close encounters consist of hissing and slapping. The most worrying part is her self aggression. Is this normal behavior and will it pass. Any ideas to help or assist her, she is a beautiful kitten, but the aggression is a problem. Please any advice would be appreciated. Thanking you in advance.