Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Wait for a time when Hyde is sleepy, and clip the tips of his claws with nail clippers, being careful not to nick the quick (vein). Rub the end of the claw with an emery board to take off any roughness. Feed him a treat after his manicure. Scarlet will in her own time handle any of Hyde's aggressive play which may likely get worse as he matures into his "terrible teens" around 8 mos. or so. If Hyde hasn't been neutered yet, you should have this done as this will help. You can't really stop the behavior because that's the type of play kittens do. If you think he's really getting over the top, you can distract Hyde with a wand toy, and flick it around and let him chase it. Or get a ping pong ball and let him roll it around on the floor or in a bathtub. It's helpful if you can siphon off some of his energy through active play with teaser toys.
"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
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