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Kneading and biting stuffed animals?!?

My cat Martell (a 2 year old neutered male) has just recently stated doing something I've never seen a cat do before...

He climbs up on my dresser and knocks my stuffed animals onto the floor, then jumps down and climbs on top of them, kneading them with all four paws. If I try to take them away, he grabs them with his front paws and bites onto them to prevent me taking them away. If I put them back on the dresser, he gets right back up there and starts the whole process right over again!

Any idea what would cause the sudden onset of this kind of behavior?


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it sounds like hunting play, which wouldn't be abnormal. as for why he just started it now, I don't know. any recent changes in the household?
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nothing recently... I was stumped!

I have a cat puppet that sits on the dresser with a little thing inside that meows when you squeeze it...

This morning I saw martell kneading the poor puppet, and he must have hit the sensor. All of a sudden, it started meowing, and he jumped staight up in the air!!! Poor guy... I tried so hard not to laugh!



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I'll bet it was something that never caught his attention before, and now he's fascinated with it
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that's pretty much what I supposed, too. He just can't get enough of it now. It's a riot to watch him dragging in around the floor, because it's nearly as big as he is!


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That is so way cute!

You could try a fleece blanket instead...he
apparently likes the softness.
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that would make a GREAT pic to post here!!
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I've got one of him and one of the stuffed animals... the puppet looks almost identical...



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yep, he's a beauty!

(and worse, he knows it! )


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