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Well, I recently got a new kitten, Rupert, and for the most part, he's been a joy. Unfortunately, his antics at night in my bed have simply proved too much for me to handle. I simply can't get a good night's rest with his constant waking and subsequent decisions to pounce on my feet, or sometimes if he is too hyper--my head! When tired, he's quite gentle, which is why I originally chose to let him sleep with me. But now that I've moved everything he needs out of the bedroom, he seems to be having some trouble adjusting. He sits at the door and meows almost constantly. I can't help but feel guilty since it's such a desperate-sounding, almost crying-like meow (very kittenish.) I really don't want to respond in any way as a result of his meowing--I don't want him to start thinking that meowing and scratching at the door can let him in. Any ideas on how to get him to settle down and rest--or at least, go and do something else at night instead of sit at my door trying desperately to get in? I want to be able to sleep at night, and I simply can't do that with Rupert--at the same time though, I want him to be happy and comfy too.
 

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Hi, please read my response to "Spoiled Cat" on this same forum; my advice to you would be the same!

Kittens are social, and in nature would never be left alone; that's just too scary. He is nocturnal and thus awake at night. He needs someone warm to cuddle with. Currently, that's you! So, one other thing you could consider is to get a second kitten; that would solve a lot of the issue for you right there, as 2 kittens can keep each other well-exercised, well-socialized, and (more importantly) well-exhausted!

Cheers,
Dr. Jean
 

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Either get another kitten so they can have each other or put a towel under the door so the kitten can't reach under and scratch the heck out of the door. Over time of course they will get better like my 2 cats did. Actually Twinkie could stay out without making much noise but Sugar was another story! Try not to give in and open the door and spray them if they keep meowing. Good Luck! :lol:
 

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With the pouncing on the feet etc, my cats all did this (imagine 4 cats pouncing on you...) it took them 1-2 weeks all together to calm down, the novelty of pouncing on feet wore off the more times they got chucked off the bed. There is still the odd occasion one of them sees a need to pounce, but a nudge off the bed susually makes them come and say sorry.
All tho butches latest antics have been getting annoying- sleeping on my head, ifs its not that then he tried to milk thread my head!
 
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