1. So did you like get her when she was a newborn? She didn't have a cat mother so you had to nurture her and feed her from the bottle yourself?
2. Sterilizing a female cat at 6 months is, as far as I'm concerned, way too early. Also, post-procedure complications are possible as a result of a badly done procedure and can influence your cat behaviour forever.
3. If your vet is decent, he can always give behaviour advise.
4. Cats are cats. Some are more calm, some are not. You should've known that beforehand. First and foremost - shes' young. Secondly, cats can be trained and you can at least get rid of her aggressiveness if you a) consult the vet on behaviour b) study on how to do it, which is, quite frankly, not difficult these days c) cross out health issues which can very well influence the situation
We are going to remove her stitches tomorrow. After that I'll give her some catnip and see how she reacts to it.
I honestly don't see opening windows as an alternative. You have to understand that this is Croatia. Our houses aren't that great and we have to heat. If we open windows the heat is gone faster than you can think of it. That would be very expensive.
After that I'll try to make the garden a bit more interesting for her, so that she might go out despite it being colder. And by cold I am still talking about ~10 degrees C....
Is she spayed ? if not she should be.
Cats do need their outside time and I am generally against the ownership of cats/dogs if they never get to enjoy the great outdoors unleashed as it is essentially animal imprisonment for the selfishness of the owner.
Maybe you have just failed to train the cat due to a lack of punishment for doing such things in which case I suggest a good swat on the nose whenever she is misbehaving though more extreme methods might be needed depending on the cat though females tend to learn quicker from much smaller amounts of physical punishment than their stubborn asshole male counterparts. (same with pretty much any species)
Then again she might just need another animal to torment or be tormented by .
Last edited by skrump; 2012-11-15 at 09:16 PM.
There is no other way. There are too many male cats around here from neighboring houses. We do not want to get her pregnant. What should we do with all those kittens? Just throw them away?2. Sterilizing a female cat at 6 months is, as far as I'm concerned, way too early. Also, post-procedure complications are possible as a result of a badly done procedure and can influence your cat behaviour forever.
He said she will calm down after being spayed. So far I call bullshit on that.3. If your vet is decent, he can always give behaviour advise.
I am really trying my best. But I also have to work until 5pm and she's completely in the hands of the old guys living in the same house until I am back. I cannot supervise them on how they behave with the cat and if they are maybe doing something wrong that made her act like this.4. Cats are cats. Some are more calm, some are not. You should've known that beforehand. First and foremost - shes' young. Secondly, cats can be trained and you can at least get rid of her aggressiveness if you a) consult the vet on behaviour b) study on how to do it, which is, quite frankly, not difficult these days c) cross out health issues which can very well influence the situation
I've got the feeling like she's in puberty or something like that.
Cats play very rough and seldom hold back even when playing. I understand how that could be perceived as an hostile action.
Also, they are ridiculously strong for their size and you often have to actually make an effort to "win" over them xD
Something, Something, Something, Dark Side.
Get a durable glove and play with her.
I mean you gotta keep her entertained.
Once again - have to cross health issues first and foremost, because punishing a cat for something it's doing out of pain or discomfort will not solve anything. Puberty is helluva time, not sure how active she would be after sterilization though but my cat has been a total fucking asshole during that time. He's better now but we still have issues with him being very needy and very aggressive towards my hands hence why I said that every cat is different.
Talk to the old guys, explain the issues to them and ask them to try and not to contribute to raising the cat as much as they can. They will ignore you, I promise. But maybe at some point some of them will refrain from doing something he would do if you didn't talk to them.
Some cats are just simply assholes. My two cats are 7 months old and they are the sweetest. I didn't have to train them or anything, they did jump on the kitchen counter a lot which was annoying but a spray bottle fixed that. Like the guy earlier said, young cats tend to make up their own games which could be painful/annoying to us owners. I would try the spray bottle method for when she does things she isn't suppose to do, worked well for me.
I think I've missed the part of disciplining her when she does something I don't want her to be doing. I've read that violence doesnt work like it works for dogs (mild violence of course). So I simply just shouted at her, as adviced on some animal board I stumbled upon.
Scruffing and spraying is something I will try out.
My girlfriend´s cat learned along time ago its place
He wont dare to hurt me or steal food for me because i`ll just hang it from its tail and spin him if i have to
And he wont touch my dog as well, cause he totally fucks him up to the point of making the cat not wanting to eat
So my advice, while it is young (this is important) re-arrange how you place yourself in the hierarchy
stop being a pussy and hit it if you have to
Infracted for trolling.
Last edited by Wikiy; 2012-11-16 at 12:04 AM.
My lines are so potent that in this small segment i made all of the ladies in the first 3 comments pregnant!
She just don't give a fuck...
But after all that is done she comes up to me and cleans my wounds(literally) and assuring me she still loves me and that she meant no harm.
Something, Something, Something, Dark Side.
I would prescribe a piece of rope, a brick and a pond.