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  1. #61
    Your cat is exhibiting normal play behavior. The problem is that, as with most cat owners, you are not giving them enough stimulation daily. Toys are an excellent way to combat this, try getting a few different types (laser light, feathers) and play with them at least once a day. Not only are you socializing with your animal but you are giving them exercise and the ability to let out their play behavior, even more with the age your cat is. Also, negative reinforcement does not work on cats, only positive. Reward her when she does what you want her to do.

    -Cat owner for 14 years, my current cat started out the same way as yours and she still even beyond two years exhibits play behavior but no longer attacks anyone. Also if you have the time and are interested in learning about cats, the show My Cat From Hell features many different problems of cats and specialist who fixes them.

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    I would bring it to the vet and have it put to sleep.

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    get it castrated.

    my cat was like that as well, then it got castrated and is now the most loving and cuddleing cat ever, it still likes to bite my big toe once in a while, but nothing lik before where my x girlfriend had to jump up on a table because the cat was going berserk on her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    Or you could just have those dogs spayed/neutered in the first place.
    Costly procedure, and such costs are not always welcome in the unpredictable, difficult and easily unprofitable business of farming where ends are often hard to meet.
    In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.” - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

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    Just wait for someone elses cat to die then give it to them as a replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokot View Post
    My grandfather killed Nazis. See, no logic here either.

    Anyways, if you ever do something like what you've mentioned, just let us know.
    Just for the predictable torrent of rage alone on a site such as our MMO-Champion, i'll be more than happy to.
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    Kittens can generally be a pain in the arse. Most calm down. When my kitten was 5 months old she was very naughty at night. During the day she was great. Wanted her pets, slept allot, etc. But holy Batman....the cat changed when the sun went down. Jumping off of high places, nipping toes, pouncing on everyone's head, stalking the dogs, smacking people's hands when they tried to point at her to say, no. She was a a little devil, to say the least. But, as usual around the 10 month to a 1 year mark she calmed down.

    She still goes a little crazy at certain early morning times. But she has relaxed allot.

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    Just for the predictable torrent of rage alone on a site such as our MMO-Champion, i'll be more than happy to.
    That would be the best decision in your life, I promise.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokot View Post
    That would be the best decision in your life, I promise.
    The Internet Police are a fearsome branch!
    In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.” - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

  10. #70
    Hm... I got 7 cats, and I know more 5 cats, all since they were young, and not even on of them ever did that...

    At a young age, they are very tricky and playful, but, apparently, yours is quite the devilish cat!

    I don't know, I think only time will make her go calm. One of my cats used to be a bit like yours but not that much, after 2 years or so she stopped completly of being stupid though, only time will tell.

    Also, if she goes out to screw with your neighbors, don't let her out of the house and make her stay in a room only, with food, litter, etc, etc, and let only her out when you can supervise her.

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    There could be many things, and it would be hard to find out and make much better in a week, but I would say that if the cat is otherwise sound and healthy (no illness or infection/disease/injury annoying it) then it would probably be somewhat a behavioral issue. Other than cats are pretty clawy and scratchy to begin with and use their claws to hang on to things, then some things may help if it does too much of stuff it's not allowed to do or bites.

    1. Stable, healthy environment. Don't kick the cat, don't hit the cat, dont change the rules from one day to the other and back again the next, I would probably also in most cases if there are other options available refrain from spraying it with water since it will just create fear and not understanding (and perhaps make a more angsty cat and cats are quick to claw and bite if they are afraid and can't run).

    2. If it does something that is not allowed such as claw furniture, bite wires, bite plants, run on table, eat human food (or dog food), then remove it from the situation and say No or something once with a stern tone while looking at it. This could become the "bad" or "wrong" voice which tells it that this behavior is not allowed. Then do a punishment if necessary. This punishment must not be pain or injury. It must be the absence of something, for example, the absence of being in the room it was in. Simply throw it out of the room and close the door for some time. If it claws you and you say no, then don't play with it there. Remove the fun so it won't claw.

    3. Play with it and VERY IMPORTANTLY do not play with it with your bare hands. The cat doesn't know that its claws and bites hurts you as much as they do. Never put your hands in its mouth as a normal play thing because it will associate your hands with play. Let it play with something else, like a wrap of paper you throw on the ground or some toy that makes a sound and rolls or something. If they have seen mice, then they for some reason like to have mouse toys. Also, if it won't go out, which is normal in the wintery time, it can easily get understimulated and start doing something, such as biting feet or doing something it shouldn't because it has an excess of energy and just needs to do something. Play with it more in the winter time or cuddle with it more. A cat loves being outdoor in the spring/summer/fall and can enjoy itself greatly just by wandering around and doing what a cat does.

    4. When and if it claws you or bites you (which a cat will usually do once in a while, they are very clawy animals, quite different from a dog in that department), then stop. Don't do anything with what the cat has clawed you on or bitten you in. Stop movement. Cats love movement. Your goal is to make no incentive for the cat to bite you or claw you and remove the body part of yours that is being attacked or played with. If it is biting or scratching your feet then draw your feet back to you (and perhaps say No or ouch or something that it recognizes as pain from you). Remove your hand if you are playing. Remove your arm if it is attacking you. Remove your body if it is crawling up on you. If you are playing and it scratches or bites you, remove the body part and stop playing. Bite or scratch = no play. If you are cuddling and it for whatever reason bites you, then say No or ouch and stop the hand it is probably biting and when it stops applying force then take your hand out of its mouth. Stop the movement and draw your body part away. It doesn't act properly = you don't play or cuddle. Be gentle though. Cats love fun. Also, when cats purr, their claws go in and out and they don't even realize it is hurting you so again, cats are very clawy animals in pain and pleasure.

    5. Use your own reasoning, imagination, understanding, person and common sense when it comes to an issue. Trust your intuition and instinct. Regard everything I've written here as possibly true and not true.

    6. It could quite well take longer to train the cat in a more desirable fashion than what it has experienced or what it does now, so there probably won't be much difference in a week, but this is how I would try to train a cat if I had one over longer time and it did not have issues caused by health.

    7. If it is some old guys living there and they are already getting annoyed by the cat then try to give them some simple tips from this if it works, 1. dont hit the cat (avoid spraying it water I would say too in most cases), 2. Set rules, enforce rules and tell it when it has done wrong and punish it sometimes by the absence of something (no more play, no more cuddle, no more being in the fun room for some time. Be simple and use common sense). 3. When it bites and claws, remove the hand/arm/foot from the cat and stop movement of it if necessary until it has released its bite some.

    8. Good luck lol.

    9. Also, yes kittens might be more clawy than adult cats because adult cats can't be arsed lol.
    Last edited by Tenver; 2012-11-15 at 10:24 PM.

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    God forbid! Oops, sorry. Hopefully I didn't hurt your feelings by saying that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokot View Post
    God forbid! Oops, sorry. Hopefully I didn't hurt your feelings by saying that.
    Self-overestimation is a very unbecoming trait.
    In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.” - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeavline View Post
    I'm completely serious.
    I've heard the high from Nutmeg isn't particularly enjoyable, and it's much easier to OD on than a lot of the more well known drugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    I've heard the high from Nutmeg isn't particularly enjoyable, and it's much easier to OD on than a lot of the more well known drugs.
    I'm sure it is. But it's legal ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alenarien View Post
    Costly procedure, and such costs are not always welcome in the unpredictable, difficult and easily unprofitable business of farming where ends are often hard to meet.
    Obviously it's a different sort of farming situation than we have here in the US.

    But yeah, drowning a cat because you can't be arsed to spay or neuter it is crappy as hell, especially since you can often get it done for free by humane society type groups. If you're gonna kill it, at least do it quickly. Drowning it isn't cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    Obviously it's a different sort of farming situation than we have here in the US.
    Here in the UK it's particularly hard for dairy farmers with the bigger supermarkets that seem to be taking over giving farmers bum deals for their milk whilst selling it for evermore profitable prices. Not much easier for sheep farmers and the others either.
    In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.” - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

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    I've had cats all my life. heres some suggestions.

    Why has noone suggested a Spray bottle of water yet? carry it around with you. she starts clawing your legs or the furnature, Spray her. Also if you can get a can of Compressed air (not that computer duster stuff. thats not air. a small bottle of compressed CO2 or air.) and spray it near them (not on them. near them.) they hate the sound. it sounds to them like a HUGE cat hissing.

    For the most part it sounds like the cat is bored. try playing with her more with a lazer pointer or something she likes. provide her with more positive stimulation. catnip might help too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alenarien View Post
    Self-overestimation is a very unbecoming trait.
    That's what I'm saying! You'll get there.

    Seriously though, let us know.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alenarien View Post
    Here in the UK it's particularly hard for dairy farmers with the bigger supermarkets that seem to be taking over giving farmers bum deals for their milk whilst selling it for evermore profitable prices. Not much easier for sheep farmers and the others either.
    Over here, we have subsidies as well as crop insurance, so the risk in farming is far less than it otherwise would be. Farmers are generally pretty well off, even if a lot of their wealth is tied up in their land and assets.
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