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Old 05-25-2006, 10:34 PM   #286
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Their little faces and big blue eyes........kittens are the best
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Old 05-26-2006, 04:33 PM   #287
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Question: How do you teach kittens not to bite peoples' hands and feet? It is OK to let them do it? It doesn't hurt when Loki attacks, but I have a friend who always let her kitten play with her hand and now no one can ever hold him or pet him because he bites for no reason. Loki kept me awake until 3am because he was attacking me, he even looked me in the eye and took a hard swipe at my face! Nasty little shit he is I don't mind the playfulness or the nighttime attacks, but I don't want him to think hands = toys.
Re: the hand and foot biting--your thinking is exactly correct!!! Do everything you can to stop this behavior now while he is still little. If he grows up thinking that biting and scrathing hands/feet is acceptable behavior he won't be much fun as an adult.

You can distract him with a "prey" toy like those ones which have a feather on a string at the end of a stick (kind of like a fishing pole) or catnip filled toys or whatever. Redirecting his attention elsewhere is definitely the best strategy. If he won't quit, give him a "timeout" in the bathroom or something so he gets the message that what he's doing isn't OK.

In terms of the nighttime stuff, he may just be adjusting to the whole "humans sleep at night" thing. Where I volunteer, because the cats are not caged and there isn't anyone there with them at night, they totally revert to thier natural state--nocturnal. We leave the place pristine at 8PM and at 8AM the next day it looks like a bomb hit it because they have been whooping it up all night. We usually tell our adopters to expect nighttime shenanigans for a week or 10 days until the kitties adjust to living with people who want to sleep at night.
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I am a dog lover but this was just too cute to not share


omg. I just squealed out loud.

What a cutie!
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Here is my baby ChurchHill . And there are sooooo many adorable kitties in this thread!

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Awww what an adorable kitty

Cassidy is done with his pills now thankfully. He seems to be doing so much better. He's back to the quirky, funny hyper cat that he always was.
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^ awesome



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Re: the hand and foot biting--your thinking is exactly correct!!! Do everything you can to stop this behavior now while he is still little. If he grows up thinking that biting and scrathing hands/feet is acceptable behavior he won't be much fun as an adult.

You can distract him with a "prey" toy like those ones which have a feather on a string at the end of a stick (kind of like a fishing pole) or catnip filled toys or whatever. Redirecting his attention elsewhere is definitely the best strategy. If he won't quit, give him a "timeout" in the bathroom or something so he gets the message that what he's doing isn't OK.

In terms of the nighttime stuff, he may just be adjusting to the whole "humans sleep at night" thing. Where I volunteer, because the cats are not caged and there isn't anyone there with them at night, they totally revert to thier natural state--nocturnal. We leave the place pristine at 8PM and at 8AM the next day it looks like a bomb hit it because they have been whooping it up all night. We usually tell our adopters to expect nighttime shenanigans for a week or 10 days until the kitties adjust to living with people who want to sleep at night.
Thanks! I'm away now so Melissa will have to deal with him, haha! She was gone for a week so I "babysat" the kitten. He actually does sleep all night - once he actually goes to sleep. The last two nights before I left he was keeping me away, climbing my hair, swatting m face, and biting anything that moved, until 3am. Then he hides under the covers and stays there until morning. Hopefully he's just adjusting like you said. He was in a big cage with 4 other kittens, so I'm sure they just played all day and all night with no regard for people sleeping and not wanting to be attacked anytime a finger moves (he does this all day, not just at night). We just don't want a "nippy" cat if there's something we can easily do now to train him that toys are for playing.
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Awwww thanks Raven that's my baby

Will have to post a picture of my mom's gray kitty when I get back home.
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What was the name of the cat calming thing some of you guys use when you have to take your cat to the vet? Feliway or something like that?
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Yes, feliway.

Also Bach's Rescue Remedy.
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Thanks .

Worf has to go to the vet on Saturday for her shots. Yay.
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last night harold was acting like a kitten, and he is 12
he was nibbling on my toes, jumping on the pattern i was cutting out and jumping at the hanging plants... it made me happy so i thought i would share as you all will understand how that could make me so darn excited
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Here is my baby ChurchHill . And there are sooooo many adorable kitties in this thread!

hahahah
he is lovely, and looks like you just busted him while he was up to no good!!!
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Yes, feliway.

Also Bach's Rescue Remedy.
The pet store didn't have those , but it did have something called "At Ease" which seems like the same thing (pheronomes). I sprayed a little on a cloth and had her sniff it, but it didn't seem to affect her . . . of course, she's not in a stressful situation now .
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