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Old 08-29-2006, 11:26 AM   #106
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my sister's cat is having some behavioral problems

she keeps pouncing on my sisters feet in bed, and continues after discipline, and has shown other signs of random aggressiveness. the cat has plenty of toys/scratching posts around for her to play with so we don't know why she's such a troublemaker

before my sister has to kick her out of her room at night are there any suggestions for dealing with this?

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edit: just found this link pertaining to a similar topic

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/resou...eBehavior.html


if the things that this article suggests are correct, would it make sense for my sister to stop disciplining her cat; and possible spray and odor neutralizer on her foot, or does that make no sense

This is what I would describe as totally normal behavior!! Cats love to chase things...in this case, your sister's feet. If I had to guess, this is a relatively young cat? No other cats in the household to play with? He or she is looking for interaction and in the absence of anything else, "interacting" with your sister's feet.
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btw a male cat of mine mastubates on my bed and my bed only , why does it do this ?

when i say mastubates i mean rubs himself against my covers as if its a female cat.

THIS IS NOT A JOKE.

he has been doing this for 7 years now and its really annoying me lol.
A friend of mine has a cat that does this with the bathmats in thier upstairs bathroom. My friend and her husband refer to the bathmats as "the twins". As in..."Red's having a date with the twins again". This kitty was a stray who got neutered later in life so he's still got all the intstincts, LOL
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This is what I would describe as totally normal behavior!! Cats love to chase things...in this case, your sister's feet. If I had to guess, this is a relatively young cat? No other cats in the household to play with? He or she is looking for interaction and in the absence of anything else, "interacting" with your sister's feet.
Yep, all four of our cats did (and some still do) this. Actually, only one of the four cats will sleep at night and she's the only one I allow in my room with me. Our kitten will sleep if we let him play with the Cat Dancer for a few hours (yes, he runs and flips for HOURS) before bedtime. The other two boys are up all night because they sleep all day while we are at work. When Melissa first got the kitten, he was about 7 weeks old and she went camping so he stayed in my room 24/7 while adjusting to the other cats. He would pounce on my face if I looked at him and pounce on anything that moved. After three nights of zero sleep while working all day, I got fed up and put his cat bed and toys under a giant laundry basket with a heavy book on top! Beckham was the same way two years ago. He lost the privilege of sleeping in my room when he repeatedly jumped off the window ledge onto my face, scratching my eye and my cheek open.

If it's a kitten, I would get him/her a Cat Dancer and play with it every day. They get bored just playing with their own mice; they want something that you're moving for them.
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This is what I would describe as totally normal behavior!! Cats love to chase things...in this case, your sister's feet. If I had to guess, this is a relatively young cat? No other cats in the household to play with? He or she is looking for interaction and in the absence of anything else, "interacting" with your sister's feet.
she's 4 years I think

the problem with her normal behavior is that she keeps waking up my sister, and the shelter from where she got the cat made her sign an agreement not to get another cat because the deemed her "antisocial"

I'm taking my own cat to the vet in about 20 minutes so I'll see what they say about it
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alright just got back

first of all my cat has gum disease, but atleast we caught it now, rather then when it was a serious threat, so there calling back in a couple of days once her bloodwork comes in to decide how to treat it

secondly the advice they offered about my sisters cat was to add citrus to the spray bottle, put tin foil on the bed to discourage her from jumping on, and putting citrus potpouri on the base of the bed when she isn't allowed on
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wow I know I'm taking over this thread

but after the vet my cat threw up 6 times and peed outside the litterbox
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secondly the advice they offered about my sisters cat was to add citrus to the spray bottle, put tin foil on the bed to discourage her from jumping on, and putting citrus potpouri on the base of the bed when she isn't allowed on
Why doesn't she just shut the door at night? The behavior you're describing is perfectly normal and not antisocial at all Cats don't like citrus, but they will never make the connection that the citrus is there because of unwanted behavior. I would hate to spray the cat when it's not really doing something bad. Also, then the cat won't go there during the day or times your sis might WANT to cuddle with him/her. I love having cats by me when I read and watch TV in bed. At night, I just shut my bedroom door.
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Why doesn't she just shut the door at night? The behavior you're describing is perfectly normal and not antisocial at all Cats don't like citrus, but they will never make the connection that the citrus is there because of unwanted behavior. I would hate to spray the cat when it's not really doing something bad. Also, then the cat won't go there during the day or times your sis might WANT to cuddle with him/her. I love having cats by me when I read and watch TV in bed. At night, I just shut my bedroom door.
well my sister lives in a 3 room apartment with a roommate who does not own the cat, so she doesn't really have much of a choice about letting the cat into her room
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she's 4 years I think

the problem with her normal behavior is that she keeps waking up my sister, and the shelter from where she got the cat made her sign an agreement not to get another cat because the deemed her "antisocial"

I'm taking my own cat to the vet in about 20 minutes so I'll see what they say about it
Food for thought...sometimes shelters don't know as much about the animals as they think; they are observing them in a pretty artificial environment, after all. It's not unusual for an animal's personality to be quite different once they get into a home. So this kitty may not be as unfriendly towards others as the shelter thought he might be...
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Food for thought...sometimes shelters don't know as much about the animals as they think; they are observing them in a pretty artificial environment, after all. It's not unusual for an animal's personality to be quite different once they get into a home. So this kitty may not be as unfriendly towards others as the shelter thought he might be...
that might be true, but even if she can't get another cat from the shelter because they made her sign an agreement not to buy another cat

in other news, my cats been really distraught since yesterday, and has been hiding in a cramped linen closet for the entire day
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here are some pictures of my sisters cat

her name is stella btw







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Here is a pic of Dasha and Gordon that I took the other night :

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Stella is a cutie.

That pic of Dasha and Gordon is !

Some cats get MAJORLY stressed out after going to the vet. Saki hyper ventilates for like half hour after I bring him home. Shouldnt be that stressed though after a whole day .. are you sure the cat is ok?
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Nice Kitty. Who wants to adopt this one??

http://break.com/index/looking_for_a_happy_home.html
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