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    angelcakes22uk Posts: 29, Reputation: 3
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    Sep 13, 2004, 03:40 AM
    Kitten is psycho!
    Hi, my kitten is now 12 weeks old and its an absoloute nut job. Anything that moves, she is on it, her mother jinx is scared to death of her and tries to reach the highest place she can as soon as the kitten comes near her,lol. She has a habit of jumping up the walls to rip off the wallpaper she has recked my dining room, jinx was excessivly hypo when she was a kitten, so much so I nearly let her go, but this one, well, I have never seen anything like it in my life. My legs are mangled from where she swings from them, she doesn't let jinx in to eat if she is there first, she thinks she is tarzan and swings from anything and everything, she never sleeps, I don't let her in my living room because she attacks everythin but you can guarantee that as soon as I open the door she is sat there waiting to squeeze through a gap,then she is off like a bullet,swinging once again,lol

    I know I laugh at this but I really think there is something wrong with her, regular kittens play I know this, but she is like the spawn of satan when she gets going,lol
    She has even taken to wreckin all the carpets she can get her claws into. She has got a scratching post and jinx uses it all the time, so she knows what to do with it, but all she uses it for is to dive off the top onto any passer by she sits in wait for someone,then you got a kitten attatched to your butt for 5 minutes because she won't get off,lol, she also has dozens of toys which she doesn't play with, she just rips them to bits and then off to whatever she can find next ,lol
    She drives me up the wall nearly all the time, then she will have a couple of minutes of being loving and wanted to be stroked, and I think to myself awww isn't she sweet, then she dives on me face and were off again,lol

    Any advice, please don't tell me its kittens being kittens, I have to live with her and it isn't normal behaviour LOL
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    koriani Posts: 132, Reputation: 8
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    Sep 25, 2004, 05:11 PM
    Kitten is psycho!

    My first and most important advice is don't ever play with her with your hands or feet. ALWAYS use a toy.

    Kittens, like human children, need to be disciplined. If she does something you don't want her to do, scruff her by the back of the neck (the scruff is the loose skin) and tell her 'no' in a firm voice then put her in a cat carrier or small room for a time out.

    Also, using a phermone product such as Feliway might help calm her down. Is there such a thing as Add cats? LOL I don't really know, but one must be open to all possibilities.

    Maybe try an herbal calmative for cats which can be found in most health food stores.

    When we got a new kitten 8 years ago at our clinic, he was pretty wild as well. We would walk around holding him in our arms and holding his scruff as well. That let him know we were in control. We also had clients do this as well so he would get used to other people.

    Now he is the best cat ever with the most well disposed attitude I've seen in a long time. He certainly has my cats beat for manners! LOL

    Having her declawed might help as well. I know some people are against it, but if it comes down to declawing or euthanizing (dumping, etc.), I'll choose declawing every time.

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    mahtao Posts: 6, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 18, 2004, 12:44 PM
    Crazy kitten
    Hello angelcakes, I read your post about your crazy kitten, and thought about mine (as well as laughed quite a bit). How is your kitten now? My kitten is about 2 months now, and she is pretty jumpy and crazy herself, and doesn't ever seem to get any sleep, although she is getting better. Is there anything that you did that worked? Thanks.
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    jgritter34 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 11, 2011, 10:11 AM
    I also have a psycho kitten. Dexter is around 11 weeks old and has been ramping up in craziness the last two weeks. He climbs up me as if I am a tree, runs wildly around the house attacking random items, and endlessly torments our other cat. His favorite is to cling onto the chair and twirl/swing from it. The worst part is he has the polydactly mutation, so he has 26 toes. Each toe has a claw. Needless to say, he is really good at climbing and scratching. We are currently terrified by his mood swings. I will hold him and calm him down to the point where I think he is almost asleep, and then out of nowhere he slaps me in the face and tries to claw my nose and chin. I have a feeling this is relatively normal kitten activity. We are crossing out fingers hoping it is a phase and that someday the wounds on our arms and legs will heal,

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