(Closed) I really don't like my cat…

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@FMM:  + 1 million

Post # 33
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

You’ve never owned a cat before, have you?

What you’re describing is absolutely normal cat and kitten behaviors.

Also, I’d put the breeder through the wringer to pay for the treatment of fleas and ringworm.

If you can’t handle this cat, don’t get more. It seems cats are not cut out for you and you should stick to the pets that you can put away and won’t bother you. If you honestly dislike this cat so much, find a proper home for him. If you pound him, there’s a good chance he’ll die. I’d find someone who can give him the home and family he deserves.

Post # 34
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Helper bee

@notestasiskis:  I read through some of these posts, but not all of them.  Sorry in advance if I repeat what someone else says.

If aluminum foil doesn’t work on the counter tops, try using contact paper (the sticky paper lining for the insides of drawers).  I used that with my cats, and it worked well!  They hated stepping on the sticky surface.  It was a little annoying, though, because when they eventually hopped off the counter the paper came down with it and got tangled/stuck together.  Still, it worked after a while.  I don’t know much about snakes and their cages, but I wonder if you can put this on top of their cage screens, too.

I agree with what someone else said about playing with him.  Kittens have a lot of energy that needs to be drained from them or they can be destructive.  The key in your case is to find a way to play that takes minimal effort on your part.  Maybe buy a laser pointer?  When you’re watching tv/on the computer, just flick the beam around the room randomly and let the kitty chase it.  You can probably also do this with toys on strings.  Also, look for toys he can use on his own.  Something like a plastic ring with a ball inside to bat around, or scratching posts with toys that dangle from the top.

You can also try a pheromone diffuser.  You can buy them in pet stores.  They plug into an outlet like a Glade plug-in, and they can calm cats down a little.

Kittens generally mellow out as they grow older, both in terms of energy and needing attention and affection.  Your kitty shouldn’t always be like this.

 

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@pixiecat:  This. My friend was having a real tough time with her kitten getting up at all hours of the night wanting to play. I suggested playing with him right before bed time and get him really exhausted. It worked. He slept through the entire night and didnt bother her once!

Post # 36
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

CAN YOU GET A SECOND KITTEN FOR HIM TO PLAY WITH???  I know that sounds crazy since you have a small place and he’s already nuts… but the poor little thing sounds super bored.  I have found 2 cats to be way less work than 1, since they either play or snuggle with each other all the time.

Barring that, try one of those laser pointer things.  The cat goes ape-shit but all you have to do is wiggle your hand around, and he’s jumping on the red dot not you.

Post # 37
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Helper bee

@jmaze:  It takes a while to treat ring worm, and it is still contagious for a while.  I was going to adopt a cat once that was mistakenly diagnosed with ring worm.  Unfortunately, it didn’t work out for other reasons.  I was told, though, that if I did adopt the cat that I would have to wait months while the cat was treated before I could take him home, because he would still be contagious.  The spores last a long time, too.

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

What breed of cat is it?

Post # 39
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

This is a perfect Public Service Announcement for why you don’t buy living creatures as gifts!

@FMM:  This exactly…+100000000

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Ah kittens.  Ours was a bit of a nightmare in the beginning around 3am when she wanted to play.  It took about 2 weeks of removing her from the bed when that happened for her to realize that if she wanted to be up there at that time, she’d better behave.

She now sleeps with us quite nicely and even acts as a bit of an alarm clock.

I’d say leave lots of toys out, and if you can, have a perch for him by a window, so he can look outside.  It can keep them occupied for a good while. 

Good luck!

 

Post # 41
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

Is the kitten on systemic treatment for ringworm? My Himalayan was on griseofulvin for I think two weeks, and it gave her an ear infection but boy did it take care of the ringworm. Ringworm is prevalent in Persians and Himalayans but usually not recurring. My childhood cat and the cat I have now each only had it one time.

You could try putting duct tape stick-side-up or some other tacky substance on the surfaces you don’t want him on. They hate that worse than the spray bottle — my friends put balls of duct tape in their baby’s crib and that got the cat out in no time.

The rest of the stuff . . . sorry, missy, that’s just a kitten being a kitten! Try to be patient because it does get better, but if you’re that unhappy maybe this kitty would be better off in a different home.

Post # 43
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

More then one lesson learned here I hope!   Poor cat

also, please don’t get another cat.   Cats are independent and are actually much happier when they are alone and have their run of the house.   

 

 

Post # 44
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

that poor cat =( if he’s so friendly, why don’t you try to find him a home that he deserves?

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@RockStar33:  This isn’t always true. Especially depending on the breed, many cats prefer to have a companion.

ETA: OP, I’m not recommending you get another cat. In fact, I think you should be rehoming the kitten you have. The first several months of a cat’s life are pretty formative, and if he’s not getting the love and attention he needs now, you could be looking at a lifetime of bad behavior.

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