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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
My kitten, Bender, has a huge attitude problem, he is the only male cat out of three. if he doesn't have enough food, water, or his litterbox isnt perfectly clean he starts running around the apartment tearing things up. his favorite thing to do is rip up the toilet paper.
The worst thing he does is when i am asleep he will run all over my bed, and try to make as much noise as possible to wake me up.

i am hoping he will grow out of this attitude, but i dont really know, the only experience i have is with female cats.



My female, Izzy went through stages where she was "bitchy" but she did end up growing out of it.


post #2 of 12
Bender is a normal, overactive kitten. There is no attitude problem. He is actually playing and honing his feline skills. He will settle down for sure. Be patient. Boys will be boys whatever the species.
post #3 of 12
Boys are usually more rowdy then girls, but in a good way Is he neutered yet? If not, maybe schedule that neuter appointment soon and that will take a little aggression out of him.

I'm sure he will settle down in a few months
post #4 of 12
I was going to ask if he was neutered as well. Sounds like he's just being a normal little kitty. Until he settles down and grows out of the rambunctious stage, leave the bathroom door closed so he doesn't destroy all your TP!

Stephanie
post #5 of 12
FIRST OF ALL,

tell me that photo of Izzy drinking with a straw is doctored. It IS, right???

Yes, it sounds like Bender is experiencing an overabundance of Kitten Energy and he will probably calm down in time. Don't be too worried if he continues shredding the TP, though -- my Rani beauty, who's 9! (I can't believe that!), loves to demonstrate her "purrformance art" talents in this way!
post #6 of 12
Sounds like my boy... tore up a whole roll of paper towel in a rage one night when mommy went out after work for a while, the kitchen was covered He started out with the bad habits of climbing into bed and attacking my feet at night and pouncing on my head when I rested on the couch, but they have subsided... Neutering definitely calmed hom down a bit... he's still very energetic and gets into everything... my closet doors don't shut properly, he opens them and climbs in... he still occasionally throws tantrums when he doesn't get enough attention by attacking my ankles... I think it's just that boy in them... he'll learn his limits soon...

PS He is adorable... mine does the same thing on the laptop... all 12 pounds of him try to climb on this thing and I have to shoo him off constantly
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Yes Bender is neutered, he was when i adopted him. so im guessing it is just because he is young male.

That picture of Izzy isnt doctored, lol i just got the pic at the right time!

Thnks for the advice
post #8 of 12
My male kitten is like that too (running on my bed, attacking me, finding things to destroy...actually my female does the same stuff - I think they are just having fun, not being malicious), but the tradeoff is that he can be incredibly sweet and affectionate after being a wildman.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by novemberflowers View Post
My male kitten is like that too (running on my bed, attacking me, finding things to destroy...actually my female does the same stuff - I think they are just having fun, not being malicious), but the tradeoff is that he can be incredibly sweet and affectionate after being a wildman.
haha yeah my kitties usually balance out the good with the bad behavior...
Izzy, my female used to be crazier but shes matured a bit, and bender is just nuts
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by yayi View Post
Bender is a normal, overactive kitten. There is no attitude problem. He is actually playing and honing his feline skills. He will settle down for sure. Be patient. Boys will be boys whatever the species.

That is my take on the situation as well.
post #11 of 12
Yep, he's just a crazy kitten! Some are more hyper than others - my friend just adopted two kittens and it's the female that's the hyper one. I must say Bender looks SOOO sweet!
post #12 of 12
He looks darling!

In the name of old school feminism, however, I must say, in my house it is the FEMALE kitten who is a pistol! Gnawing on toes, screeching, jumping on my dresser and knocking things down ... boy kitties got nothin on HER!
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