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For those of you with crazy bitey kittens

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Almost 4 months old.
The bite, then twist and rip has completely ended.
The bites are turning into nibbles and getting softer.
The squirming and wriggling to get loose is happening less when picked up.
AND, I just got 10 minutes of snuggles, purs, baby pats with no claws, and licks with no teeth. 
It's a new record!!

 

SO, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

 

He plays VIOLENTLY.  Simply resist the urge to hold or pet when he's playing.  Stuffed toys I hold up and he stalks, pounces, and attacks them.  I just let go of the toy as soon as, or before, he hits them. 
If he's searching for something to attack?  I just be very still (hands, fingers, toes...don't move).
And I make sure I don't TOUCH him when he's wound up because that just adds fuel to the fire.
When he's calm, I get a couple of minutes of petting and holding niceness, several times a day.  Just not while playing.


Any mishaps are met with a "NO!"...and I either leave his room immediately, or take him to his room immediately.

He'll continue to get better as he gets older.

 

We have a 4 year old named "Squirms".  This because you couldn't hang onto her when she was a kitten.  It was like holding running water.

Now, her favorite place is a lap, or in your arms going for a people ride.

 

Kittens will outgrow that crazy attack/bite stage. 
SO, for those of you with insane kittens?  It will get better. :bigthumb:

post #2 of 6
Thank you for sharing your light at the end of the tunnel. I bought a diffuser and put calming oil in and it seems like this is working for my light at the end of the tunnel. I tried everything and thought it had worked but this seems to have done the job. I will keep everyone updated.
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I have 2 kittens (3 months) and I am seeing drastic mood swings in the Male one. One day he is nice and cuddly one day he doesn't want to be held. Yesterday he was so excited playing with the other kitten he was ready to bite our head off.

 

I am sure some of this will mellow down after we neuter them.

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Originally Posted by happygolucky View Post

Thank you for sharing your light at the end of the tunnel. I bought a diffuser and put calming oil in and it seems like this is working for my light at the end of the tunnel. I tried everything and thought it had worked but this seems to have done the job. I will keep everyone updated.

What is in the oil? Some scents can be really dangerous for cats as they are so sensitive.
post #5 of 6
This is just aromatherapy that I bought in a store. I would appreciate a more positive attitude as I am trying to save this poor little kitten from being hurt by the so called do gooders who never have anything nice to say anyway. When he has his shots and it is the right time I will have him neutered.
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Originally Posted by happygolucky View Post

This is just aromatherapy that I bought in a store. I would appreciate a more positive attitude as I am trying to save this poor little kitten from being hurt by the so called do gooders who never have anything nice to say anyway. When he has his shots and it is the right time I will have him neutered.

I am not trying to be negative. Cat systems are so sensitive that essential oils can be deadly. It would be smart to look up what exactly is in it and make sure none of those ingredients are toxic to cats.

Edit - this thread may be helpful to you. http://www.thecatsite.com/t/319206/indy-is-at-the-vet-after-hours-due-to-essential-oils-anyone-have-experience-with-this
Edited by talkingpeanut - 8/15/16 at 6:04pm
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