I adopted my sweet lil Aphro fr the rescue a little over 2 mos ago and her scratching and biting have not stopped. I've tried all the advice given in this forum: NO, put her in another room, scream OW, stop playing with her... However, unlike most kittens, this problem doesn't appear to be coming from need of attention. Sometimes, she goes into these hyper neurotic fits where she races around the apt, bumps her head, scratches, bites, scales curtains... she just goes berzerk! If I try to stop her (or even if I don't) she'll bite (not hard clamping down) and scratch me. I used to think this was playfulness, but now I'm not so sure. This morning, although this may have been an accident, she was falling off my desk where she was crowding my laptop and broke her fall with my leg... unfortunately she used her claws and did quite a bit of damage... the worst damage so far in fact... my leg was free-flowing blood in a couple places!! Has anybody heard of this neurotic behavior? She was the last of her 5 littermates to be adopted.. and now I think I may know why. I have a vet appt next wk, but I suppose before then I may try Softpaws (success with that?) Also...has anybody had success with the squirt bottle? I'm at my wits' end... I shall update when I get back from the vet.
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7/26/05 at 1:07am