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i have 3, 18 week old kittens, which i rescued. at first we believed they were litter mates, but now its apparent that they have probably all come from diffrent litters, but are the same age.

when i first got them at 13 weeks they were not in the best condition and were scared. the first one to settle and to becoem clingy to me was one of the 2 toms which i called buddy. he became my shadow, pretty soon after the other 2 became clingy to me which are the other tom bill and my queen rani.

buddy has grown really well comared t the others and as a result he seems to have become a bully to them.

to show how dominant he is , he appears to see him self as my right hand man. im a really dominant person and my partner laugths and says i am the witch and he is my witches cat.

when the kittens were 14 weeks old we rescued GERman SHepherd puppy.
buddy was really mean to him and woudl not let the pup near any of the family. he has slowly mellowed, and if anythign buddy now actually play fights with the pup.

as they have grown older bill and rani have become very lovable kittens, who lick and cuddle and purr. buddy on the other hand mouths a lot, he jumps on my partners toes and bites them and sometimes when i am sat iwth my partner , buddy will jump on his lap and scram him.

he is ok with my little girl, but he is becoming increasingly aggresive towards the other 2 kittens. i sat agression it is more liek a very bitrius play, however he cut the queens chin and cut the back of the other toms neck.

my vet said t get him castrated at 5 months as he is getting to be big and boiutrous.
i love him and he just has a lot of charactor, but he is very cheeky. where as the other kittens will ask to sit on my lap and will not jump up on me when im eating.but buddy will just jump on laps and up to dinner plates with out warning.

will he grow out of this behaviour? or do you think he will get worse.
post #2 of 8
Welcome to TCS!( I'm sorry if I didn't notice your new kitten post)
Regarding Buddy, I think that your problems are just beginning; he's big enough to be neutered, and that should help. He is such a cutie (I can scarcely keep my eyes off the picture! ) that I could see how difficult it is to discipline him. I have been having the same problem with Joey, my little Manx mix, lately, although not nearly so severe. Joey is becoming a real bully to the other cats; like Buddy, he's my shadow and if I do any kind of disciplining, Joey tries to add his comments in the form of attacking the offender. In fact, a Himalayan rescue that I have sometimes pees in the house; if Joey comes by & smells it, he goes & finds her and attacks her, even if it means searching the house. I would absolutely put my foot down about jumping up on dinner plates & attacking the dog & annoying your partner; any of those behaviors, if the cat didn't respond to "NO", would earn immediate removal to the bathroom. I'm sure you'll get better tips later in the day. My best advice is to go to the Behavior tab up at the top of this page and click on that and find the article about dealing with aggressive cats. Good luck & please let us know what does & doesn't work with your Buddy! Bless you for rescuing these wonderful kitties - I'm sure that Bill & Rani will appreciate your reining in Buddy, too! Have a good day, Susan
post #3 of 8
You don't discipline a kitten for biting, they are kittens and they bite. He is Alpha and even after neutering, which you should do NOW and not wait, he will be in control of the group and he is letting you and them know it. You are mom- he would be biting mom, climbing all over her, nursing her etc..This is instinct and is not misbehavior. You need to respond to him much as his mom would. She would hiss at him- make it a gutteral hiss, not a light hiss. She would growl, and she would using body language only let him know this is unacceptable. Make yourself larger than life when he launches at you- make eye contact with him and raise your arms up like you are playing monster, but don't hit him, and don't yell. If you have other unneutered cats (you mention toms) get them neutered as well, because they will play on each others aggression. Massey, a female kitten that I just adopted out, had a bad habit of running over the top of our dinner plates when they were full of food. We just put her in another room with toys and food of her own while we ate, and let her out when we were finished eating.
post #4 of 8
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this is a pic of buddy at 3 and a half months, showing how cheeky he is.

post #5 of 8
My what big paws and CLAWS you have, Buddy! He's a doll.
I fear for the child in the background...Is she wounded?
post #6 of 8
He's a sweetie He's still a baby so he's doing what kittens do best and thats run riot plus he's probably teething as well
post #7 of 8
Is your daughter slapping him? Even in fun,this is not a good idea. When small children visit here (I have fourteen cats) there is a one hand rule. They only get to pet a cat with one hand and no playing around.
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no my daughter has cerebral palsy and she waves her hands around when she gets excited, she was in the middle of waving them round because of the camra flash. funnily rnough buddy never biters or scrams at her. he sits quietly with her. i think he understands.
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