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How long do cats behave like kittens?

post #1 of 11
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How long do cats behave like kittens? I have a 10 month old who acts like a full grown cat and a 7 month old who is a playful kitten. Is there such a difference between 7 and 10 months in age?
When does the average cat start to lose its kittenhood?
post #2 of 11
I think it depends on the cat, some never grow up!
post #3 of 11
Sophies 1 1/2 and although she has calmed down from being a kitten, when the two of them play chase it's like the kitten in them is back again

Enjoy it because they grow up too quickly
post #4 of 11
I've got one who is seven years old and still acts like a kitten!

Sue
post #5 of 11
Harley is only 4 months old and is my precious little terror-I really think he will always be this way....enjoy them being kittens, they do get big so fast!
post #6 of 11
Sunni still played like a kitten, even at 5 years old. Sophie, at 5 months, seems to be even more playful than Sunni was at this age. I think I've got an eternal kitten on my hands here now!
post #7 of 11
I have 2 19month olds, a 7 month old and and a 15 month old that are still mischievous kittens.

I have an 11 year old that isn't above having a daily dorky episode either.
post #8 of 11
Howdy,

Well I have a 3 year old cat named Hammie who still acts just the same he did when I brought him home at the age of 12 WEEKS!!

He still chases his tail, chases shadows, attacks everyone for no apparent reason, has BOUNDLESS, freakish energy; and is still as fearless and adventurous as I've ever seen him.

I think he's trying to show off for the older cats, really.

Snickers is 14 year old, he's aged physically (losing his sight & lost muscle mass... sort of bony in his old age ) but he is WILD at times, so wild we have to stop him. He runs around the house in this madness and with his bad eyesight & clumsiness --- he careens head-first into barstools, corners, cabinets. Last night he hit his head really hard, during his wild streak through the house!

So some cats are ALWAYS kittens!!!
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Sophies 1 1/2 and although she has calmed down from being a kitten, when the two of them play chase it's like the kitten in them is back again

Enjoy it because they grow up too quickly
even my 8 year old, Pixel, sometimes displays kitten behavior - & the other 2 do all the time! Cable has calmed down some, but Java's still a whirlwind at 9 1/2 months!
post #10 of 11
for one 17 years and counting.... she obviously has slowed down a bit ...

Zoey is 19 month ish and acts like a 4 month old..
post #11 of 11
Morgie is over 2 years old, and still acts like a kitten!
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