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WHy is my kitten going psycho she is running realy fast attacking everything she started when i took her collar off becuz she was attacking it she is 4 months old this is the first time she has done this and she hasnt worn a collar before can u help me and tell me why she is doing this plz im realy
post #2 of 15
Just re-read your post - I've had cats I haven't been able to put or keep a harness on (I prefer harnesses to collars because there is less likelihood of choking, but that's just me). So your kitten/cat is attacking its own collar? Sounds like s/he doesn't want it there for starters.

Two of mine wear harnesses, one fought it, the other didn't. I suspect it takes some getting used to for them. I tried putting a harness on Keef just for giggles and she walked right out of it. So much for that idea! LOL!

I originally thought you were talking about the nightly tear-arounds...

My cats do these nightly runs nearly every evening. Sometimes I swear they're going to bank off the walls while cornering the living room. I can't really explain it, I just know that it is some kind of night time ritual.

Based on the age of your kitten, is it possible s/he may be teething? Just a thought, Sofia got rather aggressive and nippy around that age.

Just a thought....
post #3 of 15
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i dont no ill have to look how can i tell if shes teething she has been biteing everything she has attack and is there any thing i can do for teething?help i dont know anything about teething!!!
post #4 of 15
It's quite normal for young cats to "go psycho-kitty" a couple times a day. They need the exercise and need to burn off the energy.

To get a cat to wear a collar, it's best to do it very gradually. Introduce the collar when the cat is sleepy and relaxed and just leave it on for a few moments while you distract her attention with treats or toys. Do this several times daily and increase the length of time each day until she doesn't notice she has it on any more.
post #5 of 15
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ty ill try that i have to get a new collar becuz this one is all ripped im and she got a hold of it and put it in her litter box lol
post #6 of 15
Oh, sorry, I forgot I wanted to suggest waiting a couple months before you put a collar on anyway. Until she's bigger and older.
post #7 of 15
I'd have to say that if she put it in her litter box, she's letting you know her opinion about the collar---LOL! (sorry, couldn't resist!)

Sofia was getting a little chubby until Keef arrived and they started tearing around together. Now she has slimmed down some, which is good.

BTW, my cats are all totally indoors, harnesses & leashes and nametags are for emergency situations - in case I need to get them out of the apt in a hurry - instead of trying to get them into the carrier, just clip on the leash and go.
post #8 of 15
She's going psycho b/c she is a kitten. My cat always plays with his collar when I take it off. Try to get one that is made with a really tightly woven fabric. I have one that has held up for almost a year awhile on the cat that destroyed two within as many months. Yuppiekitty.com is what's written on it. I haven't seen it since I bought it- i'm trying to find a new one and I'm going to check the website soon. The other one wears a "safe cat" brand one. It has a ribbon sewn on to it that seems to help protect it from shredding. It's american flag style, sorta. I'm going to put a safe cat one on Suzie when she gets big enough. I'd say 4 months is probably the youngest I would try.
post #9 of 15
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im thinking of not puting one on her my older cat dosent have one she hasent had one on her since she was a year old.but i want to put a collar on the kitten becuz when we had her mother she didnt wear one got outside got pregnanthad her and 2 boys and she always got out and got pregant again then when she was 2 months her mom got out and hasnt come back.
post #10 of 15
I love the "safe cat" styles with the "Y" in front and the lengthwise straps down the back and belly. Recently upgraded Sofia's to a colorful tiger stripe. Not all harnesses are the same, that's true.

Oh, and I put the harness on Keef just for giggles, she's only about 7-8 wks old now...Waaaay too young for a harness or collar IMHO...
post #11 of 15
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lol i want to get another female kitten for my 4 month old to have a friend to play with when im not home but i want to get her all her shots and spayed first .is a harness better then a collar?becuz if it is i might get that instead of a collar.
post #12 of 15
Okay, I finally found the collar I was talking about..
It's made of silk w/ PVC inside and it's made by the sporn company.. www.sporn.com.. They sell it at Petsmart online, I bought it at the store but haven't seen it there in forever.

Anyway- a harness is good if you ever plan on taking kitty for a walk. Collars are better for everyday. If you take kitty on a walk with a regular collar, and she pulls it could really hurt her neck b/c cats aren't built they same way as dogs. There is an anatomical explanation but I'm no good at anatomy. I have a harness, but couldn't figure out how to put the darn thing on, and kitty didn't have enough patience for that.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by zak&rocky
Okay, I finally found the collar I was talking about..
It's made of silk w/ PVC inside and it's made by the sporn company.. www.sporn.com.. They sell it at Petsmart online, I bought it at the store but haven't seen it there in forever.

Anyway- a harness is good if you ever plan on taking kitty for a walk. Collars are better for everyday. If you take kitty on a walk with a regular collar, and she pulls it could really hurt her neck b/c cats aren't built they same way as dogs. There is an anatomical explanation but I'm no good at anatomy. I have a harness, but couldn't figure out how to put the darn thing on, and kitty didn't have enough patience for that.
ty im thinking of buting a harness and a leash in a couple days.
post #14 of 15
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what should i do if she is teething how will she act?i have another post 2
post #15 of 15
As I mentioned, I live on the top floor of an apt bldg and I've got harnesses and leashes in the event of an emergency situation (fire, tornado, etc.) - I actually got scared off of collars with one cat who was watching the fish and wound up wrapping his collar around an iron decorative swirl on the tank stand. Thankfully, "Tygrr..." wasn't hurt. He was about a year old when that happened. He passed away from a birth defect (enlarged heart) back in 1992. Long time ago and before I ever saw "breakaway collars" and "safe harnesses".

Best of luck!
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