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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hey people, i am doing a project related to exotic cat ownership, so no bashing or arguing please. I support the ownership 100%. I have a questionairre that it would be cool if you people could fill out. I don't need too many responses, just a few. I am looking at the evolution of the cat family in a complicated manner, so....



1. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to spray or mark with feces?

2. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to play rough without declawing?

3. Were you successful in socializing your cat(s) to people?

4. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to scratch the furniture?

5. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to bite or chew the wrong things?


Please only yes, no, or not sure. Thanks,
Joecool
post #2 of 21
1. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to spray or mark with feces?
YES

2. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to play rough without declawing?
NO (they're declawed)

3. Were you successful in socializing your cat(s) to people?
YES

4. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to scratch the furniture?
YES

5. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to bite or chew the wrong things?
YES
post #3 of 21
AmberTheBobcat would be a great person to talk to about this....maybe you could PM?
post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
No, i am a minor so i cannot use Pms. John has helped me enough already, .

And i am sorry Wenzee, i cannot take info on declawed furbabies because it is another variable that changes their behavior. I thought i made sense when i put that in the questionnaire, maybe not...
post #5 of 21
1. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to spray or mark with feces? No. Prior to their spaying/neutering there was lots of spraying due to heavy stray cat traffic in the property. Besides, I don't think you can teach cats where to spray or mark their territory.

2. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to play rough without declawing? No. I let them play as rough as they want until I think it's not play anymore.

3. Were you successful in socializing your cat(s) to people? Not sure.They each respond differently to people. I let them be.

4. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to scratch the furniture?Yes

5. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to bite or chew the wrong things?Yes

Sorry, I know you said only Yes/No/Not sure answers but I can't help explaining further!
post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by yayi
1. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to spray or mark with feces? No. Prior to their spaying/neutering there was lots of spraying due to heavy stray cat traffic in the property. Besides, I don't think you can teach cats where to spray or mark their territory.

2. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to play rough without declawing? No. I let them play as rough as they want until I think it's not play anymore.

3. Were you successful in socializing your cat(s) to people? Not sure.They each respond differently to people. I let them be.

4. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to scratch the furniture?Yes

5. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to bite or chew the wrong things?Yes

Sorry, I know you said only Yes/No/Not sure answers but I can't help explaining further!


In the "playing rough" part, i meant like playing with you, not with each other. Like teaching them not to claw you in play, bite you in play, etc. Thanks
post #7 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by joecool
In the "playing rough" part, i meant like playing with you, not with each other. Like teaching them not to claw you in play, bite you in play, etc. Thanks
Oh okay. The answer then is Yes
post #8 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thank you very much
post #9 of 21
If by exotic, you mean Siamese, yes to all five. Extremely successful!
post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
I need your domestic answers, the project relates to exotics. So thanks!
post #11 of 21
Oh! I thought you meant exotics like Bobcats or Serval cats...my bad!
post #12 of 21
When you write the term Exotics, in most dictionaries it would mean a purebreed of cats, not domestic cats
post #13 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by joecool

And i am sorry Wenzee, i cannot take info on declawed furbabies because it is another variable that changes their behavior. I thought i made sense when i put that in the questionnaire, maybe not...
Oh okay, sorry! No, I didn't gather that from your original post.
post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 
Glad we cleared that up Wenzee.

No, no, no, My project does relate to actual exotics like servals, caracals, and bobcats. But for this part of it, as a control, i need the exotic questionnaire filled out for domestics. Thanks, Joecool
post #15 of 21
1. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to spray or mark with feces?yes

2. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to play rough without declawing? yes

3. Were you successful in socializing your cat(s) to people?yes

4. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to scratch the furniture?no

5. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to bite or chew the wrong things?no
post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thank you snosrap, those answers are great evidence to prove my point!
post #17 of 21
1. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to spray or mark with feces? n/a

2. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to play rough without declawing? yes

3. Were you successful in socializing your cat(s) to people? yes

4. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to scratch the furniture? yes

5. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to bite or chew the wrong things? yes
post #18 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thank you
post #19 of 21
1. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to spray or mark with feces? YES

2. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to play rough without declawing? YES

3. Were you successful in socializing your cat(s) to people? YES

4. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to scratch the furniture? NO

5. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to bite or chew the wrong things? NO
post #20 of 21
1. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to spray or mark with feces?
Yes

2. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to play rough without declawing?
Yes

3. Were you successful in socializing your cat(s) to people?
Yes

4. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to scratch the furniture?
We're getting there-for the most part, he knows better

5. Were you successful in teaching your cat(s) not to bite or chew the wrong things?
Yes
post #21 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks
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