Behavior problems with George are getting increasingly worse. My boyfriend has had it with him (acutally threw him out the other day b/c he wouldn't stop mewing and scratching at the front door), and I'm trying to tolerate it but it's hard. He is constantly getting on the counters and going places he's not supposed to go. We run an eBay business and have other people's items around the apartment he really shouldn't get into. I understand that he is only 4 1/2 months old, but we have been disciplining him regarding these places for 3 of those months to no avail. The squirt bottle doesn't work too well since he is getting used to it and he doesn't really mind water - he likes to jump in the bathtub after I'm done taking a shower. He has also began whining a lot in the past two weeks. I'm thinking this may stop when he gets neutered (2 more weeks to go!) as I've seen him licking himself at times when he has never done that before either. We've bought him tons of toys to keep him busy, have a cat condo, use catnip, and feed him very well. Our other cat came from a shelter when she was 6 months and is nothing like George behaviorally. He has also been attacking and annoying the crap out of her. She has taken to hiding underneath one of our chairs to get away from him! Are there any suggestions on how to handle his behavior problems? Thanks!
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1/19/06 at 7:07pm