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is it bad behavior or not

post #1 of 16
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My kitten pounches on my feet while I am trying to fall asleep. She doesn't bite or claw. Is this a bad thing for her to be doing? Do I need to make her stop?
post #2 of 16
It is probably just playful kitten behavior. I have had a few kittens fascinated by feet or any movement under the covers. Only one grew up to still be obsessed with anything moving under the covers.

Is she going at your bare feet or your feet moving under covers?
post #3 of 16
Lol...sounds like your movements under the blanket are just too tough to resist! The best suggestion I can give is to keep from playing with your kitten on the bed...that way she doesn't feel it's one of her playgrounds.

Otherwise, she'll outgrow it, and one day you'll be wondering "hey, whatever happened to my baby playing with my feet??"
post #4 of 16
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my feet under covers. Also she likes to climb up my pants into my lap when I am sitting at the computer then she curls up into a ball and falls asleep. She likes to sit on my shoulders too
post #5 of 16
She looks really young, pretty soon she will be jumping into your lap so just hang in there How old is she?
post #6 of 16
My kitten does exactly the same - he loves to pounce on my feet when I'm in bed. he's only playing and he is doing it a bit less now that he's a bit older (he's 5 months now). Actually, my older cat does it too if I move my feet a lot (as in deliberately creating a game) but he leaves them alone under normal circumstances. I think your kitten will outgrow it but if you want to stop him try to keep your feet still when he pounces on them and give him no reaction. It won't be so much fun for him then.
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by urbantigers
My kitten does exactly the same - he loves to pounce on my feet when I'm in bed. he's only playing and he is doing it a bit less now that he's a bit older (he's 5 months now). Actually, my older cat does it too if I move my feet a lot (as in deliberately creating a game) but he leaves them alone under normal circumstances. I think your kitten will outgrow it but if you want to stop him try to keep your feet still when he pounces on them and give him no reaction. It won't be so much fun for him then.
Our cats call them Duvet Dragons! and have to kill them
post #8 of 16
Oh no this is just kitten behaviour! Sleeves still does it and he's 1 now! I think it's hilarious
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Anakat
Our cats call them Duvet Dragons! and have to kill them
We rather unimaginatively call it The Duvet Game and me and Jaffa play it every sunday morning He's nearly 9 and still loves to play it. My little Mosi plays it nightly and I don't even have to move my feet
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Jen
She looks really young, pretty soon she will be jumping into your lap so just hang in there How old is she?

she is 7 and 1/2 weeks old. She is my first baby that is all mine. She is already being spoiled
post #11 of 16
Kittens are so funny and active. I love teasing my cats by moving under the covers and they pounce on me. My old cat Quincy is not into it that much and sometimes it just stops with age. Quince still plays but he won't pounce on me anymore, my young cats do that and I like to enjoy it while it lasts. You just vever know if they will continue to act like a kitten all their lives or grow to an old cranky cat. A pure bred cat you can read about their characteristics and have a better idea.
post #12 of 16
We call them bed mice!
post #13 of 16
Zissou is nine months old tommorow and she LOVES this game. When me or my roommate go to sleep she runs in and stares at you until you play it with her. I don't think there's anything bad about it!
If you find it annoying, you could bring a toy in with you when you go to sleep and have her play with that instead, but you may be opening up a whole new can o worms with that one.
post #14 of 16
Yeah Antigone and Pandora both do this (they're about 5 1/2 months) I just tell them its bedtime and to stop, after a minute or 2 they usually do, if not I will pick them up so that they're away from my feet
post #15 of 16
Sounds cute..Trout does that too, but she does it all night long, so she can't sleep in our cuz she will keep us up all night.

In the daytime I always think its adorable though.
post #16 of 16
Polly chased feet when we first got her (11 weeks). The first 2 nights we had her, she kept us up all night. We couldn't lock her in another room because she hates to be alone, and she'd cry. My vet (a behavior specialist) said to just ignore her. Don't toss a toy, don't pet her, don't talk to her. She finally stopped (at least enough that we could get a good night's sleep) after 2 nights. Polly only does it once in awhile now. She plays with her toys at night now.
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