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post #1 of 17
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Hey Everyone,

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this.

Jackson is an absolutely amazing kitty, but lately he is getting these HUGE burst of energy...He leaps and bounds over EVERYTHING. There has been acouple of time that Jackson has ran across my boyfriend or I with his claws out...He has really hurt us. This has also happened acouple times when were sleeping and Jackson decides to get some ENERGY and runs across our face with his claws open...OUUUUUCCCCHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

Iam also worried one day he will seriously hurt himself. Our living room is Carpet and when he starts to go crazy and runs into the kitchen (FULL SPEED) he cannot stop and he'll smash into the wall, it doesn't seem to bug him...I just would hate for something to happen!!!!

We have picked him up, and tried to calm him down...
Payed like crazy with Da Bird and many other toys...

Also please realize he does this out of no where...lol, and Iam just not sure what makes him do this...

Suggestions of comments would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks,
Jayme and Happy Jackson!
post #2 of 17
He is a kitty maybe that is it... Is he unneutered... Maybe he is ADHD Sorry had to say it but I am Kiddinh..... He just sounds like my 9 yr old son
post #3 of 17
I can't remember how old he is, but he is a kitten right? That sounds like just hyper kitten behavior. My adults cats will occationally get huge bursts of energy too and do this. It will probably gradutally stop when he gets a little older.
post #4 of 17
Harley is just about 1 (in a month) and he has these bursts of energy all the time - I think its pretty normal
post #5 of 17
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That 'sgreat, I love him to pieces, I have MUCH nire patients with him than my man...hehehe...poor babies!!!I hate hen my 2 favorite guys arent getting along!

Jackson is neutered, He was neutered a little over a month ago.

When I got him from the shelter they said he was 3. When I took him to the vet he said he's roughly a year, give or take acouple of months!

Any suggestions on how I can get him to calm down in the mean time?

Thanks everyone!!!

J&J
post #6 of 17
Have you considered getting Jackson a friend?
post #7 of 17
I bet he is a yr old then so nope he is a baby... I have seen cats play like a kitten till 5 with some slowing down as the years went on...
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant
Have you considered getting Jackson a friend?

Oh yes, I would ABSOLUTELY love another kitty, But financially Iam unable to get one, Maybe once Iam done school it'll be different, As well we are living ina basement suite for now until we get married and I just do not think it would be fair to have two babies in such a small living space...

Do u think this would make a difference?
post #9 of 17
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lol, that ould still make a him a baby wouldn't it? hehehe, Iam ok with how active he is...lol, my big man...He's not as patient, but we love Jackson so much...we'll get used to it...hehehehe
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by Jayme&Jackson
Oh yes, I would ABSOLUTELY love another kitty, But financially Iam unable to get one, Maybe once Iam done school it'll be different, As well we are living ina basement suite for now until we get married and I just do not think it would be fair to have two babies in such a small living space...

Do u think this would make a difference?
Well, it would give him a playmate to exhaust all of that energy. I've found that my cats really do better with each other, than they do alone (although, I've never been alone with just Gracie, but the boys seem to NEED another cat, or they run around aimlessly and jump on our feet and meeeeeoooowww all night)
post #11 of 17
also not saying this is the case but it is possible if a cat is sitting there then sudenly takes off running like a bat out of well u know that he might have fleas. just another possibility. the biting can cause them to do this but if hes playing while running then prob not the problem
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by lionessrampant
Well, it would give him a playmate to exhaust all of that energy. I've found that my cats really do better with each other, than they do alone (although, I've never been alone with just Gracie, but the boys seem to NEED another cat, or they run around aimlessly and jump on our feet and meeeeeoooowww all night)

Yes, I would sbsolutely love another babes. When the time is ready they WILL BE second!!!! hehehe...

Thanks a bunch for the suggestion, and yes I also think it would be an AWESOME way for Jackson to get some of his energy out.

My fiances sister is moving to Switzerland in September and she is not sure what she is going to do with her cat Tucker, So Maybe I can look at that as a possibility!

Thanks again!







I truley hope that Jackson does not have flea's, but like you said if he is doing this while playing, the chances of this hopefully is not very good. If I notice and significant change I will definatley call my vet!
Thanks for the message, it keeps my eyes open!

J&J
post #13 of 17
My rambunctious 3 yr old Barkley is the same way, he runs from the time he awakes each day almost until the time he retires for a short nap (about 5 mins tops before he is back at it!!).

I wonder sometime if he will ever stop and I have heard about the phasing out period as they increase in age but so far no change in Barkley. Sometimes he scares the pants off of Petunia, especially when she is laying peaceful and resting. He'll jump out from behind the bed or couch and take off running once he sees that she is now awake!! It really is funny and I do understand the importance of having more than one for sanity and company purposes I lucked out and was fortunate to get two babies that get along great, aside from the bickering here and there which Im sure is normal!
post #14 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BarkleysJester
My rambunctious 3 yr old Barkley is the same way, he runs from the time he awakes each day almost until the time he retires for a short nap (about 5 mins tops before he is back at it!!).

I wonder sometime if he will ever stop and I have heard about the phasing out period as they increase in age but so far no change in Barkley. Sometimes he scares the pants off of Petunia, especially when she is laying peaceful and resting. He'll jump out from behind the bed or couch and take off running once he sees that she is now awake!! It really is funny and I do understand the importance of having more than one for sanity and company purposes I lucked out and was fortunate to get two babies that get along great, aside from the bickering here and there which Im sure is normal!

LOL, That sounds so cute. I (for most of the time) LOVE Jackson's energy, as is long as Iam not bleeding after his OUTBURSTS...LOL
post #15 of 17
My cats are 6 and they still go rampaging through the house at times. Usually one is chasing the other only to reach the other end of the house and switch. I did find picking up their food an hour or two before bedtime helped when they were younger. I have gotten mine fairly well trained about playing at night since they are in my bedroom. I can't seem to break the habit of my calico who decides once the lights go out it is time to play with a ball that is in a plastic ring. Some nights I have to take the ball out since she won't stop.
post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
lol, Jackson is the same way! Usually he will find a noisy ball or bag, string, anything he can get his little paws on...So at about 3am he is playing with something...LOL next thing you know I have SHOT out of bed trying to find the toy he is so amused with, which is causing me to lose sleep! Weekends are the worst, I usually wake up with 3-5 toys,jingly balls underneath my pillow...LOL
I just love him to pieces!
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by Jayme&Jackson
lol, Jackson is the same way! Usually he will find a noisy ball or bag, string, anything he can get his little paws on...So at about 3am he is playing with something...LOL next thing you know I have SHOT out of bed trying to find the toy he is so amused with, which is causing me to lose sleep! Weekends are the worst, I usually wake up with 3-5 toys,jingly balls underneath my pillow...LOL
I just love him to pieces!
That too is funny how they leave the remnants of their kitty play throughout the house!!! Most of the toys lately are under the bed where Petunia stores them for a future playing date, she tortures Barkley with his least favorite (but her favorite) toy and dangles the string all night long until she literally collapses on the bed next to me
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