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8 weeks old kitten!

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by x Leo x, May 22, 2010.


  1. x Leo x

    x Leo x PetForums Newbie

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    I have just got myself an 8 week old kitten but he is so naughty! I had a cat before but i don't remember him ever being this naughty when he was young. He scratches when i go to stroke him, he climbs the table legs, he just doesn't stop running about and making trouble, i say no but he doesn't listen. He cries a lot of the time too, when you leave him, when he loses his ball. He gets under my feet when i walk and scratches my feet, climbs my legs. I do hope he calms down but at the moment he just seems to be getting worse. Does anyone have any advice?
     
  2. Miss.PuddyCat

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    He's being a typical Kitten wait till he rips paintings off your walls :D
     
  3. Waterlily

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    aw he is just happy and having a blast :D maybe confine him to one room with all his stuff in it a few hours a day till he gets the excitement outta him maybe ?
     
  4. Aurelia

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    Spoil him with toys, that will keep his attention :D Even just scrunching up a paper bag into a ball kept Rilly amused for hours when she was little, she still love it now! Don't even get me started on the way she loves a bit of ribbon dangled in front of her.
     
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    yeah and a pingpong ball in a box is great :thumbup:
     
  6. katie200

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    my smokey was like that when he was a kitten he bite and scratched he would growl but after he was neuted and turned a year he has inproved and eventhough he bites me when i get ill its nothing on how he was so your kitten will grow out of it
     
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    rhian d PetForums Senior

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    some cats like tin foil rolled into balls and bottle tops you can try a shoe lace i no my oakley loved shoelaces as a kitten and still does now. there are loads of things round the house u could use all you need to do is use your imagination. i hope he calms down for you.
     
  8. ClaireLily

    ClaireLily PetForums Senior

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    At 8 weeks he should still be with his mum and litter mates who would keep him under control and occupied. Our last cat was only 8 weeks when we rescued her but luckily we had two already so we let them do the work and didn't have any problems. It does just sound like kitten craziness but the scratching should be kept under check.

    He will calm down with age and in a year you'll be wishing he was a kitten again!
     
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    I have got cats at eight weeks as a norm, Thats how old they are when they leave :confused1:
     
  10. ClaireLily

    ClaireLily PetForums Senior

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    I think it should be closer to 12, many breeders and rescues won't re home until first vaccination which is at 12 weeks. I've seen many breeders also who do not re home until 15 weeks. Like I said my youngest was only 8 weeks when we got her and we had no problems but I do suspect its because she had 2 older sisters to keep her right.
     
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    Its the norm here for eight weeks to be sold. So maybe its just where you are :confused1:
     
  12. Taylorbaby

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    ERM.... sounds like a 8 week old kitten? What do you want it to do? sit in the corner nicely?!?! :D

    As for it listening to you........more chance of it flying across the room to you lol!!

    When it stratchs you 'yelp' like one of its litter mates & stop playing all mine knew what it meant and stopped doing it to me after a few times, buy it a stratching post and lots of toys, its a kitten!!

    Of course it crys its left its mum & brothers & sisters, Id cry to if I was in a strangers home!

    Will prob calm down in a year! :D
     
  13. Taylorbaby

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    6-8 weeks tends to be moggies or people who want to get rid of them quick without spending more money - goes for crosses and some ped cat who arent reg to.

    pedigrees who are reg are normally 12-13 as they are fully vac'd
    or 16-20 (I think its 20) weeks if neutered
     
  14. Waterlily

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    oh ok, I have only ever had moggies :)
     
  15. Miss.PuddyCat

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    I found Soda at five weeks old and she was a little devil, still is!
     
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    Any reputable breeder usually keeps kittens untill they are 13 weeks but this is pedigree. Apparently around 10 weeks of age is when they best learn to socialise and interact so hang in there!!:thumbup:
     
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    Well we swear our two kittens that we got last october were worse then our previous cats ever were, but we still love them and know we'll miss thier mischievious nature when they grow up
     
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    I've had Harley since he was 8 weeks.. he's only 10 weeks old now and doing exactly the same things.. its just their age. OH has got some really deep scratches on his legs from the first couple of days we had him but telling him no and moving away from him worked wonders.

    He used to go after our hands with claws out.. advice i found from here was to hiss at him like a mother cat would... he dont play with claws out now.. just pads :D

    Loads of toys and playing sessions to tire him out aswell.. straws are brilliant.. especially the really long ones you can get.. Harley and Tiggr love them!!
     
  19. bluechip

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    this is what kittens do, this does make me angry when people get kittens and expect them to be calm and just sleep all day, do children sit and be quite noooooooooooo and kittens are the same. people should get pets that suite them, and by the sounds of it you should have got a older cat not a kitten.
     
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    ah dont get angry about it, if it is their first kitten they dont know what to expect do they? without experience of kittens you dont know exactly how they will behave, IMO
     
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