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kittens chewing

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by merothe, Jun 8, 2010.


  1. merothe

    merothe PetForums Senior

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    Hi

    My kittens really enjoy chewing a good book or anything cardboard. They don't tend to go for wires or my furniture. I just figured it was teething but the vet says this normally is when they are around 6 months and mine are only 3 months.

    So should I be discouraging their chewing as a bad habit - or will they just grow out of it? Equally I worry that if i let them chew cardboard boxes and they ingest bits of it that it might make them sick? Especially if it is coloured/glossy eg cereal packets, rather than plain...eg toilet roll tubes - which they LOVE

    thanks
     
  2. buffie

    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    Hi

    Dont know if it is ''normal'' but my kitten does this too.He also chews metal objects like my computer table legs and anything flat(in between biting me that is)He is 16wks and is teething ,Daughters cat was still chewing cardboard boxes at 16 yrs old but he didnt swallow any just left the livingroom floor littered with bits!:D
     
  3. mlynnc

    mlynnc PetForums Senior

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    Enzo is over a year old and still chews :(

    He chews on our iron table which is REALLY irritating. Other favorite chews seem to be paper, cardboard, anything that makes a noise and anything squishy... like my partner's baseball cap (which he wasn't happy with!). I think Enzo is a dog... :eek:
     
  4. lillylove

    lillylove PetForums Member

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    Mine enjoys toilet rolls, the whole roll of loo paper plus the inside cardboard.
    She eats paper all the time and then spits it out all soggy.
    I found a few spots of blood on a paper ball yesterday so think she is teething or paper cut her gum. Hasn't stopped her
     
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