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Possessiveness over objects?

Discussion in 'Cat Training and Behaviour' started by SeaThreePeeO, Jul 5, 2009.


  1. SeaThreePeeO

    SeaThreePeeO PetForums VIP

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    Lola has commandeered a fluffy ball from somewhere and has become extremely possessive of it. She carries around with her everywhere and if you go near her while she has it she will growl and spit at you.

    If Charlie tries to remove it from her person (something he does often) she will attack him like a thing possessed, nothing like her normal play fighting.

    Is this normal kitten behaviour and should I allow her to keep the ball or should I 'lose' it?
     
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    SeaThreePeeO PetForums VIP

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    A quick bump!
     
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    kittykat PetForums VIP

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    My 2 year old cat does this, then again he gets very jealous and posessive over food, toys and me! I've not heard of kittens being this way but I wouldnt really worry about it at this stage :)
     
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    Thanks for the advice. She's a strange little thing, when she came to us she was very food possessive as well, growling away as she scoffed it down in seconds.

    Her food related behaviour has got better, but it all seems to be focused on this ball now.
     
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    I always thought dogs got possessive over toys etc but have known a few cats to be like that too. Some cats just prefer their own company and see others as a threat I think and therefore do not like to share! lol
     
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    My Baxter is just like this with a cat catcher mouse. He growls if any of the others go near it, and he carries it around all the time with him.

    I leave him to it - it keeps him occupied, and the others dont seem bothered with it anyway
     
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    Over certain objects. He's not particularly agressive but he can be quite quick with the claws if he doesn't want me near his object of adoration. And the object that he does that mostly with is his teddy.
     
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    My girl Blossom sometimes steals the washing up sponge from the sink and carries it around the house with her growling! It's quite funny to watch :laugh:
     
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