Hi everyone I have never to my knowledge posted in an online community of any kind but I find myself desperate for advice writing to you from Bristol, UK at 4 in the morning! This is because of a recent change in my indoor cats behaviour I would say in the last 2-3 weeks, which is getting worse. Firstly, my cat is indoors due to a medical condition which in short means that he lacks muscles around his oesophagus and so used to struggle disgesting food. He lived in the shelter until diagnosed for 9 months. We've managed to wean him onto hard food which no issues for well over a year. He is 2 years in June. He is a very food orientated cat! Anyway, I would say that these changes have largelt coincided with me and my husband working from home because of COVID-19, however, I have been WFH in the past for a period of 6 months with no issues at all. This occasion is different. I've noticed the following changes: -No longer sleeps on the bed (without fail would always sleep on or next to me). This sounds minor but we had quite the bedtime routine which had him sleeping through the night. Sometime we would wake up to toys in the bedroom so assumed he was awake some of the night but never woken up before. -Some howling in the night near his food / looking outside (he is fed 4 times a day dueto his condition although we could review this as he no longer seems to have a problem with food) -Scratching carpet, A LOT! particularly under the bed (which is a completley new spot for him) but also wherever at the moment. I usually spray with water where possible but am unable to under the bed. I did wonder if it was attention based because I would generally scowl his name in frustration and get straight back to it. -Attacking me. He has always been quite fiesty i.e. attacking me whenever I was on the floor exercising which I assumed he felt was in his domain but it's always been manageable. However, he is now not so playful but is actually bruising me! It is only me and not my husband but that's quite 'normal' anyway. When I say attack his ears go down and he pounces. In the past this has been more playful and he seemed to grow put of this and started licking instead of biting when he managed to hold on. It is now completely violent. I wouldn't accept it if we had children, for example, and he would have to be rehomed. I am considering whether it is an environment change. I can't see boredom plays a factor because we are making a conscious effort to play more in an effort to wear him out. We have changed his food to Iams Indoor in the last month but he is always happy to eat it and his stools are of a good consistency etc so happy with the food we assume. His tray is also cleaned more often now we are home and able to do it shortly after use as that has caused him some stress before when it was dirty. I have had multiple cats (although usually outdoor) and I have never experienced 1. This level of aggression and 2. Such a sudden change in behaviour. If anyone has any idea of guidance I would greatly appreciate it! P.S. as I sign this off he is currently dangling off the nickel pulls for our blinds which again strikes me as attention seeking or boredom but I really don't understand!