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RE: Aggression Problems

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Posted by: PHKitkat at Sun Apr 30 23:06:33 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHKitkat ]  
   

Hi There,

It sounds to me like Ra is treating you and your hubby as if you were his littermates! If you have ever observed a litter of kittens playing, they are quite aggressive.

Getting another kitten may help by giving Ra another outlet for his extreme energy. But if you decide to go this route, you have to be prepared for the fact that Ra may be jealous and may not accept the new addition right away.

In the meantime, you should get some interactive cat toys. The kind that you and Ra would play with together. These are the so-called "fishing pole" toys, or other toys on a stick of some kind. These toys would allow you to play with your baby without the possibility of him hurting you.

Try to not allow Ra to get in the position where he is likely to hurt you, and learn to read his body language. If he gets too aggressive, try saying OUCH in a very high pitched voice. When you are petting him, watch his ears and tail for signs that he is getting overstimulated, and therefore likely to attack. Two of my boys will bite me if I pet them more than they like. If I see a flicking tail or ears going back, I stop.

One more thing.........never play with Ra using your hands as toys. This teaches a cat that you are a toy and may cause him to attack aggressively.

Regards,
PHKitkat


   

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