Why is my kitten so aggressive all the time?

by Nicole Lynn
(Michigan)


My kitten Amara is 3 months old and she is already extremely aggressive. I will walk to the kitchen and she will attack my ankles all the way.


Not a playful attack either. She sometimes draws blood.

She also will be sleeping one second, then the next she is latched on to your toes or feet and again will draw blood. I am covered in scars already from her random attacks.

I googled and tried almost everything recommended to stop her. It doesn't work.

If I stop moving while she attacks my ankles, she digs harder. I push back into her, and she digs deeper.

The only thing that seems to work is almost like kicking her off. (Which I don't do.) But my boyfriend has reflexes sometimes and she ends up getting hurt.

I don't want her getting hurt and I don't want her putting scars all over my body. Help please. :(

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She needs a playmate
by: Anonymous

Your problem is exactly why most rescues and shelters won't adopt out a single kitten, or one kitten to go to a home without another animal. They need a playmate and if they don't have one to teach them things like that kind of thing hurts, they'll play with us like they would with another kitten. Their skin is a lot tougher than ours!

Get another kitten for her to play with and that won't happen any more! And believe it or not, you really won't notice the difference as far as cost

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Aggressive
by: Ellyb

Hi,
I can empathize. My kitten was doing that for awhile when I first adopted. I found out that she needed me to pay with her more often and then she was able to use her hunt, catch, kill,eat and groom skills. She is a kitten and she does have a lot of energy and that's a good thing. If you and /or other family and friends can play with her 2-3 times a day for about 30 minutes, she will calm down. You may also want to look into toys that have erratic moves and are electronic that give her a puzzle. Check out Chewy.com.

P.S. My girl only resorts to wild behavior if she hasn't had her dose of play.

Ellyb

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