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PatrioticKitty
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posted 07-06-2003 04:57 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Two days ago I got a new kitten. I have been visiting him for over three weeks trying to decide whether I should bring him home. He was calm, loving, and very affectionate. His previous owner gave me a bag of his old food, and I slowly worked in the new stuff. The day after he started eating the new food he became a different cat. Every time I pick him up he bites and scratches. He is neurotic, running into walls and doing flips. When ever he looks at me he flicks his tail and puts his tail back-sometimes even leaping and attacking. Can the Iams kitten food be changing my lil kitty?

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nern

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From:NY, USA
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 07-06-2003 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
I doubt it is the food but thats just my opinion. It sounds to me like he is just a crazy, active kitten. It may just be coincidence that he started this behavior after the food switch because he also may have just at that time "settled in" to his new home and is now feeling comfortable enough to act like his crazy, little self.
My Bean was like that when he was a kitten....he used to actually climb up the leg of my pants (scratching the heck out of my legs while doing so) and run as fast as he could thru the house to jump and hang off the top of my curtains. He was a crazy nut but he did grow out of it and is now the most laid back of all of my cats. He needs lots of toys and play time to burn off his excess energy...that is my only advice.

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iluvmypup
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From:ohio
Registered: May 2003

posted 07-06-2003 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for iluvmypup     Edit/Delete Message
i agree with nern your cat probably just settled in to it's new home.or maybe your cat is just trying to adjust to his new environment and that's the only way he knows how.when i first brought my puppy home he was very shy and he wouldn't leave the livingroom for about 2 weeks but after that he acted totally different.give your cat a few days and i'm sure he'll stop acting that way

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pawz
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From:burlington, ontario, canada,
Registered: Jul 2003

posted 07-10-2003 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pawz     Edit/Delete Message
HEY THIS IS KINDA FUNNY CAUSE MY KITTEN IS DOING THE EXACT SAME THING AND I HAD NO CLUE WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT UNTIL I SAW A WEB SIGHT THAT SAID "PUSH DON'T PULL" (MEANING PUSH, DONT PULL YOUR HAND AWAY IT JUST MAKES THEM WANT IT MORE)IT SEAMS TO BE WORKING FOR ME EVERYTIME HE GOES TO BITE ME I GENTLY PUSH HIM AWAY INSTEAD OF PULLING MY HAND AWAY OR YELLING "NO" OR PICKING HIM UP AND AND MAKING A LITTLE HISS NOISE AT HIM E.C.T, AS FOR THE HYPERNESS THERE IS NOTHING U CAN DO ABOUT THAT HE IS ONLY A KITTEN AND HAS TOO MUCH ENERGY ON HIS HANDS LIKE NERN SAID JUST TRY PLAYIN WITH HIM MORE AND WHEN HE GOES TO BITE YOU TRY STICKING A TOY INFRONT OF HIS FACE THAT WILL DISTRACT HIM.

GOOD LUCK, I HOPE THAT SOME OF WHAT I'VE SAID HELPS YOU

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