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theDirtiest
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posted 08-29-2003 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for theDirtiest     Edit/Delete Message
i've got two kittens (both around 15 weeks old now) and one is extremely clumsy. she has bad balance and easily slides off things or falls easily when walking on small areas. she also gets her claws stuck on everything and has trouble letting go (ie blankets, carpets, shoe strings, etc). it's kind of funny to watch her try to walk away while she is still stuck. she eventually gets loose but it takes around 5 or so seconds. the other cat is just athletic and can run circles around the clumsy one all day long.

is this normal? every cat i've ever known never seemed clumsy like this. other than that she is a great cat and very affectionate.

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posted 08-29-2003 11:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cat     Edit/Delete Message
My kitten had bad balance when she was young while her sister was quite agile. I was worried and brought her to the vet thining inner ear prblems but the vet checked her out and said she was fine....She grew out of it eventually. You may want to bring her in and eliminate any problems if it doens't seem to be getting better. But if I recall, I think many kittens go through that...kinda like children. Some develop faster than others.

As for getting stuck, you may want to trim the very tips off her claws. My older cats get stuck to this day and a tip trimming does the trick!

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theDirtiest
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posted 08-29-2003 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for theDirtiest     Edit/Delete Message
thanks for the advice. i do need to trim her claws like you said. she also tears the hell out of the kitty litter liner when covering her mess.

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dj
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posted 08-29-2003 04:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dj     Edit/Delete Message
I had twin brother cats and one was slender and agile~ could walk the cat walk with the best of grace & beauty and his brother was a tad chunky and clutzie as can be~poor fella was also accident prone. It seemed he was always right there if I dropped something to get hit.
Now I have another baby whom has 5 claws on all 4 hairy paws and he tends to be a bit clumsy....he always looks like a pigen toed ganster walking towards ya.It's really cute tho'. He will get his nails caught in the burber type carpets if they are not clipped. Infact,that is how we know it's time for a trim~ that sounds of him sticking.

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dj
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fleafly
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posted 08-30-2003 11:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
I have a kitty who is clumsy to this day, he is 4 years old. He is perfectly healthy just a little clumsy and doesn't always make it to where he is jumping. Cats are like people, not all of them are graceful!

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