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Training an Unruly Kitten

We have a kitten that is about 4 months old. He is extremely hyper as well as destructive, not to mention he was encouraged to bite (by his previous owner). We would like to transition him from all of this negative behavior to a more positive way. Any suggestions?

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By Sadie Lynn

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April 30, 20110 found this helpful

If you are able to, I would seriously look at getting a companion kitten. Cats (especially rowdy kittens!) tend to do better with company. Also, at this age you may consider getting him/her fixed. Many times having a pet fixed will calm down their craziness! Also, call your local shelter for other ideas. Good Luck!

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May 3, 20110 found this helpful

Hello Sadie,

Well, your new kitten needs to have things that he can play with. Make sure he has plenty of cat toys around to distract him. Please do not punish him for biting, this will only encourage him or make him afraid of you. Please have plenty of food & water available to him and also a fresh litter box. Making sure he is comfortable in his new environment is very important. Does he have a bed? or a high place to jump to? You might want to get him a cat tower so he has something to climb and has his own space. Don't encourage "rough" play with him. Getting another kitten about the same age will certainly help but having two kittens can cause an extra expense. Good luck. Oh, is your kitten neutered? if not, he can be neutered now along with getting all his vaccines. Good luck.

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