I'm brand new here, but have been looking around the net and havent't found any explanations for cases like mine!
My husband and I adopted a kitten about a year and a half ago. At first everything was fine--rather cuddly, friendly little kitty. For about the past six-eight months however, the cat has been acting more aggressive towards me (and almost not at all aggressive towards my husband).
For example, when I pet her, she often attacks my hand, sometimes immediately, sometimes after too much petting from my part (but I've learned to respect her 'allowed petting time')--she doesn't do this with my husband. If I try to move her out of the computer chair, she attacks. If my husband tries to move her, she just gets up and moves.
She's not an aggressive cat per se. In the morning she jumps on the bed, and sits next to my husband's head (never mine) and purrs enough to wake us both up, so she apparently enjoys a little love.
Is my kitty playing favorites? Any advice on how to get her to be nicer with me? Has anyone else ever experienced something like this?
As a kitten, she would come and nibble my ear and knead my stomach or thighs in the morning to wake me up. She didn't do this with my husband. This lasted only the first few weeks though.
As she was growing up, not too much hand wrestling. A little, but more play with toys, ribbons, etc.
We had her fixed. Both my husband and I dropped her off, but I picked her up. She was not a happy kitty when I picked her up--she cowered in the back of her kitty carrier and hissed, which she never does!
We both feed her (usually me in the morning, my husband in the evening) but he takes care of the litter box.
We both play pretty much equally with her, mostly throwing toys across the apartment that she runs after and swats at, or just dragging a ribbon around that she chases and tries to catch. No hand play at all now because she has some pretty sharp claws! She's about a year and a half and is very playful!
Hope that fills you in--see anything that sounds unusual or that could lead to her attitude?
I have two cats and three boxes. Make sure food is his...and new cats separated. And just keep trying to make 3 year old feel special. Mine is lucky that he goes out in my fenced in back yard and the new cat is not going out, so he can "get away". Patience is what everyone told me. 5 months and it IS a little better! Good luck! They are lucky to have you.
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First of all, I can't understand someone who spends her time to answer your serious quesion when they don't even like pets!! I guess some of the folks who come here just have way too much time on their hands! But be that as it may...
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