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Kitten in a new place - establishing relationships


Having played out in earnest, a kitten can turn into an unbearable little monster that scratches, bites, gnaws furniture, rushes about the apartment and jumps on the curtains. Do not worry about this: over time and with proper upbringing, he will grow up and become an obedient, disciplined pet. But up to this point there is a way to calm the kitten.

If the kitten is very furious, you should try to catch and pick it up, pet and caress. At this age, the pet grows and develops, it has a lot of energy, which must be given a way out. Therefore, it is recommended to spend a lot of time with him: pick up, play, distract from pranks.

The more you entertain the kitten during the day, the less it will bother the owner at night, since there will be no more strength for this and its activity will noticeably decrease. You can especially play with him a couple of hours before bedtime so that he gets tired. Stop the game gradually, making the movements more smooth and calm. If you interrupt it suddenly, then the kitten will want to continue and will chase the legs of the owner.

If, with the help of attention and affection, it is not possible to curb a too active pet, you will have to be strict. Remember that in no case should you beat a kitten: after only one time he will remember this and will experience fear and distrust of the owner, and this is fraught with serious consequences. Due to the constant sense of danger in the animal, mental disorders can occur that will make it inadequate.

In addition, cats are very vindictive. Therefore, the severity with respect to the kitten is a slight click on the nose or spray of water from the spray bottle. Another method is to slightly grab him by the scruff, as his mother had recently done with a kitten. But all this needs to be done only at the moment of prank: cats have a very short memory, and just a few minutes after the trick, the animal will not understand why the owner does this to him.

A sharp sound will also help to calm the kitten: you can specially throw a metal object on the floor so that it falls with a roar. The goal is not to scare the kitten, but to distract him from the pranks, turn his attention and reduce his playful mood.

If this method does not work, you must stop paying attention to the pet and make it clear that the owner does not like this behavior.

To make the educational process more effective, you can be awarded for a good behavior of a kitten. For example, when he stopped meowing loudly, at the request of the owner he got down from the curtains, stopped playing too rude games, he should be praised, treated to his favorite treats.

But here should be a sequence: do not praise the pet or do it too often, otherwise he will try to get encouragement as often as possible.

If the kitten is stressed or scared, then in order to calm him, it is necessary to remove the cause of fear. You should not immediately take a frightened pet in your arms - it will be better if it comes to its senses on its own. But talking with him in a quiet and gentle voice will be beneficial in such a situation.

It is not necessary to give a kitten a valerian: it acts on cats differently than humans, and is generally prohibited by veterinarians.

Kitten in a new place

When a fluffy pet is taken into the house, they usually think over the main points of upkeep - acquire a toilet tray, a claw brush, ask more experienced animal breeders in advance what food needs to be prepared and the better it is to feed the animal with human or special food.

Moreover, it becomes an absolute surprise for them that they will have to become a "mother" for the kitten, and he will behave accordingly, like a small child. We will have to solve the problem of how to calm a kitten if he cries, still on the way to a new place and in the future, if he is furious at night and does not let anyone sleep.

If you indulge a pet in everything and take it at the first sign of frustration on his hands or in his bed, then he will "sit on his head", feel like a master in the house, and when the owner gets tired of such an alignment of forces, a confrontation will begin, and the animal will have to part.

Adapting the animal to a new place, it is necessary to immediately determine the boundaries of what is permitted, and let the kitten understand - "who is the boss in the house."

How to calm a kitten in a new place?

In order for the animal to get used to the new place more quickly, not to be upset after separation from mother, it is necessary to give him a “tour” of the house in advance, explain where the tray is, where the bowl with food, water and a claw point. Typically, kittens are smart enough to remember everything the first or second time.

If it doesn’t work right away with the tray, but at first you have to keep an eye on the baby, and when he needs it, soak a rag in the urine and put it on the tray - let it go its next time. All unauthorized "toilets" are thoroughly treated with powder or a special odor repeller.

The kids, left alone in the "sleeping place", cry in the early days. You should not take an “orphan” to yourself if in the future you want to get enough sleep. Next to the bedding should be a snag - a soft toy or an old hat, to which the kitten will be pressed, as to the mother.

In the afternoon, the baby should do more - play and talk, then he will quickly get used to the new environment.

How to calm a kitten day and night?

How to calm a kitten, if he misses his mother, have already figured out, but what to do in a situation where he is overly hyperactive both day and night?

Active animals require more movement, toys, you need to deal with them. You can buy a gym for a small cat - with ladders, a wheel in which you can run, with toys suspended on elastic bands. However, you can not buy such simulators, but do it yourself.

In the afternoon, you need to ensure that the baby does not get carried away, and his games do not cause trouble for the owners. If a kitten spoils furniture or tears upholstery, scratches, rushing to his feet - it is necessary to immediately limit this behavior.

Be consistent in the process of education. At the moment of a direct prank on a “bully”, you can splash water, or throw something rattling or ringing on the floor - for example, a lid from a pan. Instinctively inappropriate action will be associated with a roar and an unpleasant sensation - cats are afraid of water, and in the future the cat will not do such a thing.

The maximum that can be allowed from corporal punishment is a click on the ears. All other measures will make the animal take offense, and the kitten, in spite of the fact that it receives food from its hands, will “take revenge”.

For good behavior, the animal must be rewarded with goodies. Encourages help to accustom to the tray and scratching post, sleep in its place.

How to calm a kitten when he freaks out at night? It is also difficult to do this because a person has no time to deal with a prankster - he wants to sleep, and for cats 4-5 in the morning - this is the very time of activity, this is inherent in nature.

  • If someone is at home during the day - at least part of the time - you can prevent the animal from sleeping, stimulating the game. And in the evening, before going to bed, give the command to “sleep”. The kitten will get used to, and will lie down automatically, along with the owners.
  • Keep the evening hungry, and give plenty to eat only before bedtime.
  • Lock the animal for an hour until bedtime, and then pick it up. Then it will become unusually complaisant.
  • All these measures will help the mischievous kitten for a short while, and at 5 in the morning he will again be cheerful and cheerful. In this case, it should be put to sleep in a separate room, leaving more toys.
  • You can try not to react to the mischief of a "bully", then it will gradually subside. True, when he jumps on top, it is very difficult to follow the advice.

There are 2 more ways:

  • give the kitten a special remedy on herbs - “Cat-Bayun” - only the dose and the possibility of use must be clarified with the veterinarian,
  • wet the tail at the moment of activity.

Then it will lick it, and the owners will have time to sleep.

How to calm a kitten on the road?

If the road ahead is long, then transportation should be taken care of in advance. The drug "Cat Bayan" and then comes to the rescue, but you can not rely only on him.

In order for the animal to feel more comfortable, it is necessary to purchase such transportation so that you can put your hand in it and stroke the animal when it is very nervous.

On the road, the cat needs to drink more, eat the usual food. The toilet should be cleaned immediately, so you should bring along more disposable diapers.

In addition to diapers and familiar toys, you also need to purchase cat medications - if the animal is nervous along the way, he starts vomiting and diarrhea - you should be prepared for this in advance.

No need to take a kitten in his arms when he cries on the road. You can not keep track, and he will slip out of his hands, frightened by harsh sounds or crowds. Finding a baby on a crowded station or on a street that was scared and ran away is almost impossible.

When you get a kitten, and you already have older cats at home, you should not rely on them to help to train him or to facilitate the adaptation process. Sometimes it will not work to make a kitten friends with adult members of the pack - they will be jealous and beat him.

In this case, you will have to raise an adult cat and a baby at the same time. When a newcomer is accepted into the pack and raised, this may remove some responsibilities from the owners.

Calming a kitten is simple - he needs a little: attention and love. And so that he quickly adapts to new circumstances and gets used to the owners, you need to provide him with comfortable conditions - a free approach to the tray and bowl, toys, scratching post and sleeping place.

The most aggressive cat breeds

Many cats, although they belong to aggressive breeds, get along quietly with people. However, all the same periodically, “cruelties” show their uneasy nature:

  • Siamese have an innate "cult of the master." In the days of the pharaohs, such cats could even kill a person. Mostly the cause of aggression is jealousy.
  • Blue ones have a natural distrust, it is very easy to scare them. Hence the unexpected bouts of aggression.
  • White Angora are born mostly deaf, as a result of such cats are more vulnerable. They are forced to show aggression by nature, which has instilled in the animal the instinct of self-preservation and fear.

For aggressive cats are subjected to earlier cruelty. Unreasonable bouts of anger in cats are extremely rare. If the cat just purred and was furry, and in the next second is ready to pounce and tear, the animal clearly needs to be shown to the veterinarian.

Aggression provoked by fear or pain

Any cat that is cornered will fear for its life. This is an animal instinct and to cope with it, even if you really want to, is very difficult. The animal may be in varying degrees of fear:

  • With a light animal with caution, but can go up to an object that frightened her, sniff. In this case, there is simply no need to make sudden movements. The cat, sniffing and realizing that there is no threat, will calm down.
  • With an average animal will behave very restrained and intense. You just need to affectionately support the cat, talk to her, gently caress.
  • A severe degree of fright is accompanied by an animal throwing at everything that is nearby. The kitten freaks out, hisses, growls viciously, takes menacing poses. Stop the animal is not even worth trying and do not need to try to pick it up. You just need to leave the room until the cat calms down herself. If the animal was attacked by fear outside the house walls, throw a blanket over the cat, wrap it and place it in a closed carrier.

A very strong degree of fear is when, simultaneously with anger, the cat begins to write, poop, his eyes are expanded to the limit, and the mouth is open. This condition is dangerous both for the cat itself and for others.

The animal is on the limit, in no case can not be approached and you need to protect your face - the pet can even jump. The cat cannot be reassured. You can only throw a box or blanket over it and leave it alone.

Aggression between species

The anger of a cat can be caused in the struggle for the attention of the beloved owner or food. The animal begins to claim the role of leader. This happens if two or more cats live in the house at once. Anger is due to bursts of hormones, competition or weakened "alpha" flocks.

Man cannot cope with nature. It remains to give the cats to understand each other and patiently observe what is happening or to sterilize or neutered all the pets.

Redirecting aggression

The cat, angry at an inaccessible object or person, can begin to attack the one who is nearby, she fell "under the paw." Even after some calming, the animal will remain irritated for some time. There are only three options to reassure a pet - castrate (sterilize), give a sedative, or simply isolate for a while in a separate room.


The causeless malice of a cat is a rarity. The first unexpected paw strike becomes a warning before an attack. Perhaps the person touched the "holy" for the pet, violated her personal space or accidentally caused pain. Such aggression is also possible during games, when the cat is very lousy.

There are several options. If this happened during the game, you need to stop teasing the animal with your hands. You can use ropes, balls and clockwork toys, etc. If this happened due to early excommunication from the mother, the cat will help calm down if you give the pet more attention and affection.

Maternal malice

Maternal aggression is the case when a person does not even need to try to cope with it. An enraged animal can not only attack, but also severely cripple. The cat will die, so that they would not try to do with it. The best way is to just stay away from the kittens and the lair, bypass and do not try to get in there with your hands.

It happens that the giving birth to a cat, even if you do not touch it, starts throwing itself at the owners. In this case, you need to choose the moment and remove the lair with the kittens away to a quiet corner, slightly darken the room, and temporarily refrain from guests. In the case when the cat is preparing to attack - you can not turn his back to her. It is necessary to gradually recede, while keeping your palms open. At this moment, you can’t even talk to the animal, so as not to provoke him to attack.

Mating season

During the mating season, the cat becomes vicious, starts yelling for days on end. At the same time, it also marks the territory. The easiest advice on how to calm a cat when he wants a cat is to simply let the animal go. As soon as the male is satisfied, he himself will return home in a normal mood. You can give your pet one of the sedatives:

It is important to remember that it is better if the drug and dosage are prescribed by a doctor. Taking steroids creates a risk of hormonal imbalance and, as a result, the appearance of many diseases.

Folk recipes

You can choose a cat sedative from folk recipes. Infusions give a temporary effect, so you need to give them to your pet regularly. Harvesting herbs helps (parts indicated):

  • Baikal skullcap (2),
  • motherwort (2),
  • catnip (1),
  • hops (2).

Herbs are mixed and 1.5 tbsp. l 400 ml of boiling water are poured. The product is infused for 5 hours, then filtered and the liquid is given to the cat after eating (can be added to food) for 1 tsp. four times a day. Since catnip is included in the infusion, you don’t have to force liquid to drink, the pet will start asking for supplements. When cats rage, you can calm them with the help of another infusion.

It includes:

  • marshmallows,
  • hawthorn flowers
  • motherwort,
  • leaves of plantain and peppermint,
  • liquorice root,
  • horsetail.

All plants are taken in one piece and mixed. Then 2 tbsp. l collecting 300 ml of boiling water is poured and infused for a day. Then the liquid is filtered and given to the cat 4 times a day for 1 tsp., After a meal. You can add the infusion just to your pet's drinking water.

How else to calm the cats? They can just splash cold water. However, this is only temporary cooling; over time, an attack of aggression may recur.