Sherry, adoptive parent for Nika

by Sherry
(Rochester, New York)

We have had Nika for a year. She is 100% Siamese but must have strayed from her litter. She was picked up running with a group of Feral cats. We adopted her from the Virginia Siamese Rescue Service. She hid under our bed in the beginning. It took months and months to get her out from under the bed, to eat in front of us, to allow petting and to talk a lot. The problem we're having is this: she will come over and meow to be petted. When she's had enough, instead of getting up and walking away, or giving a warning nip or scratch, she goes into full on attack mode. Having my arms and hands scratched up was one thing, but this morning she got my face. How do we break her from doing this? She is a beautiful cat, about a year old, loves to play and is cute as can be. We love her but this unpredictable aggressive behavior is a definite problem. Suggestions welcomed! thank you sherry

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Apr 12, 2013
So funny! NEW
by: angelina diantonio

It is so funny because the situations between my two daughters and my Siamese kids are quite the same!!!All of a sudden World War 3 breaks out and I need total patience to get through the situation!!!

Apr 12, 2013
love my cats NEW
by: angelina diantonio

We drove 8 hours to pick them up because we got lost 15 times.lol They are the best cats and we blended as a family so well.I have to be really careful because I did get scratched in the face once.My problem is they jump everywhere and sometimes the girls get scratched by accident.Both my cats have the sharpest nails ever!!!!!I just try to be careful at bedtime.The cats love to snuggle with the girls and I have to be careful when they jump around or play.Those nails are sharp!!! Keep us posted !!!!Good luck!!!

Apr 12, 2013
Aggressive Nika NEW
by: Anonymous

I thank you so much for your suggestion. I was very excited to see you have adopted from the Siamese Rescue in Virginia as well. It is a great organization.
Patience is my strength. I giggled at your young children getting some same discipline that you would an aggressive cat. I babysat for 7 yrs., then worked for our local school district for 11 yrs. (Elementary - Seniors). I know patience. I will absolutely use your suggestion. Patience got us to where we are now with Nika and a while longer is just fine. Thanks

Apr 12, 2013
Aggressive Nika NEW
by: Anonymous

I thank you so much for your suggestion. I was very excited to see you have adopted from the Siamese Rescue in Virginia as well. It is a great organization.
Patience is my strength. I giggled at your young children getting some same discipline that you would an aggressive cat. I babysat for 7 yrs., then worked for our local school district for 11 yrs. (Elementary - Seniors). I know patience. I will absolutely use your suggestion. Patience got us to where we are now with Nika and a while longer is just fine. Thanks

Apr 12, 2013
She is a beauty!!!! NEW
by: angelina diantonio

You have to be calm,loving and patient with her.Remember she is a baby still and needs extra TLC from her living on the loose.As soon as mine get aggressive I say No No ,we do not act like that.Then I tell them to go lay down and I do not pet them for say 30 minutes.Treat the situation just like one of your kids.I have a 3 and 5 year old so this is perfectly natural to me!!! My cats just turned 3 and my both my male and female when we play can get aggressive and this is how I stop it right away!!! You need to be very patient and loving. My first Persian rescues took 6 months before we all blended but they were severely abused for years before I rescued them.My Siamese were babies when I got them from a Virginia rescue and we blended within a month.They were scared at first and would hide but we all came along.

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