Siamese aggression

by Connie
(MO)

Why does my Siamese cat (approx 8-10 months old) suddenly turn on us with no warning? He will jump in my arms to be held then suddenly turn. Last time he left several bites on my arm before I could remove him. Another instance I was sitting at my table and he walked up, put his paws on my shoulder, sat there very contented (or so I thought) for a moment then attacked my face aggressively. I had not petted him, it was entirely instigated on his part. I want to keep him but he's attacking others in my family as well. The rest of the time he's awesome. He gets plenty of love. Thanks for the input!

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Feb 20, 2012
Siamese Cat Issue NEW
by: Anonymous


I've been researching any help I could get for the problem my 4yr old Scottish Terrior and I are facing. The story is that I feel in love with this man who has a spayed eight+ year old siamese cat. Whenever my dog an I would visit him his cat would hiss, growl, and attack us. My dog is calm, and was raised with a different Siamese cat so he knows to stay away from her. Anyways, her attitude towards me has been horrible. She has showed petting- induced agrression and territorial agression. She has attacked me about three times, and numerously attempted to attack me (my boyfriend has interviened.) The last time I visited she put one paw on me, sniffed, looked at me, and hissed. I would walk by her and she'd hiss or growl. The apartment is her territory and I hate visiting with the experiences I've mentioned. In saying that I offered to switch pets for a couple of weeks. I'd have the cat in a new territory for her to get used to me. Do you think that is a good idea, and if so, what kind of tips would you suggest?

I'm desperate to find a resolution. This problem has prevented us from moving in and might be a threat to a serious relationship.

-The dog lover with a Siamese issue


Mar 25, 2011
will he grow out of it when he enjoys it so much?
by: jenny n willow

what do you do when your 10 month old kit is stalking you pouncing and attacking you as you walk?as if to say 'you will not ignore me!' then when he gets bored he goes and attacks my sleeping alsation or my 2 year olds legs,hes got lots of toys,just prefers humans arms n legs

Oct 17, 2010
aggression
by: Anonymous

my 7 month female charcoal point will lay there and let you mess with all day peacefully..until you try to roll her over on her back..then i get bit and HARD..it only took me this long to be taught NOT TO ROLL HER OVER...duh

Oct 16, 2010
Too much Loving
by: Judy from Long island

It sounds as though your cat is becoming overstimulated by too much petting. There are some cats who can tolerate only just so much handling and then they lash out. The most telling sign is the rapid switching back and forth of the tail. When you begin to see the tail start to move rapidly, the cat is becoming agitated and it's time to put it down. Actually,
I would limit the petting and handling to just a few seconds at a time so that the cat does not start to become over-stimulated.

You might also try letting him come to you rather than your going to him and, again, limiting the amount of time you spend petting him so that he's left wanting more.

Sep 19, 2010
Thanks Lynn !
by: angelina diantonio

My one is a male and he is the naughty one.Both kittens nibble but the male swipes me as I walk by.He loves to hang on my arm like a monkey .Those nails are daggers !!!!!!!I try to keep the kids from getting swiped.

Sep 19, 2010
Petting induced Aggression
by: Lynn

It is common for cats to be playful and loving and then turn instantly into what appears to be a crazed fur ball.

It might be a form of aggression or it might just be play. Cats can play really rough. And what starts out as play can quickly end in a fight with claws and hair tufts flying about. I know this from having a mult-cat home. And your cat (especially being a Siamese) will look at you as another cat, or himself as a person.

The most important thing is not to punish him. Cats do not accept punishment, he is not a dog. Punishing a cat will only make the behavior worse.

Also if you or someone else is playing with him a little rough, than he will play rough, and cats, especially males cats will continue to play rough for a good while. He is still a kitten, and playing is his main goal, and being one of the smartest cats the way Siamese are, he will continue to look for trouble to get into.

Here is a link to my "Aggressive Cat Behavior" page. Scroll down and it tells you about petting induced aggression.

http://www.we-are-siamese.com/aggressive-cat-behavior.html

If you have any more questions or comments please do not hesitate to email me at:

lynn@we-are-siamese.com

thanks

Lynn


Sep 16, 2010
LOL
by: george

my my my aren't we sensitive?.....mindless aggression is purely a cat thing,right? ..and i will reference who i please! now excuse me while i go pray..

Sep 16, 2010
Freedom Of Speech
by: angelina diantonio

Lets not bash each other.Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.Is still is a free country ,right ? http://www.facebook.com/only1silver#!/video/video.php?v=162262986416&ref=mf

Sep 16, 2010
BY GEORGE
by: Anonymous

I thought this was a Siamese Blog not a political one.
How dare someone reference George Bush. I guess they are to ignorant to give an intelligent answer.
Totally inappropriate.

Sep 16, 2010
No reward for bad behavior
by: Caroline

I can't tell you why he's biting and scratching, but the best thing to do is to put him down immediately after any biting or scratching incident, walk away and ignore him completely until he approaches you again.

Cats lash out at each other when they're tired of attention, so it may be that he just gets to a point when he's had enough of being petted, and he hasn't realized yet that you're not just another, bigger, cat (with slower reflexes!)

Don't hit back or punish him. By ignoring him he should soon learn that this behavior is not acceptable to you.

If it continues, though, it might be worth having him checked over by a vet, just in case there's any area of pain which is triggering this.

Good luck!

Sep 14, 2010
siamese 'aggression'
by: george

they do this (among ALOT of other things) because they are crazy! i also think they see things we don't see...i call it the 'george bush effect'...

Sep 13, 2010
He is a baby
by: angelina diantonio

Remember ,he is a baby and needs to be taught these things. Tell him no no you hurt mommy. Give him the guidence that he needs and deserves.Just because he is getting bigger doesn't make him an adult and set in his ways.http://www.catsofaustralia.com/aggressive-kitten.htm ,http://animal.discovery.com/tv/cats-101/ , read up on the kittens and ways to tame them.Do not give up on the kitten.You both need each other more than you know.I spent many wonderful years with Siamese cats.These are my first two kittens also.Mine are 6 months old and are frisky also.We will work on it together.Post if you need help. Dr. Karen Halligan : http://www.dochalligan.com/ , the best vet to ask questions about cats.I know Caesar is for dogs but you could ask him a cat question :http://www.cesarsway.com/ . Please do not abandon your cat.

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