We have two cats that are brothers, and about 1.5 years old. One is completely deaf, and the other is fat. The deaf one spends all day knocking stuff over - lamps, vases, frames, anything we have on counters. He does it all the time, so we aren't sure if he is hungry, if he is bored, wants attention, doesn't understand what he is doing, or what. Water doesn't deter him, foil doesn't deter him, nothing seems to deter him. I am sort of at the end of my rope because he has broken 3 lamps in the last month. While i have put up all our frames (which makes me so sad) we can't really get rid of our lamps. We are reluctant to leave food out all the time because the other cat doesn't need it.
Post by doctoranda on Sept 16, 2016 8:10:28 GMT -5
I am not an expert on cat behavior but have had cats my entire life. I would guess that maybe playing with him more or having him have more active time with you may help a bit. Frequently when cats display unwanted behavior it is out of frustration, boredom, and lack of activity. Also, you could try to have a pheromone release thingie plugged into an outlet. The smell of pheromones apparently makes cats more relaxed etc. Good luck!
Post by caddywompus on Sept 26, 2016 10:42:25 GMT -5
He's still a kitten, so he probably has lots of energy and is exploring. Have you tried having more toys he can chase around, or even static toys like a hanging thing he can play with, or one of those round open tracks donut things with the ball inside that he can bat around and try to get. I've tried those phermone things, but I never noticed any difference in their behavior.