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Why Is My Kitten Jumping Around?

FAQs Cindy Castillo August 8, 2022

Cats, and kittens in particular, can be very playful and energetic. Sometimes they release all that energy by scurrying from room to room, jumping up and down on the furniture, and going a little crazy. This type of behavior can also be a reaction to catnip, which can cause cats to act silly for a short time.

Why is my kitten jumping around like a maniac?

The most common reason cats experience the zoomies is pent-up energy. Cats rest and sleep most of the day to conserve energy for short, very active periods. Without intentional movement and activity, your kitty will have to find a way to get that extra energy out, leading to a case of zoomies.

Why is my kitten so hyper and jumpy?

As with all young mammals, this seemingly crazy behavior is just how your kitty is learning to grow up. Due to their predatory nature, kittens explore new places and acclimate to their surroundings by following their instincts, which include biting, jumping, and chasing things.

Why is my cat suddenly so jumpy?

Loud noises, predators, pets, illness and injury can all make cats feel more vulnerable. Dealing with the needs of a frightened cat requires a calm, relaxed owner. In fact, owner anxiety will make a concerned cat even more nervous. You need to calm your cat down, but how you go about it will depend on the cause.

How do you calm a hyper kitten?

What is abnormal kitten behavior?

Aggressive Biting, Scratching, and Fighting

If your kitten is showing signs of aggression, such as hard biting, bleeding scratching, and dangerous fights with other kittens, this is abnormal and problematic behavior.

How long does the crazy kitten stage last?

Ten months is the most common age, however. As a rule, this worst teenage phase lasts about four to six months, of course with individual deviations.

At what age do kittens calm down?

At what age do kittens settle down? In general, by 9 to 12 months the enormous enthusiasm has subsided and a personality has become clearer. Each cat is unique, with some being more playful and some being lazier. However, these are some typical stages you will see as your lively cat ages.

References:

  1. https://www.dailypaws.com/cats-kittens/behavior/common-cat-behaviors/cat-zoomies
  2. https://www.petmd.com/cat/behavior/my-kitten-too-hyper
  3. https://www.seniorcatwellness.com/cat-scared-of-everything-suddenly/
  4. https://www.prettylitter.com/blog/guide-on-how-to-calm-a-kitten-down
  5. https://meowtel.com/blog/post/kitten-behavior-whats-normal-and-whats-not
  6. https://www.thehonestkitchen.com/blogs/pet-obsessed/kitten-adolescence-is-a-real-thing/
  7. https://figopetinsurance.com/blog/when-do-kittens-calm-age

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