Q: How long does it take?

November 8, 2008 | By Sarah J. | 14 answers | Expired: 2637 days ago

Sarah J.

My cats are almost 2 years old and they are still in there kitten phase. How long does it usually take before they finally calm down or will they ever.
I had them both fixed and that seemed to help a little but they still tear everything up and won't let us sleep at night.

Readers' Answers (14)
Elizabeth  M.

Nov 08, 2008

Depends on the cat and how much time you spend playing with it. I have 4 -- all about the same aga and two are very active and the other two not so much! I do think if you want to keep them young and healthy you need to play with them and keep them very active. I work at a shelter and I can't tell you the amount of fat cats that are turned in because the owner doesn't have time for them. You must MAKE time for them. Being a "fat cat" isn't a blessing.

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Martha P.

Nov 09, 2008

Welcome to having a teenager! Cats, while technically are kittens until age 1, can still show signs well beyound. Between the ages of 2 and 3, is the "teenage" phase for cats.

Also, I think part of this the cat's breed and personality; some are going to be more active than others. Some of my cats "calmed" down at around 2 or 3 but I've seen some that really don't and it's thier personality.

A kitten I raised, who's now three, is still running around reaking terror on the household. He litterly runs up the banister or finds another way to get into trouble. But hey, that's who he is an his owners love that about him.

Enzo, my youngest (he's 3 or 4) will get the rest of my crew going at a moment's notice. Part of the fun of owning them is watching all of them interact and play. Normally, it's a quiet day when someone isn't chasing someone else around the house!

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Giselle R.

Nov 12, 2008

kittens love to play as they grow they become more serious the best advice i can do buy them some toys they can entertain with or but the cartoons on the tv they love listening to that.

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