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Q: Kitteh on crack:???

April 5, 2010 | By Jeanette G. | 10 answers | Expired: 1612 days ago

Jeanette G.

My kitteh is acting very strange. I would video tape it and show you, but i haven't a camera. All of a sudden she will jump up and start attacking things out of the blue. Sometimes she attacks things that are not even there! She runs like a million miles an hour and does summer saults and countless things. Can anyone tell me whats' going on?

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Nancy C.
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Apr 05, 2010

This is your 8 week old yes? If so it sounds like she is normal. Kittens will shadow-box, run into walls (or try to go up them), streak through the house.....seemingly going nowhere, and attack "ghosts". Sometimes they will even hiss and spit at nothing. Its all part of developing their "play" (later to be hunting) skills. If you have never seen it the kitten looks nutty....but they are fine. There is actually a term called the "evening crazies". The "crazies" are times when the kitten is very active and running around playing. Cats are night creatures so this time usually happens at dawn or in evening. If you can devote some "playtime" to your kitty to burn off some of that energy. When she gets older she should settle down.

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Kelly
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Apr 06, 2010

She's being a normal, playful kitten. I have a couple that are several years old that still do that.

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Kayla L.
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Apr 07, 2010

lol I don't think anything is wrong with your baby there. I have went through 2 very small kittens before and then my current two cats from 2-3 months of age. They see things that aren't there from time to time and get really hyped up and play zoom zoom nuts for up to a good hour sometimes. Goodness, my bub Tommy is a year old now and occasionally still does this.

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