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#1 OFFLINE   Skeptocynic

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 02:44 PM

Hi,

I have a 1 year old ragdoll cat. He is a large indoor cat (normal for the breed), we live in a ground floor 1 bed flat, which is a fair size but with no enclosed garden space.I often use a laser pen to excerise him, which he very much enjoys, and can pick up quite some speed in the hall way before he thuds in to the front door.

Problem is, I am worried he is annoyed with the lack of space. He often has a 'mad ten minutes' where he bombs around, pouncing on cushions and climbing the walls. Is this an expression of frustration with his surroundings? Is it just normal cat energy?

I would post this on a cat forum, but I'd like to spare myself the pet-owning enthusiast garbage I'd be subjected to.

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 02:49 PM

Obviously the more space you can give them the better, but I would say it's normal cat madness. My Mum has a massive house and quite a bit of land with woods and field behind, but her 6 cats will still often go absolutely bonkers, tearing from room to room and the full length of the house, climbing and bouncing off everything :confused:

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 02:52 PM

Our cat has the run of a huge area and does similar things from time to time. Usually if she has been kept in all night she gets a bit hyper but it sounds par for the course for cats.

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 03:38 PM

Hi,

I have a 1 year old ragdoll cat. He is a large indoor cat (normal for the breed), we live in a ground floor 1 bed flat, which is a fair size but with no enclosed garden space.I often use a laser pen to excerise him, which he very much enjoys, and can pick up quite some speed in the hall way before he thuds in to the front door.

Problem is, I am worried he is annoyed with the lack of space. He often has a 'mad ten minutes' where he bombs around, pouncing on cushions and climbing the walls. Is this an expression of frustration with his surroundings? Is it just normal cat energy?

I would post this on a cat forum, but I'd like to spare myself the pet-owning enthusiast garbage I'd be subjected to.



I have two cats and live in the same type of space as you describe. Sometimes I wish I could provide them more room. Hopefully I'll be moving to somewhere bigger in the next couple of years and that'll cheer them up.

My fiance does take them out the back on leads as well just to give them a bit of the outdoor experience.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 09:16 AM

I have always kept cats and I live in a large house with more outside space than any cat can wish for. I have a 1yr old tom and he is the same. I find it's usually around the same time of day that he does it (3am :whistle: ). It's just a cat thing.
Scrunch up a small ball of paper and teach him to play fetch, my cat loves it and it stops him literally climbing the wall.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 10:37 AM

Thanks for the tips all!




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