I have 4 cats. They are 11 yrs, 9 yrs, 9 yrs, and 4 yrs old. The youngest we recently brought home (about 6 months ago). He knocks over everything so I use my water bottle and tell him no. But then he beats up the other cats. Almost like it was their fault. He's such a cute cat and I think he had a really rough start in life so I don't wanna get rid of him. I just don't know how to stop the knocking over things and then him taking it out on the other cats?

Answer

Well I think he may be confused and getting angry as to why he's getting the water bottle treatment. Cats knock over things. It's part of their curiosity and it's how they find out about things. I suggest that 1. Make your home more cat proof and remove things that would be problematic for him to knock over. 2. Get some interesting cat toys and cat nip interactive toys to keep him occupied and interested. I highly doubt he's making the connection between the water bottle and knocking things over. You may just be causing him more stress which he is then using on the other cats. I suggest stopping that immediately and just letting a cat be a cat.

Updated on April 12, 2018

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Best Ways to Stop a Cat From Being a Bully
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