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Hello everyone! I need help because my 2 almost 3 year old spayed female cat is so mean! I got her when she was 8 weeks old at an apple orchard with my aunt and cousin. Whe were in the car and she was playing with my hair tie :).And maybe terrirized her a little to much. I mean putting cloths on her and when I got mad at her I threw her ( not to hard) away from me. Also a few times I picked her up to hard and hurt her ( but she loved me after) and I know now what i did and i am so sorry now, I dont think she remembers because she was almost 3 months old then. :( So when I got older and she got older we mutured and now she is my little princess eatting fancy feast once a week. She really never really purred and slept with me maybe once. She has what i like to call a " purring blanket" where she kneads it.
Every since she was 1 she was always scratching and biting me and my mom. After she got spayed she was nice for a week and then she was back to her old self. I have a bird and she never goes after him. She never hisses or growls at me but her eyes grow black and her tail slashes, so i sit right where i am and watch tv or something and than she attacks my arm! I want to get a new 3 month old kitten but I am not sure how Sky will act towards Moon. My mom says that Sky is so mean that she will kill the kitten. Is this true?
 

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To be honest, when you got your kitten it was going through its growing up stages. By traumatising it during those stages you have permanently ingrained certain fears, wants, and behaviours into your cat. However, it would be handy to know exactly what you mean by 'biting and scratching'. From your one example (tail lashing, pupil dilation, attacking arm on couch) it sounds like a cat that never learned people's body parts are not good play toys.

As for never sleeping with you and not purring; every cat has a different personality. Some purr loud, some drool, some lick, some sleep on people, etc.

If Sky has some serious behaviour issues I wouldn't get a new kitten at all. By doing so you are interrupting her normal life and she may develop some worse habits. I would work with the cat you currently have before upsetting her.

As for introducing cats; some cats get along swimmingly, other tolerate each other, and some attack all other cats. You never know until you try. It's highly unlikely Sky will kill the kitten but you MUST follow proper introduction procedures. You cannot toss two cats together and expect things to go well.
 

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Thank you so much! She still watches me while i sleep though. She really likes to keep to herself and sometimes i go over and pat her than when she looks angry i stop patting and sit next to her. If i end up getting the kitten should i leave them together in one room for a day or two, because my dad and other websites say to do that? She will rub against my leg during feeding time and meow at me too. She also sleeps on this stoop in the bathroom when im in the shower and when i get out and talk to her she moves her jaws up and down and makes a noise like "kakaka"! She is so cute!
 

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Thank you so much! She still watches me while i sleep though. She really likes to keep to herself and sometimes i go over and pat her than when she looks angry i stop patting and sit next to her. If i end up getting the kitten should i leave them together in one room for a day or two, because my dad and other websites say to do that? She will rub against my leg during feeding time and meow at me too. She also sleeps on this stoop in the bathroom when im in the shower and when i get out and talk to her she moves her jaws up and down and makes a noise like "kakaka"! She is so cute!
Absolutely NOT. Cats are extremely territorial. You don't put two strange cats in a room together. You keep them separated, while you exchange scents (such as by rubbing a shirt that smells like you on one cat then the other, back and forth, every day), and let them get used to the idea of one another through/under a door or a screen.

Then, after the new cat has been to the vet, you introduce them in a controlled situation and you don't leave them alone together until you are sure that they will not hurt one another.

I'm sorry Sky has this personality formed by her early abuse. I'm also glad you know better now. It's probably not too late to teach her not to attack you.

Do you play with her, with interactive toys? Keep a box of throw toys handy. When you see her get all wild eyed as you described, start throwing the toys for her to chase, instead. Distract her from what she is about to do, in other words.

Be sure to play games with her every day. Games such as, the throwing toys and chasing them, but also, string on a stick, where she chases and leaps and runs after something hanging off the end of a stick, as you drag it around.
 

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Thank you for answering my post! I will do as you say.Yes i do play with her until she lays down to fall asleep. She loves playing with a hacky sac but i sowed it twice and then when i first noticed the beads falling out i instantly took it away from her and now play with long strings and feathers hanging from a stick. Cant complain for a dollar! I know what i did wrong and i really wish i didnt do it at all, if i could go back in time that would defiantly be one of the things i would change. I know she will still be alive when i live by myself and she will probably have a whole new makeover with her attatude! Not just from old age but from your advice!
 

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my guess she attacks sometimes from over simulation you give your energy to her, cats don't normally enjoy being patted, i would only pet her head not her full body, and try playing with her with a string toy or ball and get her energy out on other things. She may be wanting more activity and play time. lasers are good as well. tired pets are happy pets.
 
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