Hello- I need some of the older vetrans advice on what to look for on signs for rough play / aggression. My cat's play is starting to lead to injuries. Territorial aggression. This is called conditioning. Aug 21, 2006 #2 solaritybengals TCS Member. How to Deal With Play Aggression in Ninja Attack Kittens. Play Aggression Young cats and kittens that were not raised with littermates, or that lack opportunities to play most commonly show play aggression. Joined Oct 31, 2005 Messages 2,359 Reaction score 5 Location These postures may be a clue in pinpointing the trigger for the aggressive behavior, as … Adding a second cat. Working with aggression problems between family cats will take time and commitment from you. Share. Watch for biting. It involves typical predatory and play behaviors, including stalking, chasing, attacking, running, ambushing, pouncing, leaping, batting, swatting, grasping, fighting and biting. This may be exhibited as overly rambunctious or aggressive play… If every time that the hungry cat sees the food it also hears a can opener, after several times, the sound of the can opener alone will cause the cat to start drooling. Conditioning refers to associations between stimuli and behavior. If your kitten bites during playtime, it's time to change the way you play. Don’t give up without consulting the appropriate experts. Cats are very territorial creatures and can fiercely defend their turf. Top Cat. However, if you notice one cat biting the other in order to cause harm, then your cats are probably fighting instead of playing. Learning appropriate play is an important part of a cat’s socialization, and this normally occurs during time spent with littermates. Thanks! What can I do about this? If cats that normally play fight have a more ‘aggressive episode’, owners should never directly intervene – this may escalate the cat’s anxiety and lead to increased aggression between the two cats or even towards the owner. For example, a hungry cat may drool when it sees food (the stimulus). For example, if one of the cats yelps out in pain and hisses or growls, then your cats may be engaged in a fight. Aggressive responses seen in pet cats are closely related to the natural behaviour of the species and are a normal part of predation, play and social conflict. We have a cat/ kitten that are trying to get to know one another- and i dont know what to look for. Aggression between cats. Play aggression is the most common type of aggressive behavior that cats direct toward their owners. It's the difference between a gentle cat and a Ninja Attack Cat. Common types of aggressive behaviors between cats. 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