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Ok I never really browse /an/ so I might come off as a complete retard, but I acquired a little Beagle yesterday, 41 days old, he's got his bed and everything, a little meat-smelling toy he can chew on... but that is sort of the problem, he chews on everything, the carpet, plastic bags, my pants, even my hands if I or anyone tries to pet him. A friend told me it's because he is still a pup and his teeth hurt a bit so he tends to bit and chew everything, and also because he must be missing his mom (he cries a lot too).
Just wanted to know if you got more tips or if I'm doing something wrong so I can change it.
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Do some cats enter some sort of "rebellious adolescence" stage? My male cat's a little more than 1 year old (had him since he was 2 months; had him neutered at 6 months) and he's getting a little too stubborn. He's always been hyper, but he's had a change of behavior lately. He used to just lie on the computer keyboard to prevent people from using it but now he bites and scratches, even drawing blood several times. We tried firm "NO!"s but he just attacks again. Only moderate taps to the nose or rump will get him to stop, but he'll be back at it a few hours later. He also loves attacking feet. We try giving him different toys to keep himself entertained but he tires of them quickly. Daily play sessions seem to have no help, as well.
He's a strictly indoor cat but he'll sneak out at any given chance. It seems like he wants to join the feral cats outside, despite being neutered. He's wandered out several times already but we or our neighbors have been always able to find him thanks to the collar he wears. My dad jokes that maybe the vet only removed one ball. When he can't get out, he'll hide under furniture for hours on end, coming out only to eat or poop/pee.
He wasn't like this until recently. Makes me wonder if it's just because of his age and he'll eventually mellow out. Well at least he doesn't eliminate outside of the litterbox or scratch up our furniture. I seriously hope he doesn't reach that point.