Should my new wkitty keep her claws? - Page 4 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-07-2010, 11:18 PM   #61
Junior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Mobile,AL
Posts: 185
Total Cats: 0
Default

Also, The tendons cats claws are attached to run the length of the forearm. Declawing a cat eliminates it's ability to stretch it's arms, which if you hadn't noticed cats do all the time. It is very unhealthy for a cat not to be able to use it's claws. But since this is opinion based, if you can't have a cat because you don't like it's behavior, do not mutilate it until you can stand it. Just give it away, or to a shelter or put it back where it came from. If she can take out a raccoon chances are she'll be just fine on her own.
K20 Mini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 12:57 AM   #62
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,782
Total Cats: 119
Default

Declawing can also turn gentle cats aggressive and bitey.

Do you ever trim her claws? You can use regular people nail clippers- just don't cut the pink part! If you trim the regularly- once a week, she won't shred **** as bad.
Faeflora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 12:59 AM   #63
I'm a terrible person
iTrader: (19)
 
FRT_Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,293
Total Cats: 180
Default

@K20^

I don't know what kind of bionic legs my cat received, but it stretched all the time. It was perfectly healthy and lived a long *** time! Didn't seem to give a **** that it had no front claws.

Although when I get a cat I will just clip the nails and put the soft claws on if it got bad.
FRT_Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 02:21 AM   #64
Tour de Franzia
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by K20 Mini View Post
Also, The tendons cats claws are attached to run the length of the forearm. Declawing a cat eliminates it's ability to stretch it's arms, which if you hadn't noticed cats do all the time. It is very unhealthy for a cat not to be able to use it's claws. But since this is opinion based, if you can't have a cat because you don't like it's behavior, do not mutilate it until you can stand it. Just give it away, or to a shelter or put it back where it came from. If she can take out a raccoon chances are she'll be just fine on her own.
You're a dumbfuck.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 03:29 AM   #65
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (25)
 
curly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 12,105
Total Cats: 518
Default

We had a cat that a shelter converted to RWD after picking her off the street, she lived inside and outside (prefered) for 18 years. Somewhere around 14 years old she took down a crow. I lived in fear for a few weeks after seeing that. My 2 cents.
curly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 11:18 AM   #66
Junior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Mobile,AL
Posts: 185
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler View Post
You're a dumbfuck.
Thanks. I wish we were all as awesome as you.
K20 Mini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 11:31 AM   #67
Elite Member
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: oahu
Posts: 1,720
Total Cats: 2
Default

I wouldn't do it, just rule the cats world with a spray bottle or something of that nature to deter the clawing of things. Those claw cover things look like they would work as long as they didn't **** the cat off resulting in said cat trying to chew the covers off.
astroboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 11:54 AM   #68
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 19,037
Total Cats: 406
Default

our cats dont claw much. occasionally me, but chicks dig scars.

the biggest problem we have is that one cat will get hungry early in the morning and start knocking stuff off the night stand. it's comical.
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 12:42 PM   #69
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
revlimiter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: ABQ, NM
Posts: 528
Total Cats: 92
Default

I've got a clawed cat. Wish to hell I'd declawed her when she was a kitten. I'm kinda afraid to have her around a baby. She's rather ill-tempered.

If you think you'll have a kid in the next 20 years, you might really consider getting the cat declawed. I personally don't think it's cruel, especially just doing the fronts.
revlimiter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 02:40 PM   #70
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,782
Total Cats: 119
Default

**** it's not that hard. Just trim the damn claws. And if you really are an evolved lifeform mr H, then you won't breed and have the baby problem.
Faeflora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 03:19 PM   #71
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SA,TX
Posts: 248
Total Cats: 8
Default

The wife and I have 4 cats. All are strays and one had its claws removed when we, or rather she, adopted us. Guess which one gets the **** kicked out of her by the clawed cats? We constantly, well at least I, smack the **** out of the other cat that attack her. And they don't do it because she pisses them off. She just walks by and gets fucked up. You do the math.
NastyNate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 07:16 PM   #72
Elite Member
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Tigard, Oregon
Posts: 3,908
Total Cats: 0
Default

3 things. Try trimming the nails before declawing or using the nail sleeves.

2nd, get several different scratching posts. Put them in several rooms. Move em around some. When a cat gets bored of a post, move it to another position or different room. Suddently it's a whole new post in the cat's mind.

3rd, get another cat. A single cat is much more destructive than a pair. With only one cat it takes out all it's agression, frustration and hunting instincts on you and the furniture. With a second one they take it out on each other. Other than the litter box two cats are much easier to deal with than one.
cueball1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 07:21 PM   #73
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,669
Total Cats: 36
Default

Training FTW, but honestly that may be hard with a cat that started out like yours.

Does she mark territory around the place at all?

If not, maybe the cat is not totaly feral/insane and can be trained. The spray bottle works well in that regard.

Those softclaws things are badass, definitely worth a try.

Personally owning a cat capable of killing racoons is pretty awesome and half the cool factor of the animal anyway. Taking the claws off would be like a non-turbo Miata. Not a bad car, but just not nearly as cool. I say leave them.
Sparetire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 08:09 PM   #74
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,782
Total Cats: 119
Default

Yes get more cat. Same age and frisky. Find a foster program that will let you "try and buy"
Faeflora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 08:51 PM   #75
Elite Member
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Tigard, Oregon
Posts: 3,908
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by faeflora View Post
Yes get more *****. Teenage and frisky. Find a foster program that will let you "try and buy"

Corrected to be more appropriate for Hustler!
cueball1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 10:40 PM   #76
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Mach929's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: lansdale PA
Posts: 2,500
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by deliverator View Post
Just to be clear- you use clippers to trim their claws so they're not sharp.

You do not use them to de-claw the cat.

Last thing we need is some mt.net idiot trying a DIY declawing procedure.
LOL, i really really hope that didn't need to be explained. and yes cat's claws need to be trimmed just like your nails. cats in the wild wear them enough naturally. and be warned most cats will put up a hell of a fight even though done properly won't hurt them at all.
Mach929 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 03:44 PM   #77
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 22
Total Cats: 0
Default

Just trim them down on a regular basis.

Wait till its sleepy and cuddly (and doesn't mind being handled).

Snip a nail, wait till cuddly again, snip another (and so on). If done calmly and nicely, the cat won't mind. Although those press-on nails look pretty neato.
jakec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2010, 02:21 AM   #78
Elite Member
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Incline Village, NV
Posts: 2,073
Total Cats: 5
Default

My family trimmed the claws for a bit. Then we stuck this double sided tape crap on the bottom of couches and whatever it would tear up. Cat seemed to dislike the tape feeling and eventually got the picture that clawing **** wasn't acceptable.

Now the cats so old she can hardly hop onto the couch under her own power.
thesnowboarder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2010, 01:22 PM   #79
Senior Member
iTrader: (14)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 734
Total Cats: 1
Default

This is on topic and (just about) free, so putting it here rather than in FS.

While clearing out my kitchen drawers (moving) I happened across an unopened package of softpaws. Would've thrown 'em out (because I just trim their claws these days) but with this thread fresh in my mind I figured I'd try to save some little critters toes.

If anyone wants 'em, they're available for just the cost of postage from here to wherever. PM me.
deliverator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2010, 03:34 PM   #80
Junior Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Binghamton, NY
Posts: 448
Total Cats: 1
Default

What color?
--Alex
AlexO35 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
race video - Sonoma WERC enduro 02/10/13 emilio700 Race Prep 20 02-15-2013 03:27 PM
Killing Chipmunks Vashthestampede Insert BS here 180 02-23-2012 02:08 PM
Angsty commie rant thread rider384 Insert BS here 101 11-11-2010 07:08 PM
Miata Challenge Round 9: Streets of Willow CCW (11/7/2010) VagaXt Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 2 10-15-2010 10:26 PM
Lobster claw game georgefury1 Insert BS here 20 10-08-2009 12:35 PM


Tags
miatamania h8s kittens

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:23 AM.