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What's up, my friendly Cat Mojoteers your humble servant, Jackson Galaxy. You know, words carry
a lot of weight. Words mean something. Case in point. Naughty, nice. What we're going to dove
into now is some of your most requested naughty behaviors that I'm going to take a crack at and
see if I could very quickly put you 00:00:22:14 - 00:00:44:11
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get going here, and let's get into what I believe would be a hefty list of naughty behaviors. Let's
take a look. So the first naughty behavior in our rundown when a cat does what doo doo doo doo doo
mischievous little Dennis the menace. 00:00:44:12 - 00:01:00:21
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had a little slingshot, they'd be walking around with it in their back pocket,
aiming at Mr Wilson. Like that kind of behavior? OK, so anyway, how do we
approach that kind of behavior? It happens because your cat's bored high.
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Are you naughty, see this, though, she was just chewing on my my cord? Yes, that's naughty. That's
a very easy cure. You guys play with your cat board, play with your cat board, play with your
cat board, play with your cat. 00:01:14:13 - 00:01:27:13
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to do with it as well. And I can tell you that because I am surrounded in kittens right now.
Look? They're like they're like a street gang right now. Yeah. But are you guys doing?
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Again, you will notice a massive difference if you play with your cat and realize it's
not retribution. They're trying to go for it's boredom. They're trying to push off.
You know, it's interesting to me that one of the next naughty behaviors was the Zumiez
and especially nocturnal zooms. 00:01:50:11 - 00:02:03:05
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but they're calling it naughty behavior. Again, it's not naughty.
It's natural. So I'm not going to go deep into this because we've already got an entire dedicated
video right up here about the Zumiez. 00:02:03:08 - 00:02:21:16
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called What are Zumiez? What is naughty about? Zoom is nothing. Cats have bursts of energy
that happen throughout the day. Again, some of that.
Really, the best thing that
you can do about that. 00:02:21:20 - 00:02:41:12
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that playing with your cat, draining that energy out of their body is really important.
The second thing I would tell you guys is think about what time of day those movies are happening,
because if they're happening at night, you can do a lot by just regulating their bodies through
meal times and play times 00:02:41:16 - 00:03:01:17
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to, you know what I call the three hours routine ritual rhythm. The more we invest
into these routines, they become ritual. The more we invest into ritual, they become rhythm.
And when that rhythm is nice and solid, the room for this sort of incoherent cat light to
be shooting out in all directions 00:03:01:21 - 00:03:25:13
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nocturnal, Zumiez drives everybody crazy. If you invest in what I'm talking about,
then they won't be nocturnal. They won't be up all night. They will be much more settled into
your sleep patterns. Such a scene stealer, you are soon as your normal and again, something you can
absolutely work on and I will 00:03:25:13 - 00:03:45:03
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the Zoom is at times of the day where you just don't want them. What about biting your
ankles? What about the ankle attacker? What is it called? It's called play aggression. So think of
you're walking through the dining room and little known to you.
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Your cat is underneath the tablecloth under the table and then as you walk by the empty,
the Humpty Dumpty down there and then the bite the bite into all four paws kick around and whatever
as you're screaming and yelling. 00:03:59:03 - 00:04:10:17
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heightened energy is causing more of it. Now they're off to the races, they're gone.
You know, that's play aggression. Why do I call it that? Because if you think about how
cats play, play equals pray. 00:04:10:17 - 00:04:27:02
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And so what they're doing because they're bored, they're not getting any constructive playtime.
Your ankle might as well be a squirrel. So when you walk through and they pounce at your ankle,
it's because your ankle or your feet, they're moving
like a predator would. 00:04:27:08 - 00:04:44:12
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practice, pray, pray, play, pray, pray. Play practice, free play. Trade practice.
And so again, how do we solve that and turn the negative into the nice I know broken record
Jackson, play with your cat. 00:04:44:12 - 00:05:02:17
Unknown Play with your cat.
Play with your cat. Play with your cat. Play with your cat. If they're doing that,
that means that they are not getting that energetic output that every cat needs. And so if
you're not presenting an interactive toy running around the house, getting that energy out of them,
then, you know, bring on the ankle 00:05:02:17 - 00:05:20:14
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OK? Answer more naughtiness. Good amount of you guys came up with this one, too,
and that is eating your plants at home, destroying plants, getting into the soil, eating the leaves.
I am going to flash a warning right now. 00:05:20:16 - 00:05:34:00
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warning. You got to be really sure about what plants you have in your house, getting your cats,
not to nibble on leaves and grass and all those kind of things. That's not the easiest thing,
and I don't have a surefire fix to that. 00:05:34:03 - 00:05:49:07
Unknown Just be sure
that they're not. Those plants are not toxic to your cats because there is a long list
of plants that are toxic to cats. I mean, there are so many on this list that I'm going to show
you this link right here. 00:05:49:12 - 00:06:02:10
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start running down the most poisonous plants to your cats. So the first nice thing that you can
do to prevent your cat from setting themselves up for being naughty in your eyes, especially
is if you can get those plants off the ground. 00:06:02:11 - 00:06:14:09
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can hang those plants from the ceiling. Go for it the next way. You can help fix this,
which is to get lava rocks. Lava rocks are a sort of lightweight pebbles, but they're
they've got sharp sides to them. 00:06:14:15 - 00:06:28:02
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getting into the potted plant and then the lava rocks are covering the dirt,
then it's going to be much less attractive to them to hang out there and chew on or scratch on or
do whatever to your plants. 00:06:28:03 - 00:06:43:15
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sticky paws being one of them that have sticky surface stuff, sticky surface stuff. They touch
it. Get a little tacky. They're done. Now you know me. I'm going to tell you for every know
that you present to your cat. 00:06:43:16 - 00:06:57:09
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a yes in this case that yes would be something that they can root around in
to do whatever. I totally love getting flats of wheatgrass oak grass, barley grass. You can
grow a big flat of cat grass. 00:06:57:11 - 00:07:15:05
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what is actually a pretty normal behavior and just inch it over to the nice. Living with cats,
you guys. Constant compromise got to be OK with that. Our next naughty behavior is
eliminating outside of the litter box. 00:07:15:12 - 00:07:27:07
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is get into the vet, even if it doesn't seem like it's that big a deal.
If your cat didn't always do this and now they're doing it, your first place should
be getting a complete checkup. 00:07:27:07 - 00:07:41:12
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the box, then we go do a urinalysis if they're pooping outside the box. We take a fecal sample
into our vet. We make sure they're doing a tip to tail to make sure that the root of this is
not physical discomfort. 00:07:41:19 - 00:08:01:21
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totally clean bill of health, everything's cool. Now we start thinking about what's
changed in the House. Again, they never did this before, but now they are so
comings and goings. A good example these days is, you know, let's say it was March of 2020
and you suddenly found yourself working at home 00:08:01:21 - 00:08:14:21
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And now you're going back to the office, you're going back to work and suddenly you come home and
there's messes all over the place. OK, now we have an explanation. Now we can start thinking
about separation anxiety. 00:08:14:21 - 00:08:25:23
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in new cats and now you got your cat pooping on a bed? OK, we know it has
to do with the reduction of territory from from the new cats in the house. Do you have
ferals in the neighborhood? 00:08:26:03 - 00:08:40:03
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on the doors, on all of the perimeter? We know it's probably about something that's going on
outside, so it's really important for you to just gather up the symptoms, hear the angle that you
want to be taking is, are you OK? 00:08:40:04 - 00:08:50:06
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as you would do for any other human family member if they started to act out in this way?
Not to say peeing or pooping on the floor, because that's a whole
other day right there. 00:08:50:11 - 00:09:06:17
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it could just as easily be because they're in pain and it could be something about anxiety
or somewhere in the middle and just observe empathetically and see where that gets you.
You know, don't forget there are a lot of videos on this channel that that approach
litter box issues. 00:09:06:17 - 00:09:27:02
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to back it away from naughty and nice and remember that it's not normal, but it's not demonic,
either. And one more a naughty behavior. This is a very, very common one, which is your cats
destroying your property by scratching on it. 00:09:27:07 - 00:09:39:16
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an absolutely normal behavior for cats. They need to do it. They need to get rid of dead
sheaths of nail that they have there. They have to, you know, leave mark with a visual
and scent. It's what they do. 00:09:39:16 - 00:09:50:04
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own territory, to a certain degree. But there are things that you can do
about it. The first thing you want to do is apply the rule of No, yes, no,
I do not want you scratching here. 00:09:50:04 - 00:10:09:10
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sticky tape on on the couch. Now, usually cats who scratch at the arms of couches and chairs,
we can say, OK, this cat is a vertical scratcher, just as many cats will choose to scratch on the
carpet and some other horizontal surface. 00:10:09:10 - 00:10:25:08
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area by double sided sticky tape or something like that. But the yes part of this is you got to find
something that they can scratch on that will fulfill the needs that are both
territorial and physical. 00:10:25:09 - 00:10:44:08
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Their preferred place of scratching, you can really see it right now, but right next to my
chair here is a very beefy scratching post. Same thing can be said for down on the floor
that if you don't want them scratching on the carpet, that again, you could
just put a little strip 00:10:44:09 - 00:10:55:17
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And then right next to it is a horizontal scratcher. They're going to choose it. They
just need to make that mark. And usually it's because you're nearby as well. Beds and couches,
those are the big ones. 00:10:55:17 - 00:11:17:12
Unknown Just apply the know. Yes,
remember that proximity to use important. Remember that sturdiness is very important, and you should
notice some differences by dissuading and encouraging at the same time. Now the thing I
will say is, no matter how bad the scratching, no matter what their scratching, please do not even
consider declawing your cats. 00:11:18:03 - 00:11:42:07
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you will cause them so much distress that you might find that instead of scratching
now they're biting. Now they're using teeth. We know a lot of cats experience phantom pain
because we have cut off not the claws, the first knuckles on every digit in order to get them from
scratching our furniture. 00:11:42:09 - 00:12:00:19
Unknown Please do not call your cat. Look for resources.
Take a look through my books and all the videos on this channel. You will see plenty of suggestions
on how to get this particularly naughty behavior away from you and not ruining your furniture.
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Don't declaw. Obviously, I was a broken record with almost everything that you guys said is
naughty. I said, Well, is what's naughty? Naughty could be normal. Not it could be not naughty.
And what was the other things I told you to do? 00:12:16:15 - 00:12:27:11
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play with your cat. Play with your cat. Because if they're bored, bored, bored,
then you're going to have problems at playtime. Just just so many things in terms of the overall
wellness of your cats. 00:12:27:11 - 00:12:44:22
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the three hours I talked about today, again, routine ritual rhythm, which will
get rid of a lot of these things that you find undesirable. So speaking of naughty and nice,
you know it would be really naughty is if you didn't give me a thumbs up, if you didn't decide
to subscribe to this channel and ring 00:12:44:22 - 00:13:01:06
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hard to bring you guys content. Naughty. It's naughty, especially a thumbs down. Why do I ever
deserve that? Be nice. Keep those videos coming in. All you got to do is send a clip or a photo
with a description of what I'm looking at. 00:13:01:07 - 00:13:13:06
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and upload it, and you could be featured of all your cat could be featured in one of our upcoming
videos. All right, guys. Until next time, be good to each other like love and mojo to you.