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Chewing on tail

Discussion in 'Sphynx Cat Questions?' started by georgehairlesson, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. georgehairlesson

    georgehairlessonSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    George constantly chews on his tail. He has tons of toys, but he still prefers his tail. He has chewed on it so much that he has created quite a kink in it. Is this typical Sphynx behavior?
     

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    Not sure if it's a bad thing or not, but Kreacher also plays with his tail all the time. He doesn't have a kink in it though.
     
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    If my memory is correct? Someone else had this happen also.If he is not hurting himself I would say don't worry about it, it's kind of cute!
     
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    Gulliver has little scabs all over his tail :ThumbsDown: the rest of his skin is fine, so he must be chewing on it... as if his tail didn't creep out people enough :LOL:
     
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    My first sphynx, Buster, liked to chew on his tail all the time. He had a little kink in his tail, but our vet said it was probably like that from the woumb. Of my 2 new little guys, Mr. Blackwell isn't very interested in his own tail but he LOVES to chase the big furry cat's tail! Bluto, though, is just as interested chewing his own tail as Buster was. He does it all the time! :Smile:
     
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    georgehairlessonSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    Has Gulliver caused his tail to kink also? I called the breeder and all she could say was that now he cannot be in cat shows.(I didn't plan on showing him anyways)
     
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    georgehairlessonSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    When we purchased George he had no kink.
     
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    Meecho doesn't really chew on her tail but she does attack it quite often. She has a real love/hate relationship with it. Sadly I kinda tease her about it too, like when she is sitting still I will take her tail and smack her nose with it and she will grab it, bite down hard on it and give it the mean look :LOL: I know I'm shameful but it's just so funny that she actually blames her tail for hitting her on the nose:Laugh:
     
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    :LOL::LOL: That's funny!!

    Helen's tail curls around and touches her on the back and then all of her back skin scrunches up, like it tickles her, and then she whips her head around and hisses at it!
     
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    :LOL::LOL::LOL: You would think they realize that it is actually part of them:LOL:
     
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    My cat knows it a part of his body but he still enjoys fooling around with it every so often. I believe they think it's just something fun to do when they're bored. Some people do the exact same thing when it comes to their body parts - *cough*. :Dizzy:
     
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