is it cruel to not feed a kitten as punishment for scratching you? ?
my 5 month old kitten scratched me across the hand yesterday when she jumped off the couch and I was bleeding pretty good.
So today i didn’t feed her as punishment for injuring my hand, is that cruel
- magix151Lv 72 months ago
Yes. You should rehome the cat and get yourself a fake plant.
- Mr. BrooksLv 72 months ago
Yes it is. You are actually a disgusting person. How would you like it if when you were a child, your parents made you go for 24-48 hours without food for a mistake you made? It violates human rights doesn't it! So the same applies to animal rights.
One other thing, by the sound of it she didn't even do it on purpose! So she shouldn't have any punishment full stop
- PhoenixLv 52 months ago
That's considered to be neglect and you could get into legal trouble for starving your kitten. She wouldn't even understand the punishment. However, since she's so small, missing a meal like that could harm her. Maybe you should consider giving your kitten to a new owner.
- WildebeesteLv 62 months ago
grow up ,and learn how to treat your wee cat.
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- The First DragonLv 72 months ago
That is ridiculous; she has no idea why you are not feeding her, and it will not improve her behavior.
If she hurts you, screech loudly and/or hiss loudly. This is what her mother and litter mates would do, and she will understand perfectly.
- 2 months ago
It absolutely is cruel! No child or animal should be punished by not eating. We all need to eat whether human or animal and it's important, it keeps us alive.
- ?Lv 72 months ago
Cruel, meh. Stupid, yes.
- tham153Lv 72 months ago
From your description this was totally an accident, rather than deliberately scratching you. That makes your "punishment" doubly cruel.
My cat Bettina, 9 years old, sleeps next to me, and sometimes will scratch me through a blanket, not deliberately, but just exercising her paws. I would never think of punishing her.
- MaxiLv 72 months ago
Yes very cruel and very ignorant
- EvaLv 52 months ago
She can't make the association between why you aren't feeding her and something she did hours ago, or even moments ago. You are a bad cat mama.