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T9TmmF79Rw0So, I stumbled upon this video and I was wondering how it works. I guess it has something to do with the reflex that make kittens stay still while their mother picks them up to relocate them. However, it looks kind of cruel. I'd like to know if this is safe method and if it hurts the cat. I think it would be a solution when I want to trim their claws, for instance.
Have any of you seen a rabbit paralyzed?? They will literally freeze! but it is also very safe and a great way to bond with them.
and I would not try and trim your cats claws while doing that HE WILL HURT YOU ! the best way to do it is wrap them in a blanket and hold them tight with your legs (most important thing to make a cat feel safe is to have his feet touch something) and have only one paw at a time out of the blanket, start by massaging his feet a bit and feeding him treats while doing it, and talking to him in a sweet voice, let him sniff the clippers first and even pet him with them and then go on to clipping, that is the best way to do it, my cat will actually purr sometimes when I trim his nails or just fall asleep if I decide to to take time and file his nails or something, because it's become such a fun and rewarding thing for him! If anyone is interested Eliot really needs a trim and some new caps so I could show you how I do it.
Joleen Cohenthat's how mothers carry their kittens and they use sharp teethWell, that's a good point I guess.
And I didn't know rabbits had that too, I bet it looks kind of scary! I still grab my kittens by their scruff sometimes and they don't seem to be in pain nor bothered. I wouldn't do it with their momma, though. Luckily, she's very docile and doesn't seem to be upset while I trim her claws...but the kittens, oh boy! I should definitely try the blanket thing with them.
Thanks for your advice, Joleen. It was very helpful
you could actually hold dogs and rabbits the same way, but that's not going to "deactivate" them.
Here is an example of a "hypnotized" rabbit
As long as you touch them they will stay that way it will make any rabbit super calm and (that's when I used to trim my rabbit's nails too) if you don't touch them at all for about 10-20 seconds they will suddenly bounce and flip over
I wish you could do the same with a cat sometimes haha
I actually try to trim their claws when they are sleepy and not in a playful mode, or else they will freak out (they don't bite me, fortunately!)
That was some really interesting information, thanks again!
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