February 16th 2010 8:19 pm
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Dear Catster Pals,
We haz a problem at happyville. As you know, we are Kozmo and Klancy, the two handsome kitty twins that live in RedSox Nation with our big brother Kramer.
Were happy cats, we do everything together, but our development has been very different.
Klancy is very outgoing, inquisitive and into everything. The freezer, washer, dryer, boxes, dishwasher, out the door, hanging out the windows and all around nut head. He fetches and talks to us all day long.
Kozmo has us worried. We used to joke that he was the "slow" twin. But lately he really has seemed to be very behind in his skills.
He tends to hide and sequester himself or sleep all day while the other cats socialize. When he does show himself he has been very cuddly and loving, but lately has started to startle for no apparent reason. He cowers when his dad walks by and there really is no reason for that. We try to play with him, bit he reacts as if he doesn't know what a toy is. He stares at us and let's the balls or toys just go by.
He misses treats when we give them to the boys. He doesn't recognize yummies or catnip and before you know it, another piggy cat had taken his share.
Can cats be mentally "delayed"? We have no idea what to do?
The mom lady.
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When was the last time Kozmo was checked out by a vet? Maybe there is something going on with him that is causing the strange behavior. At only 1 year old, he shouldn't be sleeping all day - at least Newman sure doesn't! Purring that everything is okay with Kozmo.
I second what Samoa says. It's possible that something happened causing memory loss and the startle response. Sounds neurological too.
He needs a checkup! Please keep us updated.