SO my cats are excessive biters. wall corners, the plastic window shades you have in most apartments, my metal towel holder, cardboard boxes, any food in plastic bags or wrappers on the counters such as a loaf of bread, and many of my electronic devices such as headphones and charging cables for my iphone, apple watch, and mac book pro.
I know when I got the kittens, they were very young at 4 weeks (yea that's a whole other story), and I have been waiting for them to grow out of this destructive phase (they have also destroyed some things like the cap to the side overflow drain in the bathtub) but it seems to be never ending at almost 9 months old now. Even bit the glass lip off of my beer bottle while I was in another room.
I have tried everything from coating the wires in that bitter spray to providing them enough toys that it is a mine field to walk around. They have dry food out 24/7 regulated by 2 small bowls that usually last them a little more than a day before I refill. I do also feed them their wet food as well so they should be getting a balanced diet. They don't scare very easily if at all. Any attempts to clap or do pennies in a can doesn't even pique their interest as they continue the behaviors. They are also extremely aggressive when I am eating food more so than any other cat I have had. Usually after a few times of putting them down off the table or away from where ever it is I am eating, the cats will lose interest and walk off. These 2 guys however, will try to "outsmart" me by coming at different angles, or different sides of the table, or come up behind other objects thinking I can't see them and it will turn dinner into a 15 minute game of keep away.
Is there something more I can do? is this an issue I should talk to the vet about? I have previously brought it up to the vet while getting them their kitten shots but they kind of dismissed the subject or provided solutions I have already tried. I have put wires I don't use away in a drawer where they cannot access it, but for my phone I charge over night, I have been waking up to them chewing on it in the middle of the night. I don't want to lock them out of my bedroom but I also cannot have my phone where I won't hear it due to my job. I would like to stop the behavior rather than just find a temporary solution like hiding the wires. Would getting something like cat grass help? dog chew toys?
Also to add... I have been using the spray bottle pretty heavily since they were young. It is to the point all I have to do is show them it and they stop doing what ever it is they are doing. They also know what they are doing is wrong because when I hear them up to something and they hear me walking into the room they are in, they instantly scatter. So my cats are aware that when they are doing certain behaviors that a consequence is coming. They just, try to get away with it like any other kid I suppose lol But that is the other odd thing is that they are NOT afraid of water. They practically shower with me every morning sitting on the side of the bathtub. As far as what breed they are in case it matters, they were advertised as a maine coon mix that I adopted from a shelter. However when taken to the vet, they are just short haired domestics and they do not show any physical traits of a maine coon anyways.
They are very loving playful cats. Some of the most loving cats I have had. My female loves to be cradled in my arms like a baby for hours while I am working at the computer and my male will often jump up and lay on my arm or curl up on the inner part of my arm if they are extended. Both are very bonded to me and will follow me every where I go and my female even puts her paws on the side of my leg like dogs do when I come home from work. Even my mom commented on how attached the cats are to me as well. They really are great, cute, and friendly cats that everyone loves when ever they visit my place. It's just this destructive kick they have that I don't know how else to put an end to it.