I am at wits end with my little Smudge and she stresses me out so completely. :cry2 I have been letting her run around my living room kitchen area but now I no longer want to. She continually goes behind the couch and chews on it. pulling stuffing out and will not leave this little cabinet I have alone. I am worried about the fact that she eats the stuffing and plasticky type covering on the cabinet. I spend the whole time she is out chasing her away from these two things. I covered the baseboards and lower parts of the walls with this plastic fencing things, but there are a lot of corners in my little living room and kitchen area, so now she gets up on the couch stretches up and chews on the corner of the wall from the couch. I rent so this is a huge problem. She has a large variety of stuff she is allowed to chew on, a hay hutch, edible log, popsicle sticks, a cat bed, cardboard box full of newspaper and more. Then when she is out she rarely wants to go back into her cage. She can freely walk in and out of it, but when out she really only goes back in to use her litter. This creates a problem when I want need to leave the house and she does not want to go back to her cage. She obviously needs to go back in her cage when I am not home otherwise there would be no couch left when I got back. So if I need to get her back in the cage I need to grab her on the first try and if I miss then she gets supper aggressive really fast. Not scared, she does not lay flat or anything, she just growls, charges at me and of course bites. She bites hard and scratches me a lot. I can't clip her razor sharp nails since she will not let me hold her paws, and if I wear gloves she goes after my arms. Even when bunny burritoed she bites me when I try to do her nails. It is summer where I am so I clearly do not want to change completely in long sleeves and pants before I go to pick her up. Try as I might I can not lure her into her cage anymore with greens or treats, she caught on to that trick. I have ordered a play pen for her and when it comes in I am no longer going to let her run around the apartment. She has her appointment to get spayed mid August. I just don't get her at all, she will let me pet her, even wrap my hands around her belly with no problems. If she jumps on me when I am sitting on the couch I can hug her and she is ok with that, she will even groom my forehead. She is even fine with me messing around in her cage when she is in it. However, as soon as she senses I want to pick her up, all hell breaks loose. I just hate having chunks taken out of me when I need her to go in her cage and she does not want to. I am tired of walking around with scares on my hands and arms that were caused by her. Sometimes I wish I had never adopted her. Now I just don;t know what to do.