Welcome to the Amok Time!! Each ig has a different way to celebrate the occasion. Going to an outdoor store and picking up a pair of filleting gloves will help your fingers. I have 17 stitches from Tank from years back. The curtain is a great idea. How long will this madness last? Usually three months to six months. My Tank is in his second Amok Time in a year(he's 10 yo). He mainly just flops and nods at me a lot. Tank didn't like his stuffed animal, he preferred my sweatshirt....with me in it. Hang in, don't give up on him.