Still waiting

(15 Posts)
Mouseinahole Fri 15-Jan-16 10:54:45

We paid a deposit on a pedigree kitten back in November. We have been told that the GCCF say that kittens have to have had their second vaccination before they can be homed. In our case the kitten will be about 14 weeks when we get him on 6th February. I am worried about socialisation at this age.
We already have an elderly pedigree cat who has always got on well with other cats and kittens and we know he'll be fine with a little one but am just looking for some advice for the early days to help the kitten and our old boy settle in together.

cozietoesie Fri 15-Jan-16 10:59:26

I don't know about the GCCF and second shots but 14 weeks is just fine. Sounds like a careful breeder.

What kind of kitten is it?

Mouseinahole Fri 15-Jan-16 12:07:47

It's a British Shorthair (cream) I have recently name changed and you have seen his baby pictures smile

cozietoesie Fri 15-Jan-16 12:47:58

Ah - the gorgeous one. (Because he really was.smile)

14 weeks is still tiny - just not as tiny as, say, 10 weeks - and I'm pretty sure that breeders of certain pedigree cats have to wait until 12-14 weeks to home. He'll be fine - probably just ready to start his new life.smile

Mouseinahole Fri 15-Jan-16 13:44:16

Latest pic with his brother he is on the left.

Mouseinahole Fri 15-Jan-16 13:46:06

Sorry wrong pic!

Whoknewitcouldbeso Fri 15-Jan-16 13:46:59

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cozietoesie Fri 15-Jan-16 14:49:40

Yes - he's only a (very beautiful) baby yet. The little extra age will do him no harm and having his second shot is good from your point of view as well.

I acquired Oneago at about 12/13 weeks but he'd been raised by the breeder more or less from birth so was thoroughly ready to start his new life. (Taking him back home resembled nothing so much as a royal progress in fact - he seemed happy to preen in front of anybody as long as I ensured that he could put his best profile forward. grin)

isamonster Fri 15-Jan-16 15:26:15

Sounds about right to me. Having introduced an oldie and a kitten in the past, all I'd say is take it slow and be led by them. I left kitten win her carrier and let oldie sniff round it before releasing her/ It was kitten who made all the running, noise etc. Oldie eventually let her cuddle up to him. These were Birmans and they're very soft and playful. Yours will still be tiny but the older and more confident he is, the better he'll deal with his new environment and housemate.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 15-Jan-16 17:56:51

Mine was 17wks when I got him and settled in very quickly after a night of calling for his mum and sister.

He's a gorgeous little chap.

cozietoesie Fri 15-Jan-16 19:14:49

'little' ?? grin

cozietoesie Fri 15-Jan-16 19:15:57

Oops - I thought you were referring to ASBO there. wink

Mouseinahole Fri 15-Jan-16 22:44:40

Thanks all he is 10 weeks in the pic. Old boy is 18!

Mouseinahole Fri 15-Jan-16 22:46:22

Old one

cozietoesie Fri 15-Jan-16 22:49:12

Such a kind and loving face. smile

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