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Boys being microchipped on Tuesday

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kittensliveupstairs Fri 19-Aug-11 09:01:50

and having their tiny goolies off. Will they still need to wear collars with our phone number on or will the chips be evident? <clueless>
Also, how often should I worm and apply the deflear to them? <similarly clueless about that>

RedwingWinter Fri 19-Aug-11 19:57:01

The microchip isn't visible, so if the cat gets lost and is found again, then a vet will have to scan the cat to see if there is a chip. It's quite common for cats to be chipped these days, so I think most people would think to get a stray cat checked for one (rather than just keep the cat). But, you might like them to wear a collar as well so that everyone can see that they have a home.

I worm my cats every three months and have the injection against fleas that lasts for six months. Younger cats (under 4 months) should be wormed more often, and obviously if you see signs of worms (something looking like a grain of rice on the bottom, or actual worms in sick/poo) then you need to worm them right away. For fleas, it depends what you are using, so follow the instructions on the flea control you use. You'll be able to discuss it with the vet on Tuesday.

RedwingWinter Fri 19-Aug-11 19:58:39

Forgot to say, I'm sure it will all go well on Tuesday. How exciting that you have cats smile

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Fri 19-Aug-11 21:57:50

Thanks. I am currently finding them to be a bit of a trial. It is lovely that they have each other to play with but my feet aren't prey. They are huge and flappy and look like dead fish, but there is no need to chase them. Constantly.
I am curious, we adopted them as brothers, but is it possible to have a ginger and a grey tabby from the same litter? Mum puts it about Possibly their mother was a girl of loose morals?

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 20-Aug-11 08:17:44

Yes the mum would have put it about but tabby, black and White and ginger are all standard moggie colourings so they could have the same dad.

It'll take around 3 weeks for the testosterone to leave their systems so don't expect to have calm chilled out kittens just yet.

I do sympathise though male kittens are so feisty.

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Sat 20-Aug-11 10:01:19

Hmmm, I am looking forward to a bit less testosterone. Both are currently laying on the ironing board asleep.
They seem to go bonkers for about 20 minutes then need to sleep it off. Grey head was licking the wall too [why]

PinotsKittens Sat 20-Aug-11 10:37:57

My boy kitten is chilled out but the (tiny) girl is a MINX.

<not relevant but wanted to join in grin >

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Tue 23-Aug-11 07:48:26

Pinots, you know you want to be a surrogate grandma to inbred kitty's.
Today is the day, poor boys don't know what's going on and are screaming for food. They have pushed their dinner bowl from the kitchen to the living room and it's skating over the laminate as I type.
Danger boy keeps licking grey head's nut for some reason. Very peculiar behaviour, I've only ever seen them groom their own gonads.

DontCallMeBaby Tue 23-Aug-11 14:30:50

My cats (brothers) lick each others bottoms. hmm


I would still put collars on them if they will keep them on - I'll only have quick-release on my boys, and one of them is adept at quick-releasing them, so doesn't wear a collar. The other one does. I figure someone would have to be pretty conscientious to take a lost (or worse) cat to a vet to check for a chip, whereas anyone can have a peek at a collar (IF they can get their hands on the cat, that is).

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Tue 23-Aug-11 16:38:37

Boys are home now smile. I had assumed they would be dopy and miserable. They are running around like loons and danger boy keeps nudging grey head in what remains of his nuts.
Grey is not concerened in the slightest. If they didn't have sad sacks now, I'd think nothing had been done to them.
Both have eaten boiled chicken [vom] and are looking for more food. The only way is calmer.

DontCallMeBaby Tue 23-Aug-11 17:10:35

Sounds like mine. They were absolutely super-bonkers, ravenous, and had developed a fun new habit of paddling in their water bowls. They're still mad now, although one is currently having a chilled moment in a flowerbed.

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