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Darmont Thu 17-Jan-13 13:43:55

Hello again
I'm thinking about getting a collar for our kitten (14 weeks) for when she goes outside after being spayed. Is it recommended to start young with one? I'm looking for one she can't wriggle out of with a name/address tag. Does by one have any suggestions? Thanks

RightsaidFreud Thu 17-Jan-13 13:48:09

we get our collars from here

It's important that they CAN get out of them if they need to, like if they get caught/trapped in something.

cozietoesie Thu 17-Jan-13 13:49:13

And remember to have her chipped - maybe during the spaying. That's the best way of identifying her in case she sheds the collar. (As many do.)

Darmont Thu 17-Jan-13 13:59:50

Thank you Rightsaidfreud they look good, and it says to wait until they are 6 months which answers my question.

She's already chipped Cosie (rspca rescue kitten) so that's good, I just want extra ID so someone can ring me straight away smile

cozietoesie Thu 17-Jan-13 14:15:49

Good for you then. But don't be 100% certain she'll wear it if you buy one. (I've never managed it on any cat.)


Darmont Thu 17-Jan-13 14:19:25

Yes I know, but we'll give it a go anyway. I expect the little monkey will do a Houdini with itsmile

RightsaidFreud Thu 17-Jan-13 15:58:20

We've been really lucky with ours, they seem to keep them on! Our boy has lost a few through fighting with other neighbourhood cats, but i've always managed to find them (usually in the garden). We've got the bright yellow florescent collars as our boy is all black, and it means he can be seen a little better if he sneaks out at night.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 17-Jan-13 18:06:53

I get snap off ones from poundland, I use a laundry marker to write our address on it.

He loses lots of them hence the poundland trips. It was getting expensive.

Darmont Thu 17-Jan-13 18:08:45

That's a good idea thanks Fluffy, I may try that if the other one doesn't stay ongrin

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 17-Jan-13 18:23:38

He used to look so dapper in his gold collar with diamanté trim. Perhaps the other cats laughed at him.

portraitoftheartist Fri 18-Jan-13 19:10:09

Cats can get awful injuries from getting a front leg stuck through a collar. I used a collar when McCavity first went out but he never goes far so I took it off.

Darmont Sat 19-Jan-13 07:59:18

Hi Portrait thanks for the warning I'll see how it goes initially and she'll be supervised outside for a while anyway. Worrying though that prospect!

Darmont Sat 26-Jan-13 07:30:22

So far so good! She's had a kitten collar on for 3 days now and started off going a bit mad and skitty trying to get it off but then she stopped.
She tried to scratch it a lot on day 2 and 3 but now that has settled down and all fine. I took the bell off it because it was driving us nuts! It looks so cute on her.

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