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Ok, I have kittens (and a few questions)

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Maryz Wed 15-Jul-15 22:02:49

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Maryz Wed 15-Jul-15 22:03:07

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Wolfiefan Wed 15-Jul-15 22:04:20

No answers on this thread until there are pictures! Them's the Rules!

Maladicta Wed 15-Jul-15 22:04:42

And where are the pictures????

WellWhoKnew Wed 15-Jul-15 22:06:10

Pictures. Then advice.

No actual advice to give, but pictures still demanded.

Maryz Wed 15-Jul-15 22:09:56

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starsandunicorns Wed 15-Jul-15 22:12:19

Paces back and forth on thread waiting for pics grin

Maryz Wed 15-Jul-15 22:12:29

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Hassled Wed 15-Jul-15 22:13:14

Three kittens shock. You have your work cut out.

Playing/bullying - impossible to tell. They'll sort out their own pecking order in time; one will be more submissive and happy enough with that. Hopefully.

And they'll eat what they need to eat - don't get too bogged down in grams. They won't starve themselves.

And yes, pictures please.

starsandunicorns Wed 15-Jul-15 22:13:21

Sooo cute smile

Maryz Wed 15-Jul-15 22:13:36

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Hassled Wed 15-Jul-15 22:13:48

x post - oh my word, they are lovely.

Maryz Wed 15-Jul-15 22:15:04

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Maryz Wed 15-Jul-15 22:17:46

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starsandunicorns Wed 15-Jul-15 22:18:13

Is the smallest the runt of the litter (both times we had the smallest and another sibling and the smallest was very feisty) though did settle down smile

AlpacaPicnic Wed 15-Jul-15 22:22:00


So cute!
My two beasts were kittens together. They played, they squabbled, they fought. Now they are middle aged older they ignore each other 50% of the time, snuggle up 40% of the time and bite each other 10% of the time...

willconcern Wed 15-Jul-15 22:22:28

Have they been spade? I wouldn't let them out until they have been. And until they're really comfortable with the house & know where they are.

I was also advised to feed my kittens several times a day, rather like a baby. 5 tines at first, then decreasing. Now they get fed twice a day only. The packets you are buying should tell you the amounts to feed them.

They're really cute!!!! God help your curtains!!!!!!

Costacoffeeplease Wed 15-Jul-15 22:23:16

I have two kittens at the moment, they're about 14 weeks now but my husband found 3 of them aged about 3 weeks so I hand reared them until they were about 7-8 weeks! We homed one with a friend, and kept two.

Ours are now having 4x100g sachets of wet food a day between them, with free access to kitten dry food

They will play very rough, and lots of biting, squealing, leaping, jumping on is all very normal, and necessary for their development, I've never known kittens hurt each other (and we have a total of 14 cats, and have kittens most years!)

They're so cute, enjoy them while they're young and playful, they'll soon be lazy sods who just snooze all daysmile

Toughasoldboots Wed 15-Jul-15 22:23:56

Lord I am jealous.

Costacoffeeplease Wed 15-Jul-15 22:25:07

I don't let them out until they've been spayed/neutered, so at about 6 months. If you have boys and girls get them in as soon as you can as the females can get pregnant at 5-6 months shock

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 15-Jul-15 22:25:32

Three kittens in exchange for two kids is a bargain though.

Don't let on though, they will run out of kittens.

Maryz Wed 15-Jul-15 22:32:05

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Maryz Wed 15-Jul-15 22:32:54

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Fluffycloudland77 Wed 15-Jul-15 22:34:56

I would keep them in until 6 months, they are so little to be out and kittens do the most stupid life and limb risking things.

At three months they'd usually still be with mum and start to be more independent at 4 months plus.

Costacoffeeplease Wed 15-Jul-15 22:36:41

That's good they are neutered but I'd still keep them in for a good few weeks, unless you're really rural as they will have no road sense whatsoever - I'm not in the UK, and street cats are an issue here too - ours have all been literally picked up off the street by us or someone we know!

When you do let them out, plan to do it when they're hungry then tempt them back in fairly quickly, after half an hour or so, then gradually build it up from there

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