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Wolfiefan Thu 29-Oct-15 17:25:30

We have two female kittens on house arrest at present! They are booked in to be spayed next month. Two questions:
1) Recovery? The vet recommended trying to prevent them jumping up confused (um have you met kittens!) She said I could shut them in one room but they jump up regardless of what room they are in. Is this a problem given that they will be home the same day as the op? My mum has a large dog crate. Should I ask to borrow it?
2) how long should I wait to let them go out? I am thinking of leaving it until they are a bit bigger (pfb for first ever kittens?!). They do generally come when whistled but they are so small compared to some local cats (there are quite a few). And then there are fireworks and Christmas chaos.
Worrying much?
Any advice appreciated. We have had cats for nearly 20 years but never kittens.

Wolfiefan Thu 29-Oct-15 17:33:15

Long post!

thecatneuterer Thu 29-Oct-15 17:34:46

I've never tried to stop them jumping. I would say that's pretty much an impossible task. I wouldn't worry about it.

Minimum five days before letting them out, but I would certainly wait until well after all the fireworks have stopped.

Wolfiefan Thu 29-Oct-15 20:39:48

Thanks Cat neuterer. Was hoping you'd see this!
Vet seemed to think it was better to start letting them out younger as they wouldn't roam so far but they are a bit lacking in common sense and small.

tabulahrasa Fri 30-Oct-15 11:02:50

I had to put one of mine back in the carrier for a few hours as she was literally running round bouncing off walls, no clue what that was about because when I phoned the vets going shock she'd been fine before I picked her up and after 20 minutes of complaining about being back in the carrier she went to sleep and woke up her normal self, lol. But other than that I didn't restrict mine at all and just let them do what they wanted.

Both of mine I started letting out after winter because I went with them blush I let them follow me into the garden and then called them back for food and just gradually started leaving them out there longer and letting them go a bit further until it had turned into them pretty much going in and out as they wanted.

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