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Talk me out of this kitten, please!

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CakeRage Mon 16-Nov-15 10:23:18

We recently adopted a retired breeding cat - she's 5 and so lovely, and has fitted perfectly into our lives.

We wanted another adult cat to keep her company, cause we work fairly long hours at least 4 days a week, but the breeder has contacted me to say that one of her kittens has become available, if we're still looking. And he is BEAUTIFUL, but we didn't want a young kitten, cause of them having to be left, and also cause DH is concerned that a baby would wreck the house and be a lot of work.

What would you do? Is it even a good idea to have mother/son pairings? I'm sure I read that mother animals often reject their young when they get to flying the nest age. Any experiences here?

QueenStromba Tue 17-Nov-15 11:10:04

Rescues often home kittens in pairs and one with the mother - whether she'd recognise the kitten as hers at this point is another question though.

We got one of our cats as a 12 week old kitten last year and he was no trouble at all. He had one 'accident' which was weeing on a newspaper that we left lying about when he'd only just moved on from using it as litter. We kept him in a pen when we couldn't supervise him and he quickly learned that he's not allowed to chew/play with cables. He was much less work than our elderly cat really. Do you have anyone that could pop in and feed him/play with him in the middle of the day while he's little?

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