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Rescued a feral kitten, probably about 8 weeks old

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nextdoorscatwantstomovein Sun 21-Oct-18 22:05:10

dd1 and her friend found an abandoned feral kitten about 5 days ago. With advice and help from local rescues we finally caught it tonight, it's currently in a (large) hamster cage in the kitchen which is covered with a towel with some food, water, blanket and a litter tray. Grew up with cats and have in the past tamed a feral cat but am wondering what our next move should be(obviously a vet visit is needed)

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nextdoorscatwantstomovein Sun 21-Oct-18 22:06:24

Sorry forgot rule about photos

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Ollivander84 Sun 21-Oct-18 22:09:28

Talk, sing, just generally be around
We had two feral kittens, one was easy, the ginger was a little bugger but she is now tame. I spent ages sat by the crate chatting away to her. Eventually she started following me around and now is happy to be stroked only 5 strokes, 6 gets you a paw swipe
Should be easier with a kitten than a fully grown cat
Vet of course
Decent food. Wet and dry works, some that are good are Simpson's, thrive, Lily's kitchen, natures menu
Zooplus does a lot of good food and cat litter, they deliver and you can usually get cash back or a discount code! Fetch is another one that I've used as I had a discount code and money back via Quidco
Patience, and more patience!

ArabellaUmbrella Mon 22-Oct-18 19:57:34

@nextdoorscatwantstomovein How are you and the kitten getting on?

ItWasntMeItWasIm Mon 22-Oct-18 20:02:03


nextdoorscatwantstomovein Mon 22-Oct-18 23:00:54

It's fine, actually letting us touch it. It's very
hungry. Got a vet appt on wednes but we have.noticed that the inside of one ear looks wet so may ring in the morning and see if we can an appt tomorrow

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PersonaNonGarter Mon 22-Oct-18 23:02:23

What have you called it?

nextdoorscatwantstomovein Mon 22-Oct-18 23:22:24

Ivy if it's a girl which we think it is, haven't got a male name yet if it turns out to be a boy

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RosiePosies Mon 22-Oct-18 23:36:32

Kitten lady on YouTube has lots of advice for feral kittens

Grumpyoldpersonwithcats Tue 23-Oct-18 08:00:35

Good luck with the vet visit - and very cute kitten (always believed grey cats are best grin)

sashh Tue 23-Oct-18 08:06:29

so cute, don't tell Sparklingbrook

ArabellaUmbrella Tue 23-Oct-18 08:22:57

Ah I'm pleased its going Ok😊

LuluBellaBlue Tue 23-Oct-18 08:26:39

We rescued a litter of 4 feral kittens last Wednesday night, they’re around 9 weeks old.
It’s amazing how far they’ve come in 6 days! We’ve been doing all of the above, little and often and two are already very tame smile

ArabellaUmbrella Tue 23-Oct-18 12:17:43

Any chance of some pics @LuluBellaBlue? Sounds like you're doing a great job!

Sparklingbrook Tue 23-Oct-18 12:18:24


nextdoorscatwantstomovein Tue 23-Oct-18 14:55:24

It's just allowed me to make a fuss of it-lots of purring and headbutting

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EachandEveryone Tue 23-Oct-18 21:01:27

What’s his name?

nextdoorscatwantstomovein Wed 24-Oct-18 08:48:25

Toby or Ivy depending on sex

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64ChewsBrains Wed 24-Oct-18 08:49:34


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