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We are getting kittens.

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theITgirl Sat 20-Apr-19 13:55:07

Before you ask from a rescue.
3 little black and white ones, we were going for a pair but there were only three in the litter and I couldn't leave him. Only 7 weeks old now so picking them up in two weeks.

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theITgirl Sat 20-Apr-19 13:56:51

Last time we had kittens was before the DC. In 1997, so will need too pick your brains on the latest gadgets such as water fountains.

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Meretricious Sat 20-Apr-19 14:03:01

Lots of litter trays. They say one per cat and a spare. I'd certainly get 2 to start though.

mimibunz Sat 20-Apr-19 14:05:22

If they’re indoor/outdoor you will want a cat flap that reads their microchips. They will be insane for the first year so be patient. And enjoy them! smile

MumbleLumble Sat 20-Apr-19 14:08:37

A scratching post definitely! And plenty of toys. Aw how lovely smile

theITgirl Sat 20-Apr-19 14:17:21

We have one litter tray already, but I think it is too high for them, but great in another month or so. I have a small litter tray in my basket though.
Also will need food bowls, water fountain, one of the cat towers - any brands to pick or avoid.
And toys will also get one of those tracks that they pay the ball around.
We will get a microchip cat flap, but they have to start on for a while first.

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YesItsMeIDontCare Sat 20-Apr-19 14:22:44

A fountain might be a bit high for them at the moment. Cats tend to like the top running water bit, the stuff at the bottom is no better than from a regularly topped up fresh bowl. But when you do I've found the bog standard PetMate one is fine.

Other than that, get some small cardboard boxes. My chap would sell his soul for a cardboard box.

AlletrixLeStrange Sat 20-Apr-19 14:35:46

I just came for the photos <walks away> sad

Tiredmum100 Sat 20-Apr-19 14:40:18

I just came for the photos 

Me too!

theITgirl Sat 20-Apr-19 14:59:31

As soon as they come home, I promise. Meanwhile do you want to help me name them. Officially the girl belongs to dd, and one of the boys belongs to ds. The third, another little boy will be mine and dh's.

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EachandEveryone Sat 20-Apr-19 15:04:48

Are you on zooplus?

Cheap scratching pads upright and flat. Those feather dangly things on a pole, the cheap shiney russly balls they have on there and mine have always loved this tower bed. Make sure you use your zooplus discount code.

We have the catit flower fountain and they use it alot.

How exciting, any names?

AlletrixLeStrange Sat 20-Apr-19 15:19:33

Each what on earth is your cat doing to his poor friend?! grin
I don't think I'm the best at naming cats, mine has one of those names that when you say at the vets they make this face > hmm

rosydreams Sat 20-Apr-19 15:19:47

spray cat trees and posts with catnip to perk a interest .zooplus is fantastic excellent high quality food for good prices

ScreamingValenta Sat 20-Apr-19 15:21:06

I'm so glad to hear you took the third one! How lovely that they've got a new home all together.

HuggedTheRedwoods Sat 20-Apr-19 17:05:12

This is our cat tree from Zooplus, really good quality and its incredibly sturdy, no wobbles at all. Ours has two baskets in (and a sitting leaf perch) but there is a three basket version www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/scratching_posts/medium/medium_cat_tree_height_140_cm/444113.

Track with ball is a good toy, ours came free with something when we first got our kitten and its still in regular use 9 years later (held together with tape now as she can pull the track apart!).

PetuniaPetunia Sat 20-Apr-19 17:14:27

I would just get a cheap cat tree, or two, from Argos or the Range. You'll probably find that even the expensive ones get worn out after a while.

SpoonBlender Sat 20-Apr-19 17:42:18

We have a scratching post but three of these and they get used alllll the time. Plus defend the sofas.
www.petplanet.co.uk/product.asp?dept_id=41&pf_id=64272

EachandEveryone Sat 20-Apr-19 17:54:50

Friend? Shes her bis sister cept Dolly is now twice her size and has decided she needs the bed to herself 🤔

AlletrixLeStrange Sat 20-Apr-19 18:24:55

I've just realised my cat is almost identical to yours including the half coloured face. Can't find a photo of her though and can't find the daft cat to take one!

EachandEveryone Sat 20-Apr-19 19:14:17

She had two sisters at the rescue if you got yours from CP

YesItsMeIDontCare Sat 20-Apr-19 19:24:14

spray cat trees and posts with catnip to perk a interest

Doesn't work for kittens. Cats won't show an interest in 'Nip until about 1yr old.

I'd also get the flat scratch boards to start with, some standing upright some lying flat, before splashing out on a proper post. A certain feline not too far away from me will not use scratch posts or frames. Even the £60 bugger I bought for him. 😡

P@H do one which is a cardboard box with holes in the sides and a ping pong ball inside. Hours of entertainment that one, cost about £6.

AlletrixLeStrange Sat 20-Apr-19 22:05:04

Got her grin she's not from a rescue, her mum was from a local rescue and neutered apparently hmm

AlletrixLeStrange Sat 20-Apr-19 22:05:23

Got her grin she's not from a rescue, her mum was from a local rescue and neutered apparently hmm

Vinorosso74 Sat 20-Apr-19 23:28:59

I love B&W cats! Ping pong balls are a favourite toy with our lad. I bought a load in Sports Direct as they are forever going under and behind things. I look forward to the photos.
And Each does Dolly think Daphne is the bed?! She really has got big or is it all fluff?

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sat 20-Apr-19 23:44:22

Yay kittens. PM for photos of their little swishy faces, triangle ears and sticky uppy tails. Which are under mumsnet law, mandatory!!! grin

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