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Darmont · 17/01/2013 13:43

Hello again
I'm thinking about getting a collar for our kitten (14 weeks) for when she goes outside after being spayed. Is it recommended to start young with one? I'm looking for one she can't wriggle out of with a name/address tag. Does by one have any suggestions? Thanks

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RightsaidFreud · 17/01/2013 13:48

we get our collars from here

It's important that they CAN get out of them if they need to, like if they get caught/trapped in something.

cozietoesie · 17/01/2013 13:49

And remember to have her chipped - maybe during the spaying. That's the best way of identifying her in case she sheds the collar. (As many do.)

Darmont · 17/01/2013 13:59

Thank you Rightsaidfreud they look good, and it says to wait until they are 6 months which answers my question.

She's already chipped Cosie (rspca rescue kitten) so that's good, I just want extra ID so someone can ring me straight away :)

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cozietoesie · 17/01/2013 14:15

Good for you then. But don't be 100% certain she'll wear it if you buy one. (I've never managed it on any cat.)


Darmont · 17/01/2013 14:19

Yes I know, but we'll give it a go anyway. I expect the little monkey will do a Houdini with it:)

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RightsaidFreud · 17/01/2013 15:58

We've been really lucky with ours, they seem to keep them on! Our boy has lost a few through fighting with other neighbourhood cats, but i've always managed to find them (usually in the garden). We've got the bright yellow florescent collars as our boy is all black, and it means he can be seen a little better if he sneaks out at night.

Fluffycloudland77 · 17/01/2013 18:06

I get snap off ones from poundland, I use a laundry marker to write our address on it.

He loses lots of them hence the poundland trips. It was getting expensive.

Darmont · 17/01/2013 18:08

That's a good idea thanks Fluffy, I may try that if the other one doesn't stay onGrin

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Fluffycloudland77 · 17/01/2013 18:23

He used to look so dapper in his gold collar with diamanté trim. Perhaps the other cats laughed at him.

portraitoftheartist · 18/01/2013 19:10

Cats can get awful injuries from getting a front leg stuck through a collar. I used a collar when McCavity first went out but he never goes far so I took it off.

Darmont · 19/01/2013 07:59

Hi Portrait thanks for the warning I'll see how it goes initially and she'll be supervised outside for a while anyway. Worrying though that prospect!

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Darmont · 26/01/2013 07:30

So far so good! She's had a kitten collar on for 3 days now and started off going a bit mad and skitty trying to get it off but then she stopped.
She tried to scratch it a lot on day 2 and 3 but now that has settled down and all fine. I took the bell off it because it was driving us nuts! It looks so cute on her.

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ithinkmycatistryingtokillme · 10/10/2019 18:50

I don't really like collars on cats but ours has proved to be a very successful bird hunter so we got him a breakaway one with a bell. He wears it quite happily and it seems to have reduced the number of birds he catches.

lljkk · 10/10/2019 19:49

Pound land is cheapest I have found. We get thru about 10/yr per cat.

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