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Kittens not pooed this normal?

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MedusaIsHavingaBadHairday · 30/08/2014 14:44

Got them yesterday evening. They slept well and while nervous are playing with toys. Both have peed in their trays I think but no poo. They both ate well this morning (they came with Royal Canin kitten kibble but I gave them some Aminonda Carny this morning too which they LOVED..girly baby was purring her head off!)

I assume they will go eventually as they know where the litter is and have been playing in it!

I feel like a first time mum again..worried about everything! Reassure me!

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Yddraigoldragon · 30/08/2014 14:49

How old are they OP?

MedusaIsHavingaBadHairday · 30/08/2014 15:08

12 weeks :) They are very lively and healthy looking and have both peed I think so I think they are ok with the litter. I'm wondering if they would be better off with just wet food until they are regular? Or is it just because it's all new to them and they are a bit bewildered?

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Yddraigoldragon · 30/08/2014 15:10

Old enough to properly know how to use litter. Reason for the question, my last pair were barely six weeks when they arrived, and needed help! Some wiser heads will give you more info soon I am sure.

Fluffycloudland77 · 30/08/2014 15:47

They probably feel a bit shy about pooing for the moment.

Where are the damn pictures?


cozietoesie · 30/08/2014 17:27

It's a huge change for them, Medusa and they might be either a bit shy or just generally discombobulated. I wouldn't be worrying too much as yet but if no joy by this evening, maybe leave them alone with the room a little dark. Is their tray in a private (ish) place?

Did you sleep with them last night by the way?

GoodboyBindleFeatherstone · 30/08/2014 17:30

No kitty pics? Shock

No pics = no advice/reassurance/anecdotes.

FuckyNell · 30/08/2014 17:41

Try looking behind the sofa Grin

cozietoesie · 30/08/2014 18:22

Hah! That sounds like a voice of experiece there. Wink

MedusaIsHavingaBadHairday · 30/08/2014 18:58

I did indeed sleep with them Grin stupidly went to bed at 2am as I was reading, to be got up at 5.40 am by the sound of jingling toys!

They are in the spare room, trays there with food as far away as possible, and they have peed in them so know they are there. I am being massively nagged for photos so will attempt to rectify this at once Grin

Oh somehow they have now been renamed Dill and Parsley!! Both are a little timid but have a fabulous post food purr :)

Hoping for poo tonight! If they don't go tomorrow I'll pop them to the vets but they seem very well, so I hope it;s just new surroundings.

Portia can see and smell them through the babygate (with mesh so they can't squeeze thro) and has so far taken no interest!!!

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cozietoesie · 30/08/2014 19:09

I think you'll likely get a result this evening. Fingers crossed anyway. They can't really hold on to a pee but they can surely hold on to a poo for a good while.

It sounds promising with Portia - who will know full well that they're there. They shouldn't provide any threat to a mature female - especially one who was living with another cat until recently - although she might get a bit tetchy if they're up to kitten antics full on. (And who could blame her!)

cozietoesie · 31/08/2014 08:29

Any luck overnight?

MedusaIsHavingaBadHairday · 31/08/2014 10:11

Someone has pooed overnight and Ophie (yes back to that name) is pooing as I type :D I am relieved! They are very lively this morning and getting more confident by the second.. deep purrs from both after breakfast and Obie is much more condifent this morning.. not running away from me but letting my stroke him. Ophie is already in my face and has just attempted to steal my marmite on toast after her own breakfast Grin

Portia sniffed at the stair gate and took no notice (probably cos I just gave her prawns so she is feeling happy!)

I am SO in love. I am back to work tomorrow (teach) and the thought of leaving them is awful. They won't be alone as my DS1 is not back yet and DD2 is arriving from Uni to worship them... but I need Caternity leave Grin

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cozietoesie · 31/08/2014 10:15

Oh well done the duo. Smile I always feel happier myself when there's a good poo/pee in the trays - and how much worse for you when they're new. You must be much relieved.

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