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A really stupid question

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Kitty_pig, Apr 28, 2011.


  1. Kitty_pig

    Kitty_pig PetForums VIP

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    I know this is going to sound very stupid of me but I just want to make sure I am doing the right thing. My kitten is nearly five weeks old and I am going to visit her tomorrow. Is it safe for me to pick her up or will it upset her mum?

    Sorry if this is totally daft i just dont want to upset kitty or her mum xxx
     
  2. Donskie

    Donskie PetForums Member

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    My advise would be to ask the breeder. I don't usually let people come and visit that early but if I did it would be shoes left at the door, antibacterial on hands etc and no other visitors for 24-48 hours to reduce any risks of infections. It is only me that handles our kittens for the first few weeks, didn't know what Willow was going to be like with other people as it was her first litter. Plus she only came to me the whole time throughout her pregnancy.
     
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    Thank you, I will prob just look and not touch then to make sure :)
     
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    when i first saw jack my seal bi he was four weeks old and the breeder let me pick him up but i had already washed my hands and left my shoes at the front door
     
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    depends on a few factors, but mainly being the mum cat, when people come to mine and they always ask first about picking up the kitten I either pass or just say of course lol!

    They are always shocked that mum doesnt seem to mind, but then I know my cats, however Id go by mum if she was worried Id say to leave it etc :)
     
  6. Kitty_pig

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    can't believe I didnt reply to this, thank you for all the advice, I admitt I couldn't help it, my shoes were off and I held her :blush: she is already very cuddly and quite affectionate, despite being a bit scared of her own shadow lol xxxx
     
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    Awww, it won't be long till she's home :)

    I know how you felt though, I went to see our new kitten recently and didn't know whether to hold her or not as I was so worried about passing on something to her etc. Mind you, the kids were all passing her around as they came in the door, so I guess she's probably used to germs etc.
     
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    My friends two children are handling the kittens, she has taught them to wash their hands before and after so at least she will be used to being handled. Can't wait to bring her home :D
     
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    Aww how sweet ;) good luck with your new kitty, i know the excitement is just overwhelming and sounds to me as if ure going to make a very good cat mum
     
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    Thank you Popsy the suspense is killing me, I got to see her again tonight and I am totally in love :001_wub::001_wub:
     
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