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Discussion in 'Cat Training and Behaviour' started by Robert Atwell, Jun 3, 2017.


  1. Robert Atwell

    Robert Atwell PetForums Newbie

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    HI , we collected our kitten on Wednesday . Although he is eating and using his litter tray . He is very timid . He is slowly settling in playing with the toys he has , but is very difficult to pick up and appears very frightened when we do . I don't think he has been handled much .
    Is just a matter of time and patience before he comes round ?

    Many thanks Robert
     
  2. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    He's scared - just been taken from mum, siblings and everything he knows.

    Give him time.

    Let him come to you (have a few tasty treats handy) and avoid forcing him to accept touching/lifting.

    Slowly, slowly ;)
     
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  3. Robert Atwell

    Robert Atwell PetForums Newbie

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    Yes you're right , He is only 8 weeks old .
    We have him booked into the Vets on Friday for injections , micro chipped and a full health check .

    Thank you
    Robert
     
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  4. Robert Atwell

    Robert Atwell PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for your advice..not sure how to send photo..

    I will try..
     

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  5. Ariel2611

    Ariel2611 Guest

    No problem,
    Awwww!
    Your baby looks just like mine!
    20161002_082826.jpg
     
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  6. Robert Atwell

    Robert Atwell PetForums Newbie

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    That's amazing they look so alike !
     
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  7. Ariel2611

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    They are just the opposite genders?
    Have you booked your little man in for his neutering? Vaccinations?
     
  8. Robert Atwell

    Robert Atwell PetForums Newbie

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    Yes..next Friday for his vaccinations , microchip and a health check..not sure how old he has to be before neurting.


    Robert
     
  9. Ariel2611

    Ariel2611 Guest

    Okay
    Good Luck!
     
  10. LJC675

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    Just give it some time, we picked our 2 babies up on 1 April, on the 1st day they just hid, 2nd and 3rd days Suter started to come towards us for hugs etc but Kalex was very skittish. It took about 2 weeks before Kalex actively sought out cuddles, she would shrink away as you bent to touch her initially but then be ok, then gradually she started to push her head up into our hands as we went to touch her.

    No looking back since then.

    Neutering can be done pretty early on, quite a few do it from 12 weeks. I waited until 16 weeks for my 2 girls (just had them done this Wednesday) and they have bounced back brilliantly, apart from the little shaved patches you wouldn't know they had had an operation, for a boy I believe it's less of an ordeal. Some vets won't neuter until 6 months though, however male cats can become sexually mature from about 4 months, which is why 16 weeks can be a good time to neuter.
     
  11. Ariel2611

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    oh i'm so sorry @Robert Atwell i thought you said he's too young to be neutered, i mis-read your comment so sorry i just replied with 'Okay'.
     
  12. Calvine

    Calvine PetForums VIP

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    That's exactly it, time and patience (sums it up). He looks as chilled out as can be, handsome little guy and a fair size for eight weeks and he's confident enough to sit close to you and pose for his picture; I've fostered kittens which hid for a month or so...adult cats too. This guy looks pretty cool. What is his name?
     
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    Vet will advise when he thinks he needs to be castrated.
     
  14. Robert Atwell

    Robert Atwell PetForums Newbie

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    Well a week has gone by and he has settled nicely . Very loving and sitting in our laps lots .we are so pleased we decided to get him .
    A odd thing happened today he has enjoying the kitten milk ..then today he sniffed at the milk and then stratched at the wood floor as if he was trying to bury it . We took the milk away , but he did it with food dish .
     

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    They mimic burying their food when they have had enough, or sometimes when they don't like the food. :)
     
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