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Arhhhhhhhh!!!! Crazy Kitties!!!!

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by pippa234, Jan 13, 2012.


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  1. pippa234

    pippa234 PetForums Member

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    Oh MY GODDDDDDDDDDDDDD! They are CRAZY!!! lol

    Please help, I'm over run with the little hells angels at the moment, I adore them sooooooooooo much and constantly laughing and playing with them but they are so crazy lol!!!

    So as I have never had kitties at this age before, can anyone advise me what this period (they are 7 weeks now) is best for me to use to help them adjust in their new homes, Holly is a little monkey, very very hyperactive, charges about and dive bombs everything, is very good with the litter tray and great at letting me know if she needs to go and is in the lounge and cant get to it, but will be a little naughty and start to wee :eek:

    Jack is amazing in the litter tray, and i don't have any problems with him at all, he seems so forward and even if i tell him off (pathetic) me saying no in a semi stern voice as he tries to climb up my curtains he just lets go!!!!

    Angel wont go in the litter much at all now, she started off well, but now just wees anywhere, and everywhere, i put her in the trays, she jumps out, it can go on for half an hour, she wont give up, i do :( and then she will jump on my bed and before i know it, you know what :mad:

    I have Jack and Holly until 1st of Feb and 14th of Feb respectively, how can I best make use of this time and what advise can all those that have bred kittens give me please to ensure that I am doing things right. xx
     
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    Ahhh hemm Where are the piccies!?!?!?!?!?!? WE NEED OUR PHOTO FIX!!!!!!!!!!


    I sympathise with the weeing on the bed. I ended up having to spray citronella spray ALL over my bed to stop Bugs!!! You can get a litter attract mix that is litter with something that draws cats/kittens to it (available in Petsathome)
     
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    Will overdose you all with piccies tomorrow, so tired and just not had time my lovelies xxx Believe me you will get fed up of them when you see them haha xxx
     
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    Just saying....... :lol: :D
     
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    unless ive read this wrong and my maths sisnt good, that means there be going to new homes at 9-10weeks of age? that is 3-4weeks to early for a start! so best thing to do is get used to them being around for another 5 weeks, so going to new homes from the 18th feb onwards, are you doing the vacs? that is 9 & 12weeks :) read the poster in my signiture ;)
     
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    They are 7 + weeks now, Jack will be 9 1/2 weeks on agreed date thery are having first jabs on 31st jan, 2nd lot on 22nd Feb Holly will be 11 weeks when she goes and injections all paid for and both owners agreed to take them for 2nd jabs, 9+ weeks seems to be ok with my vets for them to go, I have not a great deal of time as I work full time to give the babies and am asking my neighbours teenagers to constantly to come in and out, so I am sure 9 1/2 weeks is a good compromise?? It is only Jack that is going at 9 1/2 weeks and merely because he will be going somewhere where he will be smothered with attention, to me that means more than the attention that i can give him at the moment. I have 2 old fur babies and Tinks, and 3 kittens, and I work full time.

    EDIT*** Read your signature Taylorbaby, thankyou, I am not a breeder nor a back yard breeder,I despise being associated in any way to that, I am just someone who has given her heart, time, money and mostly love to a negletcted cat and hopefully saved her life xx
     
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    yes I know you took in the mum cat, didnt breed her etc, but its your duty to care for the babies now as you took on that job :)
    you did a great job and its not over yet lol! dosent matter they still arent ready to go, dont really care what the vet says they know about illness, not about kittens who leave mum to early ;) 9 1/2 weeks is nothing, 12weeks is the min, its up to you at the end of the day, but no its not a good compremise really, its just adding to the saying in my poster in my sig really, why? they arent ready yet, wouldnt let a pup go 3weeks to early..? :) just keep them the extra few weeks, you will even see a difference in them to. i the owners care they will understand that its not right for kittens to go that early from mum, they will miss out on curical lessons from 8-12weeks of age, durely you dont want them to miss out and want them to go as the bset pets ever? :)
     
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    Noted, thank you.
     
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    I would really worry about letting a kitty go the day after his jabs - if that is what you intend - sorry if i have mnisunderstood. They need to wait at least 7 days not for red tape, but to genuinly ensure there is no adverse reaction to the jabs and allow the immune system to recover before taking a hit of possible new germs. Really bad things can happen to kittens who take too many hits on their immune system too close together.

    I agree with TB they need to leave after 12 weeks, I can't agree with that statement and then feel it is OK for you to do it because you are a lovely kind person who did a good thing. If you have no other choice I would not vaccinate Jack and ask the other owners to when he has settled in. But, if they have other cats you have no choice but to keep him longer.

    My kits were born a couple of days after yours I think? and they won't leave til after 3rd March. I may lose some lovely homes who won't wait, but it's better than risking getting bad news from the new owners about the baby's health, or them not coping with an unsocialised kitten and them ending up in rescue.

    I'm glad you have lovely homes lined up, hopefully they will wait a little longer and leave the babes for you to enjoy for as long as possible, you will really miss each one when they are gone.

    :):):)
     
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    How many trays do you have?
     
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    Agree with TB really that you should hold onto them until 12 weeks if you can and definitely not let a kitten go the day after his first vaccination.

    As regards the kit not using the litter tray - yes you can get Kitten Attract litter - well worth a try. She may prefere a softer litter than the one you are perhaps using now - or could be a different kind of tray (are you using an open tray - she may prefer a covered tray). Just working out what she wants to use!

    Yes, some photos please:)
     
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    Ahh, the naughtiness of our deaf white girlies is indeed unbounded! :eek:
    I am sure you now to clean the soiled areas with biological washing powder, I also use RX66 which is an enzymatic cleaner to get rid of any residue.
     
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    Do not use bleach, or anything with ammonia in it, to clean the areas where they widdle as they like the smell of this and will return to that area again. However, DO use this to clean the litter trays - for the same reason.

    Also, by keeping Jack & Holly for the extra 3-4 weeks, as recommended by one of the most knowledgeable breeders on this forum, will give YOU extra time with them. I know you worry about giving them enough attention but they have each other to play with so that is not an issue for them. :)

    You have done SUCH a fantastic job Pippa and so many of us applaud your dedication to Tinks and her babies. :)

    Hugs from all at Moggy Towers. xxx
     
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    Taylorbaby I have read your post over and over again, i have to be honest it has made me no longer want to post on here, I feel you are a little too quick to force your opinion on others and have seen this before, one thing I am is honest and so go ahead again and give me a ticking off at 2am etc (your spelling was so bad I assumed you must have written it in quite a rush as I struggled to make sense of it the first time)!

    Anyway, I appreciate everyones 12 weeks plus advice and despite that Jack will be going at 10 weeks now, Holly at twelve, so Jack will be leaving a little too early in your eyes, but not my vets, nor the feline welfare who gave me their personal opinion on rehoming kittens who say their foster mummys do re-home from 9 weeks.

    Tinks kittens are not neglected and I am trying to do what is best for them, Jacks Mummy has a week off work and her daughter then has the following week off school, we all agreed this would be beneficial to Jack, as he would have constant attention and by me keeping him he would miss all that. Anyway, that is the end of my 'justification' and I am merely keeping Jack a few days longer to make sure he is settled after his jabs.

    I do hope this thread can be closed now as I actually asked for advice on how best to make use of the time I have left and don't think anyone has given me that.

    Thanks all x


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