hi, am new here. Firstly, I am taking her to the vets tomorrow/when I can get the soonest appointment. Ended up sort of rescuing a 10 week old kitten this weekend, the woman who had her could not cope with copious amounts of animals (cats, kittens, rabbits, kids etc), all of which she is trying to rehome but I advised her to go about it the right way, through a shelter. She probably won't. I can't say she was badly neglecting them, but it was like a messy zoo. The house was really badly messy and I knew I was likely letting myself in for a kitten with bad habits or some problems, so just looking for general advice until I get to the vet. On first inspection of the kitten, she looked pretty happy and came straight over to me, clean eyes, clean ears, no running nose, doesn't seem bloated out, can walk on all paws. I have had a kitten before, but he was a Ragdoll from a proper breeder, I didn't get him until he was 16 weeks and he was fully wormed/de-flead and with a vets certificate, and I never had ANY issues with him at all. He was a lovely well behaved cat. This time I have no idea what I was getting, but am willing to put the work in myself. This little lady cat is just lovely, she has a brilliant temperament, is friendly, confident and seems to be really settled very quickly in some respects. She never hides from us (apart from if she is weeing on the floor!). The woman was so vague about what she fed the kitten, I didn't even see any food left out for them (their food bowls were piled up on the worksurface, waiting to be cleaned). Got some Whiskas and kitten was starving and ate pretty much straight away (not too much) but thinking, is this too rich? I imagine this kitten ate adult cat food or whatever she could get hold of before. She eats and drinks fine. Toileting is a concerning issue. She has very loose (not watery, just unformed) extremely STINKY stools, about twice a day. I managed to get her to her litter tray twice today because I could smell that she needed to go before she went! She will sometimes get to her litter tray for a wee, but if I am upstairs she doesn't seem to want to leave the room and will wee under my bed. Have put another little tray upstairs for her, but she never goes near this one. Keep putting her in her litter trays but she looks at me as if I am crazy and has never seen litter before, due to the fact she plays with it! Previous owner said she had de-flead and wormed... I can't take her word for this, and am going to get it checked out. Kitten is lonely at night, and wants to sleep on my bed. I shut her out with a bed of her own, but she cried and cried outside the door for ages (I am a soft touch). I personally don't have issues with healthy pets on beds, but is it best to not allow this until I am sure she doesn't have worms? My vet website says that its more difficult to catch them from cats, and so far I haven't seen anything concerning on her rear end and am also very clean when I touch her litter tray, but the internet is very vague on this issue. I am intending on keeping her indoors until she is big enough to be neutered. I think this is going to prove difficult to keep a lively little cat indoors, but its too big a risk for her to end up pregnant, so it isn't really cruel is it?