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New Ragdoll kitten yowling and crying constantly

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Darcy1234, Oct 16, 2019.


  1. Darcy1234

    Darcy1234 PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks. That’s really useful.

    Yes I have a cat carrier.

    I feel bad now about I potentially inadvertently supported a BYB. I really thought I had done my research which taught me things like best age and make sure mum and dad are present etc. Very frustrating.
     
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    Summercat PetForums VIP

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    Have you thought of getting another kitten as a companion for yours? Might be a good idea, especially if your kitten will be alone a lot in the day, maybe from a rescue rather than buying.
     
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    Darcy1234 PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks everyone.

    Out of interest, how do you know if someone is a registered breeder and not a BYB? Particularly with Ragdolls?
     
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    Tawny75 PetForums VIP

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    Don't beat yourself up, it happens to the best of us. The main thing to focus on now is getting your kitten checked out and then building her confidence and happiness, what have you decided to call her or did I miss that?

    Stay on here, the advice and support is second to none and remember that there is no such thing as a stupid question, believe me I asked loads when I first got my two rascals x
     
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    Breeders who register their kittens or who claim to, can be the the same or similar to backyard breeders as there is no oversight.

    In general you should look to rehoming from around 12/13 weeks as they should have their vaccinations completed. Treated for worms and fleas. Often now they are sterilized before rehoming but not a given.
    Generally you want to see the mother and the father if present but many breeders use studs that are not their own as keeping a stud is not easy.
    Sometimes breeders may bring in a kitten or kittens that have actually been kept in pens outdoors or other areas not around humans and pretend they have been raised in the home 'underfoot'.
    In some ways it is a gamble and you are going on trust in that what you have been told is true.
    Look for a healthy kitten that is social which is a good indicator they have been raised around humans.

    It is a shock for a kitten to leave their mother and siblings and be on their own. Many rescues rehome in pairs for this reason.
     
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    ewelsh PetForums VIP

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    As @Tawny75 says, don’t beat your self up over it, you didn’t know, but now you do! :)

    I WAS in the know about byb yet I went to a farm to buy ducks and saw cages upon cages of cats and kittens all for sale, plus every other animal you could imagine around the farm.
    I saw this tiny cream kitten curled up in a ball in a very bad way - I knew I should have walked away, but what did I do? I paid for this kitten and 8 yrs down the line having very large Vets bills I would do it all over again! She is the love of my life.

    Also this byb thing is all about education, so now you can spread the word.


    Anyway moving forward because that’s your only choice now, what is her name? Most importantly how did last nights cuddle go? :)
     
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    Rufus15 Banned

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    Pardon?
     
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    Gallifreyangirl PetForums VIP

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    Good luck with her and keep us updated. Don't feel bad as we all have to learn about BYB and unfortunately there are scrupulous people out there.
     
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    I think they mean that being registered is no guarantee that the kittens come from what WE could call a 'good' breeder, as the registries don't actually do any checking up. So a registered breeder occasionally CAN be little more than a BYB who just happens to do the paperwork.
     
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    Rufus15 Banned

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    I very much hope that is what was meant
     
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    Summercat PetForums VIP

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    I think it is pretty obvious what I said @Rufus15
     
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  12. BarneyBobCat

    BarneyBobCat Slave to an AcroCat

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    This forum is associated with Pets4 Homes so its no wonder people get confused
     
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    Rufus15 Banned

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    I think the issue is with Pets4Homes itself, its advice is not the best
     
  14. Lavellan

    Lavellan PetForums Junior

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    If it helps at all, my little ragdoll guy was very nervous too the first few days, he wouldn't eat at all the first day and cried constantly. Poor thing missed what he was used to and didn't like the change.

    But soon enough, he settled in, and now he's a lovely floppy boy who only cries when he's forgotten how to use the catflap and can't get in the room for cuddles. <3

    All cats are different, and most take time to get used to new things!
     
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