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Will new kitten be ok left alone for a few hours?

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Elise.x, Jun 24, 2009.


  1. Elise.x

    Elise.x PetForums Junior

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    Hi, new to the forum :)

    And also new soon to being owned by 1 adorable male kitten.

    This might sound like a stupid question, but we will be picking up our kitten on Friday (11 weeks old). And on Monday, i will be out all day and my other half will be out for about 2 hours, will the kitten be ok left alone in the house for 2 hours or will it be to soon? This will be the first time that it will be left alone, and should i try to put it in just one room while were out or let it have free run of the house?

    Sorry if this sounds like a silly question, but never had a kitten before.

    Thanks :D
     
  2. messyhearts

    messyhearts PetForums VIP

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    Maybe build it up over the weekend. Start with five minutes, then fifteen etc until you get to two? Kittens, at least those from litters, will have not been alone before. I don't know if they cope better than puppies but I know puppies tend to think you are leaving them.
     
  3. Pamela

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    I would keep it in one room anyway for a while until it settles. It should be ok while your Husband is out.
    Sorry nearly forgot, Welcome to the forum.
     
  4. sullivan

    sullivan PetForums VIP

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    kEEP IT TO ONE ROOM WITH TRAY ETC IT SHOULD BE FINE. tHERE USUALLY PRETTY GOOD IF SOCALISED WELL AS A KITTEN. WAS IT BROUGHT UP IN THE HOME WITH NORMAL HOUSE HOLD NOISES.
     
  5. Elise.x

    Elise.x PetForums Junior

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    Thanks for the replies, Our kitten is from a cattery, The breeder has brought him into the house a few times, but it wont be as used to household noises as much as a kitten brought up inside a home i dont think?

    When we went to see him he is a very confident kitten though, just sat in my arms and purred:D wasnt bothered about strangers picking him up etc so seems to be well socialised.

    I will build him up over the weekend and see how that goes, normally i will be at home full time apart from school runs for my son and shopping, so the kitten would only ever be left for short amounts of time.

    Thankyou for all your help and any other advice is very welcome, im sure i will be posting alot over the next few days:D

    Thanks.x
     
  6. Shmitty!

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    I think it 'll be fine.
     
  7. Taylorbaby

    Taylorbaby PetForums VIP

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    Hiay keep him in one room for the first week, litter tray near by and food the otherside of the room, its too much for a kit to have a entire house, one room is enough and slowly open doors etc, soon all this will be forgot and you wont remember itll be second nature! :D


    pics please!
     
  8. Elise.x

    Elise.x PetForums Junior

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    Hi Taylorbaby, Ive got everything set up in the front room so will keep him in just that room, should i bring him upstairs with us at night or would it be best to keep him in that one room?

    I also have him booked in for Monday evening at the vets for his first injection, dewormed, deflead, health check and microchipped. We werent going to get him microchipped, as hes going to be an indoor cat but its all included in the price, will it hurt him though? not sure how they do this?

    Cant wait to pick him up tomorrow morning :D very excited and nervous lol.

    And i need to get more sleep :rolleyes:

    Elise.x
     
  9. Poppy09

    Poppy09 PetForums Senior

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    I would probably keep him in 1 room but it depends, my cats dont come in our bedroom because they just climb all over us in the night!! good idea getting him microchipped, its quite a big needle but all mine were fine so im sure he will be!

    Does he have a name yet? and make sure you show us piccies! x
     
  10. kittykat

    kittykat PetForums VIP

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    If you are prepared to let the kitty into your bedroom every night then yes bring him upstairs if not it will confuse him. However they are very active at night so will probably want to play and not sleep so you have to be prepared for that too! lol

    Microchipping can "pinch" a little but to be honest I've never had any problems with my 2 or my dog, its over with pretty quickly.
     
  11. Taylorbaby

    Taylorbaby PetForums VIP

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    personally Id leave kit downstairs......if you want any sleep!! :D It will drive you crackers!! Leave him with the tv on low or a night light, Io do that for the first 2 weeks so they can find litter tray and its not too scary for them! Lots of toys & food/drink etc

    It always amazes me with kittens, you leave the room and they really dont care!! Unless its the Bengal's then they cry, when I leave thr room ,or when they think im coming back in!
    Which makes me feel awful! Although Im sure other breeds may cry to!

    I dont let cats into my bedroom until 9/10 months by then they have calmed down a little and tend to know that its 'bedtime' as all the others are sleeping to!

    although I still sometimes get woken by the sound of elephants running up & down the stairs!! :eek:hmy: :D
     
  12. Elmstar

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    That'll teach you to breed Bengals! Don't worry it gets worse :eek: :D
     
  13. Taylorbaby

    Taylorbaby PetForums VIP

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    haha! I was talking about my bengal/mogg cross and the 12 year old siamese cross!!

    they are worse!! :eek:hmy: :eek:hmy:

    I barely remember how noisy the bengal kits were now! I know that they were Mega nosiy as we kept saying 'can you hear that? next door must be ahving a wild party............ OH! Its our kittens playing!!' :D :D
     
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