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post #31 of 94 (permalink) Old 05-31-2013, 08:39 PM
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YAY!!! I'm so excited for you! -hifive!!-
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Oh what a relief!! Glad you found them.. Or, rather, I'm glad Misha led you to them!!

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Thank you all!!! I'm so excited!! And so are my friends haha.

Yup we're keeping them at least 2 more weeks so they'll be 7 weeks by that point I believe but if you suggest it Riverotter, we might keep them till 9 weeks? I'll PM you about that soon because I would certainly love uber-friendly kitties!! I know my friends would too!


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I'm so glad you found them!
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Oh my gosh that is great lilnaugrim! So happy for you!
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Oh hooray!!!

That is WONDERFUL!

Now, I know that you've got folks waiting and I know that it can be hard to keep them, but as someone who has fostered MANY litters of kittens let me tell you they will grow into MUCH friendlier cats if you can keep them with their mother for at least 9 weeks AND gently handle them every day.
LOL, all my kittens grow up to be purry cat scarves.
If you'd like more tips on raising uber-friendly kittens let me know.

Congrats again!
Yup, yup. I have found that if at all possible 10-12 weeks is the optimum age.
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I second this. When we took in my now-mom's cat Mama (we took her in 2 days before she gave birth to 2 kittens) we kept her and the kittens for 12-13 weeks before finally giving the kittens to friends and then the mama cat to my mom. 12 weeks is ideal because they are naturally fully weaned, pet stores and BYB's unload them at 5-8 weeks because they're the "cutest" then.

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Good to know, thank you! Mama cat has already started to wean them off and we've got some wet food for them to start eating as well as we slowly introduce it. She hisses at them when they try to drink from her too much longer, at least this is what my mom is telling me. I'm not actually at that house today but I will be there tomorrow to start spending some time with them!

Any tips on how to successfully wean them off and what brands of food I should watch out for? I know most of the cheap stuff has a lot of allergens in them and stuff. I'm sure brands differ from each area but my friend is feeding her kitten Taste of the Wild, anyone heard of it?

I'll be getting more pictures tomorrow if y'all want to see them! Hopefully Misha will call them out to me, the kittens like to sit under our wood pile >.> we have a row of wood that's seasoning up for the winter but it's all sitting on two pieces of 4x4 and there are holes they can get into and go underneath, there's a space about...well 4 inches high lol. We thought about blocking up the holes but there's a chance they could get in and not be able to get out so we're just letting them romp around our basement for now.

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Yay!!!!!!!!!!! First good news I've had all day!
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Yay!!!!!!!!!!! First good news I've had all day!
Aww! Well I'm happy to have made your day go a little better then!!

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