(Closed) So FI found a kitten now what? *pix!* :)

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Cachita: I don’t know much about kitties, but you might want to take her to the vet for a check up and total work up.
She is sooooo cute!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

oh boy. Kittens are fun….like toddlers.  πŸ™‚

Are you planning on keeping her or finding her a home?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

She’s adorable!! Be prepared for FUN!!!!! And some poop. And scratches.

I would definitely take her to the vet to make sure everything okay and get her spayed asap.  Then cuddle like you’ve never cuddled before!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Ok. Congrats then!

Kittens can be challenging sometimes. Cats are wonderful, but can just really know how to do a number on your nerves.

First thing. Vet visit. She needs to be spayed and treated for fleas as soon as she is old enough (make sure to ask the vet for flea treatment appropriate to her age!) Cats are very smart and can be vengeful, so always treat a cat nicely even when they are being “bad”.

Something to remember. Some kittens do NOT want to be petted or held. She may not be the cuddly ball of joy you’re hopping for right away. Kittens mostly just want to play play play play! Some kittens wont even let you try and pet them without them trying to attack your hand. Just be understanding and grab a kitty toy to entertain her with.

Do you have any specific questions?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Cats are awesome!

I always say people who dont like cats have never owned one πŸ™‚

They are really easy – but dont give her milk it will make her sick… they might keep you awake a bit playing when they are young but that stops when they get older… um get some flea treatment (the one that goes on the back of the neck) and wormer.

Awwwwwwww…. *so cute*

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Oh and dont “play fight” too much or it might become an adult habit.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

@Cachita: You can do a check on her for fleas. It IS important to nix flea problems ASAP before you have to treat your whole house etc etc. I took a stray kitty in once that had fleas. They got out of control and it lead to worms in both cats. πŸ™

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

@LessIsMoore: Oh gods yes! It is realy cute when a kitten is knawing on you because it doesn’t hurt….but then when they become adults it hurts!!! My rule is never play with hands. Kittens will try, your fingers are wiggly and delicious, but when the kitten tries to play with your hands grab a toy instead. Easy

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

just look on the middle of her belly and you will see if tehre are any fleas

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

They say that cats choose their owners so it must be meant to be! Congratulations!

I would recommend a trip to the vet to determine her age (she may be due for vaccinations now) and she will need to be flead, wormed, etc- the vet will explain all this to you though πŸ™‚

I would invest in some toys and a scratching post, too- that way you can teach her where to scratch to save your furniture!

My husband and I found a kitten last week, too- he is probably 10 months old though and we have to take him to the shelter on the weekend as we can’t find his owners and can’t keep him as we have 4 fur-babies already!

 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If you have a black light, I would shine it over her really fast if she looks patchy (missing fur), it may be a sign of ringworm (which aren’t worms like the name sounds)… I learned this the hard way.

She’s very cute but the stuff on her face leads me to believe she isn’t quite healthy (eye gunk usually is a sign). However, it could just be she was left outside for who knows how long & without proper food. So don’t worry too much, but I’d get it checked out right away.

Most vets (around here at least) do a free “new kitten” exam. You should call yours & ask, or call around to vets & ask them.

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