(Closed) Going to meet a shelter kitten tonight!

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

In my experience, kittens are always crazy/obnoxious, then grow out of it. It may be a little tricky to get a feel for her personality.

I don’t have advice on the intro, but good luck!

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t have any advice but what a cutie!!!

I’ll be sticking around this thread for the same advice. I’m bringing my rescue kitty home tonight too and my other kitty is very shy.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh my goodness, so exciting!!!!  I have never had more than one cat at a time (though I am currently trying to convince my husband to get a second one!), so I don’t have any tips, but OMG what a cutie!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MissBoPeep:  I will! I hope you post pictures if you bring this fuzzy home! =) What a beautiful color this kitty is! I love the soft grey.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Sooooooo cuuuute! We eventually want to get another kitty too. So while I have no advice, I had to say just how adorable the little one is and I need advice too! Haha.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The key to a successful introduction is patience! Doing it right is a very very slow process. (Though some cats take to it faster than others!) 

You should keep them separate for a week or so, which allows the resident cat to adjust to the new cat’s scent and allows the kitten to get confident and comfy in his new home. Then slowly start introducing them by switching their bedding, switching their rooms (let the kitten out and keep the resident cat in the kitten’s room for a while) and feeding them treats near the door to the kitten’s room. 

When they’re ready for a face to face introduction, make sure to praise both cats and give them treats, so they associate the other cat with pleasure. Watch them carefully and separate them if there’s any fighting. (Some hissing and whining is fine, but if it escalates to a fight, separate them.) Be patient and give it time! Some cats take to new cats right away, but most will require a period of time to adjust. Don’t rush your cats! If they start off on the wrong foot, it will be very difficult to repair the damage to their relationship. But if you take it slow and move at the cat’s pace, almost all cats will eventually accept – and come to love, in time – their new companion. 

This is a good resource: http://www.fourpaws.org/pages/adopting_pages/introducing_cats.html

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MissBoPeep:  sOOOooOoOooOooo cute!!! We brought ours home too. She is NOT getting along with our other kitty very well =( We can’t really keep them apart completely but they are keeping a good amount of sspace between each other.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

She’s adorable!!! I love that you can see her stripes in some lighting and not others.

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