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by Themogfather
Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is it wrong to keep a cat indoors?
Replies: 27
Views: 6025

Re: Is it wrong to keep a cat indoors?

i have 4 indoor cats all seem well adjusted and happy. I too live in a flat and so was the only option, All mine are rescued . two oldies who would still proberly be in the shelter and two kittens who were going to be abanded/PTS so mine are all definitly better off. Think about adopting a older cat...
by Themogfather
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: eye problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1391

Re: eye problem

You could also try bathing the eye with camaline tea. This was recomended to me and cleared the eye up straight away. Others are right thou if i was really concerned i would go to the vets to be on the safe side
by Themogfather
Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Litter trays
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: Litter trays

I have 4 cats including two kittens all are in door cats. I have 3 litter trays which are cleaned regulary and which all cats use. In fact the two kittens sometimes use the same one similtaneously. Just see how they go . Start with two and alter as necesary . As they are kittens they should dettle t...
by Themogfather
Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Millie (with heart failure) had to say goodbye today : (
Replies: 21
Views: 3328

Re: Millie (with heart failure) had to say goodbye today : (

I had to make a similar hard decision when my old boy Barney got ill but it was the right decision. Sending love and cuddles from me , Beauty , Lilly , Mork and Mindy
Hope you get peace from knowing they cant hurt any more
by Themogfather
Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Litter tray condundrum
Replies: 8
Views: 1376

Re: Litter tray condundrum

I have 3 litter trays and my lot use them all especially after ive just filled them . My two kittens sometimes use them together, they are brother and sister and very close. My four eat from each others bowl all the time in fact they will leave their full bowl to get the leftovers from another. as i...
by Themogfather
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is it wrong to feed someone else's cat?
Replies: 7
Views: 1999

Re: Is it wrong to feed someone else's cat?

You are doing the right thing trying to get to know the cat. Try playing with it using the lure type toys.
Most cats cant resist those or maybe one of the lasar ones.
by Themogfather
Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is it wrong to feed someone else's cat?
Replies: 7
Views: 1999

Re: Is it wrong to feed someone else's cat?

Just saw your other post about treats. Is that what you mean about feeding?
by Themogfather
Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is it wrong to feed someone else's cat?
Replies: 7
Views: 1999

Re: Is it wrong to feed someone else's cat?

Please talk to your landlady about it. If you explain your reasons im sure will be fine. The problem i see is that the cat is going to get used to the extra food so when you leave your landlady and the next tenent will have difficulties. Maybe feed him some treats instead a few a couple of times a d...
by Themogfather
Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Speculative cat fiction: what if...
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Re: Speculative cat fiction: what if...

They dont need wings or aposable thumbs they rule us already
by Themogfather
Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Speculative cat fiction: what if...
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Re: Speculative cat fiction: what if...

If cats could fly i doubt very much they would have been domesticated in as higher number as they have been . If kept as pets i imagine they would be more like Birds kept as pets today and need to be kept in avaries thus reducing their appeal to some people. It would also affect the bird population ...
by Themogfather
Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: 8 weekly kitten v cat flap!
Replies: 13
Views: 2281

Re: 8 weekly kitten v cat flap!

iyf your strugling posting a pic if you e-mail it to me at [email protected] i will resize it and post it for you.
Adrian
by Themogfather
Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kittens and nightime roaming
Replies: 3
Views: 908

Re: Kittens and nightime roaming

Is there a reason you dont wont the cat in your badrooms at night or is it just a preferance? My cats have free reign and 1 0r more often join me especially my kittens. They ussually want a little play or cuddles then either settle down and sleep or leave. I find stroking them , their purrs and them...
by Themogfather
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Do cat really feel the cold
Replies: 10
Views: 1728

Re: Do cat really feel the cold

I had a cat that preferd to be out in all weathers. I once watched her lying on top of a fence in a snow storm gradually turning from black to white. Despite several attempts to tempt her in she only came in when she was ready. I have also lived with cats that love the sun but wont go outside for mo...
by Themogfather
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does a male cat travel further than a female?
Replies: 11
Views: 5175

Re: Does a male cat travel further than a female?

If you are on face book try https://www.facebook.com/groups/Pets2ndchancebuynsell/?fref=ts" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. This is a group that helps people find homes for pets. They usually have kittens on. Make sure if you go with someting of there to visit kittens first and see mo...
by Themogfather
Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Feel there is a movement against cats in the media lately
Replies: 5
Views: 4834

Re: Feel there is a movement against cats in the media latel

My reply to people who go on about cats killing wildlife is to ask them what their gardens front and back are like. Lots of people have either concereted over parts of their garden , pulled up edges and replaced them with fences , chopped down trees or planted their garden with foreign species of pl...
by Themogfather
Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Horizon Cat Watch
Replies: 10
Views: 1818

Re: Horizon Cat Watch

Really enjoying this program and very informative . Cant wait for tonights episode
. Some one else is a fan.
by Themogfather
Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Anyone got a Pet Safe Avalon fountain?
Replies: 8
Views: 1665

Re: Anyone got a Pet Safe Avalon fountain?

I got some gravity filled water bottles . They look like the water coolers at work .
My cats love them and drink far more water now.
by Themogfather
Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Petsitters ???
Replies: 28
Views: 2831

Re: Petsitters ???

If you locate some one know especially a friend or neighbour you can introduce them to your cats over time while your present . Then get them to pop in when your out so they get used to it.
by Themogfather
Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Information Booklet on Cat Law
Replies: 9
Views: 1828

Re: Information Booklet on Cat Law

Thanks for sharing , very concise.
by Themogfather
Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Bit Worried my rescue cats still seem very nervous
Replies: 10
Views: 2161

Re: Bit Worried my rescue cats still seem very nervous

Some cats are naturally nervous. One of my old cats Princess was like this. When i got her from the rescue i couldnt find her indoors for 2 days until i found her under the dressing table in a incredibly small space. She was coming out when the room was empty as her food was being eaten . I took it ...
by Themogfather
Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Flat food dishes
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Flat food dishes

For those who like the very shallow food dishes for their cats Poundland are selling the Felix ones for wait for it ................ A £1. :mrgreen:
by Themogfather
Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Wars
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Cat Wars

Did anyone catch Cat Wars on BBC1 ? I thought it was a fascinating program looking at Cats from different sides. Felt really sorry for the poor cat whos home was being invaded by a agresive rival who was stealing its food. It looked so sad and Frightened. Liked that they showed non violent deterent ...
by Themogfather
Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Leaving cat and kitten unsupervised?
Replies: 4
Views: 4481

Re: Leaving cat and kitten unsupervised?

I am going through the same thing. I have added two kittens to my two older cats. I did a gradual introduction and things seem to be progressing well. Lilly my younger cat is fine with them unless they get cheeky and try to take her food in fact when they angerd my older cat Beauty who started chasi...
by Themogfather
Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Halfords and Prestone now using Bitrex in Antifreeze
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

Re: Halfords and Prestone now using Bitrex in Antifreeze

I wonderd if birds had taste buds and they do but only about 60. Aparently some people put cayenne pepper in birdseed to discourage squirrels which the birds eat with no proplem, thats the seeds not the squirrels. Heres a link to a great article on birds taste and smell. http://www.birdsandblooms.co...
by Themogfather
Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Gravity water feeder
Replies: 0
Views: 891

Gravity water feeder

I brought some gravity water feeders to encourage my cats to drink more water. They look a bit like the water coolers you get in offices. They have been working great and i have seen my cats drinking a lot more than usual. Last night when i was feeding them i noticed the water in one was low and so ...
by Themogfather
Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: bad eating habits/very big eater
Replies: 10
Views: 2068

Re: bad eating habits/very big eater

I know what you mean about hovering. my two adult cats one is a hover and the other is a browser. What i mean about gorging is a dog will keep eating till its sick then proberly eat the sick while a cat will eat only till its full which will be different for each cat. Surprisingly the size of the ca...
by Themogfather
Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: bad eating habits/very big eater
Replies: 10
Views: 2068

Re: bad eating habits/very big eater

You could try a automatic feeder. There are various kinds and you might find a suitable one. Is it your only cat? I would take it to the vets just to be certain its not medical but it sounds like a history thing. One of my rescues would wolf everything down including his sisters if he could get away...
by Themogfather
Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sunblock
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Sunblock

I know most on here will know this and with the weather how it is at the minute in UK its not really a problem but i was watching a vets program last night and saw a poor cat have most of its ears removed due to cancer caused by the sun. Please make sure your outdoor cats have sunblock on their ears...
by Themogfather
Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: Cat needs rehoming
Replies: 1
Views: 833

Re: Cat needs rehoming

Hi to help someone find a home for your cat please provoide more info. Good things to state are location , description of cat ( Age ,Colour ,desexed ,chiped etc) .Temprement of cat ie how does it get on cats , dogs children etc , is it playful or shy , is it a lap cat , indoor or out door. In fact t...
by Themogfather
Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: [Midlothian] Considering a rescue - what do you think?
Replies: 9
Views: 2099

Re: [Midlothian] Considering a rescue - what do you think?

I would recommend getting a kitten or young cat who would be up to playing with Clive this might help with Harvey as they will play with each other rather than anoying Harvey. If you do a careful introduction from what you say things should go ok. You might have some short time distruption and sulki...