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by exlibris
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introducing our 3 year old deaf cat to a 9 month female kitty
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Introducing our 3 year old deaf cat to a 9 month female kitty

Hello and welcome to the forum :) I'm not the expert with introducing a second cat into a household, but other cat chatters are and I'm sure they'll answer soon. Phasing things in will have made a big difference. So hopefully this was either part of play or a simple 'I'm in charge' rather than outri...
by exlibris
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Defeated by bread
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: Defeated by bread

Lilith wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:36 pm
:lol:

Crumbs! Couldn't she use her loaf? :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Those puns were terrible, but also beautiful.
by exlibris
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat problem
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Cat problem

No they don't care about her. I told them she'd moved in - we have a cat flap we're training our own cats to use and she was able to get in and out at will - and that she'd being scavenging for food and staying here overnight and they seem to think it's all hilarious. What charmers :x Mollycat has ...
by exlibris
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Defeated by bread
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Defeated by bread

So I put half a packet of bread on a stool. This is a stool Whisper usually uses to get to a spot she likes to sit in. The bread is on half the stool, not all of it, so plenty of room. There are multiple other options for jumping up to her spot without using the stool - my lap, a chair, etc. But Whi...
by exlibris
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat problem
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Cat problem

Has your neighbour gifted her to you?
Is she neutered?
How are your other cats responding to the new addition?
by exlibris
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Healthy eating in almost fully grown kittens
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: Healthy eating in almost fully grown kittens

Thanks everyone! Very helpful :)
I'll introduce more of a mix then. I had a feeling part of the guzzling was because of boredom, but it could be natural feeling too. Adding wet will be good, but also switching to adult.
by exlibris
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Winston
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Winston

So, I come back from a long day at work at 6.30pm to be greeted by Whisper.....but no Winston. As its been so cold and we'd had a lot of trouble bonding with these two we hadn't let them out yet. After a lot of fruitless searching of the house, my partner finally realised that the upstairs window mi...
by exlibris
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Healthy eating in almost fully grown kittens
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Healthy eating in almost fully grown kittens

Winston & Whisper are almost 9 months old and are quite chubby. We had decided we were going to bring them up primarily on dry food as this seemed healthier for teeth & kidneys, plus the added advantage of the end deposit smelling a bit less potent! The idea was to give them infrequent 'treats' of w...
by exlibris
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice for adopting shelter cat
Replies: 37
Views: 1303

Re: Advice for adopting shelter cat

I think someone already said this this, but I'll say it again because it was true of mine - older cats can be very verbal. We used to joke that our Bakamono thought he was a wolf and would 'howl at the lightbulbs' at 3am. It's really hard, but this is what I did. Try ignoring her throughout the nigh...
by exlibris
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation
Replies: 14
Views: 168

Re: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation

One thing I didn't put down, but my partner reminded me of (he's filling the survey in now), is that one story goes that the 'M' mark on the tabby's forehead is because that's where Mohammad blessed them. Not a well known piece of cat lore.
by exlibris
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation
Replies: 14
Views: 168

Re: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation

All filled in :) I'm afraid I had a bit of a problem with choosing the right picture too. Obviously personality tends to be exhibited in how they lark around, so you can't do that in text, so I had to go by visuals when I would normally have chosen by personality. I would have liked the black cat, b...
by exlibris
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to bring our stray cat out of her shell?
Replies: 16
Views: 149

Re: How to bring our stray cat out of her shell?

She looks beautiful, and quite content to be picked up - does this mean she's not feral and was originally brought up with humans? I've never rescued direct from the streets, just adopted. Do you have an enclosed garden, where she can't escape? If so, try some play therapy outside maybe? (Bring a th...
by exlibris
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to bring our stray cat out of her shell?
Replies: 16
Views: 149

Re: How to bring our stray cat out of her shell?

Maybe her soul is with the outdoors? Or perhaps I've read too much James Herriot :) The rescuers we got our previous cats from had rescued a huge cat colony, too many too all rehome. They ended up neutering all then rereleasing many, just feeding them, providing outdoor shelter and keeping an eye on...
by exlibris
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat keeps scratching the kids
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: My cat keeps scratching the kids

First thing - is she neutered....even at this late stage it might be a factor. It doesn't change the personality you love, but does calm the hormones that are sending her scatty. Either way, clearly something has changed to alter / worsen her behaviour: Could be illness - pain could be causing her t...
by exlibris
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Merry Christmas

Happy Christmas & have a great New Year
Sarah, Whisper & Winston
by exlibris
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Neutered male still showing interest?
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Neutered male still showing interest?

I hope she does protect her chastity! I've not had 'a humper' before and he looks so innocent when he's curled up in a ball! Finger's crossed he doesn't find the instructions. Hopefully he'll calm down when the weather improves and I can let him out (he's so dozy I can't trust him not to get shut ou...
by exlibris
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas

One chilled pussy cat :)
by exlibris
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Neutered male still showing interest?
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Neutered male still showing interest?

Our 8 month old kitten, Winston, is posing a bit of a problem as he 'appears' to be attempting to be trying to hump Whisper (same age, also neutered). Both were neutered 13 weeks ago just before he reached his sexual maturity. What I've read online is contradictory and confusing. I know we'll get no...
by exlibris
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat's strange habit
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Re: Cat's strange habit

But now I'm thinking about what if her aggression is caused by a sick play of hormones? :? She's not neutered... If you can persuade your folks, get her neutered. You don't want unnecessary kittens, plus females on heat are really, really frustrated. I think any erratic behaviour can be looked at w...
by exlibris
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat introductions
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: Cat introductions

Glad you've got them sorted for the hols - but you might want to google a review of this place? Hopefully it's just this one person, but such a lackadaisical attitude (and spaces magically appearing) wouldn't fill me with confidence. If you let your new boy out, would he come back (i.e. have you had...
by exlibris
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Watery right eye from few months
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Watery right eye from few months

Vets! Can't live with them, cat's live without them. Unfortunately they have the most awkward of patients - ones that can't talk. A second opinion might be in order? However, it might just be that you need to leave it another few months and take her back again if there are other symptoms or it seems...
by exlibris
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Allergies in Cat - Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Allergies in Cat - Help!

Also, did you say it was always just his tail, never anywhere else? Very odd it hasn't spread beyond that area.
by exlibris
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Allergies in Cat - Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Allergies in Cat - Help!

Are you sure these injuries come from an allergy? Is it possible that Cooper is actually causing this himself? While you're out he might be getting really stressed out by something. He might have been fine for the last 4 years, but things sometimes just get triggered in cats. My Backy never marked a...
by exlibris
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tesco Kitten Complete dry food - actually complete?
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Tesco Kitten Complete dry food - actually complete?

Hi all, I read a post some time ago whereby someone was feeding their cat 'complete' food, but it turned out not to be. I'm a bit paranoid having read that. We're primarily feeding our two dry, with intermittent wet, chicken or tuna. So, if this isn't complete, then I'm not feeding them properly. Wi...
by exlibris
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Mysterious reduction in fur at the base of the tail
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Mysterious reduction in fur at the base of the tail

Hi, My work colleague is a bit concerned about her cat, it seems to be thinning near the base of the tail. He/she hasn't been over grooming or scratching, and the flea treatment is up to date. Based on this photo can anyone suggest a possible cause? She's booked into the vets, but if it ends up bein...
by exlibris
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Stupidest cat DIY
Replies: 10
Views: 130

Re: Stupidest cat DIY

Wow! I now feel positively normal - in fact I think I should step up my game!
by exlibris
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Burmese and Brite kittens together?
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Burmese and Brite kittens together?

I know how you feel - we got our 2 kittens after our beloved cats of 16 & 18 years died. We were expecting, after gaining trust, a loving cuddly relationship. The kittens are very close to each other, siblings with big brother looking out for his little sis. This closeness is probably why they were ...
by exlibris
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cats no longer getting along
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Cats no longer getting along

I've found that older cats freak out with secondhand cat things (at 16 our Backy unhelpfully peed all over a donated cat bed, even though he was neutered). However kittens are too young to understand the implications of unfamiliar cat scent (ours are unfussed with Backy's old scratching post), which...
by exlibris
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Stupidest cat DIY
Replies: 10
Views: 130

Stupidest cat DIY

Confession: I just carpeted the windowsill so the kittens didn't get cold paws whilst looking at birds.

Anyone else this daft?
by exlibris
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Thief!
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Thief!

Grrr!!!!
I go into Greggs to get lunch and for ONCE my partners favourite sandwich is in - huzzah!
Get home, turn my back for a moment, and Winston The Unstopable Stomach has licked it.
Bah!
Oooo, I'm so annoyed!

(My sandwich was fine ;) )