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by willowdragon
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat Play Behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Re: Cat Play Behaviour

Yeah I think she's mother catting him. I have tried the whole putting them in separate rooms, me playing with one while my partner plays with the other, but the cats are not interested, they freak that we deprecated them and spend the whole time either jumping at the door handle or yowling at eachot...
by willowdragon
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hissing at new people
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Hissing at new people

My kitten turned 4 months this week. He's met a lot of new people since he was born, we've been careful to socialise him with a range of ages, including some excited children under our watchful eye. All of his experiences have been - or should have been - positive. Yet for some reason he hisses at m...
by willowdragon
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice about renaming an unweaned kitten
Replies: 13
Views: 1968

Re: Advice about renaming an unweaned kitten

Yeah Nobivac can be done early, we had our four kittens vacced at 8.5 weeks and again about 4 weeks later, and they were fine, little stars at the vets too. As for the food, we got there. Two of them would only eat cooked chicken for several weeks, then Mum clearly got as fed up as we did and starte...
by willowdragon
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Avoid cat food with fish!? :O
Replies: 6
Views: 1528

Re: Avoid cat food with fish!? :O

All good things in moderation. A little fish every now and then isn't going I hurt. In fact, no fish at all is just as harmful, and eye need the Omega 3 that fish give. Too much fish, on the other hand, can indeed have adverse affects. My cats gets a teaspoon of fish - alternating between salmon and...
by willowdragon
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New to Cats - Advice Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Re: New to Cats - Advice Needed

Hi there, and congrats on the new fur baby! Once you go cat, you never go back! Yes, moodiness is normal. Every cat has a different personality, just like humans, so how long and what form the moods take depends on the cat. I have two bengals, and my adult Scarlett throws a huff when she gets her mo...
by willowdragon
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat Play Behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Cat Play Behaviour

I've recently acquired a new kitten, he's about four months, a Bengal, and gets on like a house on fire with my adult bengal. My query is about the adult bengal. She's obviously really thriving from having a playmate, she's come out of her shy shell a lot more and she's even getting a little naughty...
by willowdragon
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Make cat food smell more appetising?
Replies: 10
Views: 2008

Re: Make cat food smell more appetising?

Do you switch between dry and wet? I find that mine get bored of the texture, so I switch it up, sometimes I even mix the dry into the wet. I feed raw, but I also get my fur babies turning their nose up in fussiness; with mine I've found that sticking a couple of their favourite treats in every now ...
by willowdragon
Tue May 16, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice about renaming an unweaned kitten
Replies: 13
Views: 1968

Re: Advice about renaming an unweaned kitten

HE'S EATING! HE'S EATING!!!!
Cooked chicken! I didn't think to try cooked because... well he's a cat... he WOLFED it down like he's been starved for days!!!
by willowdragon
Tue May 16, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice about renaming an unweaned kitten
Replies: 13
Views: 1968

Re: Advice about renaming an unweaned kitten

Hmm see that's odd because my vet told me the earliest they can vaccinate is 7 weeks, so we're having ours this Thursday at about 8 1/2 weeks. We've been to the vets at least once a week, as you can imagine I've been drought with worry over the eating (or lack of), and our dietary consultations are ...
by willowdragon
Tue May 16, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice about renaming an unweaned kitten
Replies: 13
Views: 1968

Re: Advice about renaming an unweaned kitten

I definitely wouldn't regime an unweaned kitten, and especially not one travelling to a different country - if they don't like that, they aren't putting the kittens interests first. Have you tried both wet and dry food - my vet swears that dry is easier to wean. Have you tried kitten milk? Yeah tha...
by willowdragon
Tue May 16, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice about renaming an unweaned kitten
Replies: 13
Views: 1968

Re: Advice about rehoming an unweaned kitten

So these are the things I have tried over the last 4 weeks: Kitten milk supplement, alone in a bowl. Kitten milk supplement alone in a bottle (tried to feed him like I would an orphan: he locked his jaw.) Kitten milk supplement mixed with raw round meat/organs/fish. KMS mixed with dry kibble - Whisk...
by willowdragon
Sat May 13, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice about renaming an unweaned kitten
Replies: 13
Views: 1968

Advice about renaming an unweaned kitten

I'm rehoming one of my kittens, and the new family want to collect it at 9 weeks old rather than my preferred 10-12 weeks because they are moving to Switzerland and want to get him all vaccinated, pet passported etc ready to go with them. Of my four kittens (all being rehomed) he is the only one tha...
by willowdragon
Wed May 03, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Weaning: too early to be worried?
Replies: 16
Views: 1416

Re: Weaning: too early to be worried?

Thank you for the reassurance. I am a worrier by nature and they're my fur babies so obviously I'm freaking out over everything. It took me a week to stop catching them every time they fell off something ^^
by willowdragon
Mon May 01, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Weaning: too early to be worried?
Replies: 16
Views: 1416

Re: Weaning: too early to be worried?

Ok so my kittens will be six weeks tomorrow, and two of them still aren't weaning. They're showing no interest in mum's food, or any other kind of food. I've smeared just about everything with food including my hands, toys (this is how I got two of them to taste food, and now they recognise it in th...
by willowdragon
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Weaning: too early to be worried?
Replies: 16
Views: 1416

Re: Weaning: too early to be worried?

I was definitely worrying for nothing. Scarlett is trained to eat her food on her mat, if not her bowl. Today she picked up her chicken wing, took it over the the nest and plonked it right in the middle of the kittens. Gave them all a lick and mewed a lot, then walked off, sat down and watched them....
by willowdragon
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Weaning: too early to be worried?
Replies: 16
Views: 1416

Re: Weaning: too early to be worried?

Your kittens will soon be running about and exploring; they'll discover the food dishes (though as Booktigger says, the closer the food/tray the better to their 'base') That does make sense. They're definitely running around and exploring, just not as far as the kitchen yet. I've moved the food to ...
by willowdragon
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Weaning: too early to be worried?
Replies: 16
Views: 1416

Re: Weaning: too early to be worried?

Possibly - they definitely need things in the same room as them, especially the litter tray, have you bought special kitten ones? I bought 4x the "kitten starter pack" that [email protected] sell. I've now moved the food and litter trays to the (now very crowded) living room. Sure enough mum has started ca...
by willowdragon
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Weaning: too early to be worried?
Replies: 16
Views: 1416

Re: Weaning: too early to be worried?

I wonder could it be delaying things because their zone is the living room, and mums litter tray and food are in the kitchen? Mum goes to the kitchen but kittens never follow, so they're not seeing her.
by willowdragon
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Weaning: too early to be worried?
Replies: 16
Views: 1416

Weaning: too early to be worried?

Hi all, My kittens are 4 weeks 4 days old. I've been trying to wean them for over a week, I've followed every trick and instruction on the web I could find, from smearing KMR around their lips, presenting in bowls, mixing it with kitten food and smearing that, presenting that in a bowl. They're just...
by willowdragon
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Weening and Litter training newborn kittens
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Weening and Litter training newborn kittens

Yes. Mum and dad are both full bengal, mum has pedigree papers but haven't got papers for dad. I wanted to register them with TICA, cos mum is registered, but as we can't get hold of dad's owner to ask about papers we can't really do anything, I got the non clumping clay litter, it seemed to be the ...
by willowdragon
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Weening and Litter training newborn kittens
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Weening and Litter training newborn kittens

Hi, I have a litter of newborn kittens. In a few weeks they will start weening and litter training. I have been declined time off work to be around to monitor them. What advice do you good people have about how to handle the weening and litter training while I'm at work? We were thinking of putting ...
by willowdragon
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is my cat pregnant?
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Re: Is my cat pregnant?

I'm not here for your judgement.
by willowdragon
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is my cat pregnant?
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Is my cat pregnant?

We adopted an unspayed female bengal on January 26th from a family who declared they "couldn't meet her needs." I found out they have a male cat, but I didn't think at the time to ask if HE was neutered. Scarlett has been affectionate the whole time. She came to us 3.6kg. In 4 weeks, being fed an ex...
by willowdragon
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How do you keep them still for treatment?
Replies: 2
Views: 652

How do you keep them still for treatment?

My cat has conjunctivitis. I first reported it to the vet three weeks ago, who said it was part of her cold and would go away on its own. Her cold went away, the conjunctivitis has gotten worse. Saw the vet again today, vet said to keep wiping away the discharge with Warm cotton pads. Problem is she...
by willowdragon
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat stopped eating
Replies: 4
Views: 907

Re: Cat stopped eating

I'm not insisting on the diet, I just found it funny that for three weeks she's been scoffing the food like it's her fina, meal, and suddenly she's gone off it. I already have seen the vet today, vet says she's not sick she's just being fussy and it's because I'm not letting her "hunt" for her food....
by willowdragon
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat stopped eating
Replies: 4
Views: 907

Cat stopped eating

We've been feeding our bengal a raw diet. At first she absolutely loved it. Four weeks later we're coming home to untouched food in the bowl. Took her to vets, nothing wrong with her. Vet reckons she's being fussy because she's not "hunting" for her food. But I can't exactly hide raw chicken wings a...
by willowdragon
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: What's does this cat sound mean!
Replies: 2
Views: 682

What's does this cat sound mean!

A few days ago my cat was happily grooming herself when all of a sudden her ears picked up something mine didn't, she sat up straight and let out an almighty sound I've never heard before. It was like an "Aah-OOh", deep and more like a wolf howl. It lasted about a minute, and she hasn't done it sinc...
by willowdragon
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kitty playing favourites
Replies: 5
Views: 1261

Kitty playing favourites

Hi all, New cat owner here. I have a 5 year old bengal who has changed owners 4 times, and I confidently declare we are her forever home. She has settled in quickly and taken to us both, in terms of being affectionate and unafraid. I was told by her previous owner she was timid and didn't like being...
by willowdragon
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fleas: Housekeeping rules
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: Fleas: Housekeeping rules

Well in the past few days I have sprayed, hoovered, washed, groomed like a mad woman. My electricity bill from the tumble dryer alone is going to be insane. Today I laid flea powder in the carpets and did the hoovering for that too just for good measure. I've googled and googled fleas, eggs, flea di...
by willowdragon
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat with a cold
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Cat with a cold

My cat has been sneezing and had some eye discharge. We saw the vet on Monday, he confirmed she has a cold and said it would get better by itself. He went ahead with her vaccine boosters.
Two days later the discharge has gone, and she's more active but the sneeze is worse.
Should I be worried?