Now 19 weeks old Hendrix now weighs over 3kg. We are considering taking the cat door out and replacing it with a barn door
Current projection is that he will be over 7kg when he turns one year old and, apparently, his parents are also huge cats.
We are, however, getting quite worried about Mia in particular.
Over the past few days, Mia has become somewhat withdrawn and is doing everything possible to keep away from Hendrix. They are still touching noses but Hendrix still wants to pounce on her and is jumping on her back. We think his hormones are kicking in ?????
We took him to the vets for a general checkup and to discuss neutering. The vet was happy to get him done saying he was ready. However the first appointment I was given was November 20th - the anniversary of when Stealth was done with such terrible consequences. He will be done now on November 22nd well over 2 weeks away.
2 weeks is a long time for Mia to be hiding which she now tends to do although Hendrix frequently tries to disturb her resulting in physical exchanges which are less than friendly.
We are very mindful that Mia fled her previous home due to an in tact male giving her a hard time and we are concerned that she may feel that Hendrix will do the same.
Mia is still having her fusses - although often truncated - but is not eating very well and even treat time is becoming difficult.
We are really hoping that this sudden problem is due to Hendrix's hormones and neutering him will obviously solve that - but it will obviously take time.
It is going to be a difficult couple of weeks
The new customised cat door has not been a success as Mia refuses to go in or out of it. The tunnel is 2 inches longer, so it unlocks sooner, and this seems to be freaking her out.
Poor Mia is going through the mill at the moment