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Old 09-29-2018, 04:23 AM
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We are plannng on letting our boys (7 and 10) each get a kitten very soon. We put down the sweetest female cat recently. We only had about four years of her love so we all feel ready for some young ones. Our pets always come from a shelter. Any advice? I have never had a kitten.


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Old 09-29-2018, 04:47 AM
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Be ready to get climbed like a tree, haha. And the kitty crazies around sunset . Kitty races are the best! Kittens are adorable and you will love them .
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Old 09-29-2018, 04:48 AM
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No advice but can I come to your house and play . Definitely go to the shelter and get siblings
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Old 09-29-2018, 04:52 AM
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Oh the kitten phase! So fun. If the kittens are still pretty young (less than 2 or 3 months) decide where they’re going spend most of the time early on. It needs to be a moderately small place. This area should have 2 litter boxes, toys, comfy sleeping area, scratching post, etc....food & water too but as far away as you can from litter boxes. You do not want to give kittens free reign of the whole house. They are so inquisitive they will be into everything. We decided on our master bathroom area which connected to our walk in closet. They stayed in this area for the first week so they absolutely knew where litter boxes were. We took them out for brief moments of playtime in other areas but they were directly supervised. Slowly introduce to other areas of the house & kitten proof areas as needed. Major areas to watch out for — window blinds - the dangling string & slats can be choking hazard. Cords, small things they will try to eat...Kittens are like toddlers. Everything goes in mouth. PM if u have questions. We just went thru this with 2!
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Old 09-29-2018, 04:55 AM
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I'm so jealous! Twinmom is so correct! Be prepared to wear old worn out jeans a lot!


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Old 09-29-2018, 06:41 AM
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We got a kitten in August. So much energy!

They are going to climb on everything! Get a squirt bottle so you can squirt them with water when they are on the counter. Weve pretty much just resigned ourselves to the fact they get on the dining room table.

Get toys. They put everything in their mouths. Make sure little things are picked up off the floor.

Have fun! Id love to have two babies at the same time!
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Old 09-29-2018, 06:41 AM
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I am so glad you're getting 2 kittens! They will be playmates for each other and it will help with some of the more crazy antics.

Also, I really, really hope you post pictures!!
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Old 09-29-2018, 09:05 AM
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My advice was going to be to get two. I would keep them contained for awhile. I am so happy for your boys. My boys have grown up with cats. Now one of them got two kittens that are now 4 years old. The other son & DIL have a dog. She grew up with dogs.
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