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Re: Adopting 2 feral kittens (possibly today!) NEW PICS!! P.45
« Reply #105 on: December 02, 2012, 02:20:17 AM »
I wouldn't even bother "caging" them.  They are far from being feral and are just kittehs.

Feral cats will have nothing.. NOTHING.. to do with humans.  And then they _might_ eat food from humans if no humans are around.  Then they will eat the food when you are a good distance away.  Then maybe if you are sitting just over there. This can take months to years.

Touching them.. maybe if they are eating after the months and weeks of acclimating them to your presence.  Then maybe they will solicit a pet after weeks or months of trying (depends on if they are true ferals or just abandoned kittehs).

Itty kittens? Need human interaction. But on their terms.  Hiding is natural.  They will come out for food and to use the potty (if they have figured out what a potty is).

My 4 adults: come "out" when they are hungry, stop by after a potty break and when they just want snuggled.  Some hide when not wanting those things, some find a spot and hang watching me.  It changes day by day.

That pen? Will keep them in for about 3 seconds if they want out.

Kudos on giving them such a nice home, though! Toys, scratchers and food.. what kitteh wouldn't be happy?
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Re: Adopting 2 feral kittens (possibly today!) NEW PICS!! P.45
« Reply #106 on: December 02, 2012, 10:31:12 AM »
I think they're enjoying their playpen!  They haven't attempted to escape since I moved the climber to the middle, which makes it just a leeeeetle bit too far for them to jump.  I know that some day they'll be able to make the leap, but for now, they're pretty well contained.  They are happily playing with all their toys, chasing each other up and down the climber.  Looks like they're having fun!

My goal here is to get them used to the sounds, sights, and smells of being in the larger part of the house.  I imagine it can be quite intimidating when you go from living in a 10x10 shed to a 10x10 bedroom, and then to a (seemingly) humongous space like my downstairs.  I know they're probably going to hide at first, but I don't want them to! I want them to feel like they're at home down here.  I hope it works!

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Re: Adopting 2 feral kittens (possibly today!) NEW PICS!! P.45
« Reply #107 on: December 12, 2012, 06:49:08 PM »
So!  Took the kitties into the vet today for their follow-up appointment (a re-check), and booster shots. Kitties got weighed, examined real good.  Remarks all around at how "sturdy" Sissy Cat is, compared to the rather delicately statured Tiger Kitty. 

Vet decides to re-examine Sissy, and guess what?  We have a little tuxedo boy named Sissy.  :)  She said it happens surprisingly often.  It's just so hard to tell with the wee ones sometimes...

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Re: Adopting 2 feral kittens (possibly today!) SURPRISING UPDATE #107
« Reply #108 on: December 12, 2012, 06:54:44 PM »
Oddly, now that I'm thinking about it, I don't know that I've met any female cats with the really classic tuxedo patterning - ever one that I've ever encountered with the perfect four-white-socks and white only on the stomach/neck pattern has been male.  The females have all had more splotchy/irregular white areas, even if they kind of generally conform to the the "tuxedo" outline. 

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Re: Adopting 2 feral kittens (possibly today!) SURPRISING UPDATE #107
« Reply #109 on: December 12, 2012, 06:57:56 PM »
It is! That's why our boy cat is named "Connie"  ;D. We found out during my DS's birthday party when my Gran said "Why did you name him that?", we said "Isn't it a girl?", and she said "Uh, no. You must not have checked recently because I can see his boy parts from here!" Haha!

In our defense he was only our 3rd kitten ever and the first boy we'd found so tiny, whereas Gran had raised many including a number of litters born in her own home.

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Re: Adopting 2 feral kittens (possibly today!) SURPRISING UPDATE #107
« Reply #110 on: December 12, 2012, 07:02:54 PM »
As a further update, the kittens have now taken over the entire house. It all belongs to them now.  The upstairs, the downstairs, the couch, the bed, my pillow...

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Re: Adopting 2 feral kittens (possibly today!) SURPRISING UPDATE #107
« Reply #111 on: December 12, 2012, 07:04:20 PM »
Welcome to cat motherhood.

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Re: Adopting 2 feral kittens (possibly today!) SURPRISING UPDATE #107
« Reply #112 on: December 12, 2012, 07:07:19 PM »
As a further update, the kittens have now taken over the entire house. It all belongs to them now.  The upstairs, the downstairs, the couch, the bed, my pillow...

Hehehe, just wait till they learn to tap dance on your head to get you to feed them in the mornings!   ;D

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Re: Adopting 2 feral kittens (possibly today!) SURPRISING UPDATE #107
« Reply #113 on: December 12, 2012, 07:12:02 PM »
Welcome to cat motherhood servitude.

:)

Fixed that for you :)

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Re: Adopting 2 feral kittens (possibly today!) SURPRISING UPDATE #107
« Reply #114 on: December 12, 2012, 07:13:14 PM »
OK, enslavement, then.  But it's a wonderful sort of bondage.

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Re: Adopting 2 feral kittens (possibly today!) SURPRISING UPDATE #107
« Reply #115 on: December 12, 2012, 08:42:43 PM »


Not to hijack. but my Carmen is a classic tuxie (although her bib and facial markings are not perfectly symmetrical).

Her foster mum mistook her for a neutered male.  Had she been she would have been named Figaro.

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Re: Adopting 2 feral kittens (possibly today!) SURPRISING UPDATE #107
« Reply #116 on: December 12, 2012, 08:48:06 PM »
She's gorgeous.

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Re: Adopting 2 feral kittens (possibly today!) SURPRISING UPDATE #107
« Reply #117 on: December 12, 2012, 08:57:41 PM »


Not to hijack. but my Carmen is a classic tuxie (although her bib and facial markings are not perfectly symmetrical).

Her foster mum mistook her for a neutered male.  Had she been she would have been named Figaro.

I love how her chin is white!  She's beautiful.

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Re: Adopting 2 feral kittens (possibly today!) SURPRISING UPDATE #107
« Reply #118 on: December 12, 2012, 08:59:00 PM »
Thanks, and -- like her namesake -- she knows it!

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Re: Adopting 2 feral kittens (possibly today!) SURPRISING UPDATE #107
« Reply #119 on: December 12, 2012, 09:04:46 PM »
We call our black and white girls the Tutones, Jacqueline and Kimberly.  I'd show you pictures but Jackie will not pose until she grows her fur back!  Mean Nana had her shaved due to persistent butt mats.   >:D