I have two kittens, Mac(brown and white tabby) and Lily(lynx color point), who are brother and sister. They are now 8 months old and Mac is getting to look like a wild giant, while Lily is staying the petite princess she always has been. Lily is the type that wants you to pet her when she wants you to pet her, and you better give it all you got when you do. She sleeps like a baby in my arms- or in whatever position she can smash herself into to be on top of me. She'll throw her head back against me in a not so subtle plea for me to scratch her neck. Mac thinks he's the boss, sleeping up on the highest shelf and playing king of the mountain whenever Lily tries to intrude, but when he sees her getting attention, well he melts into the biggest softie and wants some for himself. They easily become jealous and will gladly sit on each other just so they can both be in my lap at the same time. For that reason, they also hate my phone and my computer. They take turns sleeping under the covers with me, pawing at the blanket until I lift it up and let them in. They also steal my electric blanket if I ever make the mistake of leaving it for two seconds. Mac can wrap himself up in that thing like any good catipillar. He is also the one that takes to slapping me in the face in the morning so he can get his food. He knows where the drawar with the treats is and can easily open it and proceeds to pull everything out and chew on it. If Lily is ever caught in a room without Mac, she will cry and cry until someone comes to rescue her. Mac abuses his poor sister, but she follows him everywhere.View Thread
I hope someone else has had this problem and can help me fix it. I have two kittens, 8 months old, that I got from a rescue. They and their brother were found at only a few weeks old. I adopted Mac, my boy, and Lily, my baby girl when they were about 4 months. Both are spayed/neutered.
Mac and Lily have always gotten along, though I noticed early on that Mac likes to play rough, and sometimes a lot more rough than Lily can handle. She'll growl and hiss at him, and he'll still keep biting her neck or ear or whatever. I know kittens play rough, but knowing Lily wasn't happy about it, I've pulled Mac off her quite a few times. She followed him around like the cute little sister she is, and sometimes still initiates a play fight right back.
Most recently, now that Mac has a good two pounds on her, I noticed that if Lily is doing something, and Mac walks toward her, she'll run away from him. This includes eating, or being pet by me. (She is a healthy weight however, and gets to eat so long as Mac is bored with food. Since giving them seperate food bowls, it has helped a little bit, but he'll still rush over and eat out of her bowl even though he has his own already). Mac won't let her up in his favorite hiding space on the bookshelf and jealously guards the toys. Lily would always sleep under the covers with me, and now is afraid to come up because Mac is there.
He's always been more mouthy than her, and though I've dealt with the dominance battle in dogs, I've never had cats before and don't know what to do! I'm afraid if this escalates more, Lily, who has always been shy, will retreat even more and be that nervous "don't touch me!" cat my grandma had who would bite you for looking at her.
Any tips on repairing their relationship would be much appreciated!View Thread
My old roommate is a magnet for stray kittens, and just the other day managed to land herself a beautiful little boy who must be around 4 months- not neutered I found out, much to his displeasure. He has long black messy hair, and it's near halloween, so I've named him Harry. When they first found him, he ate an entire chicken breast and then conked out for 5 hours straight. It was the first really cold night we've had, so I bet he was exhausted and glad to be inside where it was warm.
Well, she couldn't keep him at her apartment- against her lease, and roommates- so I drove down to pick him up and have been keeping an eye on him in my bathroom for the last two nights.
I have two kittens myself- both 7 months old, brother and sister. They are strictly indoor, and so haven't received certain vaccines. Unaware of what this kitten has, I've been keeping him seperate from mine. He's shut in my bathroom, they're in my room. My question is, are my kittens still in danger on contracting anything from this kitten? Could I be carrying anything to my kittens after touching this stray? I don't think he has fleas, and haven't seen him scratching, but is it possible?
I've contacted the rescue my kittens came from and they are accepting Harry tomorrow. Hopefully his vet check up will tell me if he's sick at all, but I'm still nervous. He's sneezed a few times and has had very runny stool- probably from having such a poor diet. I feel so bad for the little guy, but want to contain anything he could have.
I work at a hospital and have access to some pretty potent cleaning supplies which I plan to clean my bathroom with after he's gone. Am I totally overreacting?View Thread