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Naming my new kittens after Game of Thrones characters-No Spoilers!

Hi, after the sudden and unexpected death of our beloved pet cat on Sunday, we've decided to adopt two kittens. We are finalists for the adoption and will meet them on Saturday. The kitten we are basing the adoption around is a white male shorthair. We are working on finding him a littermate or bonded kitten to come home with him. I want to name him Jon Snow after the Game of Thrones character because he is one of my favorite characters (also...winter is coming, people!). [more inside]
posted by Goldfinch on Oct 21, 2014 - 12 answers

Why kittens? Why!

Why have our two kittens started pooing on the cellar floor? They started this at about four months old. They arrived litter trained and have used the two covered, adult sized litter trays ever since. Then two months ago, with the run of the whole house, started the odd poo in the cellar. Its still only once every few days. We moved both the trays into the cellar as they spend a lot of time there (its cool when the house is very hot), but it persists. The majority of the poo is still in the trays. We change the litter weekly and scoop the trays at least once a day.
posted by Gabriel ricci on Sep 28, 2014 - 17 answers

They name cats, don't they?

Friends! This may be a bit of a stretch for this community but I need help naming a couple of kittens. Difficulty level: I don't know if I'm keeping both of them but I want names that work well together. [more inside]
posted by Jairus on Sep 13, 2014 - 52 answers

Kitten rescue in central Florida

My friend and I found two abandoned kittens when we walked her dog last week. We saved them from the street, but neither of us can keep them (she: single mom who can't afford two cats; me: in Hoboken, NJ and already have two cats). She's willing to foster, but can only do so for the rest of the week as she's leaving for six weeks a week from today. They're great - playful and affectionate with each other and they turn on their motors as soon as you pick them up. She got an offer to make them barn cats, but they seem too sweet and gentle for that. They've been to the vet and are about 12 weeks old. They're being spayed tomorrow and will soon be ready for a home. My friend called a local rescue organization, but they don't have any foster homes available. Does anyone have any experience with a good rescue near Merritt Island, FL?
posted by Wet Hen on Jun 22, 2014 - 21 answers

I missed this day of being a grown-up school...

Help! There's a feral cat right outside my door. I think she(?) might be either sick or about to have kittens. What (if anything) should I do? [more inside]
posted by Weeping_angel on Jan 13, 2014 - 12 answers

Instinct doesn't appear to be working in this case

Please help us get an adorable seven week old (possibly developmentally delayed?) kitten litter trained so that he can go to his new home. [more inside]
posted by Soliloquy on Dec 3, 2013 - 9 answers

Feeding Teenage Cats

I have two six-month-old kittens. I am worried I'm not giving them enough food. Advice? [more inside]
posted by jaguar on Sep 27, 2013 - 14 answers

Suggestions on making cats sound adoptable

I currently have two foster kittens that I'm returning to the Humane Society soon. They will then advertise these kittens for adoption. In order to help them find their "forever family", the Society has asked us to write descriptions of the kittens. They haven't provided any guidelines, just to "write about their personality etc". [more inside]
posted by mosessis on Aug 23, 2013 - 13 answers

I Seem to Be Acquiring a Kitten

I have had cats for long stretches of my adult life, but I've never "started from a kitten." Looking for advice, details to follow. Note. I do not have the kitten yet, so no pictures. Sorry. [more inside]
posted by GenjiandProust on Aug 6, 2013 - 31 answers

Feral Cat Colony Filter

We're wondering whether there's any chance that the mother of the 10-12 week-old kittens is still alive, given the circumstances below. Extra points for ideas on how to catch kittens who won't go near the traps. [more inside]
posted by R2WeTwo on Jul 25, 2013 - 11 answers

What to Do With Feral Kittens & Mom (Brainstorm)

The feral cat we've been feeding somehow managed to keep three kittens alive during some very cold nights this spring. Now they're 6-7 weeks old, too young to trap and neuter. We love having them around but our near neighbor, an elderly man who is also our landlord's father, is afraid of them. Really afraid. He won't go into his garden now, which he loves, in fear of an "attack." We need to find a way to get them to a place where they can live out their lives, together if they want to be (we know the males leave the colony, don't know if any are). Now they're afraid of cages. [more inside]
posted by R2WeTwo on Jul 1, 2013 - 10 answers

Where to buy corrugated conduit to kitten-proof wires?

We just adopted a kitten who shows an affinity for chewing on electrical cords, and need to upgrade the cat-proofing in our apartment from the level suitable for our former cat. Where can I get corrugated conduit or simmilar, fast, in Toronto? Failing that... ideas? [more inside]
posted by onshi on Jun 17, 2013 - 18 answers

Should I interfere when my cats are fighting?

I have two eight month old kittens. Mostly they get along great - they snuggle and sleep together, and they play-fight sometimes, though not as frequently as they used to. Sometimes this lil guy, Res, harasses this lil girl, Essie, and I don't know if, or when, I should step in. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on May 16, 2013 - 24 answers

Foolproof way to feed baby kittens?

I've got three new baby kittens with no mother, and I need to feed them. I don't have access to any good pet stores or veterinary clinics, but I do have lactose-free baby formula and a plastic syringe with the needle removed, which I've been using to feed them so far. But is there a foolproof method of holding them or something to get them to drink from it? I can usually get them to drink, but only about half of the amount recommended. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by ferdinandcc on Apr 23, 2013 - 20 answers

How much should we pay the cat-sitter?

The lady friend and I live in Los Angeles and are going away for about a week. We are looking for someone, probably a law student, to come stay with our kittens and take care of them. How much should we offer to pay? [more inside]
posted by heisenberg on Mar 31, 2013 - 15 answers

Am I overreacting to my friends' values about future pets?

My younger friends are roommates and want to jointly adopt a kitten. When I asked some follow-up questions about who would be the real owner of the cat (since they'll likely not live together for the animal's entire lifespan) it seems that they assume they'll just give the cat up if neither wants to take it to the new home. I am, shall we say, not a fan of this plan. They both think I'm overreacting. They are also not very keen on simply fostering instead of adopting. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Viola on Mar 11, 2013 - 45 answers

What's the best way to find kittens good homes in Northern California?

Rescued some stray kittens from the street in South America. How to find them a good home? [more inside]
posted by zug on Feb 22, 2013 - 10 answers

Are kittens like babies or cats?

Should kittens be chubby, like human babies, or lean, like adult cats? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Jan 25, 2013 - 10 answers

poop is not a toy

My very playful kittens love their litter boxes . . . a little bit too much. How can I encourage them not to play in the litter boxes, and more importantly, not to take their poop out of the litter box to play with? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Dec 31, 2012 - 7 answers

I'm Too Tiny For My Collar

We just adopted two kittens, YAY! They are from a shelter, so they just got neutered and spayed today, but they are actually too small for the smallest e-collars (which we have). Thus, problems. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Dec 3, 2012 - 26 answers

Lapcat: male or female?

Kitteno or Kittena? Help us decide which kitten to keep. [more inside]
posted by tweemy on Sep 1, 2012 - 40 answers

Specific resource recommendations for kitten placement in the South Bay Area?

My SO's parents have been hosting a pair of foster kittens since said kittens were born to a feral momcat in their yard on May 26 of this year. They're now old enough to be adopted...but I'm having a terribly hard time figuring out how to help find them homes. I'm in the Bay Area, California (near San Jose) and while there seem to be a number of cat rescue groups, I have no idea how to choose one or go about contacting them. Flurry of kitten-shaped snowflakes within. [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Aug 27, 2012 - 12 answers

She's so cute! Help me not break her!

Help this new kitten mama and bonus naming. [more inside]
posted by TooFewShoes on Jul 18, 2012 - 38 answers

Hyperventilating kitten?

Kitten health panic question! Short version: Six-week old kitten hyperventilates when sleeping after meals. Breathing is extremely rapid and shallow, kitten can't be roused. Healthy, active, playful and feisty in all other ways. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by ereshkigal45 on Jun 28, 2012 - 14 answers

Buy one neutering, get one free?

CatFilter: My family recently inherited a bushelful of cats, including quite a few kittens who are getting to the age wherein they need to be fixed lest they start producing more (inbred, in this case) kittens with each other! There are a lot of cats, however, and minimal funding with which to fix them. Does anyone have any recommendations for the cheapest spayings/neuterings in the Northern Virginia area? Thanks!
posted by Keter on Jun 28, 2012 - 14 answers

Should I get two cats?

I want to get two cats (or kittens). I have two small boys. Should I or not? [more inside]
posted by alshain on Jun 25, 2012 - 30 answers

What was this scary book about kittens?

Sorry but I have a sort of weird name-this-kids'-book question: Two kittens are trying to protect each other. I remember a couple of disjointed scenes and some dark themes of self-sacrifice, bravery, and loss. Please tell me I didn't imagine this. [more inside]
posted by beandip on Mar 28, 2012 - 5 answers

I want good online stores for my kitten cat

CAT-FILTER: Where are the cutest and coolest online stores selling cat toys, cat costumes, cat furniture, etc.? Googling brings me boring stuff. Etsy and eBay stores are good too. [more inside]
posted by KLF on Feb 25, 2012 - 7 answers

Kittens, kittens, kittens, kittens...

Kitten is pregnant! Help please! [more inside]
posted by Trexsock on Feb 20, 2012 - 30 answers

Surviving the cat-cat-baby nexus

Introducing a very stupid and quirky cat to another cat, a baby, or possibly both. Bad idea, or worst idea ever? [more inside]
posted by saladin on Feb 13, 2012 - 11 answers

Information about exotic shorthair cats

I want to learn everything I can about exotic shorthairs (aka shorthaired persians). I have the opportunity to adopt an exotic shorthair kitten, and need to figure out if one of the little munchkins would be happy living with me. I have 3 specific questions. [more inside]
posted by KLF on Jan 1, 2012 - 10 answers

Cat Filter: Should we get an optional surgery done for our one-eyed wonder kitten?

Help a kitten momma make the right decision! Should we have our one-eyed kitten's non-eye sewn shut? [more inside]
posted by beloveddoll on Dec 29, 2011 - 16 answers

How soon can we introduce our new kitten to two resident cats?

How soon can we introduce our new kitten to two resident cats? [more inside]
posted by talitha_kumi on Oct 26, 2011 - 11 answers

Old cat and new kitten strategy

Old cat, new kitten filter: Does anyone have experience introducing an older cat to a new kitten? My cat is 17 years old, female indoor. Any advice/ best practices?
posted by tessalations999 on Aug 7, 2011 - 10 answers

Guidelines for Rehoming Skittish Kittens?

Guidelines for Rehoming Skittish Kittens? [more inside]
posted by Jon44 on Jul 28, 2011 - 11 answers

How do we kitten-proof my house?

How do I kitten-proof my house? [more inside]
posted by infinitywaltz on Jul 22, 2011 - 21 answers

is it okay to keep two kittens together during "extended" socialization?

will keeping siblings from the same litter together past the initial socialization be detrimental to their full socialization? [more inside]
posted by joeblough on Jul 15, 2011 - 17 answers

Where can I find a blind, deaf or disabled kitten in the UK?

Where can I find a blind, deaf or disabled kitten in the UK? [more inside]
posted by Pilly on Jul 15, 2011 - 7 answers

How Do I Coax 7 Week Old Kittens Out of Basement?

How Do I Coax 7 Week Old Kittens Out of Basement? [more inside]
posted by Jon44 on Jul 5, 2011 - 23 answers

Mom cat in mourning

Feral mother cat in mourning for her kittens - how long will it last? [more inside]
posted by jvilter on Jun 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Can Kittens be too Big for Cat Mother?

Can Kittens be too Big for Cat Mother? [more inside]
posted by Jon44 on Jun 8, 2011 - 11 answers

Is it OK to Move 2 Week Old Kittens from Where Mother Put Them?

Is it OK to Move 2 Week Old Kittens from Where Mother Put Them? [more inside]
posted by Jon44 on May 31, 2011 - 10 answers

am i supposed to wear black for a year?

How soon is too soon to adopt another kitty after the death of the first one? [more inside]
posted by apostrophe on Feb 26, 2011 - 34 answers

Can a predatory live with its prey?

Can I keep a kitten, three birds, and a mouse all in one apartment? [more inside]
posted by wansac on Feb 16, 2011 - 20 answers

Can I exchange my cats?

I don't love my cats. Can I humanely surrender them and find a better match? [more inside]
posted by Jay Levitt on Dec 28, 2010 - 44 answers

Are you my momma?

I hear stories about a mother cat raising puppies as if they were her own, or a mother dog raising kittens as if they were her own. What happens to these baby animals when they grow up? Do they have identity issues? [more inside]
posted by nikkorizz on Nov 13, 2010 - 17 answers

If given the chance, will my kittens assimilate?

Kittenproofing tips for nerds with too many "wireless" electronics? [more inside]
posted by Zophi on Nov 3, 2010 - 11 answers

Aargh, Kittens!

I just popped out to my shed, and found a hissing emaciated cat. I chased it away (I like the birds in my yard), and as it shot off over the fence and up the road, I found kittens. [more inside]
posted by Ahab on Oct 24, 2010 - 25 answers

My hypothetical kittens already have the sniffles.

The Mr and I are seriously considering getting a pair of kittens. We've worked out most of the logistics that this would entail to have the happiest and healthiest cats possible, but he did raise one question that hadn't been a concern with my last cat. His daughter lives in a house with 3 cats. At least one of these cats is indoor/outdoor, our cats would be strictly indoor. When his daughter comes to our house on the weekends, are we putting our cats at any risk of disease?
posted by Zophi on Sep 8, 2010 - 12 answers

Trapping pregnant feral cat - good idea or not?

Is it a bad idea to trap a pregnant feral cat so that she can give birth indoors, the kittens can be socialized, and she can be fixed so there's no more kittens? This seems like a no brainer, but recent events have me worried. [more inside]
posted by korej on May 25, 2010 - 15 answers

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