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Proud owner of a calico!

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I just recently received my brand new kitten...a calico kitty. Now she is about 8 weeks old and I was told by the owner to feed her dry kitten food with a little water in it. I've been giving her some milk too and she loves it. Although she is quite hesitant with me at times, I can understand I just got her. I do have kids that always want to hold her, but I am weary about that issue because she is quite new and she is always shakening whenever the children handle her. Should I wait a few weeks for this? Because I usually just leave in her little basket and take her out every now and then for her to stretch. She purrs just fine with me but I notice with the kids she is starting to bite at them. What can I do to raise this little kitty perfectly?
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Welcome to TCS!

Ideally, a kitten should stay with mom until they're 10-12 weeks for proper socialization. If your kids have never been around a kitten before, I suggest only allowing them to hold her while you are present & watching. Do not hesitate to correct them.

Milk is not good for a kitty, they are lactose intolerant. You can buy special kitty milk. I suggest a diet of canned food as it is better for them. Dry does nothing to clean teeth. Also look for a high quality food. You can search the Health & Nutrition forums for food advice. If you don't know how to search, PM me & I can explain.
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Hi and welcome to TCS
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hi & welcome how old is your kitten? i love calico kitties, i hope you can post some pics!

~ Prince Murphy ~
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Welcome to TCS!
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Hello & welcome to TCS. It takes time for them to settle in. Don't let the kids overwhelm her. Give her a quiet place to sleep with her bed, water bowl & litter tray. Kittens sleep a lot. She'll eventually come round & if she's anything like my Blossom was she'll bite & scratch anything that moves so she'll need discipline. Look in the behavior forum. It's wise to keep her indoors & supply her with a scratching post/tree & toys. I tried to get Blossom used to eating raw chicken bones (she loves raw meat) but I was a bit slack. The chewing is good for their teeth. Watch her with them if you decide to give them to her & take away when she's finished with them. Cats are fussy eaters & you need to get them used to different things otherwise they won't touch them. When changing dry foods you need to do it slowly to prevent stomach upset. The directions are usually on the pack.
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Hola y bienvenido a TCS, ...Catulina y Milky te saludan!!........
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS, Catulina and Milky say hello to you!!!...)

See you on the forums!
post #8 of 13
Hi, welcome to you and your little calico to TCS!
I truly hope you enjoy your time here with us!

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post #9 of 13
Hello and welcome to TCS! Everyone here is giving you great advice about introducing a kitten - and a very young kitten - to your family! Good luck and enjoy your new baby!
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Hello & Welcome to the Cat Site!

Your new kitten sounds like a little darling! Can't wait to see photos of her
Hopefully your kids & the new kitten get along
You'll have to update us all on what her name is & hows shes doing!

Best Wishes to all of you! Enjoy the Cat Site!
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Welcome to TCS!
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