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New here with two sister kittens!

post #1 of 10
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Hello all! I am so glad to have found this forum!

Sadly, I lost my 14-year-old cat back in August... It took me a while to heal and get back on my feet, but I did.

Once I was better I knew it was time to give a home to some new kitties: I adopted two sister kittens last weekend from the local Humane Society. I named them Buttercup and Sandy. They are 5month old tabbys, and they are so cute, cuddly, and happy to be in my cozy apartment!

Their first week has been pretty smooth, they became acclimated very quickly to my home and seem very comfortable. This is my first time with more than one cat, so some things are still new to me. I am concerend about a few behaviors that maybe you all have some input on:

1. Buttercup seems to be the "dominant sister." Sometimes she attacks Sandy out of the blue (like from when they're sleeping) and they begin biting and rolling around. I don't think they're hurting or even fighting b/c they're not making and noises, I am just concerned that this is normal. Also, when I am sleeping at night, Buttercup will come up to me and bite my hands in the same manor, not really hard, but more than just a nibble. I have tried blowing in her face and that stops her, but she does it again the next night. At other times during the day, she does not do this.

2. How do I keep them from trying to escape every time I go out the front door? Also, how do I make sure they're not going on the kitchen counter when I am not home? For the first week, they were in one room when I wasn't home, but I think they're okay now to be in the whole apt. I just don't want them hurting themselves.

Thank you in advance for your help. If I need to post these questions somewhere else, just let me know.

Happy to be here!


p.s. I was hoping to attach a picture of my girls for you all to see, but I don't seem to have "permission" to do that. Can anyone help me with that? thanks!
post #2 of 10
Hi, welcome to TCS!
So glad you've joined us!
We are a wonderful community of cat lovers.
Buttercup and Sandy sound like adorable kitties.
I have sent a private message to you about how to post their pictures on TCS.
You might want to post about the current issues you have with your sweeties in our Behavior forum.
You will receive lots of feed back from other members there.

I truly hope you enjoy your time here with us!
As you learn your way around our site,
if you have questions, I would be happy to help you.
Feel free to contact me by clicking on my user name,
then send me a Private Message.
I will get back to you asap.

post #3 of 10

Congratulations on your new kitties Buttercup and Sandy. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your previous cat.

I hope you are able to post pictures because I would love to see the sisters. I bet they're adorable.

Posting your questions in the behavior section will get you the advice that you need. (as stated before).

Hope you get the advice you need.

Just my two cents, the biting and rolling around sound completely normal to me. Just normal playing. No worries.
post #4 of 10
Hello!! and welcome to TCS!!!

post #5 of 10
Hi and welcome to TCS! We are so glad you have joined us!

If I can help you with any questions you have about the site, please click on my username and send me a message.
post #6 of 10
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 #7 of 10
Sandy and Buttercup sound like complete darlings...I love tabies About Buttercup attacking Sandy, remember, they're still kittens so they're bound to be little stinkers!
post #8 of 10
Hi there we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you and your two lovely kitties to TCS. I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay with us - we're one great big family and you'll find loads of friends here. If I can help at all while you're finding your way around TCS just click on my username and send me a Personal Message - I'll do what I can to answer your questions

Your kitties sound adorable, when they are rolling around they are probably just playing. Lily and Tolly often enjoy a wrestling session rolling around on the floor. We were concerned about it at first too, but they seem perfectly happy.

Lily sometimes nibbles at night too - usually when she is lying down to sleep and snuggling, every now and again she will give a little bite on knees or ankles for example. It's not very often, but she only does it when she is snuggling - she is 3 years old now and very loving, so I guess it's just an expression of love
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Hello & Welcome to the Cat Site!

We look forward to hearing more stories about your new kittens &
seeing photos of their cute little faces

Best Wishes to you, Buttercup, & Sandy! Enjoy the forums
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