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Video proof of finger chewing.

post #1 of 25
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I picked up a vid camera today and i'll be adding lots of clips of the kittens. But I wanted to test everything first.


Pain in the rump to do this. I had to crop the file, reduce the size, re-encode it with Virtual Dub then compress and re-encode again with Windows Media Encoder.

It's a shame I can't upload the good quality vids. The camera does HD. but it's in blue ray format and you can't upload that to youtube. So the uploads will all be in regular definition.

Here's the first.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=-9lP5U4hXW8
post #2 of 25
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wow they deleted the video! what the heck? Or does anyone see it?
post #3 of 25
I saw it, Fastnoc. She is soooooo cuuuuuttteee... and you're ENCOURAGING her to chew! Or was that just for cinematic proof!

Looks like there are alot of clips of kittens chewing on fingers on You Tube.

Adrien

Oh yeah... their little teeth are like needles! And your fingers are surrogate nips!
post #4 of 25
I got it!! So cute!!
post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by glitch View Post
I got it!! So cute!!
but you need to get those babies some chew toys! mine like these: dental health chews.
post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by AddieBee View Post
I saw it, Fastnoc. She is soooooo cuuuuuttteee... and you're ENCOURAGING her to chew! Or was that just for cinematic proof!

Looks like there are alot of clips of kittens chewing on fingers on You Tube.

Adrien

Oh yeah... their little teeth are like needles! And your fingers are surrogate nips!
That was just to show what she does. I was encouraging her because it takes her awhile to do it without that. But trust me, it doesn't change

Yes my nipfingers feel like a pin cushion. I use to let them do it (that's my first problem) but then they got a little bigger and well, those jaws get strong FAST.

I'm going to get some bitter apple today. They started chewing the wires for the TV etc too so it needs to get stopped now


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Originally Posted by glitch View Post
I got it!! So cute!!

Thanks! I can't wait to make some decent videos. I'm working on some now for fun.

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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
but you need to get those babies some chew toys! mine like these: dental health chews.

I will go to petco today. There's one right down the street from me. Hopefully that will cure some of it. Thanks for the suggestion!
post #7 of 25
I just had a thought. Let them chew on the bottle nipples... I mean empty baby milk bottles. In the rare occasion that I have bottle fed a kitty infant... they like to do that.... you maybe could redirect them....

AB
post #8 of 25
What a cute little girl!!!
post #9 of 25
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OK I uploaded one with sound. It's actually much better because she meows the entire time. but she's so tiny it isn't really a meow.

Man I'm turning into a wuss.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=-9lP5U4hXW8
post #10 of 25
You're not a wuss!! The kitten video made my boyfriend say awwwww... and HE"S not a wuss, much.

She is trying to get milk from your finger... that's why it may be a good idea to use the bottle as a pacifier.

There is another video on UT that shows a kitten chewing on a human baby pacifier... maybe that would work, too as a redirected target.
post #11 of 25
boy, Chip was looking EVERYWHERE for that kitten!
post #12 of 25
She's certainly a little cutie, ahhhh, it brings back memories.
post #13 of 25
She is sooooooo cute!!!
post #14 of 25
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She's a sweet kitten. Very affectionate. her brother is a loner.

I got some of that bitter apple and holy crap that stuff works good. I haven't been chewed on yet. Going to get a pacifier to as suggested.

For some reason the little girl was sleeping on the couch on her blanket. She jumped up and started dumping this crud out of her little behind. it was CLEAR with white chunks. I think the formula might have spoiled in her and gave her the runs. After the mess I just went through with her I'm really nervous. But I'm hoping it's a one time thing.

Can they get a temp case of the poops if they eat too much? She's as happy as ever and once I cleaned her up she immediately started pouncing on me.
post #15 of 25
That is soooo cute! Rusty and Dusty were looking for the kitty.

As for the poops... I don't know about that.. someone will be along soon to answer your question
post #16 of 25
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That is soooo cute! Rusty and Dusty were looking for the kitty.

As for the poops... I don't know about that.. someone will be along soon to answer your question
as long as she's still eating & drinking, i think you can wait until monday to see the vet [assuming it's still a problem at that time]. but if she stops drinking, & is still doing the weird runny poops, i'd take her asap - cats [especially kittens] can dehydrate really quickly!
you haven't changed anything, food-wise, have you?
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by fastnoc View Post
She's a sweet kitten. Very affectionate. her brother is a loner.

I got some of that bitter apple and holy crap that stuff works good. I haven't been chewed on yet. Going to get a pacifier to as suggested.

For some reason the little girl was sleeping on the couch on her blanket. She jumped up and started dumping this crud out of her little behind. it was CLEAR with white chunks. I think the formula might have spoiled in her and gave her the runs. After the mess I just went through with her I'm really nervous. But I'm hoping it's a one time thing.

Can they get a temp case of the poops if they eat too much? She's as happy as ever and once I cleaned her up she immediately started pouncing on me.
don't know about the strange poops. As OPs have said, just keep an eye on her b/c as you know kittens can go downhill quickly.

As for a paccie - probably would need a premie or newborn one given the size of their mouths.
post #18 of 25
Any luck with the pacifier? How are they doing?
post #19 of 25
OMG is she cute!!!!!! I love her!!
post #20 of 25
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Any luck with the pacifier? How are they doing?
man, I completely forgot to re-check this thread.

Actually the bitter apple worked really well. Although you won't believe what has happened now. lol

The little boy cat gets upset because he can't chew on my fingers. So what he does, is jump into my hand, flip his paws over and suck on the big center pad on his front feet. It's incredibly cute but I'm concerned he might do damage. It's got to be the cutest thing I've ever seen. he looks like he's gripping his face. I'll take a video.

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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
as long as she's still eating & drinking, i think you can wait until monday to see the vet [assuming it's still a problem at that time]. but if she stops drinking, & is still doing the weird runny poops, i'd take her asap - cats [especially kittens] can dehydrate really quickly!
you haven't changed anything, food-wise, have you?
No changes, but I think i was just feeding them too much. I went to the store and got some more food types (see the other thread here Click Me. I tried the max cat pouch for kittens and they LOVED it. Chicken and tomatos. So they started eating real food! as soon as that started they both pooped just fine.

So this morning I had no more kitten pouches but I had the meow mix. Chicken liver and gravy. They dug that too. But it wasnt kitten food. So i let them eat their fill, then gave them a little KMR to supplement.

They seem to be fine now. I still can't get the little girl to consistentlyl use the litter box but she's getting better. Think it just comes with age.

I've set out 4 bowls of water because I'm moving them to real food. but they still haven't started drinking it yet. I'm sure the KMR is doing that.
post #21 of 25
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oh and here's a treat! i've heard of this before but didn't think i'd have the problem. Frequently I have to separate them kittens when they're sleeping because the little girl starts sucking on the little boy's privates. and she's VERY eager about it. He doesn't seem to mind but he IS a boy . I don't think it's a problem yet, but the vet mentioned it might happen and said it can get bad, requiring surgery!
post #22 of 25
Hi, JT. Ah the trials and tribulations of being being a kitten daddy.

Yeah... YOu really need to prevent that kind of um... suckling.

And redirect them to things that are ok for them to chew and suck.

Sounds like Wilbur has a strong personality already.
post #23 of 25
Thread Starter 
It's OK to let him suck on his paw pad though, right?
post #24 of 25
As far as I know, it's ok. Like a baby sucking his thumb. But on his privates... that's another matter b/c of infection, etc., impacing his ability to "go".
post #25 of 25
Looks like she has a taste for human. I'd watch out when she gets older. So cute.
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