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Alright, so I've had my new kitties (16 and 18 weeks) for about a month now and I have some new questions

1. Should I allow them to roughhouse? I normally overlook all their constant wrestling and roughhousing, because I know they are just kittens. However, I notice that when they are in an excited mood they'll even start to attack me if I try to touch them or get near them. It could be bad if I had guests and this became a habit. I'm not terribly worried, but I want my kitties to be well behaved! Plus, a couple times I've heard groans from my smaller kitties while wrestling because she's feeling a little hurt.

2. One of my kittens has discovered the joys of unravelling all my toilet paper when my back is turned. I've been trying to keep them out of the bathroom, but is there a better way to solve this problem?

3. One of my kittens is very affectionate and I think she considers me one of her grooming circle. Early on, I noticed that she would go up to my other cat and they would lick each other's faces and groom each other. It was adorable the way they would rub their faces together and stuff. However, my kitten decides that she likes doing this to me... at 3 AM EVERY NIGHT. She does it to me sometimes during the middle of the day, but it's most common at night. She'll just start rubbing her face against me, then licking my face -- which I'm sure most of you know really hurts after a while! I have to basically pet her to make her stop... but sometimes it makes her lick even more! If I try to move her away from my face to pet her, she just continually moves closer and closer so she can lick my face again. If I say things like OW OW OW, she doesn't really care . Anyways, I'm looking for any tips here. BTW, she's not lookign for food or water because both of those bowls are full at night.

4. Is there a good guideline on how much to feed my indoor cats to make sure they don't become overweight? I try to keep them to 1 cup of dry food a day. When I give them a treat (max once a day), I'll give them 1/6 of a can of wet food. (This is all each)

5. One of my kitties likes jumping and hanging on my shower curtain. I know this is a common problem for cats... what's the fix?

Anyways, thanks in advance for any responses!
post #2 of 4
Most of your fighting/clawing/hanging on curtain problems can be solved with regular nail clipping once a week.

I teach young kittens that curtains are NOT for climbing by supervising them and if they start they get a sharp NO or hand clap and taken off the curtains. By the time they leave my house at 4 months old they don't climb curtains.

For the toilet paper - try reversing it. If that doesn't help I think they still have covers (see thru) to put over the roll.

Its better to really give more canned food then dry. I free feed kittens up to 4 months old and then they get scheduled meals twice a day. Never had a fat cat that way.

I'd increase the canned food and less of the dry. You could feed each about a 1/4 of a can or a good two teaspoons of canned for a meal.

I'm assuming they are neutered/spayed and so you will have to monitor their food intake as they will need less then a cat that is not spayed/neutered.
post #3 of 4
i keep my bathroom door closed if i'm not in it. that way, the tp stays where it should, & Java doesn't 'tightrope' walk on the towel bars & knock all of the towels onto the floor
none of mine have ever attempted curtain climbing, but claw clipping will def help.
post #4 of 4
BTW - none of my kittens climbed the shower curtains - what kind do you have? We had vinal. If you have cloth, maybe you should change it.
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