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post #1 of 9
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We getting +1 kitten.

Am I correct to assume we need a new plates for water and his food? Am I correct to assume that we will need a separate litter box for him as well?

Also we bought a bed for our old kitten, but she prefers sleeping with us, so will we need to get another one for him or should we wait and see if he'd like to sleep with us as well?
post #2 of 9
I have separate food/water dishes for mine - they might share a drinking fountain and Charlie likes to drink out of the dog's dish, but they really should have separate food dishes so you can see how much each is using.

I assume your other kitten/cat is spayed or neutered and hope that the new one is as well. You should adopt a kitten that is 3-4 months old and preferably spayed/neutered before you bring him/her home for better introductions.

It's also wise to have two litter pans - if they want to share, that's fine. Mine were sharing for awhile but I got a huge one now cause we are getting a 3rd cat next spring and I'd rather have two litter pans.

As far as beds - they make their own. I have 2-3 beds in the house and neither cat uses them. Charlie did for awhile as a kitten, but he rarely uses the beds anymore - they like OUR bed
post #3 of 9
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Oh, that's another thing.

Our current kitten is a bit less than 16 weeks. She will be spayed on August 12th. The kitten we are getting, the guys think that he's 9-10, but I'm leaning more towards him been 15-16 weeks as well.

As they are both not spayed and neutered due to their age, there won't be any complications right? I mean they are still both too young to make little kittens, correct?
post #4 of 9
Kittens as young as 4-5 months old can and do breed - keep them separated till she is spayed. Then get him done right after. It can take up to 2 months for a male not to be able to get her pregnant so she should be done before him.
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Kittens as young as 4-5 months old can and do breed - keep them separated till she is spayed. Then get him done right after. It can take up to 2 months for a male not to be able to get her pregnant so she should be done before him.

Strange, called our vet just now, he said that we are in the safe. Due to her been 16 weeks and him been about the same age we should be good.
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Strange, called our vet just now, he said that we are in the safe. Due to her been 16 weeks and him been about the same age we should be good.
Firefox went into her 1st heat around 5 months [20 weeks]...
post #7 of 9
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Strange, called our vet just now, he said that we are in the safe. Due to her been 16 weeks and him been about the same age we should be good.
You can do what you please, my friend, but my vet warned me about having a boy and a girl that were under 16 weeks of age. Anyone that I know, who has not followed the "never-til-their-neutered" rule, has ended up with LOTS of cute, adoreable, UNWANTED kittens, and had to find homes for all of them. Just a word of caution. Best of luck to you.

Peace,
Rob & Sport
post #8 of 9
Vets are not the ones that have to deal with a litter of kittens or c-sections...then again - they would make more money

Hope you can find a vet with a different mind-set. Your vet never had kittens at 6-7 months old have a litter?
post #9 of 9
I kept a litter of 4 that was in my backyard 3 girls one boy. I brought them to be spayed at about 5 1/2 months old. They told me after the spay/neuter that one of the girls had been pregnant. Good luck.
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