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post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
OK here's the deal. I've got 7 kittens and 0 names. I need help!

I need to send these pictures to the rescue center with names on them so they can start trying to find homes.

Give me some advice?

Kitten 1


Kitten 2


Kitten 3


Kitten 4


Kitten 5


Kitten 6


Kitten 7
post #2 of 28
Wait! You've already named two I think - one's Lucky and the other is...ummmline Line Backer or something footballish!
post #3 of 28
For some reason, the little black one reminds me of Jackie Chan in the movie, "Tuxedo."
post #4 of 28
If theres any little girls there call one Phoebe, because that's what i was always going to call my 3rd kitten until i was persuaded to get a boy

I could just take one of those right now as well
post #5 of 28
Thread Starter 
I was trying some different stuff. it's so hard to get a good picture of a young kitten.

But if I left them in the box they look around a lot more. they feel secure. But then it's imossible to get a good shot. So i stuck the camera in the box and it worked a lot better. VERY hard to get a focus though






I also feel like I"m blinding their poor little eyes that don't work right anyway.
I mean look at hit eyes!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/virusea...58646/sizes/o/
post #6 of 28
Oh look how blue those eyes are when you click on the larger picture, awww
post #7 of 28
Thread Starter 
I have to say, this is the first DSLR i've ever had. I know NOTHING about taking real pictures. but so far I think I love this camera. It's unreal how clear the pictures are, and at 10 megapixels they're enormous.

I was going to reduce the quality that the camera takes, but I bought a 16gb sd card, and I can take over 2500 that size on one card. it's great!

The hard part is deciding whether to focus on the eyes, or the nose when you take them this big. if you notice, the eyes are in perfect focus but both the ears and nose aren't.
post #8 of 28
Oooohhhh!!! I can't believe how cut they are! How many are boys? girls?

You've already named one of the pointed kittens Lucky, right? Since their little champs, you could name them after sports heroes. You like racing, right? Name one of the females Danica. ( I know she doesn't race stock cars, but still....)

Or cars/parts in in general, Hemi, Cam, Beemer, Mercedes (which is a girl's name), Hudson (Hudson Hornet - stock car in the 50s, right?), Charger, Shelby (Cobra) -Shelby can be a girl's name, too. Porsche, Ferrari, Jag, Lotus (now we're getting into exotics! LOL). Harley (Davidson), Triumph.... (motorcycles)

I'm sure you know more about this than I do.

EDIT - those little brown tabby and white babies look like they are going to have very dark stripes, given that their noses are turning dark brown, too. Oh, boy. I wish I could just scoop them up and give them a cuddle and kiss their fuzzy little noggins!!!
post #9 of 28
Thread Starter 
well, I really don't like the names I thought of at all. So none of them are named.

here's a couple more cute ones

Blackie

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let me out!

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2 on 1

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tabby

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post #10 of 28
Look at those faces!!
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kiss their fuzzy little noggins!!!
It's years since i've had expression
post #11 of 28
Thread Starter 
man I don't know what I'm thinking. AFTER I took those pictures I replaced their bedding with non-stained stuff. I need to think ahead a little better.

They're getting so cute. Starting to play a lot.

Hey, how many weeks old do they get before I need to have a tiny litter box ready for them?
post #12 of 28
The SPCA I volunteer at uses group names to make it easier. Since it was kitten season it was so much easier just to do that. Examples:
1 Homer, Bart, Lisa, Marge (Simpson’s)
2 Mars, Venus, moon, Pluto (Planets)
3 Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Pumbaa (Lion King)

Maybe that can help, naming 7 is a lot LOL.
post #13 of 28
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Hey, how many weeks old do they get before I need to have a tiny litter box ready for them?
I'm not sure?. Rosie was only 6 weeks when i brought her home, and she knew exactly what the litterbox was for
post #14 of 28
Just a photography tip for you, since you're concerned about their little eyes. Put some tissue paper/kleenex over the flash. You'll still get the light, but it won't be as intense on their little developing eyes.

My gosh those are some seriously adorable little kittens! That was exactly what I needed to see first thing in the morning!
post #15 of 28
Thread Starter 
oh man, I had a whole post written out about the names... Addibe I like some of those. I like the name Danica for sure. I also can't wait until they're big enough I know what their colors will be.

So for sure I'm going to use these names:

Phoebe
Danica
Jackie

Also, Here's a question. Mom still get's really nervous when i pick them out of the box. I REALLY want to grab them all and put them on the bed, but mom gets in the middle no matter what I do. Would it be terrible to lock her in the other room and scoop them all out to the bed? i have yet to take more than two at a time out because she just gets so upset.

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Just a photography tip for you, since you're concerned about their little eyes. Put some tissue paper/kleenex over the flash. You'll still get the light, but it won't be as intense on their little developing eyes.

My gosh those are some seriously adorable little kittens! That was exactly what I needed to see first thing in the morning!
That sounds like a great idea. I am probably going to order a flash... can't think of the name. you put these umbrellas up behind you, and the flash lights the whole area, not just the subject. I really want one of these. They'd be GREAT for cat portraits.

Any other kitten picture taking tips?

EDIT: Couldn't help it:
post #16 of 28
The only name I can think of is adorable Glad you got a new camera, can't get enough of those adorable little faces.
post #17 of 28
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Couldn't help it:
Get that baby to a White Castle. Their burgers are just the right size!
post #18 of 28
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Also, Here's a question. Mom still get's really nervous when i pick them out of the box. I REALLY want to grab them all and put them on the bed, but mom gets in the middle no matter what I do. Would it be terrible to lock her in the other room and scoop them all out to the bed? i have yet to take more than two at a time out because she just gets so upset.

I wouldnt do things at this point that make Mom nervous. You are trying to build trust with her, you dont want to anything to jeopardize that including trying to get better pics.

They are so adorable, really precious. What are the sexes?
post #19 of 28
how about Pixie for the little cheezburger kitty? So small and sweet, like a little pixie!

I love kitten number 4 too!
post #20 of 28
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man I don't know what I'm thinking. AFTER I took those pictures I replaced their bedding with non-stained stuff. I need to think ahead a little better.

They're getting so cute. Starting to play a lot.

Hey, how many weeks old do they get before I need to have a tiny litter box ready for them?
When my kittens started climbing out of their basket at a little less than four weeks, I put out the litter boxes. I set one little pan next to each of the regular cat boxes. The kittens didn't do anything with it except try to eat the litter for about a week. Then one of the little girls watched her mother used the litter box and immediately hopped into her own little pan and started digging holes.

They're 5-1/2 weeks old now and all using the boxes most of the time. Mom cat is still cleaning their bottoms occasionally as well. Next thing she needs to do is teach them to cover up instead of just walking away after they finish.

Now what did you say I was supposed to be doing here?
post #21 of 28
If you go back to my Baby Aby thread in breeders, you'll know that mine learn to use the litter box by 5 weeks!
post #22 of 28
How many boys/girls are there? I like themed names for litters since they aren't going to be permanent names anyway.

The Office:
Jim, Pam, Michael, Dwight, Angela, Phyllis, Andy, Creed, Kelly, Stanley, Toby, Ryan, etc.

Good Luck Charms:
Lucky, Clover, Penny, Goldie, Star, Wishbone, & Horseshoe

Halloween Names:
Jack, Pumpkin, Trick, Treat, Ghost, Candy, & Midnight

Bakery:
Cookie, Cupcake, Sugar, Donut, Pie, Biscuit, etc.

Wizard of Oz Names:
Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Lion, Ruby, Emerald, Glenda, Munchkin

Alice in Wonderland Names:
Alice, Rabbit (for one of the white kitties), Queenie, Mad Hatter, Dodo, Tweedledee, Tweedledum, etc.

Football Teams:
Bear, Cowboy, Chief, Charger, Titan, Lion, etc.

Friends Names:
Ross, Pheobe, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey, Gunther, etc.
post #23 of 28
I just want to call them mine!! They are so cute! I would try to name them something that goes together. Pick your fave TV show and name em after people on it.
post #24 of 28
What little sweeties!

I like the name Pyewacket (the name has quite a history) but have never named a cat that because I never remember it when I should. I had a kitty named Moon-Pie (RIP) who was a real firecracker and a sweetie and I always like that name, too. I didn't name her, but she was a tortie who had the colors of the cookie/confectionary by the same name.

Good luck!
post #25 of 28
Sneezy
Sleepy
Dopey
Doc
Happy
Bashful
Grumpy


I'm no good at coming up with names
post #26 of 28
From the 7 Wonders of the World:

Giza, Babylon, Zeus, Olympia, Artemis, Colossus, Alexandria
post #27 of 28
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This one should be Yoda!! You could give them all Star Wars names?

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Also, Here's a question. Mom still get's really nervous when i pick them out of the box. I REALLY want to grab them all and put them on the bed, but mom gets in the middle no matter what I do. Would it be terrible to lock her in the other room and scoop them all out to the bed? i have yet to take more than two at a time out because she just gets so upset.=
Just leave them be. You'll get plenty of cuddle time later, and she's doing what any mum would do. They're her responsibility, and you probably keep making them smell like people - eww!

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Sneezy
Sleepy
Dopey
Doc
Happy
Bashful
Grumpy
That was my first thought too!
post #28 of 28
They're adorable...every last one! Like Abymummy says, they usually do well in a low-sided litterbox by 5 weeks. I usually start offering food around then, and if they start to eat that, you definitely need to get them to use the litter because that way mom does have to clean them. Their poops get really bad once they start eating food.

What I usually do is at around 4.5-5 weeks, I put a small plate of Royal Canin Babycat. I like it because the kibble is super tiny, so they don't have any trouble eating it. The only trouble you'll have is that mama cats seem to like it too! I usually start out offering it once or twice a day, and place kittens next to it to see who goes for it. Mama usually eats most of it. When some of them start eating, that's when I put in a litterbox. When most of them are eating it, I start leaving enough so they can free feed. I'll also introduce some kitten canned food.

Anyway, that's how I do it. Like most things, there are probably about as many ways to wean a kitten as there are kittens!
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