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taking in 2nd feral kitten to go with my other one

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Well, I guess you could say I've been taken in again. . As you all may remember, I rescued 2 feral kittens from my barn. My daughter took one, and I had the other spayed and ear tipped to put her back out. Well, of course, I couldn't do it. She is now a part of the family. I decided that she needed a friend so I went back to my TNR group, and they have a kitten that they decided not to put back out. she is beautiful. A vibrant calico. My Smoked is a diluted calico, so it should be fun with two of them. here is a link to her pic on petfinders. She is now spayed. It seems no one really wanted her. I DO.....
I get her this Sat.



http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/dis...petid=13216358

Mary
post #2 of 7
Awww - she's gorgeous! You're going to have a lot of "catitude" in your place!!
post #3 of 7
She's precious. Looks like my Aya.

Do be prepared for the 'torti-tude' thing though. Multi-color girls always seem to come with attitude plus! But they're lots of fun. Had 2 patch/calico tabbies and a mi-ke (calico) and luv 'em all.
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As I've never had cats before, what should I expect. I have heard that calico/tortis have attitude, but what kind. What should I look for with the two of them? Anything I can do to reduce the attitude?

Mary
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As I've never had cats before, what should I expect. I have heard that calico/tortis have attitude, but what kind. What should I look for with the two of them? Anything I can do to reduce the attitude?

Mary
Having a kitten friend to teach her manners and good kitten training ought to help. They're just opinionated and a bit stubborn sometimes about getting their way.

Tortitude is really not a problem, just an observation by people who've had lots of cats that certain colors tend to share certain personality traits. Maybe its cause their all girls? I dunno.
post #6 of 7
Yeah, multicolored females do have a reputation for being kind of diva-ish and high strung. Love on their own terms, etc. But not necessarily. How is your little feral now? How old is she?

It's not a bad thing to have that "tortitude". It just ... IS. Doesn't mean they are unpleasant animals, it's just their way.

That said, we have had torties,calicos and patched tabbies in rescue that were sugar-sweet and wonderful kitties.
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My Smoke is about 6 months, maybe 6 1/2 months. She is going to be very small. She still hasn't hit 5 lbs yet. She seems long compared to her weight. My new girl that is coming in is still very small. She was just spayed 2 wks ago, and they figured she was about 6 months, and barely weighed in at 5lbs. I can't wait for her to get here. My other ferals are at least 3 - maybe 5. I don't know how old my orange tom (now neutered) is. The vet couldn't tell for sure but they are all fine out in the barn
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