I am a sure sucker for a cute face. I have three cats and hadn't really intended to get any more when my neighbor showed up with the cutest little calico kitten. She had gotten it from a friend who has barn cats with three litters of kittens to get rid of. She took the kitten home and then had second thoughts. She wanted to show me how cute she is and see if I might be interested. Silly me can't say no. I asked her how old the kitten is and she wasn't sure. She said it isn't eating solid food yet. Is this too young to be seperated from their mother? She told me they get rid of the kittens young because they get a little wild the older they get and are harder to get them used to people. I plan on taking her to the vet on Monday to have her tested for leukemia and get her shots and I know I could get info from him then but I just wanted to see if I could get some input here. The kitten is very clean...no ear mites or fleas. She sleeps a lot and wants to be on my shoulder or neck. I read here that she needs to be fed kitten milk not cow's milk. My cats were all about 2-3 months old when I got them so I don't know if she is old enough to use a litter box or what? I feel stupid asking these questions. What age do they usually get seperated from their mother and what do you feed them and how often? Any other advice is appreciated too. I know it is getting late so I probably won't get any help tonight and it might be a long night of cat crying. My other cats are not too happy about the addition either. They seem scared of her but they hiss and growl and her when she tries to get closer to them. PS. if this is any indicator of her age she still walks kinda wobbly. I could probably take a picture tomorrow and post it.
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6/7/03 at 8:39pm