Originally Posted by Emy4cats
I think they are a little too young for visitors, I was thinking at like 3 weeks Figaro could meat them. Does that sound ok? Or is it all based on mom? I have never had kittens in my care that were younger then 4 weeks. So any tips are welcome!
I like the wet cloth idea, but not sure I have time for that with the dog, mama cat, Figaro, 3 litter boxes that I do 2x a day, changing the bedding 2x a day and an infant
Will the cloth get up all the pet hair?
3-4 weeks is of course the safer bet. 5-6 is still better. 5-6 weeks is usually when the free-living mom takes the kittens from the nest and shows them the outside. Or a farmer barn cat where the mom suspect the kittens may be killed...
But as you say, it really depends on the mom and the other cats /dogs. If they are pals and such, and if mom feels comfortable. Only wat to know is to try - very cautiously. You must of course supervise the first meetings.
Many male cats do acts like extra moms. Even some studs have been known to do it. Dogs probably too.
If at least unsure - better safe than sorry - and keep them apart from each other!
Other male cats are afraid of kittens...
I think a semiwet cloth should do fairly well also with the pet hair!. Do test! You dont need to make the whole room at once. Try out with a smaller part!
Edit. ps. I dont remember if you wrote earlier - and if the mom cat is already pal with the others. Reading your letters it sounds like she is new to them? A homeless/ stray you did took in??
If so, do play it safe.
Keep them apart, and dont use the vacuum-cleaner when she and the kittens are in the same room.
You can also try to use a Feliway diffuser. its giving a nice calming and feeling safe for the cats. It shouldnt be necessary here, but if you want to have an extra little something