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Hi new stray kitty

post #1 of 15
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Hi Im new here and I was just looking for some advise and friends. Me and my daughter have adopted a stray kitty its so sweet and loving it just wants to be rubbed! I think its very young too... we are in the process of moving and where we r living now they have a cat and we dont want them to be around each other until K.K is completley checked over. So she/he sleeps on our porch in a make shift bed we constructed out of a box and old towels.

1st question: i know it sounds silly but I cant tell if K.K is a girl or a neuterd boy! There is a little "appendage" on its tummy but no testicals. I dont see this "part" on my roomates female cat?!

2nd question: Is there ne thing I need to do to prepare K.K for a move indoors? to get her used to being OUR pet?

3rd: What tests should I have the vet preform to ensure that K.K is not sick?
I think that pretty much covers it...TRUST me I will be posting more questions to get help! thanx all
post #2 of 15
Sounds like you have a very friendly cat, there! And you are doing the right thing to keep K.K. away from the inside cat until she can be checked by the vet. Let the vet know she is an adopted stray, and the vet will advise what tests and shots to have.

Is she using a litterbox now? That is the main adjustment to moving inside.

Congratulations on your new baby!
post #3 of 15
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I thought of my other question....K.K has scratched and now she has bit my daughter more then once. She has swiped at me but never actually bit me. Ive never been around to actually see the incidents, either my younger sister was with her or like this morning my daughter went onto the front porch to feed her and sat and watched her eat. when she was finished K.K came over and rubbed on her my daughter pet her and she turned around and bit her. Could it be because K.K is young and being playful or is it mean?
post #4 of 15
depends on the age of the kitten, but if they are not exposed to humans by at least two weeks of age, they really do not know what to make of us. I would suggest your daughter just keep her distance for now, until the kitten has been vetted and checked and allowed to settle in.
post #5 of 15
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well I know she isnt that young...I believe she is about a yr old...she has small features but big feet... plus she "pitter patters" when she eats( if that means ne thing) my mother says when young cats eat the go back in forth on their front paws to similate when they were nursing with their mother. does that make ne sense?
post #6 of 15
is the appendage on it's belly a a circular opening that is far from the anus, or a line close to it?
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
its far from its anus.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by K_Kthekitty
its far from its anus.
if the opening of it is a circle, (coupled wtih the fact that being farther from the anus is to allow room for the testicles when they drop) i'd say it's a boy.
post #9 of 15
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I dont know how to explain it really...I mean on the female cat we cant see anything on her tummy but nipples. This one has a little something...but no testicals. Where r they?
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by K_Kthekitty
I dont know how to explain it really...I mean on the female cat we cant see anything on her tummy but nipples. This one has a little something...but no testicals. Where r they?

the testicles do not drop until the cat begins to reach sexual maturity. i think the average time for them to drop is around 4-5 months of age (not sure)
post #11 of 15
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How large would a cat be if they were 4-5 months old
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by K_Kthekitty
How large would a cat be if they were 4-5 months old

it depends on the sex and, of course, the cat. There is no way to know for sure, but i'd say he wouldnt be very big then (definately not his full size). he'd still be a kitten, and still growing at that age.
post #13 of 15
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So can u train a cat to not bite and scratch and also can u train them to not wake u up at the same time everyday to be fed?
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by K_Kthekitty
So can u train a cat to not bite and scratch and also can u train them to not wake u up at the same time everyday to be fed?
The best thing to do is to get the kitten a companion. Kittens play with each other and when there isn't another kitten around...they try to play with you the way they would another kitten. If you cannot get a companion for the kitten...then you should redirect it's interest in biting...do NOT play with the kitten with your hands...it is confusing to the kitten. Use a feather toy that it can chase and grab...you can buy one at a petstore.

Katie
post #15 of 15
You really can't train a cat overnight- You can learn about them and learn to understand their instincts and their needs. They scratch because they need to shed their nails, and they need to stretch their backs and leave their scent around. They wake you up in the wee hours of the morning because that is when their prey instinct is in gear-
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