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post #1 of 17
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Help?? I have 3 kittens, all about 6 months old. They are all up to date with shots..worm tabs.. and so on, fed really well, and get attention ALL the time, the problem is, is if they are not getting attention they are always at my feet, and if im sitting down, they will climb all over me. What can I do?
....also, one of the girls is always trying to put her bum in my face what's up with that???
post #2 of 17
Do you have plenty of cat toys? Tossing a ball, or a catnip mouse, will help to get the cat out of your face when you are trying to do something! There are also toys on a wand that you can dangle away from you and keep them busy that way.

Basically, they like you! And they probably miss you when you aren't home and want to be near you all the time. They will settle down as they get older, and then you'll miss this behaviour.
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by Turk

Help?? I have 3 kittens, all about 6 months old. They are all up to date with shots..worm tabs.. and so on, fed really well, and get attention ALL the time, the problem is, is if they are not getting attention they are always at my feet, and if im sitting down, they will climb all over me. What can I do?
....also, one of the girls is always trying to put her bum in my face what's up with that???
Sounds to me like you are the very lucky owner of 3 very loving and affectionate kittens You can always get them some toys to keep them amused. I recently bought a Panic Mouse for my girls and we all absolutely love it - when they want to play and I haven't got the time, I turn it on for them and they spend hours just batting the mouse around

As for the bum in your face, it means that she sees you as part of her family and that you are ok. Believe it or not, that is a compliment
post #4 of 17
Sounds like they are a little high maintenance, but great kitties. I recommend some toys on strings that you can tire them out with. As for the bum in your face...when my kitties do that I blow on their behinds. They always move! LOL!

PS...they will get more self sufficient as they grow up. But, wow, you are brave to have 3 kittens! Has everyone been spayed or neutered? If not, now is the time, or they may start acting even worse, and reproducing, too!
post #5 of 17
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Cheers guys for the feed back. The kittens (so I thought) have loads of things to play with, all with different challenges about them, Even two kids to play with!! But what I dont have is catnip toys, do you think that would make a difference?
Also, none of them have been fixed yet, as the anmial shelter I got them from reccomended that the girls have 1 litter each before we get it done, which is cool by me. They said they will pay for all 3 kittens to be done, and will re-home all of the babies. Lovely ppl.
post #6 of 17
3 kittens crawling over me?, i'm coming over!!!

First of all though what the shelter told you about letting the girls have a first litter is a myth. When i got Rosie they told me that as well when really all she said it for was because they could sell them and make a quick profit.

Seriously though your best bet would be to get them spayed when their about 6 months old and you won't have any crying etc... when they go into heat.

The catnip i wouldn't bother with until their a few months old because it doesn't really interest them when their so young.

If you have any pictures of them bring them into fur pages
post #7 of 17
You should absolutely get them all neutered asap. That shelter was very irresponsible in telling you to wait. was that their policy, or maybe some uninformed worker. You should find out and have it set straight. Young cats start early and the male will bring the females into heat. Don't waste anymore time. As far as being over active goes, cat nip toys are good, being neutered will help, and a cat tree will make all the difference in the world. Young cats love to play and climb on them.
post #8 of 17
Just adding my "here, here!" on getting everyone fixed up ASAP.

Sounds like you love kittens, but bringing another litter into the world just because the shelter said so, is not justifyable. Your girls will be perfectly fine without ever having kittens!
post #9 of 17
Hmmm.... Is there a cat shortage in NZ? Here all the shelters won't let the cats out of their sight until theyre fixed. It does seem very odd. Do they tell everyone that gets a pet there to let them have one litter first? Do they mean to have a litter with each other? Is it a rescue shelter?

As everyone has said, your kittens are ADORABLE! I hope Zissou never stops being so affectionate. Although at times I just want to go to the bathroom without her sitting on my lap! (yes, yes she does).
post #10 of 17
Get those babies spayed, and soon! They'll actually be healthier without having a litter or going into heat. They could have been spayed as early as 8 weeks or 2 pounds, so they're all good to go at 6 months.

You're a lucky mommy to have 3 kitties that love you. I'd have to reccomenf the Da Brid toy to wear them out and satisfy some of their interaction needs. My cats LOVE it!
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
thanks everyone for the input, it really helps, i feel like a bit of a dick now for listening to the lady at the shelter. What they do (from public donations) is take in the cats, and get them fixed, and re-home them. And if theres litters, de-sex and re-home them too. and so on.
Zissou'sMom, you cracked me up when you said, "is there a shortage in NZ" lol, There definiatly isnt, we need more people in this world, like the ones you find on this web site.
So now I am on a mission, to find out what these ppl at the shelter are on!! and to get my babys fixed.
post #12 of 17
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is my signature photo too big? lol
post #13 of 17
Hey just so you know. You need to seperate the males and females RIGHT AWAY until they are fixed and do not let them interact.

As soon as they are in heat for the first time, the females will become pregnant. Assuming the kittens are a mix of males and females, you didn't specify. It is best to have the females spayed before their first heat cycle to reduce the risk of cancers and disease when they are older. If you have two females and a male, do the male first because once he is of age, he can stil impregnant the females for a couple weeks after being neutered.

It is really really important to have the males and females seperated until it is done. If the females come into heat once and then it stops, she can still get pregnant, she doesn't have to be in heat to get pregnant as long as she has had that first heat cycle.

Good luck and look into that shelter and have a talk with them because they obviously do not know what they are talking about. That is completely irresponsible for a shelter to tell they adopters to let the cats have a litter before being spayed. That is why more kittens keep coming into the shelter.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Turk
is my signature photo too big? lol
A little.

Here is the info on posting pictures at TCS. Message #3 is about making a signature!

Your kitties are too sweet. I wish I had 3 now!
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by Turk
thanks everyone for the input, it really helps, i feel like a bit of a dick now for listening to the lady at the shelter.
Don't worry your a newbie to kittens so you weren't meant to know, but at least you've listened to us which is brilliant

Yes your siggy is a bit big and if your still unsure after looking at the link that Malakaiii gave you have a look in the "Technical Forum" where some members will be more than happy to make you one

Oh and your babies are just so gorgeous We'd love to see more of them
post #16 of 17
Susan's right - you're a kitten so don't beat yourself up about it. BTW, your kittens are gorgeous!!
post #17 of 17
Your kittens are gorgeous!

And you're a wonderful Cat-parent to them to be looking out for them like this
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