Originally Posted by Azreal McCray
Hi everyone..just came to give an update and new picture for those of you who are interested...Azriel is completely off the bottle and liter trained since around 71/2 weeks. He will be 3 months old the 10th of July...Hes a ton of fun but has a very agressive side...youd understand if you saw my boyfriends hands..its not pretty.....he dpesnt understanmd no or hissing or loud noises either...i would like some more info on shots and having him fixed he hasnt had either....does he absouletly need shots? also any info on pros and cons of declawing? Thanks all for everything...you have helped me through a critical time when my baby was sick and the joy I have now if speechless.....Thanks again!
It is wonderful to hear that you had such a positive experience with your "bottle baby", Azrial. Not everyone who tries to bring a kitten up in this way has such a good outcome so it is nice to hear that your little ones continues to thrive.
For the aggression and to give your BF's hands a welcome break, make it a rule to never play with the kitten with your hands -- always use a toy. Never allow him to become so worked up that he attacks hands or feet. If he does, loudly yell OUCH! and stop playing immediately. Give him a toy you don't mind that he tears up and then simply get up and walk away. You have to be consistant about it.
With regard to vaccines, he should have been receiving the "kitten series" of shots starting when he was around 6 weeks old. They are very important in that they help develop immunity from Rhintraceitis, Calici Virus and Panleukopenia, all very common feline viruses. Since he hasn't received ANY shots at this point, get him started now. Even if he is to be kept strictly indoors, some of these viruses can walk in to the house with you on your shoes.
TCS (and the better part of the membership here) is anti-declawing. The best advice I can give you is ... please don't. Here are a couple of helpful articles for you:http://www.thecatsite.com/Care/34/De...-Manicure.htmlhttp://www.thecatsite.com/Care/33/De...ernatives.html
Your baby can be neutered as early as 12 weeks, but there are some vets who won't perform the procedure until a kitten is at least 6 months old. Check around in your area for low- or no-cost spay/neuter clinics here:http://www.lovethatcat.com/spayneuter.html#nv
Again, I am glad to hear your little one has done so very well.