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quick advice please??

edjaned Avatar
6y, 3w agoPosted 6 years, 3 weeks ago
we got a kitten a few days ago he is 9 weeks,the lady said he has never been a great eater and she thinks it is because he doesnt like eating around her adult cat,so i took him and he hasnt got any interest in cat food whatsoever but he will look for scraps under table and he will try get in my fridge.anyway atm we have been giving him chicken to eat and he has been having kitten milk.
anyway last night she text me asking if he was eating i told her he was eating but not cat food so to cut a long story short she wants to collect him today so he can go back to suckle of the mum,i asked her if it was temp or permanant she said she didnt know.
i think she justs wants him back and has had 2nd thoughts about giving him away
i have said she could collect him today but my mate said i shouldnt give him back and my kids are going to be upset etc
what should i do???
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6y, 3w agoPosted 6 years, 3 weeks ago
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banned#1
or maybe she let this one go earlier than 9 weeks, not sure why she would want him back really
suspended 1 Like #2
try mashing some food up for the kitten this may help.
#3
sassie
or maybe she let this one go earlier than 9 weeks, not sure why she would want him back really
she said he was her favourite
1 Like #4
did you pay the lady for the kitten. I would take it to the vet to check the age of it and get her checked out. If it was me, I wouldn't be giving it back............
banned 1 Like #5
edjaned
sassie
or maybe she let this one go earlier than 9 weeks, not sure why she would want him back really

she said he was her favourite


well he us now your childrens favourite, i wouldnt be giving it back, also as said above maybe a vets visit to get him checked out and get him aged
1 Like #6
He is now YOUR kitten, if you don't want him to go back then call & tell her. You could always phone a vet & ask regarding the feeding problem/suckling again from Mum?

Animals will not let themselves starve ..

Good luck!
banned#7
Has it been wormed?
#8
tinkers
did you pay the lady for the kitten. I would take it to the vet to check the age of it and get her checked out. If it was me, I wouldn't be giving it back............
no he was free to good home
i have already told her i will be taking him to vets to get him checked over,i have said i will try anything as long as we can keep him
im thinking maybe he has worms as he hadnt been done i know he had fleas i put frontline on him couple of days ago
#9
whatsThePoint
Has it been wormed?
ive started him on a worming paste its his 2nd day on it today
8 Likes #10
We breed pedigree kittens, British Shorthair Blues. Our registration prefix is Seapaws

9 weeks is very early to re-home a kitten, we always follow GCCF guidelines and don't allow the kitten for re-homing before 12 weeks have passed. The kitten will have had all of the relevant injection by that time and a full health check.
We have kittens that are now 7 weeks old and all have now been weaned onto solid food. At 9 weeks the kitten should not need to suckle, they will if the mother is around but it is not essential. If the kitten still requires suckling I would say it is younger than 9 weeks. Kittens can be notoriously fickle when it comes to food, however hunger will win in the end unless the kitten has a problem.
My advice would be to take the kitten to a vet, a health check and injections will be around £60 but the vet can offer advice regarding feeding.

Here are some of our latest litter.

http://www.seapaws.co.uk/009%20Kittens%202010.jpg

http://www.seapaws.co.uk/014%20Kittens%202010.jpg

http://www.seapaws.co.uk/015%20Kittens%202010.jpg

Edited By: pugw$sh on Nov 08, 2010 11:55: pictures
1 Like #11
I bought a kitten from my neighbour, well, it was more of a rescue really as she's not an animal person and refuses to get her cat done even though she doesn't want the kittens it keeps having, but anyway, she knocked on my door with this kitten that was so young, it's eyes hadn't even changed from the blue colour they're born with. It was attempting to eat some kitten food, but it was giving it a really upset stomach so I went to the vets to get her checked over (my vets offer a free kitten check when you register the animal with them) and they gave me some special kitten weaning food which she managed to eat with no problems. Gave her that along with kitten milk for a couple of weeks then tarted to slowly mix in small amounts of regular kitten food, until she was completely off the weaning food, and she's been fine since.

I'd suggest taking her to your vets for a check and see if they have any sample sachets of this food that they can let you try her on before you buy the large bag, but I wouldn't be handing her back, especially if there are other kittens as you might not get the same one back if she's changed her mind !!
#12
Your kittens are gorgeous!! I want one lol!!

Edited By: tinkers on Nov 08, 2010 12:02: edit
#13
all other kittens have gone.
i would say he does look around 9 weeks i think he was just feeding of the mum as she was there
i will be taking him to the vets just to get him checked over,
i have text her now to say having the kitten back wont resolve anything as he was never a good eater and he cant feed of the mum forever,so i cant really see the issue with her having him back apart from her missing him maybe
i appreciate any suggesting regarding the feeding and will give our local vets a call to see if i can get appt with him.

and pugwash them cats are sooo cute!!
thanks for advice i didnt really want to say no u cant have him back as i want whats best for the cat too but i really dont see what the issue is if he is eating and drinking and running around like a looney
#14
my poor leather sofa :(
#15
tinkers
Your kittens are gorgeous!! I want one lol!!


Thank you. The British Shorthairs are lovely cats with a great temperament and very popular, we have already taken deposits on all of this litter.
1 Like #16
edjaned
my poor leather sofa :(


The sofa!!! Wait 'til the little sod is running up your legs, digging claws in all the way and then sliding back down using claws as a brake! Now that hurts!
1 Like #17
And another piece of advice..........

Try to get the kitten on dried food as early as possible, it is good for the cat, good for your wallet and a lot less hassle all round. We get 15kg bags of food from VetUK and save a fortune, we use Pro Plan food.
#18
pugw$sh
And another piece of advice..........Try to get the kitten on dried food as early as possible, it is good for the cat, good for your wallet and a lot less hassle all round. We get 15kg bags of food from VetUK and save a fortune, we use Pro Plan food.
yes i have bought dry food i just asked pets at home which they recommended
but he doesnt seem interested,but hes not interested in the wet food either,i put the cat food in the bowl then put him at the bowl and he just sniffs it then starts scratching around the bowl like he is trying to bury cat poo
she said he used to eat scraps from under the table most of the time but i now put him away at tea time as i dont think its a good habbit to get into
1 Like #19
pugw$sh
And another piece of advice..........

Try to get the kitten on dried food as early as possible, it is good for the cat, good for your wallet and a lot less hassle all round. We get 15kg bags of food from VetUK and save a fortune, we use Pro Plan food.


+1

Dried food is great, Make sure you give them water at the same time though.

Take it to the vets if it won't eat properly, If you do give it back, Why not rescue one? Plenty of cats need re-homing, I disagree with breeding them to be honest, Theirs too many cats in need of homes and should be neutered to keep the population under control.
1 Like #20
edjaned
yes i have bought dry food i just asked pets at home which they recommendedbut he doesnt seem interested,but hes not interested in the wet food either,i put the cat food in the bowl then put him at the bowl and he just sniffs it then starts scratching around the bowl like he is trying to bury cat poo


Have a look at this site for information on cat behaviour http://www.hdw-inc.com/behaviorswhy.htm

It is probably just a case of a fussy eater rather than anything wrong.
#21
shauneco
pugw$sh
And another piece of advice..........Try to get the kitten on dried food as early as possible, it is good for the cat, good for your wallet and a lot less hassle all round. We get 15kg bags of food from VetUK and save a fortune, we use Pro Plan food.
+1Dried food is great, Make sure you give them water at the same time though.Take it to the vets if it won't eat properly, If you do give it back, Why not rescue one? Plenty of cats need re-homing, I disagree with breeding them to be honest, Theirs too many cats in need of homes and should be neutered to keep the population under control.
i did phone them but they were not happy to rehome a cat here as i have children under 5
#22
pugw$sh
edjaned
yes i have bought dry food i just asked pets at home which they recommendedbut he doesnt seem interested,but hes not interested in the wet food either,i put the cat food in the bowl then put him at the bowl and he just sniffs it thenstarts scratching around the bowl like he is trying to bury cat poo
Have a look at this site for information on cat behaviourhttp://www.hdw-inc.com/behaviorswhy.htmIt is probably just a case of a fussy eater rather than anything wrong.
thank u will have a read :)
im sure its something to do with it being fed scraps as it eats anything that drops on floor even bread
also i think it has been fed from fridge as its straight there trying to get in every time i open the door it jumps straight onto bottom shelf
1 Like #23
maybe its worth trying to feed him lactol so you know hes getting some of the nutrients it needs until its feeding , try add warm water to biscuits till there mushy and see if it will eat them . i had a cat that tried to cover its food with its paw like burying poo and it was to protect its food, maybe its the dish try putting food on a saucer ? (tea plate) my cat didnt like the bowls. Only a few suggestions hope you get it sorted.
#24
tried it in a saucer no difference :(
it is drinking kitten milk and its obviously hungry as its scaving when im in the kitchen but just wont eat cat food
#25
will just leave it dry food down and hope he will eventually eat it!
yes the lady and i exchanged a few texts and now she has let me keep him :)
i think she was missing him tbh and she did say when she gave him to me that she had wanted to keep it but as her other 2 kittens were getting collected that day she just thought she would rehome all of them as she already had 2 cats
i text her to say that i would of understood if he wasnt eating or drinking at all but seen as he didnt eat for her either i didnt see the sense of taking him back plus her saying he needed to suckle for longer didnt make sense as he shouldnt really be feeding at all of the mum
she just said she thought he was a mummys boy and he prob misses his mum but tbh he seems over it already and seems to have plenty of fun chasing my other cat around :)
thanks for advice
#26
pugw$sh your kittens are beautiful! I had a british short hair myself, she still lives with my parents now ive moved away. Didnt want to leave her but coming away to uni i had to! Have two of my own now but not british short hairs!
I notice from your pictures on your website you also gave them the inside of a kinda egg to play with! I hope you have kids as an excuse for buying a kinda egg, im 21 and have no excuse at all! lol

Edited By: dh058977 on Nov 08, 2010 17:59: add
#27
starsparkle2311
Yeh, it did sound like she regretted giving him away. Also sounds like she hadn't weaned the kitten properly. Bit unfortunate for you, but it's your job now to teach the kitten how to eat. Just put the dry food down and let it get on with it, don't worry, it won't starve itself. It will eat when it gets hungry and will accept what you feed it, just don't pander to it, you'll have a fussy cat onj your hands then, which is a pain.Anyway, how is your kitten otherwise? Bet you and your kids are having loads of fun eh?
yeah he is fine thanks,we actually have 2 kittens we got one a couple of weeks ago from a different litter we then wished we would of got 2 then i saw the little one free to a good home so i now have 2,they are great fun,the other one is about 10 weeks and it is alot bigger however the lady who i got the 1st one off said they are big kittens and the dad was massive apparanly and the mum was a russian blue so i think that is why they look so different size wise
will try and get pics on later :)
1 Like #28
Take him to the vet and don't give him back!
1 Like #29
my kitten was like that when we got her, think she was the runt, i gave her porridge with water then mixed kitten food in eventuley and then when she got the taste for it there was no stopping her, she is 3 this year and is on dry now, she still trys to suckle now, so i think she was takin from her mum to early,
#30
dorey69
my kitten was like that when we got her, think she was the runt, i gave her porridge with water then mixed kitten food in eventuley and then when she got the taste for it there was no stopping her, she is 3 this year and is on dry now, she still trys to suckle now, so i think she was takin from her mum to early,
great thanks will try that :)
#31
Glad she's letting you keep your kitten. Hope everything works out ok re feeding x

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