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We're getting kittens!! Hooray!

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Saw some kittens on the Cats protection website and have arranged a home visit for tomorrow so they can check that our house is ok. Hopefully if it all goes well we'll be able to have some tiny little…
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Saw some kittens on the Cats protection website and have arranged a home visit for tomorrow so they can check that our house is ok. Hopefully if it all goes well we'll be able to have some tiny little kittens!
I was wondering if anyone had some good advice about toys or things for kittens? Or any books that have useful information in. We've had kittens before but this was 16 years ago so a bit rusty!
Thaaaaanks!
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4Z8S_e62GM

My uncle just got a new Kitten even though he already has a 9 month old, they are pets that really look after themselves, Dont give them Cows milk but the Substitute stuff and if you are keeping them as indoor pets for the rest of there lifes make sure they have a scratch post.

Enjoy.
#2
I cant believe they need to arrange a home visit to give you kittens nowadays. Yes, i understand adopting a child but a kitten?..
#3
GentleTouch
I cant believe they need to arrange a home visit to give you kittens nowadays. Yes, i understand adopting a child but a kitten?..


we got refused a kitten from cat protection because we had a dog even though my dogs had lived with cats all their life didnt even come and visit us lol
good luck with your visit hope it all turns out well
#4
i really wanna adopt a preg cat and have the kittens at home from birth. it happened twice with my old cat while i was growing up and theres nothin nicer or cuter. love watching the grow and play
#5
kittens love plastic balls with the bells inside..ir better still, a stick with a ling stringy bit dangling on the end.. i know its a tad pricey and delivery is aaaaages, but my friend bought my cat a DA BIRD toy from the interweb, and its the best toy we've had ever! apart from that, if you have hard flooring, then ping pong balls.. they're light and nifty. you get 12 for 99p in t'99p shop too.

video clip here

good luck with the visit!.. and honestly, the expensive toys are a waste.. cheap and cheerful does the trick. i.e., empty cardboard boxes :)
#6
Where abouts are you, I've got a fantastic Scratch pole that my 5 cats have not touched (they prefer to scratch my rug) you can have it if you live near me.

All our cats have come from the Cats Protection, and I think the home visits are a good idea, not only do they get to vet you and your home, you get to vet them and there policies. We live on a main road, which they admitted worried them, but at the time we had just lost a cat from old age (18 yrs old) so they decided to allow us to adopt 2 brothers. I don't think they regretted it either as we have had a total of 7 cats off them now.

As to toys and thing, my cats love those little furry mice, play balls (fabric not plastic) and anything that dangles on a stick. A good scratch pole is a must if you value your furniture/wallpaper !!

Good luck with the visit and hope you enjoy your new kitties :thumbsup:
#7
If you are fourtunate enough to get youngish kittens from the CPL, they will be vaccinated and well looked after - they DO have to do home visits before hand for the protection of the cat - unfortunately not everybody who says they want a cat or kitten understands about all of the bits and pieces that go with responsible ownership.

By this they look at the house, the family environment, the garden, the saftey of the cats is paramount for example, it is very unlikely they would allow a kitten to go to a home that is on a busy main road - for obviuos reasons, but that isnt to say that an older cat couldnt go there, it is all abut age, background (of the cat) th cats welfare and other contributory factors.
Kittens LOVE toys to play with and as much stimlulaton as you can give them to practise their natural predatory hunting skills and games they will absolutly be your BEST FRIEND FOREVER!

I am sure you wil be just fine !

The very best of Cat-isfaction and luck to you!

Purrrrrfect!!

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
#8
Thanks for all the tips guys!
We live on a quite road and have a back and front garden. Had many cats before that have been purrfectly happy.

I'm thinking of making my own scratching post, it looks pretty simple, some of the big ones are so expensive! Just looking for some sisal rope and bits of wood.

Because the kittens are so young they don't know the sex of them yet because mummy cat is being very protective! Hopefully we'll know if it's a little Prince or Princess soon though!

We recently had an extension which has all wood flooring or tiles so thinking of keeping the kittens in that area during the day, that way we can come home knowing we'll still have a carpet! And if they have a little accident it'll be easy to clean up.
I'm so excited it's untrue! It really hit me hard when we had to have our last cat put to sleep. Now it's time to look after a new bundle of joy!
#9
Have nothing but disgust for these so-called "protection" people - we have had animals all our lives, cats, dogs, rabbits etc etc and never lost one to anything other than old age - when we rang the cats protection they refused to even talk to us because we lived on a council estate. They wouldnt come and visit even though I asked them to and the woman I dealt with was extremely snotty to me (she had been fine until I gave her my address on the phone but then she coudnt get off the phone quickly enough). So we've always gone to the RSPCA since and still do - they're excellent.
#10
vraptorchick
Have nothing but disgust for these so-called "protection" people - we have had animals all our lives, cats, dogs, rabbits etc etc and never lost one to anything other than old age - when we rang the cats protection they refused to even talk to us because we lived on a council estate. They wouldnt come and visit even though I asked them to and the woman I dealt with was extremely snotty to me (she had been fine until I gave her my address on the phone but then she coudnt get off the phone quickly enough). So we've always gone to the RSPCA since and still do - they're excellent.



im glad im not the only one as i said they wouldnt even visit me because i had a dog even told them my dog had lived with cats all his life and the cat had passed on because of old age
banned#11
KazzyD
Where abouts are you, I've got a fantastic Scratch pole that my 5 cats have not touched (they prefer to scratch my rug) you can have it if you live near me.

All our cats have come from the Cats Protection, and I think the home visits are a good idea, not only do they get to vet you and your home, you get to vet them and there policies. We live on a main road, which they admitted worried them, but at the time we had just lost a cat from old age (18 yrs old) so they decided to allow us to adopt 2 brothers. I don't think they regretted it either as we have had a total of 7 cats off them now.

As to toys and thing, my cats love those little furry mice, play balls (fabric not plastic) and anything that dangles on a stick. A good scratch pole is a must if you value your furniture/wallpaper !!

Good luck with the visit and hope you enjoy your new kitties :thumbsup:


Very generous of you :thumbsup:

You could always give it to the cat's protection if you have no takers on here x x
#12
vraptorchick
Have nothing but disgust for these so-called "protection" people - we have had animals all our lives, cats, dogs, rabbits etc etc and never lost one to anything other than old age - when we rang the cats protection they refused to even talk to us because we lived on a council estate. They wouldnt come and visit even though I asked them to and the woman I dealt with was extremely snotty to me (she had been fine until I gave her my address on the phone but then she coudnt get off the phone quickly enough). So we've always gone to the RSPCA since and still do - they're excellent.


That really is such a shame.
I mean not to even come and have a look, if the council is ok with you having pets then it should have been fine. It's not up to personal opinions, it's about the animals. Some people really are too stuck up and shouldn't be involved in charity if they have pre conseptions of people before even going to visit.
At least you had better luck with the RSPCA. :)
#13
AhhACake!
That really is such a shame.
I mean not to even come and have a look, if the council is ok with you having pets then it should have been fine. It's not up to personal opinions, it's about the animals. Some people really are too stuck up and shouldn't be involved in charity if they have pre conseptions of people before even going to visit.
At least you had better luck with the RSPCA. :)


It wasnt even a council house lol we actually owned ours, it just happened to be in a slightly downmarket part of town - we bought it to get on the property ladder and the area was fine - we had lovely neighbours :-) (apart from the one time I tried to go to work to find armed police at the bottom of the drive .... but that's another story !!), so we didnt even need to get permission to have animals - in fact we already had a puppy that we'd just got from a local farm - we thought the kittens and the pup could grow up together - and in fact the RSPCA thought we were wonderful and actually called us to help them out with another 2 kittens the following year as they were overflowing.
#14
vraptorchick
It wasnt even a council house lol we actually owned ours, it just happened to be in a slightly downmarket part of town - we bought it to get on the property ladder and the area was fine - we had lovely neighbours :-) (apart from the one time I tried to go to work to find armed police at the bottom of the drive .... but that's another story !!), so we didnt even need to get permission to have animals - in fact we already had a puppy that we'd just got from a local farm - we thought the kittens and the pup could grow up together - and in fact the RSPCA thought we were wonderful and actually called us to help them out with another 2 kittens the following year as they were overflowing.


Aww that's lovely!
At least you got your little kittens in the end!
And helped the RSPCA whilst your at it!
Did the pup ajust to the kittens? I've never really been a dog person myself, much prefer cats!

I'm not even gunna go there with armed police!! :w00t:
#15
AhhACake!
Aww that's lovely!
At least you got your little kittens in the end!
And helped the RSPCA whilst your at it!
Did the pup ajust to the kittens? I've never really been a dog person myself, much prefer cats!

I'm not even gunna go there with armed police!! :w00t:


The dog and the cats have all grown up together and to be honest i think the dog thinks she's a cat anyway lol as they all insist on being treated the same :-) - a large lollopy border collie doesnt fit on my lap too well but it's better than when she tries to climb onto my shoulder like the cat hehe !

As for the armed police it was a relative of a neighbour who was actually banned from the area but had turned up to visit and been reported by another neighbour as they thought he'd absconded from jail - great excitement lol and gave me a good excuse for being late for work !!
#16
Ohh the home visit went really well!
Luckily nobody drove past so it made the road look realllly quiet! Not that it's busy anyway!
She talked us through everything and said that the kittens we're interested in are about 3 weeks old so could come here in about 5 weeks.
HOORAY!!
I can't waaait!
Need to start shopping now for beds and scratching posts and toys! Hehe
#17
aw congrats on the new kittens :) you're so lucky, i'd love another kitten!

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