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    Munchkin kittens

    Most purebred kittens from responsible breeders are unlikely to be under $1,000, with the amount of money spend in responsible breeding, the breeder is still likely selling at a loss at that price. I don't have personal experience with munchkins, but I do know it's from dwarfism, so they likely...
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    February 2020 Picture of the Month: "Why can't I.....?"

    These kittens actually love water, I could wash them all at once. They aren't machine washable though, hand wash only and gently cuddle dry in a towel. :lol:
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    February 2020 Picture of the Month: "Why can't I.....?"

    Brownie, Gremlin, Rogue, and Draco... Why can't I fold the laundry?
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    First Time Kitty Owner

    How much food the cat needs depends on the calories in the food you are feeding and how active your cat is. Different food has different amounts of calories so you can't really go by how many cups or cans, these articles explain it a bit. How Much Food Should I Feed My Cat? How To Compare Cat...
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    Angel at home, she-devil at the vet?

    I'm guessing where ever you live just has really sucky vets if all of them are like you are describing in your posts, that has not been my experience with most vets in the US and Canada. I'm not saying all vets here are great, and I have had some pretty nasty ones, but there are other options...
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    Angel at home, she-devil at the vet?

    I'm not sure it's possible for you, but side from the things already mentioned, some vets will let you bring your cat in when it's quiet in the office for non appointments just to desensitize them to the vet office. You bring your cat in, maybe get weighed or something at most and eventually...
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    Can You Train A Cat with A Dog Whistle?

    I think you may be getting a dog whistle confused with those ultra sonic anti-bark devices. It might work to distract the cats maybe once, like "what was that noise? oh it's nothing" but whistles even for dogs aren't normally used to stop an action they are to train an action (or train to do one...
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    Scale to weigh cat

    The baby scales are way out of my price range, I am in Canada and both of those suggested so far would come up to $100 or more :cringe:. Even cheap ones seem to start around the $40-50 mark. (I swear everything up here has to cost twice as much :sigh:) The fish scale might work though, might be...
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    Scale to weigh cat

    What do others use to weigh their cats? I prefer to not just go with the bathroom scale, weigh me then weigh the cat and me method, I want a bit more precise measurement then rounded to the nearest pound. I've been using a small postal/kitchen scale to weigh the kittens as they are growing, but...
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    How to stop kittens playing in the water bowl

    Oh unfortunately they have already discovered the joy of attacking and chewing up toilet paper, lol. I have to keep it in the cabinet and take it out when I go to the bathroom. Though even that doesn't always stop them... they open cabinets now. :cringe: I got up the other morning to find one of...
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    How to stop kittens playing in the water bowl

    Well, I set the water fountain up a couple days ago, and after splashing water all over the bathroom once they now seem to be drinking more like civilized creatures, lol. They still splash a little but they aren't paddling in the water like they do in the auto waterer, so that's hopeful.
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    THE BIRTHDAY THREAD 2020

    Well it's almost a month late now, but Tux turned 6 on January 8th (guesstimated birthday). He is a former feral we trapped and took in a little over 5 years ago. He is really my dog's cat (doesn't like humans touching him), they sleep together and groom each other, but he does follow me around...
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    Feline parvo

    So is the kitten all better now? and was it sick when you had it? The virus can stick around in the environment for months, but bleach does kill it. Make sure you wash everything the cat touched while sick with bleach, litter box, toys, bedding, as well as wash the floors and lower walls.
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    How to stop kittens playing in the water bowl

    Yeah she is trying to get the stopper thing on the bottom of the tank, she hits it and bubbles go up and more water comes out :rolleyes3:, she is lucky she is so cute and has me wrapped around her little paw... :catrub:I have a fountain too, but the auto water tank holds more water (4L vs 2L)...
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    How to stop kittens playing in the water bowl

    At first I found it amusing, then slightly inconvenient, but now it's kind of annoy... I have a litter of water loving kittens! They will jump in the sink while I'm doing dishes, jump in the bath if we don't close the door when we bathe, and seem to think the auto water bowl is a literal kitty...
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