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    my kitten is a CHUNK!

    Thanks for that chicken advice! It IS chicken breast right now but I'll pick up some thighs at the grocery store this week!
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    my kitten is a CHUNK!

    I can't imagine that they don't have enough space. They have window hammocks...window perches in multiple rooms...elevated cat beds and a 4' ledge to lay on, too. We have a two story house and they have the run of it! I think they're just in that nightmare "teen" phase. They can get on...
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    my kitten is a CHUNK!

    Will do! I'm thawing some chicken now to boil and shred. Hopefully we can get their food intake on an even keel...next will tackle the endless jumping. :)
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    my kitten is a CHUNK!

    Thanks for the info! I guess it's hard to tell in pic above...they're all stretched out...but Frances definitely has a tum and Barnabas does not. It's new in the past month, ever since he became ravenous. His whole little body is round and I can especially see it when he flops on the floor...
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    my kitten is a CHUNK!

    I don't think Frances is stealing food...but...he's constantly scrounging for food. Our elderly cat prefers dry food and Frances is always dipping into hers. I definitely think that these two kittens had different fathers...one is lighter-furred and definitely rangy/lean! So the turkey is NOT...
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    my kitten is a CHUNK!

    I adopted a bonded pair of kitten siblings this past spring...the runt of the litter (Frances) and the biggest of the litter (Barnabas). Frances was almost scarily tiny and the foster lady advised that I free-feed them both as much as they'd like. Fast forward several months. The kittens are...
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    Cat is STILL biting...why??

    I know that makes sense, but my sleep has been so disrupted. Last night I put up the baby gate. She got to snuggle in bed until she left on her own accord, baby gate up, and I got an extra hour of sleep. I get up, lots of pets, everyone is happy (or at least she seems happy)!
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    Cat is STILL biting...why??

    I will definitely try the hissing technique. Sometimes she bites me with no petting, though. It's pretty frustrating. She has a clean bill of health from vet so...I guess I'll just keep her out of the bedroom at this point and hissing if she tries it elsewhere!
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    Cat is STILL biting...why??

    She doesn't really SEEM hyper-alert. She lounges around the house and sleeps most of the day. She likes to look outside but for the most part, she's a pretty relaxed cat. That's why the biting, which comes out of nowhere, is such a shock. I've avoided the hissing because I don't want to wake...
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    Cat is STILL biting...why??

    I adopted a senior cat 6 - 8 months ago. Since I've had her, she's bitten me multiple times, unprovoked. A couple of times it was misdirected aggression - we were watching a dog, she hated it, bit me a few times. But dog is long gone and still...this morning was typical. She wakes me up at...
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    Kitten/cat intro...is it time now?

    So far, it's going well. I have the exact same situation - a super hyper and a super chill kitten. I let them house-roam for a couple of hours yesterday. Resident cat, Calliope, sat in the window and watched. Both cats approached separately a couple of times, she hissed, they backed off...
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    Kitten/cat intro...is it time now?

    Oh, I can tell that she's annoyed. The whole reason I adopted TWO kittens is that ONE kitten would run her ragged. I wanted to get kittens instead of adult cats so that she wouldn't feel as threatened. She still has the run of the house all night and all morning, and only has to deal with...
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    Kitten/cat intro...is it time now?

    Last night, I let them all out together. Calliope on chair. Kittens staring. The smaller, sweeter kitten hung back and watched. The larger, more aggressive kitten approached cautiously. Calliope hissed. Kitten ignored, jumped up on chair with her (seemed to be curious, not aggressive)...
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    Kitten/cat intro...is it time now?

    3 1/2 weeks ago, I adopted two now-15 week old kittens. Bonded siblings. I have a resident female here (age 10 - 12). I have kept them completely separated for the entire duration. Kittens have 2 rooms to themselves and get about an hour/day to roam the downstairs while resident cat is...
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    Should I surrender new cat?

    How long did you keep them separated before the introduction? It takes quite a while. I just went through a very difficult introduction too...adding a female cat to my household with a very grumpy female cat. It took about 3 months before they settled down a bit...with almost constant...
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