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  1. lucicat

    Can we talk catios?!!!

    I wasn't sure where to put this thread. . .but my husband gave me the green light to start planning for a smallish catio. Yay!!! I'm really excited. . .I am committed to keeping my cats indoors, but I love the idea of giving them safe access to some outside. I've been looking at...
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    Broken whiskers?

    I have two kittens, 5 months and 8 months. I’ve been noticing lately that the younger always has broken/short whiskers on one side. What’s going on here? The other cat has full lovely whiskers. Is she nibbling his whiskers off? I tried to photograph it. He has almost no full size whiskers...
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    Wanna be raw/home-made cat foodie

    Hi all! I have two kittens 8 and 5 months old. From the time we brought the first home I started reading everything I could get my hands on about cats ans nutrition and behavior. I'm into natural health and real food eating for myself, so it only made sense to me to provide that for my cats...
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    Can you "make" a kitten into a lap cat?

    I know I know. . .you can't make a cat do anything! LOL But. . .do you think you can influence a kitten to become more of a lap cat? We have a 7mo and a 5mo, they are very bonded to each other, but also to me. However, they just aren't lap cats. during the day I don't get a lot of snuggles...
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    Refusing morning meal?

    I have a 7mo (S) and a 5mo (A). I feed them 3x a day. Pate wet food at 7am, high quality dry food at noon, and TikiCat after Dark at 6pm. When they were a bit younger I'd give them another scoop of dry food before bed, but I've stopped that. They tend to eat about half of what I give at once...
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    Play styles

    I'm curious about play styles. . .I have two cats (well kittens really and it's the first time I've raised cats as an adult). First cat "S" is 7 months old and second "A" is 5 months old. S has always been high energy and loves wand toys and all toys really. She hilarious to play with and when...
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    So, cats learning to open doors. . .

    That’s a thing right? :oops: Our tortie girl who’s 6 months old has always been really smart, fearless and energetic. I need to harness train her as she’s indoor only, but clearly needs more stimulation!!! Our younger kitten that you see here is just an innocent side kick! 😇
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    feeding two kittens different meals situation

    My kittens are picky :lovecat4: and so I've wound up feeding them custom meals at each meal. sigh. How many people do this? I am trying to move to wet only, but they do love dry food and since they are kittens I try to give them some for in between meals. As for wet they are picky. . .one...
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    Neighbor cat staring at my kitties

    So my next door neighbor has a cat that's basically an outdoor cat--he has access to her house and she feeds him, but she says he prefers o just be out all day and never snuggles/hangs out with them. They have a dog and another cat too. This isn't about the neighbor though, I think they are...
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    Preferring dry to wet?

    I decided to feed an all wet food diet to my kittens, they were on both wet and dry at first. Now I offer three wet meals a day and I thought they'd be the happiest cats in the world. BUT now they beg for dry food. phbbbbbbbbt. It's amusing actually. .. but is this just because I don't offer...
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    Yep, a cat scratching problem

    Hi. I have to kittens and the younger one has always scratched appropriately, but my older one (about 6 months old) has developed the habit of scratching my wool rug. :( It's not a cheap rug and I'd really really rather she scratch the darn posts!!! I've tried the Feliway product that's...
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    Thicker/longer fur along spine

    I know my sweet boy is a DSH, but unlike our tortie girl who has super short sleek smooth fur on her whole body, Ash (12 weeks) has a ridge along his spine of fur that is rougher, thicker and longer than the rest. Especially at the base of the tail. I just wondered if this was a characteristic...
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    Why not fish-based food?

    I guess I always assumed cats eat fish. . .classic right, cats and tuna. Only now I seem to see the recommendation to avoid fish-based foods or limit them. (I do feed grain free and protein only--or as high protein content as possible--food and a little raw food too. All wet food unless I will...
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    Feel sad for friends cat

    Not in a judgmental way, because I know they love their cat and that's the main thing. . .but I have educated myself a lot on cat behavior and biological needs. . .and well, their cat is lacking in an environment that suits him. I'm cat-sitting for them for 4 days and I keep noticing things like...
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    Can you teach a kitten to sleep through the night?

    I've posted here about introducing my 5 month old to a new baby (now 11 weeks). That went really, really well and I'm so happy to watch them play together and groom each other and sleep together! It's the best thing ever. I'm a little sad that my resident kitty, Sati, doesn't follow me around...
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    Can cats have grey eyes?

    My sweet kitten, Ash, is grey and white. . .when I met him in foster care at 6wks old his eyes were a beautiful blue. But I knew that was likely just his kitten color. By the time we brought him home at 9 weeks his eyes were grey. . .really the exact shade as his coat. (And he has these...
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    Is this kitten play too rough/aggressive?

    I'm having trouble downloading a video. . .but I'm hoping you can see it through this link: New video by Lucinda Frachtenberg I have been introducing two kittens, resident kitten is 5 months old and new kitten is 10weeks old. (I have another thread here about this.) Could someone please watch...
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    when to meet face to face? (two kittens)

    Hi, I've posted before on this, so forgive my continued questions. I have a 5 month old shelter kitten who we have had since she was 10weeks old...we adopted a "sibling" for her and have had Ash for one week now and he is 10weeks old. He's been in a separate room and we have been scent swapping...
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    New baby

    We got a new kitten (adopted shelter kitten) and he is just the absolute sweetest!!! Had to share <3 We named him Ash and he is 9 weeks old.
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    Two kitten introductions?

    Hi, I know intros are discussed endlessley. . .and I've read books and watched Jackson Galaxy videos, so I know the idea of it. But in practice it's a bit harder! So we have our first kitten, a shelter cat who we've had for two months she's almost 5 months old now. She's very high energy, is...
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