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  1. MoriartyX

    Suckling kittens: differences between male and female

    Thanks! Yeah, I'll definitely try to have them neutered as soon as it's safe. He does bit her neck sometimes, but only when playing, never when they are both kneading and she is suckling. So it seems there's nothing to worry about for now.
  2. MoriartyX

    Kittens always hungry: how much should they eat?

    Thank you everyone! For now, I can say that at least they are a lot happier :D
  3. MoriartyX

    Suckling kittens: differences between male and female

    Well, I was just concerned it meant he was almost mature enough, you know? I really want them to be neutered as soon as possible, but safe and without risks. So if these erections and him hopping on top of her can happen but they meant nothing if there's no biting on the neck, I'm relieved...
  4. MoriartyX

    Kittens always hungry: how much should they eat?

    Thank you for all the comments! So basically, I should keep the 4 times feeding, but bring them full plates so they can eat all they want, and once they stop, I take the plates back. And this adding as much wet food as possible (the morewet fold vs dry the better), right?
  5. MoriartyX

    Kittens always hungry: how much should they eat?

    This is my first post outside the Behavior subforum :P Well, I come today with a pretty straightforward question: how much should 3-4 months old kittens eat? We adopted Coco and Kylo about a month ago, with around 8 weeks, and they are around 14 weeks now. The first days, we had them on a...
  6. MoriartyX

    Suckling kittens: differences between male and female

    Well, sadly even the minimum weight is not the same as you mention, 2,5 kg being around 5,5 lbs. We have their next vaccine appointment in a couple of weeks, I'll keep insisting. And regarding the other question, the suckling and the male getting erections, have any of you ever see something...
  7. MoriartyX

    Suckling kittens: differences between male and female

    Hi, it's me again with new questions :) Ever since Coco (F) and Kylo (M) arrived, she would start suckling some types of blankets. We recently made a bed with a box, a cushion and a blanket, and she randomly goes there and start suckling and kneading. Kylo, on the other hand, would never...
  8. MoriartyX

    Is rubbing and head butting an adult behavior?

    I'm definitely less concerned now, thanks! They both are sweet and like to fall asleep next to us, no matter if it's on the couch, next to the computer... so they are cuddly (in the very few hours they'd rather be playing, of course!). While I would love them to do head butts, I was more...
  9. MoriartyX

    Is rubbing and head butting an adult behavior?

    Hi everyone! As you know, my wife and adopted a pair of 8 weeks old siblings a month ago, a female (Coco) and a male (Kylo). They are very sweet and I think pretty happy as well. Being our first cats ever, I wonder if they should rubbing their heads and bodies against us, against objects...
  10. MoriartyX

    cat goes from purring to biting in a milisecond

    Thanks a lot for all the advice here! We recently adopted a pair of siblings, and he lets us pet him and scratch him all that we want, including his belly, but the girl randomly bites when being pet; sometimes with a warning of her tail, but sometimes without it. I guess we'll have to accept...
  11. MoriartyX

    Adopting a kitten or a bonded pair: questions

    Thanks, we are really obsessed about this since we discovered that worm! Well, on a quick update: they are doing fine,they now know and enjoy the rest of the house. They are starting to understand which areas are off limits (kitchen and the dining table, basically), but well, they struggle...
  12. MoriartyX

    Adopting a kitten or a bonded pair: questions

    Hahaha Yeah, definitely, she seems like the kind of girl who will explain a couple of things to her brother so he starts behaving 😛 I know I’m over thinking it, but I can’t seem to find a satisfactory answer: if the eggs of these worms cannot be seen normally because of their size, how am I not...
  13. MoriartyX

    Adopting a kitten or a bonded pair: questions

    Thanks for your comments! Well, you know once you start looking at diseases and parasites on the Internet, you pretty much end up thinking you're dying! Once I saw this one, we went straight to the vet. I even showed him the pic (and the actual worm that I was carrying in a zip bag) and he...
  14. MoriartyX

    Adopting a kitten or a bonded pair: questions

    Well, I’m a little mad right now, as the shelter and the foster home mom told us they had been treated for parasites, and yet today we found one white worm exiting from his rear. . We went straight to the vet as soon as we picked them up last Wednesday, and even after talking with him four of...
  15. MoriartyX

    Adopting a kitten or a bonded pair: questions

    Sorry, I didn't see an edit button. They are 9 weeks old, not 12-13 as I said. The foster home wanted to have this litter adopted sooner as they had many other kittens looking for foster homes. There are so many abandoned kittens here in Mallorca!
  16. MoriartyX

    Adopting a kitten or a bonded pair: questions

    Sorry, they do require a lot of attention. Or maybe it's just that they are so fun to look at :p So please meet Kylo (boy, left) and Coco (girl, right): They are extremely lovely! They never hissed or anything at us, not even when we first met them at the foster home where they were living...
  17. MoriartyX

    Adopting a kitten or a bonded pair: questions

    I just wanted to give you an update, as we are finally adopting two siblings! Today we went to meet one particular female that was in a foster home with her mom (now spayed, not feral at all, just likes to keep her distances) and siblings. And we couldn’t say no to her little brother, so we are...
  18. MoriartyX

    Adopting a kitten or a bonded pair: questions

    Hahaha it definitely sounds like a pair is the way to go! However, what I understand is, if we finally only adopt one, better to be 12 or even more weeks old than a tiny 2-months old. Luckily many of the shelters and refuges here have littermates staying together in volunteers' houses until...
  19. MoriartyX

    Adopting a kitten or a bonded pair: questions

    Thanks Alpha_Kitty, your post was really inspirational, I would say. I can imagine all the great things and ways to play with kittens and cats, and I'm looking forward to building these relationships with our future kittens. However, as cataholic07 pointed out, I don't think we'd let our cats...
  20. MoriartyX

    Adopting a kitten or a bonded pair: questions

    Thanks :) Well, thank you everyone, you keep adding wisdom and I'm really grateful. As I said, it's our first (or firsts) cat and we want to do it the right way, not just for us but for the cat! I'm really sold on the idea of adopting two. We'll discuss it, as it definitely can help later on...
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