A kitten fell down my chimney and I need advice!

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I’m guessing it’s a genetic trait she inherited and likely nothing to worry about.
I've never heard of that trait! Why would it be showing up now and not earlier in his life?
 
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They are both turning into beautiful cats with striking and very different personalities...
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But WOW that size difference. I don't think that Tato is ever going to catch up. He eats probably three times as much as his brother but he stays small and thin. Not bony, but his body type is definitely lean. Whereas we joke that Nikolas looks like he swallowed another kitten. He is very sausage shaped. And he's a BIG boy. But so picky! TATO is always the one eating everything in sight but Niko is bigger. I don't get it.

They both started losing their front baby teeth recently right about the same time, so they have gappy little bites right now.
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They are both so beautiful. I was reading your initial post about your unexpected drop in. I hope you have since put a cap on that chimney so you are catching less adorable creatures.
 
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They are both so beautiful. I was reading your initial post about your unexpected drop in. I hope you have since put a cap on that chimney so you are catching less adorable creatures.
We can't do anything about it right now because there is still snow on the roof. It's not safe to climb up there. But when the weather warms up it's in the plans.
 
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I know I keep saying it but this one has the WEIRDEST personality. I wish I could upload videos here. He is so odd.

You have to be careful when you pick him up and put him down because he is just so floppy. He NEVER catches himself. He just puddles like a furry bag of jello. You could hold him completely upside down and he would just...dangle. Here are some pictures of my partner holding him. He doesn't "help" you at all! If we let go, he would slither off without trying to catch himself.

It works out when my 3 year old nephew comes to visit...Tato literally turns to mush and jellos between the kids fingers. He can't get a grip to pick him up and he gets sooo frustrated! It's like trying to pick up water in your hands. He just rolls back off. We joke that it's his only defense.

He absolutely LOVES to be slung over your shoulder. But again, you have to be careful because he won't support himself. He just flops there. You have to hold his legs. Sometimes I'll just be walking around holding his hind legs because the front end is draped down my shoulder and back.

He wants nothing more than to be held all the time. He demands it. Quite often he will spend his time licking my nose. But sometimes he really gets into it and tries to jam his nose INTO my nostril. Hard. I haven't figured that one out yet!

He comes running full pelt, no matter what he's doing, when I call his name. He will drop everything to run over.

He is lovely...just very, very strange.

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Ya' know... There is a scientist who wrote a paper that shows proof that cats are actually liquid:

;) ;) ;)
 
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This is the wonderful thing that you get when a cat has 1000% trust in their humans. You saved him, you fed him and you treated him only with love.
His brother didn't get the memo 😂 he's a sweet guy but absolutely hates to be touched. We call him the "fist-bump" cat because a quick hello is all you get. He likes to sit beside you but if you reach out to touch him, he backflips away.
 
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