Trying to Tame 2 Feral 2 month old kittens

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Update on everything

Something happened and the kittens went berserk, they were acting normal and when I tried to help one calm down my hands paid the price.

They got into the garage and are both there, hiding and refusing to come out no matter what we do.

Then Nugget peed in the house, which she has NEVER done.

We are at a standstill until we can figure out how to get them out of the garage.

We are baffled that Jinx went from sweet and rubbing against my face to them both being freaked out and hiding.

We think maybe because of Nugget hissing at them ??

I dont know, but one thing for sure is I think we will be rehoming Shrimp. She hasn't loosened up at all and just doesn't work well.

I'm stressed beyond comprehension and have put a litter box and food/water in the garage for now while we figure out how to trap them again and start this process all over.
 
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So Jinx is now in the house and keeps meowing very loudly, he's sweet and lovey dovey but still kinda scared since he's been back in the house.

Nugget is pissed again, hissing, growling, and meowing at him.

She keeps PURPOSEFULLY going up to him where he's hiding at hissing and growling at him.

Shrimp is still in the garage and will not approach us.
 

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So Jinx is now in the house and keeps meowing very loudly, he's sweet and lovey dovey but still kinda scared since he's been back in the house.

Nugget is pissed again, hissing, growling, and meowing at him.

She keeps PURPOSEFULLY going up to him where he's hiding at hissing and growling at him.

Shrimp is still in the garage and will not approach us.
Can you do a scent swap again?
 

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These things take time,sometimes alot of time and others less but certainly 30days is not much time at all and neither is 60days quite frankly.

The growling,hissing and swatting just part of transitioning ferals,semis and strays into a home with residents cats- gee,even a sweet domestic indoor cat being introduced into another cats home with display the sane behavior.... it's just how the process goes and in time as they become more familiar they relax and settle in

Rome was not built in a day,these things happen and very often setbacks will occur--- the great thing about cats is you can always restart,unlike humans who have emotions,form opinions,biases and will simply " not like" someone and hold a grudge- they are a species that preserve their species because they csn co- exist instinctually
 
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Another Update!

We will be keeping them both, since Shrimp has been separated she's gotten more sweet since we're able to give her attention.

Waiting for her to get more warmed up before being able to roam the house like Jinx.

Jinx keeps running at Nugget and wanting to be friends but she just growls and hisses.
 

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Another Update!

We will be keeping them both, since Shrimp has been separated she's gotten more sweet since we're able to give her attention.

Waiting for her to get more warmed up before being able to roam the house like Jinx.

Jinx keeps running at Nugget and wanting to be friends but she just growls and hisses.
Happy to hear it 👍
 

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Another Update!

We will be keeping them both, since Shrimp has been separated she's gotten more sweet since we're able to give her attention.

Waiting for her to get more warmed up before being able to roam the house like Jinx.

Jinx keeps running at Nugget and wanting to be friends but she just growls and hisses.
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Nugget is slowly warming up to Jinx, we will be bringing Shrimp into the rest of the house soon.

Jinx is a big baby cuddle bug for sure.

Shrimp is super sweet when we go see her in her room and purrs, hops, and makes biscuits. She just won't let us pick her up, for a moment then she wants down.
 

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Nugget is slowly warming up to Jinx, we will be bringing Shrimp into the rest of the house soon.

Jinx is a big baby cuddle bug for sure.

Shrimp is super sweet when we go see her in her room and purrs, hops, and makes biscuits. She just won't let us pick her up, for a moment then she wants down.
Nice! :hearthrob::redheartpump:
 
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