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    Easiest way to be top cat is to treat the kitten like you're the mum cat. For a few weeks, when you pick her up lift her by her collar like mum cats do, if she's clawing at you, pin her down (gently!), take her away from things you don't want her around with a firm no. But she is a kitten and curious so will keep trying to get into things, it's what they do. She needs heaps of interaction and a certain level of roughish play, but not rough rough. It's kind of why I usually recommend if you get kittens to get two of them. They're used to being around their litter mates, so have their brothers and sisters to learn and play with. Kittens, like puppies, need a lot of time and attention. As for the poos, like everyone else said the food may not be agreeing but if they were on a different food with the home they came from, you need to slowly introduce a new one to them so their stomachs can handle it. And remember they are carnivores and so will need raw meat in their diets. Most dry foods have grains and they find it hard to digest it.

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    I think i might have upset her tummy by not gradually introducing it 😢 this is a silly one but when you say raw meat is it only red meat or can they have raw chicken?

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    Chicken is fine also we use sachets for wet food though as my cats arent very keen on raw meat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooketobub View Post
    I think i might have upset her tummy by not gradually introducing it 😢 this is a silly one but when you say raw meat is it only red meat or can they have raw chicken?
    Any raw meat. Chicken necks are good for teeth to again must be raw.
    Best to either stay away from fish or only give occasionally as it can cause skin allergies and sensitive stomach. Sometimes so can beef.
    My guys get a mix of Roo mince or Beef mince and necks every second night with the mince. At first some of the adults were funny about it but a couple nights in they vaccumed it down. Now they turn their noses up at kibble night cause they want their meat.
    Its alot cheaper and alot more healthy then tin food.
    Tinned food is the equivalent to mcdonalds. We always say if you wouldnt feed your children maccas everyday why would you do it to your pets.

    Eta to calm her tummy down quickly a couple of meals of cooked chicken breast and rice will do that. Then you can start again by gradually introducing the new feed.
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    Well, she is much perkier tonight! I seperated her litter, food and bed this morning and she had access to the loungeroom all day. Came home and she couldnt wait to play!

    No accidents on the carpet (that i could find or smell) but no poos in the litter either. I gave her raw mince for dinner and she loved it! It must have been a yummy dinner...shes now purring and massaging my tummy with her tiny paws 😋 so cute.

    Now to wait for litter poos and to try and stop this scratching before her Dad comes home and finds the couch in shreds lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooketobub View Post
    Well, she is much perkier tonight! I seperated her litter, food and bed this morning and she had access to the loungeroom all day. Came home and she couldnt wait to play!

    No accidents on the carpet (that i could find or smell) but no poos in the litter either. I gave her raw mince for dinner and she loved it! It must have been a yummy dinner...shes now purring and massaging my tummy with her tiny paws 😋 so cute.

    Now to wait for litter poos and to try and stop this scratching before her Dad comes home and finds the couch in shreds lol
    If you have a scratching post everytime she scratches where you dont wat her to automatically redirect her to the post. Dont rouse on her cause she is still learning. Reward her with pats and cuddles and praise when she uses the post.

    Reward the positive ignore the negative

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    She is just so cute! I think the litter too close issue was definitely her problem. I put her in the laundry last night with her bed and food (she still gets scared at night out in the house). When i woke her up she had done a poo in her litter then pulled the corners of her litter tray bag over the poo! It was like she was saying time for a change mum 😋

    She has become so affectionate with me which is lovely.

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    Success!! Poos in the box! 😆

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmeleem View Post
    If you have a scratching post everytime she scratches where you dont wat her to automatically redirect her to the post. Dont rouse on her cause she is still learning. Reward her with pats and cuddles and praise when she uses the post.

    Reward the positive ignore the negative
    I really need help with this big cat thing...she is driving me nuts constantly scratching me! Its not a vicious thing, she just extends her claws constantly. I am covered in itchy scratches i feel like i need to teach her boundarys, like she cant hop up on the lounge all the time etc.
    Do you know how old training like this would be feasible?

    I think i am being a cranky preggo pants tonight 😠

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    Try spraying her with a water bottle when she does something naughty.


 

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