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New Kitten came home with me today.

Sean

Savannah Super Cat
#51
He will get in with the ware running and wait till it to the end where is standing and then jump out.
He is really thinking about it and I bet one day he will stay in and get his feet wet by choice.

Just about 1 hour ago we had a first face to face lose meet up in my room. Bella was on the bed and did
a little hissing. Xander being a kitten full of energy was running around and jumped on the bed almost
right on top of Bella. She was not happy and took a swat and put her ears back and did the hiss and growl.
Needless to say Xander backed off and sort of rolled over with belly to her. At that point I picked him off the
bed and he headed under the edge to keep some distance. Bella was still upset so I picked her up and set
her up high on the top of the desk so she would not be bothered. I found Xander and we headed out to his
space and all settled down with Bella in about 10 minutes.She left the room for about 1/2 hour and is now
back in on the bed just relaxing as normal. Any thing I did wrong or should change? I know it takes time to
get to a happy family point and will just have to work on it more.
 
#52
I think it's normal for Bella to be establishing boundaries, and it sounds like he submitted to her pretty quick - you're going to be fine. :) Just burn off that boy kitten energy with wand toys, or a sturdy string with a folded piece of paper tied to one end. Never met a kitten who could resist the paper and string toy, maybe Bella would join in on the fun...? ;)
 

Sean

Savannah Super Cat
#53
I have been trying to tire him out before any meetings.
I would like to put him in the crate and bring Bella into his space and let her sniff around.
 

Sean

Savannah Super Cat
#55
I have come to the conclusion that Xander is a Ferret/Monkey/Kitten cross that like to eat socks and underwear.
He is at least responding to his name some what. He takes a memo and says he will get back to me.

All of Bella's hissing and minor growling does not seem to phase him one bit.I just had to go save my socks and
underwear from him. So I found an old sock and tied a few knots in it and let him play with that. He did not seem
all that much interested. So maybe I need to get some of my sent back into them after all there had been sitting in
the drawer for quite some time. Other than that we have a visit with the vet Monday for a recheck and vaccine #2.
To keep my account a little less comples we are going to treat any cat I have or may get as a Savannah and only give
killed vaccines. That should save some unnecessary mistakes ever again. Or at least lesson them.

One thing on food I found I had to back off on the twice a day wet food as it was making him a bit on the loose side.
I don't recall if I posted his DOB or not. He was born on April 22,2018 and he came to live with us on June 24,2018
and his wight the next day at the vet was 2 Lb 1.6 OzWe will see how much he has put on when we go in. I get to take
more poo in with us and just to have a starting point because it was never done for Bella. She will get to donate one too.
I know the boys were clean of uninvited guests but you never know unless you test. I'll be sure to share what we find.
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
#56
Xander sounds like he must have some Savannah blood in him, at least he has some mischief blood in him! Hope all goes well with the next checkup, but is sounds like you have nothing to worry about :up:
 

Sean

Savannah Super Cat
#57
One thing I find odd I have never had a cat or don not take food out of my hand. But Xander just won't even if I have it in my palm.
I have to drop it onto the floor or into his dish.

On other things I need to go get a new bottle of Bitter Yuck We are having some chewing of things that should not be chewed on.
I sprayed the Boundary spray back behind my desk along with some Bitter Yuck on the wires and that seems to have stopped that.
He got to meed the spray bottle tonight. It had been empty so long I had to pump a few times to get the spray but that got him away
from the fan cord.
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
#58
Make sure he has his own chew toys to play with (sturdy ones that he can't break and swallow the pieces of), this will become even more apparent when he starts teething (if he hasn't already).
 

Sean

Savannah Super Cat
#60
Yes he is very good at stealing hearts. Also I think the teething has started.
The only toy that ha has not run off with it my fingers and toes. He also likes
socks and underwear to chew on. Speaking of underwear anyone have cats
that crawl into them when seated taking care of business?