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New To Owning Cats (let alone a savannah)

feedtheflame

Savannah Super Cat
#1
does anyone know of a good website or book that tells you how to train a cat properly? all of this is so new to me and my savannah is definitly proving to be high maintence, lol. I need to get started training him properly before i give him bad habits.
 

MattM

Savannah Super Cat
#2
does anyone know of a good website or book that tells you how to train a cat properly? all of this is so new to me and my savannah is definitly proving to be high maintence, lol. I need to get started training him properly before i give him bad habits.
I picked up a magazine today called "Kittens USA" from Petsmart, or was it Petco, I never remember which one I have been to. A lot of good information about kittens. Also, a lot of misinformation in the book as well or incomplete information.

Read everything on this website. Before asking a question use the search tool. The search tool is your friend.
 

Pam Flachs

Savannah Super Cat
#3
Matt has a very good suggestion; you will find a ton of great info here on the forum :)

Have you asked the breeder your kitten came from any questions/concerns you are having? Most breeders are more than willing to answer questions and help you get started on the right foot with your kitten (or cat).
I like this book for new kitten owners called "Kittens for Dummies". I thought it had a lot of good, basic info for the new owner with little or no experience. You can find it on Ebay very reasonably:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=kittens+for+dummies+book&_sop=15
 

John Popp

Site Supporter
#5
Remember, that you don't train a cat, you negotiate with them.

With having pets and lots of cats through my life, I can say what I've learned from this forum in the last year is exponentially greater than what I have learned previously. Paige, Trish and Brigitte are awesome with having lots of insight and one of the other moderators, Deborah, not so much, but at least she makes you laugh. I couldn't have made it through my ordeal with our kitten without their help, and of course Deborah making me laugh when I was feeling pretty beat down.
 

John Popp

Site Supporter
#8
I guess it's a right of passage for new members to find out that Deb, Rascal and I have an affinity for a couple cocktails. Still trying to get through my first cup of coffee this morning however, and thus far a cocktail isn't on the agenda. That can change in a heartbeat though.

Oh and BTW, those Limarita things you mentioned are following me everywhere I go on the web, although I'm totally unsure if I could drink a Margarita from a can.
 
#9
I guess it's a right of passage for new members to find out that Deb, Rascal and I have an affinity for a couple cocktails. Still trying to get through my first cup of coffee this morning however, and thus far a cocktail isn't on the agenda. That can change in a heartbeat though.

Oh and BTW, those Limarita things you mentioned are following me everywhere I go on the web, although I'm totally unsure if I could drink a Margarita from a can.
Oh- you can and you will... You will...
 

John Popp

Site Supporter
#10
Perhaps if my younger cousins bring some to the beach on the family vacation, which is a distinct possibility with all the advertising surrounding the product. They are definitely still young enough to be quantity purchasers of alcohol, despite always shaking a glass in front of me and asking me to make them a cocktail. I guess that's my calling on vacation, to be their Sushi Chef and Bartender.