The importance of touching and taking them soon
The most important phase to have and to take to a kitty is between 7 after 2 weeks, when this one is still with the breeder. Once we take him to our, the sociableness of the animal with the persons will be greater if we have caressed and petted them when they are growing.
It is necessary to caress softly to the kitties several times a day during a few minutes, in order that they grow being sociable and tolerate well the necessary contact for the medical caresses and the polishing . This managing can include retain them softly, holding the legs, touching the sensitive zones of the abdomen and the sides and brush them with smoothness. This is specially important in the kitties of long hair.
To six weeks, the kitties already stand out for their territorial, playing with others and with any thing that seems to them to be entertaining. In this phase we have to introduce the, but providing that they are sure. It is necessary to use disinfectants in order that everything is clean. There are some of them that can be poisonous for the cats for what, if we do not know well which to use, it is necessary to consult the veterinarian.
To this age the kitties smell and lick everything what they find, included the sand of the booth. They are hyperactive and they will be exploring always any corner or crack of the. This is the best moment to teach them not to be sharpened the nails in our not to climbing over the curtains nor to jumping to the shelves full of valued objects. (see " How to avoiding problems of behavior"). A bad act that seems to be comic now, can be a nuisance if they continue doing it.
The games are also beneficial for our relation with the cat. If a kitty becomes too much excited or aggressive, it is necessary to suspend the game and to leave. But if he plays softly, we should to encourage him always, to reinforce this good behavior.
It is necessary to reward the good behavior- for example, if he comes when is calling him-with delicacies or with something that he likes specially, while a rude call " not " ¡ or a knock in the table they are sufficient in order that they do not make things as to climb on the kitchen, to stealor to scratch the .
Q/A I have nursed my kitties with a baby bottle. When do I weaned ?
For the kitties raised with a bottle the weaning must begin at 3 weeks; it starts by adding a half teaspoonful of infantile thin cereal or of infantile mash to the baby bottle. After a few days, You can follow the normal procedure.
Our kitties have now 6 weeks. Three of them have already taken solidbut there is one that seems not interested in it. Is there something wrong?
To this age, there are kitties that prefer the milk of his mother to the solid. Dedicate him a bit more of time and incite him with tasty morsels. If he is still worrying you, do that the veterinarian examines him to make sure that is well.
If there are possible buyers who come to see my cats. When should I have them come?
The ideal moment is when your kitties are exploring already and affirming his personality. This happens between 7 and 10 weeks. The kitties of pedigree are not submitting to his new owners until they have 12 weeks, after having received the second dose of vaccine.