May 10, 2018 9:34 am at 9:34 am #1518905
If so, what was it like?May 10, 2018 9:53 am at 9:53 am #1518922May 10, 2018 11:37 am at 11:37 am #1518936
It’s like a lion, but smaller.
Do you have specific questions?May 10, 2018 3:08 pm at 3:08 pm #1519044
Depends on the age of the kitten, and if it still has to be bottle-fed. You’ll also have to box-train it. It’s better if you don’t let it out to roam around to get hit by a car or pick up something. Your best bet is to go to your local library and ask the librarian to help you find books about cats and raising kittens. You can also try the internet but you risk getting inaccurate info that way.
Just remember that kittens do grow up into cats, so unless you have someone to give it (back) to when it’s grown, find out about grown-up cats too. The best argument is that you’ll never have to worry about mice!May 10, 2018 6:48 pm at 6:48 pm #1519108Yaakov1Participant
Kittens are a lot cuter than cats…May 10, 2018 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm #1519245
But cats are better at catching mice (and roaches and whatnot). They’re also playful, affectionate and you don’t have to walk them. But make sure you’re ready to accept the commitment before you get one. They can live up to 10 years and if you get it and then give it to a shelter, it would most likely be killed.
If you’re pet-ready, cats make excellent apartment pets. Just know what you’re getting into so neither you nor the cat have any regrets.May 11, 2018 1:18 pm at 1:18 pm #1519382
They can live up to 10 years…
My ten-year-old cats would be outraged at that! They still act like kittens.
Cats can live 15-20 years.May 11, 2018 2:00 pm at 2:00 pm #1519410
Sorry, Dovid, I stand corrected. May they have many more years of youthful antics.May 11, 2018 3:12 pm at 3:12 pm #1519422
The special care that kittens require is the main reason they are often placed in temporary foster homes before they are placed permanently.May 12, 2018 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm #1519549
RY23 – kudos to you if you’re willing to take care of a kitten. (Just be careful – you may not want to give it up later! They’re dangerously cute.)May 14, 2018 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm #1520379
RY23 – Have you taken the kitten? How is it going?May 14, 2018 2:48 pm at 2:48 pm #1520399
I’m only considering it.May 14, 2018 5:13 pm at 5:13 pm #1520463happyOOTerParticipant
Twice. Technically though, they are “Foster Fails”. They are 7 and 3 now and a part of the familyMay 14, 2018 5:14 pm at 5:14 pm #1520426HealthParticipant
Midwest2 -“Depends on the age of the kitten, and if it still has to be bottle-fed. You’ll also have to box-train it. It’s better if you don’t let it out to roam around to get hit by a car or pick up something. ”
The house we live in came with cats. We don’t take of them – they live outside. They still manage to reproduce. So we watch many kittens become cats. I guess they still run around the neighborhood or s/o picks them up to take them home.
None of them ever got hit by a car. They cross streets better than some adults I know!May 15, 2018 11:36 am at 11:36 am #1520951mom12Participant
What do you mean fostering a kitten..?
Is it not the same as owning one..
Well we have a cat.. used to be a kitten..
My son actually owns him.. so I do not feel mechuyav to feed him before myself.
He comes and goes as he pleases..we have food and water out at all times..
food is costly as well as the vet visits..
cat came home injured several times which necessitated a vet visit
basically it’s another baby to take care of.
I have no regrets..as long as I am responsible
and we have no mice.. we did find some that cat took care of.. but very few.
good luckJanuary 15, 2020 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm #1823330JzqParticipant
Name it mittensJanuary 16, 2020 1:45 pm at 1:45 pm #1823493Avi KParticipant
Ten times nine lives equal a ninety year commitment.January 17, 2020 8:22 am at 8:22 am #1823715banjobobParticipant
they are really playful, which means that they rip everything up. scratching posts do not work on all cats, and they prefer to use your furniture. But they are a lot of fun to have aroundJanuary 17, 2020 8:25 am at 8:25 am #1823723CJFParticipant
I saved a kitten from a storm drain once….it was cool.January 20, 2020 12:28 am at 12:28 am #1824251Reb EliezerParticipant
It is cute when it runs after its tail.January 20, 2020 11:06 am at 11:06 am #1824307
It is cute when it runs after its tail.
When my cats were kittens, they would often wrestle. Sometimes one of them would become distracted by his own tail and start chasing it. Not a good strategy when you’re in a fight.
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