Kitten questions

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Pugwinkle, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Pugwinkle

    Pugwinkle Hatching

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    I'm getting an 8 week old kitten tomorrow and I have a few questions. It's been quite some time since I've had a kitten. I have 10 pug dogs so it will take some time for the kitten to get use to all of the dogs so the kitten will have to be in our basement rec room in the beginning until it feels comfortable enough to be up here with the dogs. I have a dog exercise pen that I could set up down there for the kitten so it wouldn't have the run of the entire basement but I'm thinking that it will probably be able to just climb right up the ex pen and get out. Am I correct on that or is he still young enough that I can contain him in with the expen? (It doesn't have a top on it and it's about 3 feet high)

    Also, I have two bunnies down in the rec room. They have a cage but the door is left open at all times because I have set up a playpen area for them. Should I be locking them in their cage and only letting them out when the kitten is upstairs with me? Do you think the kitten will want to harm the bunnies?
     
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Yes, it will get out and yes, it's little claws could hurt the bunnies. (Especially their eyes). I have a kitten at the moment and I can tell you it is like a tiny demon. Climbs everything, gets into everything. They need lots of attention, leaving it alone in the basement may not be as good as a big wire crate in the kitchen where it can at least see you, but the dogs can't get her.......
     
  3. PitterPaws

    PitterPaws Songster

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    Kittens need companionship if you have to lock it downstairs get two that way it will have a companion.

    The Kitten(s) will climb out of the enclosure. lock up the bunnies and let the kitten(s) explore for awhile as long as there isn't anything they can get hurt by, or on, or in. they will climb, crawl, enter, anything they can. switch off between the bunnies and the kitten(s). they will eventually become friends since kitten is so young, but be careful because bunnies can hurt kitten(s) as well as vise-versa.

    If there is a window don't keep knick knacks or anything breakable by it because the kitten(s) will get up there to look out, they love watching birds, etc. Mine spend many hours doing that.

    Oh, Most important Get a good sturdy scratching post for the kitten(s) and show it to them right away, that way they will scratch that and not your furniture.

    Above all have fun with the Kitten(s) they grow up SO fast, and Please post pictures!
     

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