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Author Topic: Mitzie, Stefie, Sophie and Maxwell  (Read 119196 times)
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« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2011, 08:36:10 AM »

Typical girls. Always get their noses out of joint. Once they realize it's a tiny little boy, they'll get over themselves and start having fun.
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« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2011, 10:15:15 AM »

I'm sure it will be fine.  Russian Blues are friendly toward their people and other cats (they are shy of strangers).  They are generally calm and happy cats, so I'm sure your gang will adjust just fine.
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« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2011, 12:05:15 PM »

What a cute kitten! The others will grow to love him soon I'm sure! My Amir hissed for days when the girls came, he adjusted well within a couple of weeks.
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« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2011, 05:13:55 PM »

I'm sure they will take to him in a few days ! Good work getting BF to take the sleeping on the floor  Wink. Although that means he gets the kitten kisses.
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« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2011, 08:45:28 PM »

Girls still don't eat as much as normal, but they are eating. Mitzie is refusing to share her space with Sophie, I guess she decided it is all bfs and Sophie's fault, since they are not her favorite persons anyway She is in a better mood overall, and was purring happily in bed last night.

I need advice on dry food though, Max is totally ignoring it. He is quite tiny though, should I offer Orijen, that is the tiniest kibble I have on hand? Also, although yesterday he went normally to the box, this morning he did No.1 in his bed, and No. 2 in the sink. Both things happened while I was briefly at work just for lectures, so I guess he needs to be watched more closely and put in the box from time to time.



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« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2011, 09:25:33 PM »

He is an adorable kitten! I'm sure he'll be the most handsome cat around as soon as he grows into his giant noggin!  Grin For his dry food, I don't think kibble size really makes too much difference so you could try whatever you have in the house and see if he's interested. Smoggy wanted to eat Stormy's high fiber kibble rather than his kitten food. I decided it was easier to let him have a little of Stormy's food than trying to force him to eat the kitten food. For Max's bathroom problem maybe you could try some of that cat attract litter additive to encourage him to use his box. If he keeps peeing outside the box, well you know that's a trip to the vet!

He has really unusual eye color. I wonder if they'll stay that way.
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« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2011, 03:00:38 AM »

He might be testing you, too.  'Bisi took to Peeing on the bed, and then on my backpack.  I had to give her "timeouts" for her to get the message.

He's simply got an adorable face.
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« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2011, 04:35:57 AM »

It could just be the difference in the box he is used to, or the lack of other smells in it. He's used to smelling his littermates too. I would try adding the cat attract herbs & putting him in it every couple of hours & see if that helps. It could also be marking his new territory.  Cheesy about Mitzi !
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« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2011, 05:14:21 AM »

What cute pictures!  I think he'd be fine with the Orijen.  And I third the suggestion about the Cat Attract herbs.  LOL about Mitzi!  Typical tortitude!  Blame it all on the people you don't like anyway!
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« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2011, 05:20:16 AM »

I've been putting him into the box few times in the afternoon and he just went there with no problem. Sophie has been watching him from a distance and hissing when they get too close. She has eaten some more food today, still refusing her usual stuff but I was able to tempt her with some Weruva.

Max is also not interested in dry food at all, right now we are trying blending it and mixing with his wet food, he ate some of that. Bf is grumbling about all the open cans and wasted food but I think it is important to keep offering her something. Mitzie and Stefie are eating OK if they are fed in their bay window, Mitzie is even purring in her basket, everything is fine until she ventures into living room and sees Max. I hope things will get better. I know some hissing is normal, I just wish introductions are easier. Breaks my heart when they are not happy about something, even if it is something which is in their own good in the long run. She needs younger, more active company, and I so hope they will get along eventually.
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« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2011, 06:07:15 AM »

I'm wondering why you want to give Max kibble at all. I would be so happy if I had a cat that wouldn't eat it. He'd be just fine on an all wet food diet. Could this be your foray into home cooking cat food? Trade the chocolate for liver and tuna and make some kitty cakes?

It usually takes a few weeks for things to settle down between old and new kitties. You might want to bring Max out in a kennel into the main area so they can have a look at him and assert their dominance over the little guy. They often get it out of their systems and then that's it.
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« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2011, 06:19:24 AM »

Most of the wet I feed is complementary food (Almo, Applaws). I also feed Weruva and Tiki but not as often since it results in softer poo.  I planned to start Max on mixture of kibble and Ziwipeak and then transfer him entirely to Ziwipeak but he is not interested in either. Ziwipeak+Almo&Applaws seems to work perfectly fine for my cats (provided that Ziwipeak is hand fed so they don't scarf it down too quick and throw up later), so I intend to feed Max the same eventually. He is used to some Australian brand kitten kibble which I can't get here, he is not interested in freeze-dried treats either, seems not to realize that is edible.

Thanks for the suggestion about bringing him out in the kennel, I might try that. As it is, Max is in the storeroom, during the day doors are open, he doesn't venture out much, other cats occasionally go over to the living room and hiss at him when he gets too close, otherwise they just watch him playing with his toys. In the evening I close the door, one of us stays in with Max and the other is out with other cats giving them extra attention (they also get extra attention throughout the day).
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« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2011, 06:35:32 AM »

I think we are making progress. I gave Stefie some cat grass, and he was eating while Max came really close and was sniffing him, just a few occasional hisses from Stefie, but otherwise he didn't mind too much. He seems least upset. I've just closed the door for the night, and Sophie went there to hiss at the door. Hopefully she will get it out of her system soon. He is so friendly and affectionate, no teeth and no claws when he plays with you, I wish she will give him a chance...
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« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2011, 06:38:26 AM »

They eventually do get used to each other. They may not LIKE each other, but they will subsist peacefully after some time. It's just that he's a different smell in the house. Maybe rub him down with some fresh catnip and see what the others do.
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« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2011, 01:32:37 PM »

Max is exceedingly cute! This is another thing that will just take time, the fireworks will stop eventually and everyone will accept the new little guy.
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