So. You're going to put an animal into the home of people who dont want it? I'm not entirely sure how wise that is. It is their home, and their decision. What happens WHEN they find it. For one thing, litter boxes smell. For another, cats are not quiet. Especially when they're babies. They cry. Mine still tends to mewl when she's locked in a room. Who exactly is going to be paying for vet bills (not cheap in the long term). What happens when you go on vacation. I know it's not something you think about now, but in the last 4 years I've left my cat twice for a total of 5 weeks. You cant just go away for a couple of days when you've got an animal. What happens when you go to college (dorms dont allow cats) or leave home and cant find an apartment that will allow pets. I dont mean to come off all preachy, but this is your parents home and i dont see how it's ok to bring an animal into it without their permission.
I appreciate it, but I pay the vet bills for my dog, whose a yellow lab. I'm 17, I have a job, there's no need to give me the "you're young" treatment, while I am still young, yes, I have enough common sense to feed it/take it to the vet/let it get some air. It's currently in our sunroom roaming around, sunroom has windows that's open, fairly cool in the summer, warm in the winter.
Before I even got on the computer and read this today I decided to tell my parents, they're cool with it, dad doesn't quite understand that a cat isn't like a dog, but I'm workin' on him.
Thanks phrannie, like I said to Ty having a dog and all I figured they'd just say no. I was going to let it blow over for a couple days, get the cat broken in, then tell them. Came home immediately and just straight up told my mother. She was cool with it, same with my dad.
Went to the store on my way home, got a litterbox, kitten food, a few toys. Really couldn't find cats milk, didn't bother with the cat nip, but yeah.
The person who gave me the kitten told me to do the same thing with soaking the kitten food, I appreciate the advice.
Don't hide it from your parents. If you take this kitten and they adamately say NO...what are you going to do then? Take it to the shelter....Best to know you can have the kitten before you get it.
If you can have it....don't give it milk (milk gives animals the runs). Soak kitten food in warm water so it's soft, and the kitten can eat it. Make sure it can find the litter box...like leave it in the open at first so a baby can find it. Get it a couple toys...and a cozy bed...
Alright, so I'm planning on getting a kitten, me being a dog person I guess you'd say it's a big step. Gonna hide it from my parents for awhile. But first of all, I know how to tend to its basic needs, litterbox, milk, food. What else would make it a better home for a cat/kitten?
actually u can give them milk with their food when their still young but NOT TOO MUCH just to wet their food so its not too hard when they eat it but only when its rlly young and can barely chew after animals reach a certain age they become lactose intolerant...
Well, you better get kitten replacement milk...cows milk will give kittens and puppies the runs.
Get some catnip.
its like LSD for cats.