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#1 kadoodle

Posted 20 March 2020 - 02:12 PM

I’m fostering three kittens, all from the same litter, and approximately 8weeks old. No mother was found with them when they were rescued from an abandoned shed. Two girls and a boy. The boy has grown much bigger and stronger than his sisters, and is starting to play too rough with them. He’s also starting to try and hump them, which they don’t like.

Can you teach a kitten to be more gentle with other kittens? Am I better off just keeping him locked away from the others?

#2 YumChaTheSecond

Posted 20 March 2020 - 02:32 PM

Unlesss you want a second generation, I reckon keep them separate.

#3 Lucrezia Bauble

Posted 20 March 2020 - 02:40 PM

the kittens know something...like the elephants stampeding before the tsunami.....

#4 born.a.girl

Posted 20 March 2020 - 02:41 PM

It would be a shame to separate him at that age - I know the current recommendation is not to neuter until six months, but all the kittens adopted out are neutered.

Is that a possibility for him?

#5 Bono25

Posted 20 March 2020 - 02:42 PM

I know the RSPCA often do boys early.

Can you send him off to hang out with Gargoyle?

#6 Paddlepop

Posted 20 March 2020 - 03:03 PM

Would Gargoyle tolerate hanging out with the boy kitten? I assume that he'd quickly make it clear that humping isn't okay, and boy kitten can still have contact with another cat until he'd adopted out. I'd probably be keeping boy kitten separated from the girl kittens apart from supervised play times.

#7 FiveAus

Posted 20 March 2020 - 03:09 PM

Get them all desexed. Kittens can be desexed once they reach 1 kg in weight.
Female kittens can come into call (and therefore have kittens of their own) by 4 months of age.

#8 71Cath

Posted 20 March 2020 - 03:41 PM

"pics?' she says hopefully...

#9 kadoodle

Posted 20 March 2020 - 05:17 PM

He’s 800g, so hopefully soon to be desexed.  The girls are both only around 550g.

He’s out with the other cats now, and they’re mostly ignoring him. The little girls are enjoying the spare room all to themselves, and celebrated by falling asleep.

#10 kim27

Posted 20 March 2020 - 05:25 PM

No advice but I just had to tell you I love the title of the thread.

#11 Bigbaubles

Posted 20 March 2020 - 05:49 PM

View Postkim27, on 20 March 2020 - 05:25 PM, said:

No advice but I just had to tell you I love the title of the thread.

I pictured kittens in skimpy outfits drinking margaritas...

only slightly disappointed that I was wrong...

#12 bubskitkat

Posted 20 March 2020 - 05:52 PM

View PostBono25, on 20 March 2020 - 02:42 PM, said:

I know the RSPCA often do boys early.

Can you send him off to hang out with Gargoyle?

gargoyle might teach him some bad trick!

but I bet one try at humping and that kitten would learn to behave.

i would see if you could get him neutered early.

View PostBigbaubles, on 20 March 2020 - 05:49 PM, said:

I pictured kittens in skimpy outfits drinking margaritas...

only slightly disappointed that I was wrong...

new Netflix series?

#13 kadoodle

Posted 20 March 2020 - 08:55 PM

He just fell asleep on the back of the couch, and fell off without waking himself up. Dumb kitten.

#14 Jingleflea

Posted 20 March 2020 - 09:08 PM

My "kitten" (nearly a year old) is probably the dumbest cat I've ever had.

Can't seem to work out how doors work, doesn't seem to know his own name, never puffs up when he sees other cats through the window or open door., won't eat raw meat, just plays with a piece of it for days till I throw it out or he loses it.
Won't sit on laps or miaow much.

I loves him but he's as dumb as a box of rocks.
He's also my first male cat ever. Maybe it's a boy thing?

#15 lozoodle

Posted 20 March 2020 - 09:13 PM

Awww! Pictures!
Might be just a boy thing but maybe needs to be separated too... unless you want more kitties :D

#16 Jingleflea

Posted 20 March 2020 - 09:18 PM

WE want you to have more kitties...

#17 kadoodle

Posted 21 March 2020 - 09:14 AM

View PostJingleflea, on 20 March 2020 - 09:18 PM, said:

WE want you to have more kitties...

No! I only foster them until they’re big enough to be desexed and sent on their way. I usually foster adults, tbh, but this year’s kitten season has been a big one.

All three kittens are trying to sit on DD1 while she’s trying to eat her breakfast.

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