What a beautiful girl you have there! The mitts are lovely.Here's
our boy. He is a blue seal point. He doesn't do fur balls in the house as he's very discrete with his bodily functions. He is quite a talker and has been known to rear up on his hind legs in attack mode when the less charming roamers come to visit if he's outside with us. He doesn't leave our side and has gone everywhere I go since he was a kitten. I'm thinking of furminating him soon as his winter coat is out of control and his mane often bothers him when it comes to grooming. He's asleep on the couch beside me right now but his favourite thing to do is wake us with a morning headbut and paws to the closed eyes in an attempt to physically wake us.
What do you feed your Ragdoll kitten?
He's the first cat I've ever known to not over eat. We feed him a range of fresh meat and bones, IAMS orange bag in the morning(you start with purple for kittens) and snappy tom in the evenings. There are some cat foods he just won't eat as he's quite fussy. He steals certain foods if unsupervised, even if his bowl is full and he's not hungry. Like us there's stuff that he knows are rare treats and so he snaffles them when we're not looking. His favourite foods to steal are roast chook, roast turkey, roast duck and camembert. As soon as the duck is bought home he's on top of your feet until he gets his paws on some. Just like DH.
How much do you feed them?
It depends on the size but our boy now eats 1/3 of a tin of cat food or two chicken necks in the evening and a half cup of biscuits in the morning. He's fit and active and we exercise him daily. Ping pong balls on the wooden floors are a big hit here as are empty toilet rolls, pens, anything that rolls. For your kitten you'll need to let him guide you food wise just don't overdo it and keep an eye on her weight. Often the biscuits have feeding guides based on size which help. Our boy gets a few bones additional to his regular feeds once or twice a week as a treat.
What brush do you use?
We have a cheapie double sider from woolies also. I'm trying to get my hands on a furminator to manage his winter coat as he doubles in size.
How often do you bath?
We don't bathe him and it's something I've regretted. I've just never tried it and not sure he would take kindly to it now that he's older. He spends so much time in the bath sans water he'd probably love it but I'm worried we live in a cold climate and he could get a chill easily.
Also what do you do to help with hairballs?
We rarely have them but we do have a problem with vomiting. Every now and then he'll steal a food that's too rich and he'll throw the whole lot up. If he eats too quickly it can also upset him. He won't eat pet roo now for this reason. Too fatty for him but he doesn't mind the human stuff.
Edited by *alpharuby*, 08 June 2010 - 12:10 AM.