Re: OT: socializing barn kittens

2007-12-20 Thread Beth Noren
My crew of born-in-a-brush-pile kitties acted like that at first. They were 7-8 weeks old when we brought them into our house. We had them quarantined in our bedroom, got a positve FELV test, and kept them in there until we could run a confirming test 3 months later, and get our adult kitty

OT: socializing barn kittens

2007-12-19 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
My other issue is that is took in 3 female barn kittens last Sat. We are estimating they are about 8 wks (just got spayed on Mon and all weigh almost 3 lbs). They were born in a barn in Indiana- mom was dropped off on this man's farm and had her kittens in the barn. I don't know too many

Re: OT: socializing barn kittens

2007-12-19 Thread Susan Hoffman
You're actually off to a very good start. - Keep holding and petting, whether they admit to liking it or not, and keep the feathery toys handy. - Keep them in a very small space so you can easily get your hands on them. - Add a little meat baby food to your repertoire, especially

Re: OT: socializing barn kittens

2007-12-19 Thread MaryChristine
yeah, what susan just said. i will go and sit in the room with them, too, with some absolutely irresistable toy and make an absolute fool out of myself playing with it, ignoring them all the while. often the temptation to play is just TOO great to resist i won't try to force contact on