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I think they had problems with the dogs the woman was breeding and she had to shut them in a room all the time. Darwin is starved for attention. If we let him in our bedroom, he'll hop up on the bed, walk all over us, nuzzle our faces and chew our hair - all the while purring loudly. He's a big suck actually. Curie was scared of us for several months and would run away every time we walked towards her. She's finally starting to settle down and will sometimes come by for a scratch, but she doesn't hang around us like the other cats do. British Shorthairs like to be with their humans and will usually find a spot to sleep wherever you are.

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Quite knowledgeable, AB, quite.  Cats can be pet longer than a human can pet.  Like my bro's kids can play with their uncle longer than their uncle can play with them.  The uncle has to do the heavy lifting.  Literally.

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On 6/24/2018 at 7:57 PM, Malonn said:

Are the cats nice and gentle?  Rescue cats may have seen some troublesome times in their days.  Plus some animals can plain be assholes...

We do actually have an asshole cat.  Not the way you'd think, though.

He loves all humans forever, especially if they call him pretty.  (He flops on the floor and rolls around and trills) He's a little asshole because he trolls all the other cats and then acts innocent when he gets called out.

Literally even as a kitten, shame was something that happened to other cats.
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Hmm...From what you've said, I think Darwin wants territory.  And that's what your bedroom is when you let him in all by himself.  He wants to be special.

I suggest LOTS of shelves and places for him to sit.  Like a staircase setup?

Also, check out this book: https://www.amazon.com/Cats-House-Bob-Walker/dp/0740778617

Because that's my dream house for all my dramatic troll kitties.

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That’s something we’ve been working on. We bought two new cat trees. One is 81” high and the other is 87.5”. We haven’t had a chance to assemble the second one yet.

My latest tactic is to let Darwin out of his cage with a harness and long tie-out leash and we take him around to wherever we’re working. Jimi is off this week as we finally get moved upstairs, so we take him upstairs with us and then down into the office. At first he would still go after the others and we’d have to return him to the cage, but he’s been out with us all day today. The other cats have cautiously come by to take a look but don’t come too close. We’re trying to build on positives and show him how the other cats behave. Ironically he has no problem with the latest kittens, who are now 13 weeks. He watches them play and I hope he’s learning something from that.

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I think we should move these posts to our kitties thread. :)

Anyway, yes cats can be trained. I’m actually surprised how easy they are to train. For example, I’ve always managed to train mine so they know a double-clap means come inside when they’re in the yard or when I want to clear them out of a room.

Do you watch America’s Got Talent? On the first episode a woman had several cats that did tricks. She got them to jump through hoops, jump from a high platform into her arms, some really neat stuff. It was impressive. If you want them to do something that complicated, you need treats. Cats respond to food. The cats you see in movies or ads are trained.

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Even I was amazed at what that woman got her cats to do on AGT. She made it through to the next round, so we’ll see them again.

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Diet is important for all breeding animals. One neat thing we’ve discovered is that Royal Canin formulates their food so the kittens are easier to wean. Basically the mother cat gets the Queen formula which is actually the same as the Mother and Babycat formula, which is what the new kittens are fed. The Queen formula has bigger morsels. The kittens are used to it by the time they are ready for weaning because they taste it through mom’s milk.

Nursing young takes a lot of energy, so the mother needs a lot of calories and fluids.

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Neat.  Looking at those pictures in this thread and the cat show thread, you have some pretty cats.  A nice sheen to their fur.

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They've got thick plush coats to fend off cold and rain. A requirement for a cat from Britain. :D

I've got more pics to post which I'll do soon.

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It looks like Darwin, pictured above in his harness, is going to be a dad. Here are a couple of pics of a very pregnant Curie:

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She normally weighs 5kg, she now weighs 6.7!! That's 11 lbs normally and now almost 15 lbs. We took her for an ultrasound today and the vet thinks she's got 4 kittens. Now I'm afraid she won't be able to deliver them on her own and she might need a C section.

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Is she nesting yet?  She looks ready to give birth!

She's a beautiful looking cat.

 

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She's been looking around. I've been expecting her to drop for the past two or three weeks! Unfortunately Kyra has also given birth, so she's using the nesting cage. We put up the playpen in our room for Curie. I'm hoping she'll use that when she's ready and not give birth on our bed or wood floors! We can close her in the pen, but it's just made of mesh and coated fabric, so she can collapse it if she fusses. She seems to like the pen.

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I weighed Curie today. She’s now 6.94 kg!!! That’s over 15 lbs. That doesn’t sound like much, but her normal weight is only 5 kg or 11 lbs. A 200 gm kitten is pretty big, and the ultrasound only showed 4 kittens, so she’ll need a C section to deliver. It’s possible she has more kittens and quite frankly, I’m hoping she has 8. They will still be big, but that would be managable. Cats only have 8 nipples, so a litter of more than 8 means they’ll need to share.

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It's taken a long time, but they have settled in together.  There are odd moments where they get a bit grumpy, but that's down to Blue being somewhat antisocial when it comes to play.  I've not had a protest wee from Blue for a couple of months so I know she's actually happy with the situation.

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