I am brand newsies, and I am 26 female cat owner in Portland!
My brood consists of two sibling cats who I acquired in June. Their mommy left them in somebody's garage and I took the entire litter (which was 3 cats)
They were very dehydrated and the people told me they were bottle feeding. I took them and they were TINY, so I tried to bottle feed but my male Nigs was just hungry and crying non-stop. So I gave him some milk in a bowl and he was all about it, he would drink so much. I then gave him wet food, which he ate. He was older than I thought. He and his sister Cous both grew very fast. They got lice and I treated them and Cous came with an eye infection. I treated that also. Their third sibling Tripod I took to my friend who cares for special kitties because he was missing a front leg from a birth defect and was more care than I was willing to do. He was EXTREMELY dehydrated and needed injections. It was just above my level.
My two cats grew and we moved to Portland and decided it was time for another kitty. So we purchased PF Chang from a lady on craigslist who had two litters at her home.
QUESTION: Since we have owned PF she has done nothing but hide under the bed or in her box I set up for her in the closet. She barely eats, she HATES being held and cries. When we first got her she would urinate in our bed. So we took down the ramp to the bed so she couldn't get up until she grew a bit. Then she urinated on our sofa. We have two HUGE litter boxes and we discovered she just couldn't get in them. So we built her ramps and there were no more pooping problems.
She limps on her back legs sometimes, but switches legs like she can't decide how she would like to limp. She isn't meowing or in pain. We handled all her legs and she was fine with it.
She barely comes out to eat. (the other two come storming out when they hear the lid!) Whats wrong with her? Is it because the other cats are bigger and like to play with her?
Why is she limping and does she need to eat more? She rarely uses the bathroom either...she just lays in her spots, on the bed, under the bed, in her box. She purrs and is affectionate if we pet her. She just wont be held.
Thanks for any help and thanks for hearing me!