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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2007, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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We adopted new kitten's today! (yes, there is a question)

But before I get to the question I must say that we picked out two of the most adorable kittens in the world....They are 2 and 3 months old and were in the same cage at the animal shelter. Alex is the older kitten, she is very lovable. Tinsel is the younger kitten, but she keeps kissing at everyone (cats and people). She will let us pet her though. Of course our older cat (Shadow) was kissing at both of them when we first got them to the house. I'll have to post pictures soon, I should be able to get one of Alex easily.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2007, 09:03 PM
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What's the question?
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-01-2007, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is it normal for a new kitty to be hissing at everyone?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-01-2007, 10:36 AM
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Is it normal for a new kitty to be hissing at everyone?
Yes. Cats/kittens will hiss at anything new or unfamiliar that they are unsure of. Even older cats will hiss at younger kittens or any new cat. It is their way of saying "give me some room".



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Yes, this can happen, as Heidi stated above. Less with kittens than with adult cats, unless the kitten hasn't had much socialization with people or other animals.

Sorry, I read your first post fast and you said "Kissing" instead of hissing, so I didn't know what you meant. I thought kitty was being cute and lovey.
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Yes, this can happen, as Heidi stated above. Less with kittens than with adult cats, unless the kitten hasn't had much socialization with people or other animals.

Sorry, I read your first post fast and you said "Kissing" instead of hissing, so I didn't know what you meant. I thought kitty was being cute and lovey.
LOL That's funny cause I read the post afterwards and realized that I had said kissing instead of hissing! Anyways, the two month old kitty is the one that is hissing that I am worried about. She was born in the shelter so she should have lots of socialization.
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She's going through a major change in her short little life, hissing is quite normal. She's probably scared and putting on a good front. Google 'cat introduction' to get some ideas on how to minimize the stress for all of them. Separating them, mixing scents etc.


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