Hello all. I am seeking advice reguarding two kittens that were left at the vet hopsital i work at. I am a receptionist there, and do plan on asking the vet i work with for some advice, but wanted to hear some other opionions. Ill admit that i am a HUGE dog person. Ask me antyhing, and most likely i know the answer. As far as cats, i can answer medically related questions, but behavior wise, im CLUELESS.
On saturday, i was working and 4 kids come running up to me with a shoe box. "omg lady, their is a kitten in this shoebox. I just found it in the woods. Its meowing i dont know what to with it". I took the box back, opened it up and behold 2 kittens! They were taped inside a shoebox. Upon examining them, They were COVERED, i mean COVERED in fleas and very dehydrated. We treated them with advantage multi, dewormed them and tested them. Health wise, tehy are great.
I just brought them home an hour ago. THey are playing with eachother right now, running around and playing with the little mice i got them however whenever i come near them, they run or cower to a corner. Im not sure the proper way to socialize them. Should i pick them up and pet them, let them eventually come to me.....im at a loss.
also, they are not litter box trained, how do i go about doing that? Ive always thought kittens just made their way their themselves but they kinda just poo where their standing. BTW they are 8 weeks old
THanks in advance!!!
Also, the male kitten needs a name. I named the female Pixie. Cant think of a boy name. SUGGESTIONS