Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Play, Play, Play! You will need to spent at least 20 mins (or maybe more) a couple times of day to play with Chessy to the point that she is tired (and maybe panting) and indicates she's had enough play by disengaging. Suggest you get some fishing pole-type toys, like "Da Bird" or something similar that has feathers on the end. Get a length of cord (like for venetian blinds), or an old belt from a fleece kimono, and run her around up and down stairs, furniture, and around yourself (you can even sit on the floor or stand for this one). Make it move like a snake on the ground. All this play is to drain off her excess energy she is using to play with Twinkle. Yes, you're right you don't want them to be separated too long, but once in a while for an hour or half hour is OK, and will give Twinkle a time to rest. Kittens are full of energy and need to play a lot, and calicos can be spunky so Chessy likely doesn't want to take "no" for an answer from Twinkle. Get some catnip too, and when she's too rangy, give her a stuffed toy that's had catnip rubbed into it. Catnip initially makes kitty excited, but then it acts to calm a kitty down, especially if you give Chessy even a little to eat. Hope some of these suggestions will be helpful for you and Twinkle with Chessy. All the best!
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