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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-09-2016, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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I'm Aditya and a first time cat owner and I just rescued a street cat from the streets. Her name's Echo. Joined this forum just for her!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-09-2016, 04:34 PM
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She's very pretty! She's lucky she found a human to keep as a pet so she can be indoors now where it's safer for her.


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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-09-2016, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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Yes I know

And today I woke up to find her sleeping next to me. BEST.THING.EVER

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-09-2016, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Meet Echo! :D

I found her yesterday crying in my garage and couldn't find her mum anywhere. Fed her and one thing led to another and the next thing I know that she's sleeping on my bed and I'm in love

She's around 2 month according to the vet
She likes to sleep a loooooot. Her motto in life seems to be "Eat. Cuddle. Sleep. Repeat."

I'll be going to get her some toys today as she seems to be very active and a ball just doesn't seem enough for her

Also, I'm a first time cat owner and don't exactly know the needs of a feline, so if any of you have some tips to share or any advise to give, do feel free to share



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Oh my goodness what a little sweetie! No wonder she has you wrapped around her little paw already. Although...since she's so friendly, it seems likely that she is owned and got lost - or maybe she was owned and her owner just dumped her.

I don't know a whole lot about young kittens, but a couple of things I can say: if you can feed her canned food rather than dry, it would be better for her, and kitties generally love interactive toys, like wands with feathers - Da Bird is a favorite of most kitties. You can also drag a wand toy underneath a towel or blanket and watch her pounce to try to catch the thing-moving-under-the-blanket.

Kittens are bundles of energy but so entertaining!
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As Spirite said, canned/wet food is much better than kibble for a cat.

You could also get her a breakaway collar with ID just in case, even if you plan on keeping her indoors.

Get a scratching post (or two!) to get her used to scratching on those, and NOT furniture ;}

It's also a good idea to start handling her body parts and getting her used to being touched - such as her paws, ears, and mouth/teeth. This way you can clip her claws later and check her ears and she'll already be used to you touching those parts of her. If you get her used to lifting her lips and touching her teeth/gums, you'll be able to take care of her teeth/brush her teeth later on :}

You don't have to immediately start clipping her claws or anything like that, but just spend a few minutes each day touching/rubbing her paws, ears, and body.

If you plan on taking her to the vet for a checkup, get a carrier and get her used to riding in that - make it a pleasant experience by putting treats inside and leaving the carrier out near her so she gets used to it being around. She may even start treating it as a hideaway/nest! :}


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What a beautiful girl!
Since she is till a kitten and growing, feed her as much as she wants until she gets close to one year of age, then you can get her on a schedule of two or three times a day. Don't give her milk as it is not good for her.
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kitties generally love interactive toys, like wands with feathers!
She want owned. I live in an apartment and she was born around humans so that's why she's so friendly
I still haven't got her any toys I'll try to get em by evening
I'll see if I can get canned food here in my area. There aren't many pet shops in my city


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As Spirite said, canned/wet food is much better than kibble for a cat.

You could also get her a breakaway collar with ID
Can you please explain a breakaway collar if you don't mind?

Surprisingly, she doesn't mind being touched. At all. She has never showed any aggression towards me or anyone in my family (expect for when she's playing. She likes to bites my fingers or toes when she's playing with me, she thinks its a toy )
I've picked her up in every way and she seems comfortable in all of them

I don't think I'll be buying a carrier anytime soon
The vet lives in my locality so taking her there is not a problem
She hasn't started scratching anything for the moment. I'll get a scratching pole next month maybe (budget problems )

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Don't give her milk as it is not good for her.
I feed her a lot as I am training her to recognize her name and the basic things

Milk isn't good? Noted! I fed her milk twice till no. She doesn't seem to dislike it, neither does she seem to love it

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