New Kitten and Questions
I have a 3 month old calico kitten. We found her alone on the side of the road at about 5 weeks of age, when we got her she was not able to open either of her eyes and she was bleeding from her privates. I'm pleased to say, though, that none of my questions have to do with her health. After a number of Vet visits, She is now in good health and has more energy than I can keep up with!
She is a very loving cat - she purrs when someone comes home and meows when they leave. She follows us from room to room. When I wake up in the morning she sits outside the shower while I bathe and sits at my feet while I shave!
Sorry for all the questions, but I haven't had a cat in the household since I was very little.
1. I live in an apartment with radiators. We obviously don't have it on right now, but will this be alright come winter time?
2. How do I get her to use a scratching pad? We bought her one of those ball track toys with the scratch pad in the middle; she loves the ball but only uses the pad to sit on while she paws at the ball.
3. How can I get her to stop climbing legs/furniture? It can be cute at times, but those claws can hurt (and ruin clothes)!
4. Sometimes, she arches her back, turns sideways, and hops around. I've always thought this was a sign of being threatened, but she does this when she plays. Is this a normal part of play, or does she worry?
Thanks for any advice you can offer!