Argh! just lost my text!
Quickl in reply:
a. 8 weeks is fine for adoption, no worries
b. peeing on bed - 3 things:
1. does he usually/regularly use his litter, or is he having trouble generally? If generally, check out forum on litterbox problems; in Canada their is a line "Dr Elsey" litter and litter attractant that is top notch - you can check out if you can get this on-line
2. separation anxiety: a move is a lot of stress; also tho kids and kittens can be fine, it is added commotion for little ones trying to settle in. I ALWAYS use a Feliway pheromone dispenser. It makes a huge difference.
3. a new kitten can be timid about venturing out of his "new nest" - he doesn't know if it is safe! And actually, a household can be full of accidents-in-waiting, e.g. are the toilet seats up, could a door to the outside be left open, is there access to foodstuffs that are dangerous like chocolate, onions or lily plants? Use a bit of the time he is staying put to learn about the potential dangers to kittens and cats in your home. Meanwhile, encourage him to sleep or play in a crate or box; then you can use it to introduce him to a new room. Not at all cruel, a crate (for transporting him in car, etc.) can be a familiar, reassuring, snug environment when there is so much unknown in the house.
Also: if you are on a busy road, do consider keeping him inside permanently. It's tempting I know - my guys just love the outdoors. But just this weekend I had my very street-saavy black cat snatched up, probably by a coyote. I let him out, and within 4 hours he was gone. Never missed a meal in his life (and often conned the neighbours into treats).
Good luck - just watch his behaviour and you'll know what is going on. Ask questions and use the internet. And, like all babies, they grow up and get much more predictable
Last edited by marie73; 08-31-2012 at 04:39 AM.