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Old June 13th, 2009, 05:04 PM
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Crying Kitten

Hi all, I brought home a 6 week old kitten two days ago. I realise how much of a mistake this was because he's too young to be away from his mother at this age, which raises a concern of mine -his constant crying at night.

I am a student that rents a double bedroom (downstairs) with a little corridor/cupboard that leads out from my room via a door and goes allt he way underneath the stairs. Now, when I brough Milo home yesterday, I set him down in his bed, next to my bed, with a cuddly toy and a couple of hours into the night he jumped on my bed and woke my boyfriend and I up. no matter how many time sI removed him, he refused to lay still until he was next to me so I put him in this corridor under the stairs with his bed litter tray/food/ water and a feew toys (with plenty of space to play) and a small lamp. He cried for a bit and then either we fell asleep orhe did until I awoke to him meowing again at about 7am, so I let him out and fed him

Anyway, tonight, he has had to go back in there again (for obvious reasons) and he has been crying for the past hour on/off with him starting up again and gradually getting louder everytime he hears movement in my room.

I've scoured the net for options and advice (bearing in mind I DO NOT want him on my bed -seeing as he is also being treated for fleas) but I also do not want my other house mates growing impatient with us both for his excessive meowing.

Alll I ask is a) will this EVER stop if I keep putting him in there and ignoring his meows every night? b) if anyone else has experienced this, roughly how long are we looking at and c) what if I open the door and spray him with his water bottle? will he get confused and not understand what he is doing wrong or is he even far too young to understand this reinforcement system?


PLEASE HELP, Ilove him to bits but I also need my sleep and I don't want to have togive him away because of moany housemates!
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Old June 13th, 2009, 05:15 PM
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Is there a reason why you won't allow Milo to sleep with you? He's very small, my guess is he's looking for some comfort.
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Old June 13th, 2009, 05:18 PM
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yeah, I won't let him because he has fleas (the owner didn't deflea him it appears), he likes to claw me and I'm already up to my elbows in kitten scratches and because he's so tiny, I read somewhere it's best not to let him in my bed at this age as I may crush him in his sleep. The thought scares me way too much
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Old June 13th, 2009, 05:23 PM
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Have you taken him to the vet? He should get checked out and they can probably give him something. When I got Vlad, he was infested with fleas. I think he must have been about 10 weeks old when I took him to the vet and they gave him a pill that killed the fleas on him within 2 hours.

As for clawing, a little trim of his nails might help, and getting him a scratching post. When he starts to scratch at you, just divert his attention with a toy.

I've slept with all mine since they were kittens. Oksana was the smallest when I got her, she was just about 8 weeks old. I just made sure she slept next to my pillow.
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Old June 13th, 2009, 05:26 PM
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Thanks for the advice but I'm just one of those people that doesn't believe animalsand humans should share beds together - also, my boyfried doesnot like it at all. I guess it was rather silly of me to believe that having to share a room with Milo, he'd keep to his own bed all of the time.

As for his fleas, I've given him some flea tablets and sprayed my home and I'm finding dead ones everywhere and on him so it must be working right?

I also have to option of moving his bed etc to the hallway because there is a huge space in front of my room but again - it's the crying and the neighbours
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Old June 13th, 2009, 06:18 PM
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Crying Kitten

This little kitten is crying because she's lonelyl. Cats are very affectionate and like to be close so perhaps you should find her a home where her needs will be met.
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Old June 13th, 2009, 06:19 PM
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put apiece of clothing you are wearing in the bed you want him in

kits like to sleep with thier friends


try to wear him out by playing before sleeping


get to a vet and get ris of the fleas sprying is not hea;thy for you or milo

goor luck i know kittens can be a pain but your are an angel
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