||[Jul. 6th, 2009|10:12 am]
The Question Club
Two cat related questions.|
I got a kitten last week and my other two cats are still adjusting to her. There haven't been any fights so far, though there have been close calls when the kitten starts to get brave/tries to play with the other two. So far when I've been gone, I've kept the kitten in my bedroom. Tomorrow I start a four day teaching institute, and a few of the days will be all day events since there are also evening lectures, but I dunno if I should put the kitten in my room all day or leave her out. Should I leave her out and hope nothing happens or should I keep her in my room until I'm sure nothing will happen while I'm gone? She weighs a little over a pound and the other two are ten pound cats, if that makes a difference.
Also, in a couple weeks, I'm going to NYC. I have a friend who said she'll check on the cats and feed them/clean their litterbox. Since the kitten is on kitten food and my other two are on adult food, how should I do the food? Should I just leave out adult food for the kitten as well? The reason I ask is that when I feed the kitten, if I'm not watching the whole time, the other two will eat her food and not their food (I assume kitten food is tastier). I'm the kind of person that typically leaves food out for my cats, letting them eat when they want rather than at prescribed times, though I've been feeding the kitten intermittently for now.