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My daughter just brought home a kitten HELP!

juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
My daughter's best friend just gave her a kitten from the ASPCA.

1). My daughter (age 20) has never had a pet.

2). I have had pets, they were all dogs. I know nothing about cats.

She is a Bengal Short Hair mix. 8 weeks old.

Any suggestions/tips are greatly appreciated.

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  • NarniaNarnia Posts: 1,770Registered Users
    What kind of tips are you looking for..? Are you wanting suggestions on how to have her give it back?
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  • NarniaNarnia Posts: 1,770Registered Users
    I'd have her really think about this commitment.. At 20 I can't imagine she will be living at home for TOO much longer, and it is hard to find a place with a cat. Cats can live say 15 years. Does she envision having this little thing for all that time? What about traveling etc?
    I got a cat at 25, and when my mom pointed all this out I realized she was right and I found it a loving home as I cannot commit to giving up my footloose and fancy free lifestyle.
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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    When my daughter moves away, Jade (the kitten) will stay with me. He (daughter's best friend) got Jade to be a companion pet for me because I am disabled. He surprised her with Jade, her bought a carrier, the food bowls and the litter box, and the ASPCA has given food and will provide the shots. Obviously she is our pet.

    I don't know about kitten/cat behavior. What should I expect? How do I care them other than food and water? Is a cat genie a good investment since I can't clean the litter box?

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    OMG - she is totally adorable.
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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    curlypearl wrote: »
    OMG - she is totally adorable.

    Yes she is. Thanks CP.

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    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    What a cutie patootie!!!!!!!!!!! :love4:
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  • roseannadanaroseannadana Posts: 5,632Registered Users
    Aww she's precious! Congratulations!

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  • eche428eche428 Posts: 2,782Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    juanab wrote: »
    When my daughter moves away, Jade (the kitten) will stay with me. He (daughter's best friend) got Jade to be a companion pet for me because I am disabled. He surprised her with Jade, her bought a carrier, the food bowls and the litter box, and the ASPCA has given food and will provide the shots. Obviously she is our pet.

    I don't know about kitten/cat behavior. What should I expect? How do I care them other than food and water? Is a cat genie a good investment since I can't clean the litter box?

    First Jade is ADORABLE!!!

    Cats are pretty self sufficient other than food and water and brushing occasionally to keep the amount of hair shedding down you should do great with her. The first 12-14 weeks of a cats life are when you want to socialize them as much as you can. The more people and the more different types of people you can have around them the better. Make noises if you're a noisy person. Play lots of music/tv. Do what you can to get her used to variety over the next 6 weeks.

    When we got our kittens we had two "get to know our cats" parties. Sounds crazy but they met and were played with by so many people that to this day they LOVE people. We also invited (one on one) a friend with white hair, a friend with crazy huge hair, friends with glasses, a friend with a super deep voice and my husbands mom in a wheel chair. We even asked people to come over wearing weird hats so they were used to everything. They are more like dogs than cats. They never run and hide from people like other cats do.

    To your other question... I don't know anything about the Cat Genie except for reading the website. It looks really nice but it's pretty big so would never fit in our bathroom. If you can make it work in yours it looks like it would be great to have. You said you are disabled. If you don't mind me asking, do you have someone that comes in to help you at all? The reason I'm asking is that since the Genie is mechanical and you can't really fix it yourself (I'm assuming) it would be great if you had someone that could "maintain" it if there was ever an issue. We had a self cleaning electric one that scooped the poop into a tray. It broke within the first year. We didn't notice for a few days as it's supposed to take care of itself. Ugh that was a gross pile of poo. Mistake!

    Wow, sorry that was a book! I hope you have tons of wonderful years with your beautiful Jade!
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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    coilynapp wrote: »
    What a cutie patootie!!!!!!!!!!! :love4:

    Thanks Coily. You have cats right? Do you have tips or suggestions for me?

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
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  • NarniaNarnia Posts: 1,770Registered Users
    juanab wrote: »
    When my daughter moves away, Jade (the kitten) will stay with me. He (daughter's best friend) got Jade to be a companion pet for me because I am disabled. He surprised her with Jade, her bought a carrier, the food bowls and the litter box, and the ASPCA has given food and will provide the shots. Obviously she is our pet.

    I don't know about kitten/cat behavior. What should I expect? How do I care them other than food and water? Is a cat genie a good investment since I can't clean the litter box?

    Okay just giving food for thought but it sounds like you've got it sorted :)
    Cats are pretty low maintenance, just as long as they have food, water and a clean litter box!
    She's a cutie!
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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    eche428 wrote: »
    juanab wrote: »
    When my daughter moves away, Jade (the kitten) will stay with me. He (daughter's best friend) got Jade to be a companion pet for me because I am disabled. He surprised her with Jade, her bought a carrier, the food bowls and the litter box, and the ASPCA has given food and will provide the shots. Obviously she is our pet.

    I don't know about kitten/cat behavior. What should I expect? How do I care them other than food and water? Is a cat genie a good investment since I can't clean the litter box?

    First Jade is ADORABLE!!!

    Cats are pretty self sufficient other than food and water and brushing occasionally to keep the amount of hair shedding down you should do great with her. The first 12-14 weeks of a cats life are when you want to socialize them as much as you can. The more people and the more different types of people you can have around them the better. Make noises if you're a noisy person. Play lots of music/tv. Do what you can to get her used to variety over the next 6 weeks.

    When we got our kittens we had two "get to know our cats" parties. Sounds crazy but they met and were played with by so many people that to this day they LOVE people. We also invited (one on one) a friend with white hair, a friend with crazy huge hair, friends with glasses, a friend with a super deep voice and my husbands mom in a wheel chair. We even asked people to come over wearing weird hats so they were used to everything. They are more like dogs than cats. They never run and hide from people like other cats do.

    To your other question... I don't know anything about the Cat Genie except for reading the website. It looks really nice but it's pretty big so would never fit in our bathroom. If you can make it work in yours it looks like it would be great to have. You said you are disabled. If you don't mind me asking, do you have someone that comes in to help you at all? The reason I'm asking is that since the Genie is mechanical and you can't really fix it yourself (I'm assuming) it would be great if you had someone that could "maintain" it if there was ever an issue. We had a self cleaning electric one that scooped the poop into a tray. It broke within the first year. We didn't notice for a few days as it's supposed to take care of itself. Ugh that was a gross pile of poo. Mistake!

    Wow, sorry that was a book! I hope you have tons of wonderful years with your beautiful Jade!

    Thanks Eche. I appreciate your response. Great suggestion about socialization.

    My daughter is my caregiver for right now.

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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  • curlysue21curlysue21 Posts: 5,219Registered Users
    Are you sure you'll be able to care for her after your daughter leaves? Aside from play and litter box changing cats are pretty low maintenance.

    I would google some info on her breed to give you a better understanding of her nature. I would think given that she is young and bred with a wild cat, she may be highly active and might need lots of playtime. Cats also love secure places either high or low and a comfy spot by a window. They are independent too and aren't as needy as dogs.

    She is super cute! Good luck with her!
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  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    She's darling!

    Everyone is correct that cats are pretty self sufficient and really just need food, water and a fresh sand box.

    Kittens love to play and can be crazy - they are so entertaining. I wouldn't leave thing out like ribbons or string because Jade might eat them.

    I'm so envious of your new little one. Enjoy her!
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    Pictures!!!!
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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    curlysue21 wrote: »
    Are you sure you'll be able to care for her after your daughter leaves? Aside from play and litter box changing cats are pretty low maintenance.

    I would google some info on her breed to give you a better understanding of her nature. I would think given that she is young and bred with a wild cat, she may be highly active and might need lots of playtime. Cats also love secure places either high or low and a comfy spot by a window. They are independent too and aren't as needy as dogs.

    She is super cute! Good luck with her!

    I anticipate I will have a caregiver when my daughter leaves. I am sure it will be fine.

    Great idea about looking up the breed..

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    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
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  • elizardelizard Posts: 284Registered Users
    Another tip is to handle the cat a lot so she gets used to being touched. Some cats get sensitive about their bellies or ears or paws. It sounds weird but I touched the cats all over when they were babies. Now they never bite or scratch anyone.

    You may want to consider whether someone will be able to help you out on occasion if you or the cat needs anything. The cat genie sounds amazing. I wish I had somewhere to hook it up in my apartment.
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    juanab wrote: »

    Oops. I did not scroll far enough-adorable!!
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  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    juanab wrote: »
    coilynapp wrote: »
    What a cutie patootie!!!!!!!!!!! :love4:

    Thanks Coily. You have cats right? Do you have tips or suggestions for me?
    Yes. I do. I have 2, but I got the first one and she was alone (until dog came into the picture) then cat #2 2 years later. My older cat (5) was my first cat as an adult.

    It's true that cats are mostly self-reliant and independent. When Brandi was a kitten, she played A LOT. A LOT!!!!!! Did I say A LOT? I would get home from grad school, play with her for almost an hour and she still had energy to go on through the night--she would jump and run around on my bed when I was sleeping. I had to lock her out of the bedroom for a while till she learned that it was "mummy sleepy time".

    All I did was feed her, keep fresh water in her bowl and pick up her poo/change the litter when needed. I tried to walk her on a leash, she didn't like that. And I also tried taking her to petco, she just scratched up my neck the moment we stepped in. Now that there's two (Chui is 2.5), they play with each other and I don't really do much playing with them. Just sometimes like with a laser pointer (they LOVE that). And sometimes I play Ninja Kitty with my Brandi (Chui doesn't get it). It's pretty hilarious. They both talk a lot too.

    I brush them to minimize shedding --Furminator is a really cool tool. I have a long and medium hair cat and it works great on both of them

    I didn't socialize them much, but they've both visited CA with my family during the holidays.

    Jade looks like she has a ton of energy and likes to play. A laser toy is really good as well as little toys that she can bat around with her paw. My cats love catnip, so I get them these little catnip fabric "candy" from our local pet store. The also like wheatgrass, so I have that for them. And for treats they love Greenies.

    I don't know if any of this was helpful--it was more of me rambling about my babies than anything else :lol:

    ETA: Oh and I have a catgenie littler box. BEST.THING.EVAH!!!!!!!

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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    elizard wrote: »
    Another tip is to handle the cat a lot so she gets used to being touched. Some cats get sensitive about their bellies or ears or paws. It sounds weird but I touched the cats all over when they were babies. Now they never bite or scratch anyone.

    You may want to consider whether someone will be able to help you out on occasion if you or the cat needs anything. The cat genie sounds amazing. I wish I had somewhere to hook it up in my apartment.

    That makes sense for her to get used to touch.

    Good point to have a back up. I will look into it.

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    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    coilynapp wrote: »
    juanab wrote: »
    coilynapp wrote: »
    What a cutie patootie!!!!!!!!!!! :love4:

    Thanks Coily. You have cats right? Do you have tips or suggestions for me?
    Yes. I do. I have 2, but I got the first one and she was alone (until dog came into the picture) then cat #2 2 years later. My older cat (5) was my first cat as an adult.

    It's true that cats are mostly self-reliant and independent. When Brandi was a kitten, she played A LOT. A LOT!!!!!! Did I say A LOT? I would get home from grad school, play with her for almost an hour and she still had energy to go on through the night--she would jump and run around on my bed when I was sleeping. I had to lock her out of the bedroom for a while till she learned that it was "mummy sleepy time".

    All I did was feed her, keep fresh water in her bowl and pick up her poo/change the litter when needed. I tried to walk her on a leash, she didn't like that. And I also tried taking her to petco, she just scratched up my neck the moment we stepped in. Now that there's two (Chui is 2.5), they play with each other and I don't really do much playing with them. Just sometimes like with a laser pointer (they LOVE that). And sometimes I play Ninja Kitty with my Brandi (Chui doesn't get it). It's pretty hilarious. They both talk a lot too.

    I didn't socialize them much, but they've both visited CA with my family during the holidays.

    Jade looks like she has a ton of energy and likes to play. A laser toy is really good as well as little toys that she can bat around with her paw. My cats love catnip, so I get them these little catnip fabric "candy" from our local pet store. The also like wheatgrass, so I have that for them. And for treats they love Greenies.

    I don't know if any of this was helpful--it was more of me rambling about my babies than anything else :lol:

    ETA: Oh and I have a catgenie littler box. BEST.THING.EVAH!!!!!!!

    Thanks Coily. I played with her for about 15 minutes until she decided she wanted to explore.

    I am definitely going to invest in a cat genie.

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    If the cat is truly part Bengal, it probably won't be as low maintenance as a standard cat. Bengals need lots more play and active time. They also tend to be able to jump higher than a standard housecat.
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  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    Do not bother buying cat toys. Stuff in your house will amuse her to no end. Empty toilet paper tubes are great for wrestling, stalking, and maiming. Child-proof medicine bottles with a few dried beans make lovely rattles that kitties adore. Take an old pair of socks and stuff one inside the other and tie a knot in the open end to make a stuffed animal friend for snuggling or wrestling.

    She is sooooo cute! Enjoy her. I agree to socialize her intensively :-)
  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    If the cat is truly part Bengal, it probably won't be as low maintenance as a standard cat. Bengals need lots more play and active time. They also tend to be able to jump higher than a standard housecat.

    RCC, I thanks for the info. I will be up tonight doing my research.

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  • LadyV69LadyV69 Posts: 3,397Registered Users
    She's cute!

    I was a little worried too when I first got Hazel two years ago as I had never had a pet before, even though I'd always wanted one. Things have worked out fine and I'm sure they'll be fine for you too. Cats are generally low maintenance, however, kittens tend to be a lot more active, so be prepared for her to bounce off walls for a little while. Get her spayed or neutered as soon as its allowed. A female cat in heat will yowl to holy heaven. You don't want to have to hear that at 2am every night. Cats also like to scratch, so make sure to get scratching posts. You may want to get her a couple of them as cats aren't all the same regarding how low or high they want them. Some like posts that hang on door handles, other like more upright ones. As someone else said, you don't have to go crazy or spend a lot of money on toys. A ball of yarn can be a lot of fun for a cat. Most of all, enjoy her.
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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    Do not bother buying cat toys. Stuff in your house will amuse her to no end. Empty toilet paper tubes are great for wrestling, stalking, and maiming. Child-proof medicine bottles with a few dried beans make lovely rattles that kitties adore. Take an old pair of socks and stuff one inside the other and tie a knot in the open end to make a stuffed animal friend for snuggling or wrestling.

    She is sooooo cute! Enjoy her. I agree to socialize her intensively :-)

    GC, I am all about repurposing. I never would have thought of using those things for toys. Thanks tons!

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    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    LadyV69 wrote: »
    She's cute!

    I was a little worried too when I first got Hazel two years ago as I had never had a pet before, even though I'd always wanted one. Things have worked out fine and I'm sure they'll be fine for you too. Cats are generally low maintenance, however, kittens tend to be a lot more active, so be prepared for her to bounce off walls for a little while. Get her spayed or neutered as soon as its allowed. A female cat in heat will yowl to holy heaven. You don't want to have to hear that at 2am every night. Cats also like to scratch, so make sure to get scratching posts. You may want to get her a couple of them as cats aren't all the same regarding how low or high they want them. Some like posts that hang on door handles, other like more upright ones. As someone else said, you don't have to go crazy or spend a lot of money on toys. A ball of yarn can be a lot of fun for a cat. Most of all, enjoy her.

    Thanks LadyV. The ASPCA neuter her as soon as it is allowed. If she strictly an indoor cat, should I get her declawed? I ask because I have to be careful about being scratched. I bleed easy and it takes awhile to heal.

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  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    She's really cute!

    Not only is declawing is a cruel practice, it can cause issues for the poor kitty when it tries to use the litter box. If you start early and do it regularly, you can clip the cat's nails. Many vets don't even declaw anymore.
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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    mrspoppers wrote: »
    She's really cute!

    Not only is declawing is a cruel practice, it can cause issues for the poor kitty when it tries to use the litter box. If you start early and do it regularly, you can clip the cat's nails. Many vets don't even declaw anymore.

    Thank you Mrs. Poppers. I certainly don't want to do anything inhumane or cause her any harm. You obviously can tell I have some things to learn. That is why I wanted to post this thread. I knew I would get great advice.

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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I agree about the declawing. You have to remove the last bone of each toe to declaw. It's really deboning. Also some cats become more aggressive and bite more afterwards.

    Since Jade is young, it'll be easier to get her used to nail trimming and whatnot. Buddy is between 3-5 years, and I still haven't gotten him to the point where I can trim his nails. Luckily, he's good about using his post. I wish whoever had him as a kitten got him used to that.
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