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#51 kadoodle

Posted 05 August 2019 - 06:35 PM

It is a bit of a male thing, but cheap kibble means stinky poo.

#52 Riotproof

Posted 06 August 2019 - 06:30 PM

I’m going to try Advance kitten dry food. Should arrive on Thursday.

I did notice bornagirl that budget pet supplies often bundle things together at a good discount, so I will check them each time as well.

I bought supermarket crystals for the litter which I and he quite like, but I assume it would be cheaper to buy in bulk.

#53 born.a.girl

Posted 06 August 2019 - 07:46 PM

View PostRiotproof, on 06 August 2019 - 06:30 PM, said:

I’m going to try Advance kitten dry food. Should arrive on Thursday.

I did notice bornagirl that budget pet supplies often bundle things together at a good discount, so I will check them each time as well.

I bought supermarket crystals for the litter which I and he quite like, but I assume it would be cheaper to buy in bulk.

Do not buy any kitty litter in bulk.


What they like this week will be rejected next week.


Once you've established which one they will use consistently, it's safe to buy in bulk.


Until the manufacturer slightly changes the mix, and your precious lump of fur chooses the persian rug in the hallway instead.

At the moment ours prefer the cheapest woolworths own brand stuff, after 'going off' the crystals.  There's no rhyme or reason to a cat's decisions.

#54 Riotproof

Posted 08 August 2019 - 09:14 PM

I need a chew toy. What kind of thing is best?

He has dangle toys, balls, a carpet scratcher, a cardboard scratcher but I think he needs something to bite. I don’t want to encourage biting us with the kids especially. It’s only playful, but particularly with dd I would prefer to avoid it.
Poo much better lately. I wonder if runny poo was nervousness. He seems to like the advance, which is good.

#55 *Spikey*

Posted 08 August 2019 - 10:08 PM

According to Mee Law, Duckie is the best toy for biting. Duckie is a Kong toy, that has a squeaker or can be filled with catnip. Mee Law doesn't care, he just wants to kill Duckie over and over and over again.

And so does Max who has beheaded the previous Duckies.

We are on Duckie Mark 5. Every time we see one, we buy it, because he is so sad when Duckie really dies and goes in the bin.

ML plays fetch with Duckie - he brings it to you, so you can throw it and he can kill it when it tries to fly away. This can last for hours, with or without the people.

Duckie....

On a serious note, smaller toys that they can carry seem to be the winners. Mimi is partial to crumpled up tin foil balls, for batting around the tiles.

And paper. My junk pile usually ends up shredded, without having to put it through a shredder.

Edited by *Spikey*, 08 August 2019 - 10:10 PM.


#56 kadoodle

Posted 08 August 2019 - 10:18 PM

Mine all have a thing for corks. It’s a worry.

#57 Riotproof

Posted 08 August 2019 - 10:22 PM

My other cat was immune to catnip. I haven’t grown any in a long time. It sounds like he might like it either way.

Dd is super good with the wand toys. “How high can you jump, Opi?” All the little balls are under furniture I think.

#58 kadoodle

Posted 08 August 2019 - 10:23 PM

A wombat ate my catnip. I need to plant some more.

#59 Expelliarmus

Posted 08 August 2019 - 11:17 PM

I bought mine some small dog teething rings.

They still bit me.

#60 AmicusCuriae

Posted 09 August 2019 - 07:58 AM

Our Maine Coon kitten loves these plastic springs the breeder gave us, they bounce away from him unpredictably so hours of fun for him! He also likes playing fetch with his fake mice.  

We have him on Royal Canin dry food, but he prefers wet food.  We give him raw kangaroo and chicken.   I think Maine Coons might be a little bit different in terms of diet though, given at 5 months he is as big as my friend’s 10 year old cat! He’s our first kitten so we are just sticking to what the breeder has told us to feed him, for the moment.

#61 Riotproof

Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:01 AM

View Postkadoodle, on 08 August 2019 - 10:18 PM, said:

Mine all have a thing for corks. It’s a worry.

I will give him a cork tonight. Ha.




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