Ever seen a kitten hiss, spit, claw and just act like a freaked out little berserker? I’m not talkin’ cats here – just tiny little kittens, 8-9 weeks old. Holy cow!
We found these two little orange and white kittens (our 10th and 11th rescued and/or fostered kittens just this year), about the size of a hot dog and bun, hiding behind the buckets and brooms in the courtyard behind our apartment building on Saturday, and since they were big enough to have been weaned already, we rescued them, but DANG, were these lil’ fellers fierce!
Four days later, they seem to be getting more accustomed to people. One now lets me pick it up without any complaint, and is starting to be curious, but the other still hisses and sometimes does that Ack!*%$@ spitting thing, although if I distract it with one hand I can pick it up from behind with the other, and can then put it on my belly, chest or arm, where it remains somewhat passive and lets me pet it. I think the first is ready to be adopted out, while the 2nd needs another week or more. There’s already someone lined up to take them, happily.
[color=#0000BF]I’m just posting this to see what experiences others have had with fierce kittens[/color], how long it took them to adjust, what techniques, if any, you have for helping calm them and get them socialized, and what, if any, long-term maladjustment there has been.