How long can a 6-month old kitten be home alone for?

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Purred: Tue Mar 19, '13 8:52am PST 
She's a pretty chilled kitten, spends most of her time napping. She doesn't gorge on food either. I'm planning to leave her Tuesday afternoon around 4pm, have our neighbour check in on her Wednesday, and my boyfriend comes home Thursday morning. I'd leave out two clean litter pans and lots of water and appropriate amount of kibble, feed her wet food just before leaving and have our neighbour feed her wet food Wednesday and replenish her water bowls. Would this be acceptable? I also have the option of leaving Wednesday evening but I would prefer leaving Tuesday.


Butt-kicker of- all other cats
Purred: Tue Mar 19, '13 7:20pm PST 
I think your kitty will be just fine. I think having a neighbor check on her Wednesday is a great idea. Make sure she has several water sources, in case she knocks one over. My kitten will get in the garbage if there is anything the slightest bit stinky, so if that is a concern, make sure there is no garbage. Does she have a collar? My daughter's kitten at that age almost died when he got his collar stuck around his neck and in his mouth, so I would never leave a collar on a cat....I personally hate them, but if your cat were outdoors, then I would be ok with one, but not indoors. Kind of baby proof your house a bit, make sure the things that she likes to get into are secure. I'm sure your kitten will be fine, and a check on Wed from the neighbor is a great idea, if they can do that. She will probably be mewing like crazy at them and enjoy the visit, and when you get home, she will probably not leave you alone and you will get lots of cuddles and love from her. You are a very good kitty mom smile


Purred: Thu Mar 21, '13 2:57am PST 
Thanks Beep it's so good to hear some qualified feedback! We haven't left her for longer than 6-7 hours so far, so I was a little nervous about whether or not it would be ok - she's grown so much that I sometimes forget that she's still just a teenager. The neighbour (they have a cat that we look after too when they're gone, so we're lucky) will check on her Wednesday morning and evening, and with my boyfriend coming home Thursday morning she will hopefully not care too much. She's never been a troublemaker, she doesn't wear a collar and when we got her I hysterically removed anything that might pose the slightest risk to her like plants and dangling cords so I think Truffles is set for her first nights alone smile


All of the noms!
Purred: Sat Mar 30, '13 1:41pm PST 
She should be fine. smile Definitely just have someone check in and spend a couple minutes giving her pets on Wednesday.