|Purred: Tue Nov 13, '12 4:44pm PST |
|So about a month ago I got my very first cat (ever!!) as a stray, and she has been a little angel until recently- I believe she is in heat.
Cleo has been doing all of the typical "in heat" things cats do, like rolling around and cooing, meowing, talking, raising her behind, etc, so I am pretty sure I figured out what she is going through. My question is, what do I do? Can I make her more comfortable or is there anything I should watch out for? She has been bugging the heck out of my roommate and I when we try to do our homework, and her poor boy (but neutered) kitty has had to put up with her and sometimes nips her neck and ears, which I'm assuming is "shut up please" in kitty language. She is due to be spayed in a couple weeks, but I don't know what to do in the meantime.
Basically, a first time cat owner/19 year old with limited experience with these furry creatures needs some advice. Thank you!
Edit: I went to read a few pages into this board and saw that some people are saying that allowing a kitten to go into its first heat is not optimal. Is there a reason it's bad other than the young cat may mate? Thanks again
Edit Edit: Stray cats outside my door, guys. It's almost 1am.. I locked her in my room and sprinkled some catnip on her scratcher as a distraction so they'll go away, however I have never given her catnip before.. perhaps a bad call. This is what they call "learning the ropes", right? Looks like I'm in for a late night!
Edited by author Tue Nov 13, '12 9:44pm PST
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