SIAMESE KITTEN CARE


First off you must understand that your new kitten will need some time to adjust to you & its strange new surroundings.
It has been through a very traumatic experience for one so little!
Being removed from its first home, mom, & siblings,
not to mention the car ride.
Plus the fact the kitten is a SIAMESE kitten after all.
& by breed alone, do tend to be nervous when small.
It is best you put them in a quiet room & let them settle in & feel comfortable & secure in their new home.
It is very important to spend time with them, talk, cuddle & fuss over them (if they will allow it) when you get them home.
First you must gain their trust.
It is not unusual for them to cry for mom & hide away for the first day or 2.
Soon they will overcome their fear, become hungry or lonely, missing their mom & siblings & will want more attention from you.
Adjusting might take a few hours or a few days, but when it does happen you will develop a very special bond with your new baby.
Please be patient with them.
They are only babies after all.
We will give you a starter kit with your new kitten with food & information on looking after them.
We recommend dry kibble be left out for the kitten at all times while it is young.
Please keep their litter box close at hand until they get to know their way around.
Then slowly move it to its permanent location.
Its always a good idea to have an extra litter box available.
Our kittens are well trained before they go but a new kitten in new surroundings may not associate a new litter box & litter as their toilet, simply because there are no cat smells to tell them it is.
Even well trained kittens can make mistakes in a strange new environment.
If you have other cats a small amount of used litter in the new box will help them adjust.
Its also very important to keep your kitty litter clean.
It will obviously keep down odors & will also keep your cat from wanting to go elsewhere.
Cats like us want a clean rest room.
A secret we give to our customers to save you a ton on commercial cat litters is try softwood "wood stove pellets".
just enough to cover the bottom of your litter box is all you need.
A $6.00 bag will last you for months on end!
Its exactly what you get in your pet store but does not say "CAT LITTER" on it so its a fraction of the price.
In the long run the savings will more than pay for your new kitten!
But they will quickly adapt to any brand that you may choose.

Please keep in mind some house plants are toxic & kittens like to chew on things.
Also a non toxic floor cleaner is recommended as residue will stick to feet & cats are always cleaning themselves.
Toxins can build up in their system & cause problems when older or even allergic reactions when young.
This is not always taken into consideration if problems occur.
Wet food is also much better for cats.
Dry food is of course more convenient but canned food once a day is also recommended.


It is much better for us if the new owner looks into the breed before they complain about their new kitten being frightened,nervous or unsociable when they get it home.
Regardless of how loving your kitten was here they WILL need time to readjust & get to know you!
If you want & love the breed please understand the breed.
Siamese are VERY intelligent cats,
& even very young they understand when something is amiss.
They will not understand whats happening to them & will surely not know who you are.
These cats originated in a very ancient, exotic & mysterious land.
You may be able to take the cat out of Siam (Thailand)
but you cant take the Siamese out of the cat!
Our kittens are Traditional Siamese after all & not just a cat that looks like one!

Some kittens will adjust sooner than others.
But given some time, you will find they just can't get enough of you!
Siamese tend to be known for being quite vocal cats.
If you like vocal, talk to your kitten so they learn to talk back.
Content cats don't tend to be as vocal simply because they have nothing to complain about. LOL
Being altered & individual personality can also affect their need to vocalize.
Traditional SIAMESE are the best of all cat breeds,
Beautiful, affectionate, intelligent & attentive.
& I know you will find them as wonderful as we do.
Thanks so much for reading this page.


PLEASE
bring a carrier to take your new kitten home in.

They will be nervous from their trip.


P.S.--Don't forget to read the GUEST BOOK & see for yourself what our "MEEZER'S" say about THEIR wonderful new
*ELLIOTTHAUS*
SIAMESE.

PLEASE NOTE
Your kitten care page "PASS WORD" is
MEEZER

Thanks a bunch!


Scroll down for some informative reading our customers sent in!


If you are not willing to give the kitten a chance to get to know you,
ITS YOUR LOSS !!
Here is a great letter from Regina.
This is her 2nd Elliotthaus Kitten.
EDDY is her first kitten, a lilac point.

Hello Jim
I thought I would send you a progress report.
Friday evening:
Kitten (she doesn't have a name, yet) was brought into the house and the carrier was set on the floor in the hall. Eddie came to investigate, puffed up his tail, arched his back, and ran away. I found him upstairs under my bed and he wanted no part of what was going on. I took Kitten into the family room and opened the cage door. She hissed at me. I took her out and she ran behind the couch. Anytime I came near, she spit. I finally decided just to watch television. Eddie was ticked and was afraid to come downstairs. It was only the 2nd time I ever saw or heard Eddie hiss. He smacked me in the head and wouldn't let me near him. Kitten stayed behind the couch and continued to hiss anytime I looked at her. It took about 3 hours for her to trust me, and then she happily sat on the cushions beside me. Eddie continued to be aggressive towards me, and swatted me a number of times. (Never ever did that before.) That night, for her safety, I closed the doors to the family room, leaving her food, water, and litter and the carrier that she sometimes went back into. I left a light on for her. Ed Norton slept with me as usual that night, and behaved like his normal self.

Saturday:
Kitten was happy to see me at 7:00 am when I opened the doors. Cat and Kitten arched and hissed. Eddie was aggressive towards me again, and took a number of swipes and lunges at me throughout the day. Kitten was left in the family room for half the day. Eddie 'talked' to me in high-pitched, short, quite sounds and often followed by 'warning' lunges at me. I finally was tired of running interference and put Kitten back into the family room and went out from 10:30 til 1:30. Eddie was still leery, but did spend most of the day on the main floor. A friend came by and brought two catnip-mice. Diane gave Eddie his mouse first, and paid him some attention. She said that Kitten is beautiful. Eddie hopped up on the table near us to get attention and I warned Diane that he was unpredictable. There was a quick movement that spooked Eddie and he jumped and hissed. Diane 'hissed' back and he growled and lunged at her. Kitten was well behaved and by this time was getting settled in. She found herself a spot on the bottom shelf of the wine rack that she likes. Her back is protected there, and she can see in all directions. Kitten slept in the family room again that night, with the doors closed. Eddie came into my bedroom and acted as though things were normal again.

Sunday:
Big progress today. Kitten and cat went nose to nose in the morning. Kitten did a little hissing. Eddie followed Kitten around, at first from a distance. Kitten no longer was spooked by him and before long, little games of chase were being played. Ed only smacked me once today, while I was searching under the stove for his toys that he likes to put there. Kitten likes to eat and is especially fond of going for Eddie's food, so I keep moving it up onto the table. She wanted his wet food yesterday, so I had bought her some wet kitten food - not the grocery store kind, but the better stuff from the pet store. Typically my cats get both dry and wet food, and are fed at breakfast and dinnertime. I gave her some wet food mid-day that she was happy to have. She likes to play and is a happy girl. She is such a purr-box when I hold her. Eddie didn't like her sitting on my tennis bag but otherwise it looks like he is quickly coming around. I really didn't want to close her in the room again tonight, but I think its better to be cautious. I'll probably keep her in the family room tomorrow while I'm at work - hate to do that when we've made so much progress. I think Ed will soon realize he has a great new companion. Kitten is quickly settling in and hopefully will soon have a name. It will likely be Trixie The Kitten (T.K.), but we'll see....
- Regina


From Cathy
My sisters have had many cats for many years. I'm sure that's why new little Coco settled in so quickly.... because they knew how to gently introduce her to a whole new environment. I'm wondering if this information might help others with their new little kitten: Her first day and night was kept to one small room (with all the essentials:- including a cozy mat in her opened door travel crate); giving her frequent "quiet" visits....focusing on letting her come to us. Little toy kitten balls were a BIG hit!......it didn't take long before she was batting them around the room! We would also be sitting on the floor when we would pick her up or put her back down. The next day, Coco was introduced to another room in the house........she is such a playful little kitten! Take care and thankyou once again for allowing us to adopt such a precious little girl!
Cathy

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