Questions tagged [new-pets]

Use in questions related to aspects or problems of owning a new pet. Please use this tag together with a tag indicating what animal is the question being asked about and other tags classifying the essence of the question, such as [behavior], [fear], etc.

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New cat is hiding and not eating

A couple days ago, I adopted a cat from a lady off Craigslist. We went to go pick her up, and everything seemed fine. Now that she's home, I'm worried. She hasn't eaten, had water, or used the potty ...
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How to befriend 14 week old kitten?

I've adopted a new, 14 week old kitten, who seems to be rather skittish. He has been avoiding being handled and he tends to hiss and run when picked up, and prefers to play with us from a distance. We'...
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Transporting new cat with resident's cat blanket?

I'll be picking up a new cat tomorrow. She is 1 year old. At home I have a kitten (3-4 months old). Is it a good idea to rub a blanket on the kitten at home, and then bring that with me to transport ...
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List of important habits to teach a young kitten

2 days ago I got a very tiny kitten (1.5 months old). Since then, I'm constantly trying to improve its manners, and I must say that I'm doing great so far. Yet, I hear many friends and acquaintances ...
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My cat is terrified of me

My wife bought a pretty shy kitten, but after a while it got used to me and was even jumping on my shoulders in the morning purring when I was getting ready for work. She almost wouldn't leave my side....
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Is my hamster tank large enough?

The hamster tank I bought is 96 x 47 x 38 cm (L x W x H) and I’m looking to get three winter white dwarf hamsters. Would this be spacious enough for three or two?
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Is it okay to close a new cat into her safe room when she behaves badly?

Some of you might have read my other thread I've opened yesterday. I have bought a new cat a few days ago, much to my resident kitten (only 4 months old) displeasure. My new cat absolutely hates to be ...
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