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Help Me
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posted 11-14-2003 03:35 AM           Edit/Delete Message
I just brought a new kitten home yesterday, and she won't stop meowing when I'm not in the room. As soon as I go in the room, she'll stop, but she won't come near me.. she'll usually run away.

I've had kittens before, but I've never had this problem with meowing. I'm the only one living in this apartment currently and I'm worried that her meowing is going to bother the neighbors if she does it all day (today will be her first day here all alone).

Is there anything I can do to make this stop?

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Kitty
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posted 11-14-2003 05:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kitty     Edit/Delete Message
My youngest kitty meowed nonstop when we brought him home. I think he was just lonely, however as soon as he got accustomed to our other cats, he stopped the incessant meowing. I think over time your kitty will stop, although some cats are naturally more talkative. My best suggestion is to consider getting another kitty so they can keep each other company. I know it may not be a possibility in your situation if you live in an apartment. If it is, however, I highly recommend it. Although it took several days to get them used to one another, mine are now always together, cuddling, eating, playing. Maybe your kitten could really use the stimulation and company of another cat, especially since you mentioned she isn't that comfortable with you yet. Also, you didn't mention how old your kitten is. If she is awfully young or just taken from her mother and littermates, she may be meowing because she's not used to not having them around. Best of luck!

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posted 11-14-2003 11:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
She's probably insecure and lonely. Try getting her toys and things to occupy her while you are gone. If you don't want to get another cat, get a soft stuffed animal about her size for her to cuddle with. She should adjust in a couple of days.

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Help Me
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posted 11-14-2003 05:42 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Thank you!

She's about two months old, and she was in with a litter when I got her. I figured part of this was that she was a little lonely for them. :\ It's not really possible for me to get another cat right now, unfortunately, but I do have a ton of stuffed animals. :P I'll try giving her one tonight (maybe she'll actually let me sleep, heh). I have a chinchilla, but he doesn't seem to like her very much. ;)

She's changed from running away from me to being incredibly clingy, heh. Now every time I walk in the house, she's underneath my feet meowing and trying to get me to pick her up.

I guess all I can do is wait and hope she adjusts. :)

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kari
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posted 11-16-2003 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kari     Edit/Delete Message
Your new kitty will adjust. She is lonely and scared from being away from her litter mates. Show her lots of affection and companionship and she will bond with you. These next months are very critical in forming her little personality so lots of attenion, affection, and loving are very key to a strong bond between you and your kitty. It may sound weird but talk to her and it will develop faster. You might even meow back at her as they respond well to meowing humans too (I know it sounds weird but I read it in a book I got when I got my one and only cat and it really worked). Anyway, be patient and it will work out.

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posted 11-16-2003 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kayliface     Edit/Delete Message
My kitty was so good when she came home. Maybe she didn't like her siblings

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