Welcome to Sphynxlair! Connect with Sphynx owners & enthusiasts around the world!

Hello and advice please on new baby sphynx

Thatgirlcalled

Lairian
Joined
Mar 7, 2024
Messages
5
Points
4
Hi everyone!

I collected my little girl sphynx kitten on Saturday and she's absolutely adorable! She's settling in so well with our family and our other cat too which is lovely.

I've never ever had a sphynx before so I did lots of research and made sure to ask lots of questions to her breeder before I made the decision to put a deposit down etc.

As I say she's settling in very well, we all love her so much and she's just an instant part of our family now. The only issue I have is her toileting - she uses the litter tray and I've stuck with the litter and food her breeder was using too - but she seems to always have runny poo. Is this normal? Could it be stress? I've noticed she's needing to be cleaned by myself once she's been to the tray on her bottom as well as her feet otherwise she's trailing it through my house which isn't ideal.

Thanks so much for having us and I look forward to your responses!

Meissa and Rue x
 

Attachments

  • Snapchat-217720097.jpg
    Snapchat-217720097.jpg
    131.5 KB · Views: 34
  • 20240311_133236.jpg
    20240311_133236.jpg
    202.1 KB · Views: 34

Yoda mom

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Apr 23, 2012
Messages
26,404
Points
653
@Thatgirlcalled , hi Melissa , happy adorable Rue gotcha! so glad you joined us. members with kittens will surely chime in on kitten "poo foot" experiences. has Rue had a wellness check ( bring fresh stool sample). some breeder contracts require wellness check within a certain time period. we are here for you. so glad Rue is settling in nicely with your family and furbaby. all paws are family. love to see pics/name of furbaby too!

the info center is a great resource as well as the top right oval search box for specific previous threads/topics


hugs n head smooches
 

Thatgirlcalled

Lairian
Joined
Mar 7, 2024
Messages
5
Points
4
@Yoda mom thank you for checking in. You're so sweet!

Rue is still running around like a little whirlwind, but I am concerned about how much she is using the litter tray as well as her runny poops, she also seems to have a red and inflamed bottom so we will be going to the vets for a visit tomorrow just to make sure all is well.

Thank you again x
 

nudebea

V.I.P Lairian
V.I.P Lairian
Joined
Sep 14, 2014
Messages
1,172
Points
218
Hello and welcome to you and your adorable little Rue. In my experience runny poo is not that uncommon at first, the stress of a big change etc, The red bottom may be related to the runny poo issue but its still a good idea to get your vet to have a loo. Hope all goes well today
 

Thatgirlcalled

Lairian
Joined
Mar 7, 2024
Messages
5
Points
4
Hi everyone! Hope you and your babies are all well!

Rue is doing amazing, she's no longer having runny poo and I'm no longer having to run after her to clean her up which is wonderful as much as I love her, I much prefer just enjoying a cuddle without the added poo on my clothes!

She's such a sweet girl, she loves cuddling with everyone especially my 8 year old daughter and myself

Tonight is bath night, which she also enjoys so I'm looking forward to this.

Melissa & Rue xx
 

Yoda mom

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Apr 23, 2012
Messages
26,404
Points
653
@Thatgirlcalled, great update! so special for children to grow up with sphynxlove! glad for the great update! enjoy spa day time today baby Rue! great she loves baths! look forward to pics and tales!
what is her siliiest habit, fav toy?
 

Staceyxxx

V.I.P Lairian
V.I.P Lairian
Joined
Jun 17, 2017
Messages
1,110
Points
218
Aww she is adorable…! Yeah my kitty had the poops when I first got her! Think it was nerves and she had a wee virus - she got meds and it cleared up! I also used 1 litter tray and 2 plastic food containers as she was so tiny and a bit nervous. I placed them quiet areas and as she grew in confidence - I removed the tubs over a few weeks!

Although now she is 6 and has 2 litter trays - she like to poop in one and urinate in the other, LOL. Diva…! Xxx
 
Back
Top