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Kittens and Parties

KelseaLoren

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I am getting my baby in May, but That is also when I am graduating and my family is throwing a graduation party for me. My breeder assures me that he will be used to his new home within three days, but I am worried the party will stress him out, as it will be only a week after he comes home.

Based on what you know about sphynxs/kittens do you think he will have a problem? Is there anything I can do to make it easier for him/ less stressful?

My room as a suite type set up with a big closet and bathroom and so I was planning on just keeping him in my room with some toys, blankets, litterbox, and food/water and keeping the door closed and hoping that he feels safe there. (I plan on making my room "his" room in the sense that other people and the dog aren't allowed to come in there and bother him.)

Will that be enough? Any other tips? Who knows, maybe he will love the party and want to socialize...
 

ilovemysphynx

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I would say keeping him in your room would be perfect! I think being around tons of people could be stressful. If a special person or two want to take a peek just sneak them to your room to see him.
 
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zoinks

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What you have come up with sounds good.

One of my cats is very nervous around new people and having a lot of people over making noise really freaks him out. We put him upstairs with all his favorite things and he is much happier.

I wouldn't think he will be settled enough after a week that the party won't scare him - depends what home environment was like at the breeder as well whether he is used to a lot of people and noise.
 

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I agree. As much as you want to share your baby with all, their health and less stress is the most important thing. Share pics and let your baby continue to settle in. Stress can bring on URI's and that is what you want to avoid. Your breeder might say 3 days, but from experience it is more like 1-2 weeks until they really gain confidence and you feel more comfortable monitoring their health and welfare.


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MollysMom

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Even now when there are strangers in the house, Molly hates it and cries... I make sure that I leave our bedroom door open as her refuge when we have a party. Go with your plan and keep him on his own.
 

PrimateLove

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I agree, putting him in the bedroom. After a week he should be acclimated to the house and know he is in a safe place in the bedroom.
 

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If it's a really big party it sounds like a good idea, if there's just going to be a few people I would give it a go to see how he does. But a week is probably not enough time for him to get fully comfortable in his new home...
I had a small birthday party after Lucifer had been with us for two months and he loved all the attention (but there were under ten people).
 
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