Update: Finalizing adoption
On Sep 25, Sammy gave birth to 5 kittens. The delivery of the kittens caused Sammy to become fatigue. She started sneezing and this in turn caused the kittens to sneeze from time to time. The weaker kittens could not survive because blocked nose prevented them from finding the mother’s teat.
Although Albus hardly sneeze now while Gandalf sneezes from time to time, they exceeded the average kitten weight from week 3 onwards. Now, at week 6, Albus (male) weight 900gram while Gandalf (female) weight 750gram. Both kittens are dark grey. The only differences is that Albus have some white makings on his tummy. Their eyes are still developing, so we can only tell their eye colour after week 7.
They are both playful kittens. They know how to use my body as a ramp to get onto table and shelves. Their favourite activity is to play catch and climb the sofa. They know how to eat independently. They also know how to use the litter box.
Albus is the healthiest kitten with a visibly large tummy. The vet referred to him as the fat one because he drank mother's milk the most. He is more alert to sounds and movements. He is also showing traits of being independent. He will study a toy before interacting with it.
Gandalf is the sweetest kitten that will be the first to greet me then climb onto my lap. Albus learned from Gandalf how to take naps on my lap. They would stretch completely when their content and sometimes roll over and show their tummy. Albus also learned from Gandalf how to play with cat toy wand. At most times, Gandalf prefer to sleep in a little nook where he feels the most comfortable at. At other time, Gandalf loves to go on his adventures in the living room.
From week 1 to week 4, Gandalf had eye discharge. The vet’s diagnosis is that Gandalf has stress herpes due to environmental stressor. The eye discharge has cleared but I still apply eye ointment Gentamicin-POS to make sure that her eyes remain clear of discharge.
At present, I have separated the kittens from the mother cat. This is because the mother is receiving antibiotic treatment to deal with the sneezing. I am also monitoring the kittens, whether they continue to sneeze or not.
We are looking for responsible individual or family to adopt Albus & Gandalf. Priority is given to working adults who can do pair adoption. The earliest they can be adopted is Nov 20, when the kittens reach week 8. For adoption at early stage of life, adopters must be responsible for arranging vaccination and neutering.
If you are interested in adopting Albus and Gandalf, please fill up this questionnaire https://forms.gle/81tyCNgaWsyXXhFv9
If you are shortlisted, there would be a guideline for you. The content is to help you prepare yourself and your home for the kittens. If all goes well, there would be a pet adoption agreement.
The adoption fee is refundable after one year. The condition is that we receive monthly updates (including photo or video) so that we can determine if they are loved and cared for. This goes without saying that we appreciate individuals or families that can stay in touch with us.
Please understand that kittens, not just Albus and Gandalf, requires a substantial amount of care and attention. They can get messy and are still learning life skills. Please think carefully if you have the resources to care for kittens and ability to commit for 13-16 years before you adopt. Thank you.