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Re: Kitten

Not sure...but as long as you can hold it in your hand or cupped hands,
it's small enough. And you won't hurt it as long as you don't dangle it
around like that. It's just enough to create that reflex of pulling
claws back in and letting go of something. When it trusts you more, you
might even be able to take fingernail clippers and clip the tip off of
the nails when it's sleeping. You have to gently press on its paw and
the claws will extend out, then just snip off the very tip. When our
kittens were really young, and little terrors, I went to Petsmart and
bought the little tiny plastic nail covers. You put a little drop of
superglue into the rubber nail cover, then slide it on over the claw.
Stays on for a long time and keeps you from getting all scratched up, or
the furniture from being clawed up.

Daryl <pulis@mindspring.com> wrote:  Thanks. Hopefully when he's gotten some more fluid and food into him, there 
will be skin to grasp. The poor guy is just eating and sleeping today.

Do you know at what age the reflex (or whatever it is) goes away?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jesse Bell" 
Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Kitten

> If you can reach the kitten's neck, gently pinch the skin at the back of
> her neck, like the momma cat does when she carries them around. There is
> a nerve or something there (when they are little) that creates an
> instant de-claw and the body goes limp until you let go.

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