Originally Posted by KittyDuran
Well, my Dad (who HATES cats) started to feed a kitten about a month ago. Said he didn't want to see it starve. Now she's adopted us - and is a real cutie... Has only climbed the Xmas tree once but another tree in the living room has been climbed more than a few times. Does anyone know when you can spade and declaw a kitten?
You can spay a cat after 3 months I think. The longer you wait, the more it hurts them and the longer it takes to recover.
There is really no reason to de-claw, you just need to start trimming their nails when they are young (do it when they are sleepy) and make sure they have a scratching post. I haven't had any problems with my cats shredding stuff. If they scratch inappropriate place, just pick them up and take them to the scratching post. they'll get the idea.