My best friend brought me a 3 week old kitten she found dying in her apartment parking garage. Long, long story short, we were able to get him up on his little paws, even through our vet wasn't sure he'd make it.
Geiger (so named because of the "hink" noise he makes) is now 4 months old. I had never seen a kitten like him before. He is black with mackerel stripes and a few white banded hairs in his coat. He does not meow or purr, but he makes a constant "hink" noise. I figured because of his activity level, growth rate and his features that he was some form of wildcat. I therefore have him on a protein (meat only) diet (Blue Buffalo Wilderness wet kitten food and a Grain-less dry kibble). He's a scary-smart little guy, who is totally devoted to my husband and myself.
My questions... 1) is it normal for this breed to make strange noises (we had x-rays done to make sure he had no malformations of the throat or lungs)?? 2) How do we keep him from tearing us up? My husband and I look like we are trying to end our lives by a 1000 cuts... we both have arms and ankles that look like we placed them in a wood chipper.
My living room looks like a kitty preschool (tons of toys) as well as cat trees and other goodies.
Is there anything we should be aware of with this breed that I haven't already covered?
When would you recommend we have him neutered?
Thank You So Much