She will be alone during the day, should we A: Get another Kitten not siamese, for a playmate? (does it matter if the second kitten is not siamese)
B: Leave the tv/radio on low.
C: just don’t worry about it the kitten will entertain herself…?
It’s generally accepted that a cat is the best company and playmate for another cat, especially a social one like a siamese. It doesn’t matter if the other cat isn’t siamese, but it helps if it’s another cat of a sociable disposition. Get it ASAP.
What about food…she is still on half soft food with a little cottage cheese to mimick moms milk…is there a teenage kitten food?
Cow’s milk and milk products aren’t recommended for cats because they are higher in lactose than mother’s milk, and are prone to causing upsets/diarrhoea (this is apparently more common in siamese and other oriental breeds). As a point of interest, siamese/oriental breeds are also more likely to be intolerant of fish/seafood.
Dried food is good. Reputable brands are ones which offer lifestage nutrition (eg they have kitten/adult/senior/light formulations) and have done AAFCO feeding trials (not just AAFCO certified). Dried food is more economical and less likely to spoil. Kitten food is appropriate up to one year of age, after that you can gently change to adult food. When changing foods, do it over a period of a week, gradually mixing the new food in with the old. This minimises the chance of digestive upsets. An 8-week kitten should be fed 3-4 times a day.
Reputable brands IMHO include Hills Science Diet, Purina, Iams/Eukanuba. There may be others in the USA that I don’t know about.
Cat-nip? Yeah or nay? What age?
Up to you, whenever you like. She may or may not go for it.
Water bottle, good for training, bad for training?
Good, but be consistant.
She will be completely an indoor cat. Why not declaw her?
Because it’s painful and unnecessary. Claw trimming is quick and easy, and it’s very easy to train a cat to only scratch on a scratching post you have provided for them (it took my cat all of 2 days to get that hint)
The kitty condo I made…will she actually use it…
Maybe, maybe not - cats are individuals. Good on you for providing play space for her.
*Window mounted kitty beds: Yeah or Nay? *
Yeah, as long as the window will not be left open or is screened.
And just how loud should I expect this kitten to be if she is not allowed in the bedroom…?
Cats are individuals… probably loud enough that you’ll rethink your “not in the bedroom” policy fairly promptly