First, we would like to welcome you to the Stray Cats Family!!!!

You made a wonderful choice to own and/or breed these adorable kitties!

Best Breedable in SecondLife!!!


The First Steps with new ownership:


When you get your very first Stray Kitten, it will most probably be a ‘shell’, unless someone gives you or you purchase a live cat.    A shell is simply a kitten not alive yet.   


These are safe to store in inventory forever.   In facts, all Stray cats, alive or shell, are safe in inventory.   They never die.

Live cats put into inventory will have red text

(they are hungry) when taken out, but a few minutes

with their food, and their text will be green and

happy again.


SO YOU HAVE A SHELL, WHAT DO I DO WITH IT??


Inworld (in SecondLife) rez it on the ground.  

Click on it and choose “Wake Me Up!” In the menu.

Ta Da!  It is now a live kitty :)


In the Shell’s Menu  →

You can rename it, if you plan to store for a while.

You can turn its Traits on or off from showing (these

Appear above the shell inworld)

You can click on Parents, and see who they were.

The Help button will give you a link to our website.


THE KITTEN IS ALIVE!!


Now that your kitten is alive, it will have a slightly

Different menu.  


The first thing you will do is click ‘Give HUD’.

You will need this HUD to get the food bowls to feed

Your kitten.


There is no place to go buy foodbowls or foods.  You do it all through our Cat HUD.


Add the Cat HUD v1.44 to yourself now.


Click ‘Menu’ on the Cat HUD.   

There choose ‘getfoodbowl’ and ‘getmilkbowl’.


Once you have the two bowls, rez them out inworld, and you will be asked to “Allow” Permissions.

Please ‘Allow Permissions’, or you will not be able to buy food.

These bowls are basically vendors and will purchase and place food on your server account with us which is where your cats are linked into.


Ready to get food?    Just Right Click, Pay the bowls.


A single supply is 150L  for food, 100L for milk.

A single supply will last one Cat for approx. 31 days. (One month)


The Range on the bowls is automatically set at 20meters.  If you have cats spread out further than that, you will need additional bowls out.  You can adjust the range on the cats to something larger, to expand this default range.  The range is found in settings on the cat’s menu.

With these food (and milk) bowls, you can rez several around wherever you might have your kitties placed (different sims, auctions, whatever).  


The food (and Milk) information/stats are stored on the server, and the amount you have will be shown in each and every bowl you place out….whether 1 or 15.


NOTE:  You should not put out tons of bowls.  One set of bowls per 12-15 cats is recommended.


You will note there is an S # and an R # on each bowl = together they equal the total about of food / or /milk that you have.  

The S value is what is still on the server; the R value (Rations) is what is inworld at this moment.

The bowls only take a little at a time from your server account, for safety.


Cat Food is essential for your cats growth, without it, they won't have healthy stats for breeding as adults.


Milk is required for their happiness.  This is a must for breeding them.  They must be happy.


If you do not have milk, but do have food, their text will turn RED.   So long as they are not hungry, they are technically okay.  But they will not gain heat without Milk.


OKAY, NOW WHAT?   


LOL Patience!  Your kitten will need 6 days to mature.  

You will see it getting a little bigger over these days.


Once 6 days old, an additional line at the bottom of their stats with show a ♥ line.  That is for Heat/Pregnancy/Cooldown.    (See the stats page for example on how it looks)


At 6 days old they will start to gain Heat.  It takes 72 hours to get to 100% heat.   Once there, their text will turn BLUE, and they are ready to mate.


In the Cat’s menu, under ‘Mating’, you can choose a specific mate for it.  This can be done anytime, as soon as they are alive (not shell).    Simply Choose Mate,  Click a nearby cat of the opposite sex to mate with.  That cat’s info will appear now, showing it’s mated to that one.   And wait………..


When they are ready, both at 100% Heat (blue text) they will mate.

The female’s text will then turn light pink (now pregnant).    Normal pregnancy is 72 hours long (3 days).   


The male that just mated will have white text and will be in a 24 hour cooldown before he starts to gain heat again.

Similarly, the female, after giving birth, will go into a 24 hour cooldown before she starts gaining heat again.

Because of the timing, it is best if you have one male to two females, for best breeding, time-wise.


You are on your way!!!

Can’t wait to see your wonderful kitties - make sure you post in the Cat Group and share!


There is lots more to discover, so take your time and wander around this site.

Inworld, in group chat, we have CSRs and many folk who will be happy to assist you with answers.


A shell example

Getting Started