- Jun 22, 2022
I've recently adopted/fostered kittens. My dad found them on his boat when they went on vacation. He actually discovered them on day 2 of being out on the water. Which means they were away from their mama for at least 2 days. We're not sure if the mom and kittens were in the storage shed before they left for vacation. Or if mom put them there the night they arrived on vacation for a new hiding spot. Either way - these sweet babies needed immediate care and I jumped in. Our local shelters are full of kittens right now, so I'm fostering them to try to give them the best chance of survival. According to everything I've found online, I'm guesstimating their age to be about 10 days old. Immediately, I started bottle feeding them every 2-3 hours the kitten replacement milk. I've been caring for them 2 days and they have gained weight and look healthier already. However, I want to know if there's such a thing as feeding them too much? They're definitely eating more at each feeding than what the online charts show. Now - since i don't really know their age, I could be off, but based on their weight - they're eating more than the chart, too. They are finally eliminating waste and urine after each feeding so that's a good sign, too. I'm really worried about the runt, though. He's so tiny, but he's a fierce little eater. So - back to my question...Is there such a thing as overfeeding a young kitten? Also - as long as they're gaining weight and looking healthy, is there any reason I should take them to the vet yet?