- Dec 19, 2019
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Question: I was looking into “kitten litter” or chicken feed to train the kittens... Which do y’all prefer?
I use a cat litter made from a soy bean by-product, which is actually edible so no problem if the kittens try to eat it (Which they invariably do.) Not sure if that is available in your area? It's the cheapest litter for sale over here.I was looking into “kitten litter” or chicken feed to train the kittens
I’ll have to look it up. PetSmart sells kitten litter.I use a cat litter made from a soy bean by-product, which is actually edible so no problem if the kittens try to eat it (Which they invariably do.) Not sure if that is available in your area? It's the cheapest litter for sale over here.
Make sure you use a non-clumping litter. If the kittens swallow any clumping litter it can cause a fatal blockage, so bear that in mind when choosing one.
It was my rescue lady scale. She weighed them and wrote down their colors. For her papers or something. I was going to weigh them every other day so I don’t go crazy. The sleep and nurse quite a bit. The runts like to sleep on mama cat neck. It’s adorable. I’ll weigh them again tomorrow and figure out how to put the kitchen scale into grams. It’s new so it should be easy when I set it up. I honestly haven’t really look at it yet.Can you switch the scale to grams? That's more accurate and it's easier to see a gain. Most scales have the option.
That’s what I’m afraid of, I had 4 week old, and then 4 month old, and 2/3 week old who had ringworm, all but Emmy (4 week old) were someone told me about them and didn’t plan to rescue them. But I had once at time young age I have never had 6 newborns even tho they have mama she still needs help with them she’s a young mama and when they cry to feed (they fight over nipples) she panicking and sometimes meow for me. Today I’ll measure for the grams in the afternoon which is a few hours for me and measure them once a day, if they are not gaining I’ll nurse them. They all look bigger and rounder even the runts. Their ears all of started poking out almost looking like kittens, I have one kitten that looks like it’s eyes are opening at times it’s the black runt. The bad thing I have going on sometimes they come to my hand when they try feeding. Which will help if I have to help nurse any of them.Grams is better, you'll notice very quickly any loss in weight (which is a good, at that age it's imperative you pick it up quickly if there's a problem).
As for what to put them in.... my furbaby was jumping, climbing and an escape artist at 3 1/2 - 4 weeks.... hes now 5 weeks old and would put a ninja to shame
Be aware when they are running around, they love to hide and roll up and sleep anywhere dark and warm.... which can be dangerous and fatal. Too often kittens get squashed or trod on accidentally.
The orange tabby is my daughters cat he loves her so much and that how he sleeps on her even as 6 months old.His favorite sleeping place now is under my chin which means I lay in 1 position all night too petrified to move lol, but completely unable to put him anywhere else because he screams the house down like someone is murdering him when he isn't with me #spoilt!!!
He’s not nursing, his date to get fix is tomorrow.I hope the orange tabby is not nursing! He will take much needed milk from the newborns if so. He also needs to be neutered right now if he’s not already.