- Dec 19, 2021
I bought a 3ml originally and tried to feed them yesterday and pushed Too hard…it freaked me out and Idk if they have a gag reflex at this age or not so I’m worried.I think this might be a glitch in translation. . .but no needles! Just the syringe. A 1ml syringe will work but it'll be a bit tedious to refill. A 3ml or 5ml is what I've always used.
How old are these kittens?Can I bathe kittens if mama is still with them? They are covered in poop and aren’t using the litter yet, mama isn’t doing a good job at grooming. they SMELL. if i bath them will she stop recognising them?
4 weeks old tomorrow. Mama is um…not so motherly..she’ll feed them and sleep with them but only for a bit, majority of the day she’s forgetting about emHow old are these kittens?
Mostly depends on the mom's character. If she's very affectionate to her kittens, there should be no problem.
They’re not really touching food and they are hella underweight (biggest is currently 300 grams). They’re thriving but still..that’s why I’m scared, i got kmr and syringes tho so ig it’ll be fine?Four weeks isn't too much of a problem. If mom stops having interest in them after you bathed them, they won't be suffering too much, at least for what concerns feeding, they are already in the weaning process.
They started eating wet food except the girl. She's scaring me. Shes 230g and a MONTH old. She suckles on mamas milk and plays but still, yikes....Try cleaning them with a warm damp wash cloth first. It may do the trick.
Also try introducing pate kitten food mixed with kitten formula on a flat plate. The sooner they begin to suckle on a slurry the sooner they will begin to gain weight. They are very underweight for their age.
The 2 boys love wet can food and i got the girl to est some boiled egg. Ofc that was only a booster for some weight gain, I’ll try to intoduce kitten wet food to her again but she dislikes itI had some who were 250g at 8 weeks (they were bottle babies being raised by someone who didn't know what they were doing), and they grew up to be big and strong. It's obviously not ideal, but as long as she's active and nursing well she'll probably survive. Maybe with the others eating solid food she'll get more milk and grow faster.
The babies who are eating solids should gain steadily now. Make sure they get as much as they want to eat. You can add the kitten milk to their food (either liquid or powdered, whatever they like best) for extra nutrition.
Be sure to talk to the vet about de-worming soon. If they don't start gaining a lot now they probably need de-worming sooner rather than later.