I’m a cat person, no secret.
And every once in a while I take in a ‘rescue’.
99 times out of 100 all you have to do is give some TLC.
A warm place to live. ‘
A clean bed.
Good food and plenty of it.
Clean liter box.
A safe home.
Cats are so independent that they will thrive, raise to their level if given the chance.
4 weeks ago I took in a little guy…well girl.
The vet’s best guess she was 6-8 weeks. Good teeth.
Now 6-8 week old kittens are pretty tough. Able to eat on their own, play/fight and bathe.
Well she, and I call her Baby Baby Baby, can eat as long as it’s chicken.
I usually go through a variety of foods to see #1 what interests them so they WILL eat and balance that with a good food.
So I went through a variety of canned foods and nope.
Gotta be boiled chicken.
Took to the potty box right away.
Forgot every once in a while and even now (approx 12 weeks) still wakes up and wanders around until you can almost see the light bulb over her head go off -“Oh yeah, I have to go potty and the box is over there.” And she runs to it.
One of the biggest worries is the kittens bowel movements. A change of diet especially going form a mother’s milk to people food can often be too rich.
Not her. Great poops.
Still doesn’t know how to play by herself.
For the first 2 weeks, I had to hold her next to my body – transfer body heat – for 2-4 hours in the AM and 2-4 hours in the evening.
Diced up boiled chicken.
She drinks good but still dips her head too far into the water bowl.
Then at the 2 week mark – she started to sleep on her own – didn’t have to hold her.
At the 3 week mark, she started looking around and trying different beds.
So now at 4+ weeks, she’s doing great, still only sorta plays by herself.
2 of my other cats see her as a toy and play.
In fat the only problem is she doesn’t not and never has bathed herself.
I’ve had to do it all along.