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.
“My face is dirty. Some body bathe it”