Bottle fed kitten eating nipples.
I was not sure where the appropriate place was to put this, please let me know if otherwise.
I have a question about bottle feeding.
I recently adopted a 3-4 week old kitten from a friend/acquaintance. She was found in their yard by their dog, no mother cat in sight. The dog apparently was moments from eating her.
Anyways, I am a bird person. I rescue and sometimes work out of a bird organization, hand feeding them, so this kitten thing is still a bit new to me.
Each time I feed her, she bites the nipple so hard that she practically rips them in half. I don't want them breaking off, so I have to replace the nipple each feeding which adds up when I am feeding her about every 4 hours.
For being so little, she is quite aggressive. Growls, scratches and goes crazy at feeding time.
Any suggestions or is this normal?
Thank you in advance.
I've also started to introduce her to Fancy Feast kitten food mixed with formula.
Here's a couple photos of both my daughter and I feeding her.. This is after she has calmed down when her belly starts to get full.