Join Date: May 2008
Location: St. Albert, AB, Canada
I have officially adopted out the litter of 4 that I caught a few weeks ago. A wonderful couple decided to take 3 of them!
However, just as I send some out some come in i guess. I came home from running some errands and found a kitten in the middle of my backyard! I observed it for a bit. I know who the mum was as I've been keeping an eye on her. She's been moving the poor little guy all around, from where she gave birth, to my cat shelter, to somewhere else, to my other cat shelter, away again, and back to the big shelter.
I couldn't believe that after carrying him around all that way she would just leave it, but she has. I waited around 2 hrs (which i know really isn't enough time). I began to be worried because there is a pit bull in my neighborhood that the owners don't confine properly, and it had begun sniffing around my fence. Since my fence is broken and I couldn't just watch and let the little kitten get eaten, well...Here I am.
So, I have a kitten. It's eyes are opening, one a little more than the other (so cute!) and it's ears are beginning to stand up. I'm guessing it's somewhere around 9-10 days old, which would fit the timeline for the female.
I've gotten nutrience kitten formula, and i have a friend who's bringing me some Just Born. Is there anything else i should be feeding it at this stage?
I've read as many articles as i could lately about kittens, just in case something like this did happen to this first time momma, so I've got her in a kennel with a heating pad set on lot covering half. She's on top of a towel in the kennel. But I was wondering if there's anything else i should do.
Luckily my work will let me bring her, i called and asked. Good thing i work at a petstore...
Soo, generally...any suggestions on young kitten care???