Condensed milk is processed milk with most of the water removed and a sweetener added. It is very thick, almost a syrup.What is "condensed" milk?
This recipe is essentially the same as mine. I think though yours is a little low on the calories. Yours comes out to be about 1.1kcal/ml . Average queen milk from my calculations, which is a average of four sources of a composition of queen milk, is 1.3kcal/ml. Kcal is 1000 calories. So if you go by the average it is .2kcals off or 200 calories. I am not saying its a bad recipe, because I feed the almost the same thing, but maybe decrease the water to 6 oz and that would bring it up to 1.23kcals. But it won't hurt to keep it the way it is as you already know from feeding you kittens.New Kittens said:With my 4 kits, at 16 days old, I used a 12oz can of KMR, but at $8/can it is just too expensive.
I then mixed up the Condensed milk formula and it worked ok but it seemed too sweet.
I then mixed this formula, which worked well.
My kitten formula
12oz whole evaporated milk (1 can)
2 large egg yolks.
1 tablespoon clear Karo syrup
I'm now using Kitten Glop.
Home-made kitten formula (Kitten Glop)
8 ounces water (boiled then cooled)
1 envelope Knox unflavored gelatin
8 ounces whole evaporated milk (not skim)
2 tablespoons mayonnaise (not low fat)
2 tablespoons plain yogurt (not low fat)
1 large or 2 small eggs yolks (raw)
1 teaspoon clear Karo syrup
* 1-3 drops liquid pet vitamins
* 1 capsule acidophilus
* 1 drop Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE)
* Optional, though very beneficial.
My kits eat every thing and we have not had any problems so far.
This morning I reintroduced the kits to their (recently captured) mother.
I hop this works out. Bottle feeding kits is very time consuming and she has more time then I do.. :roll:
Taurine can be found at health food stores. Like whole foods, co-ops, GNC or anywhere that you know of that has a good supply of supplements. Sometimes in a local grocery store in the vit/min section, but not all the time.New Kittens said:Hey thanks chris10. Great info.
I just looked up taurine. Where can one get it?
Looks like mama cat can't produce enough milk for the kits.
Last evening when I checked them, they acted starved, so I fed them and again this morning and this afternoon. Looks like I'm still feeding kittens. At least mama cat is taking good care of them otherwise. Took a bunch of pictures today. Have to find a place to put them.