Here's a picture... how old do you think he is?
Getting to know the kids (oldest DD is wearing shorts lol):
Mom of Many
Perpetually breastfeeding or pregnant ENFP mom to a lot of kids...wife to a midwestern nice guy...living in tropical paradise...pink cats and homebirths rock!
Don't give it milk. Most cats are actually lactose intolerant and will get the runs from milk.
Honestly, kitten care (especially for older kittens) is pretty easy. You can start feeding on a schedule, make sure to have plenty of litter boxes around as just like babies, they can have a hard time getting to the box when the urge strikes.
Start handling feet and claws often so kitty gets used to having claws clipped. Groom often, play with toys like a feather toy, da bird, laser pointer, etc.
Get scratchers made of cardboard or sisal rope to start teaching them appropriate places to scratch.
Good luck! looks like a sweet kitten!
ME&HE... loving our: dd(18) ~~ds(13) dd(13)~~ dd(10)
Yep, that baby's a couple of months old, for sure.
In addition to the excellent advice you've received so far, when you're handling the kitten every day, make sure you play with her ears and open her mouth--both things that will make future vet visits MUCH more relaxed!
Have fun with her! :
Here is another picture:
Mom of Many
Litter training should be pretty easy. I plop them in the litter, then start to move their paws in a digging motion and usually they just freak out and start digging like mad on their own. Make sure you have plenty of boxes right now as kittens (like toddlers!) often have a hard time making it to the box when they realize they need to go.
In addition to Julia's excellent advice you should stick her in the box whenever she's looking like she needs a place to go, as well as after she eats.
Litter training is pretty easy. Just like pp keep putting him in the litter box when he starts sniffing around or pawing at things. He's cute. Congrats! I love kitties. :
ETA: Don't give cats milk. They usually get bad diarhea. have you ever seen a cat go up to a cow to nurse? haha. (off topic: my kittens are curled up together everynight between dh and me ... we cosleep )
He is definitely a boy (i'm about 98% sure). He has had a flea treatment, and after two nights is already "potty" trained. A neighbor said that she saw someone in a truck dropping the kittens off on the side of the road about two weeks ago (we live in a very rural area). I haven't seen the others, but if I do I'll be taking them to a no-kill shelter.
Mom of Many
I just had to post and say he looks a lot like my new kitty- she's about 15 weeks per the shelter I got her from.
Anyway, glad it's going well. It's so sad when people just dump kittens off rather than find them a good home!
Newly married to Patrick Expecting someone new in April!