Post # 1
So Thursday I am getting our kittens 2 weeks early the owners are moving and HAVE to get rid of the kittens before they move. The kittens are going to only be 4 weeks old. I already bought pet nursing bottles and the replacement formula along with soft food and dry kitten food. they have a cute little bed some toys and I have Kitty proofed our apartment. Oh and got the litter box and food and water dishes too! So what I am asking is what else do I need and does anyone have any tips on raising kittens this little?
and here are photos of the cute little kittys!
The one above is ZooZoo and this one is BAM
(If you cant tell our little ones named them!) BUT Please let me know if im forgeting anything and Post pictures of your Kittys too!
Post # 3
Awww so sweet! Chances are they won’t need the formula but will be very happy with the wet food. You might want to soften the dry food with some warm water for their little teeth. Also, be prepared for stinky cat poops. I don’t know what it is about kittens, but their poops stink SO bad!!!! And in general, they’re kind of smelly, LOL! I used to work bottle feeding kittens in at our local humane society, so I’ve run the gammut of stinky kittens.
Post # 4
Adorable! I litter train kits with shredded newspaper and then switch to non-clumping (traditional clay) after they get the idea. DO NOT use clumping litter with kittens – it can completely clog their tiny intestines! Our vet recommends formula until at least 6 weeks old and I keep mine on it until they are 8 weeks old. Dilute the wet food with formula and add a bit of pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling!) if their poops are runny or if they get constipated.
Post # 5
So cute! It sounds like you have everything, except toys! lol… the vet estimated my kittens were 4 weeks old & within a week or 2, they were obsessed with their toys.
At 4 weeks old, I just added a little bit of formula to their wet food & put some dry food in there too. The wet food & formula would soften up the dry food, but it wouldn’t soak it.
I can tell you that my cats have the GREATEST personalities ever. They were given a lot of attention cause they were so young (& sick) but now they love to be held & snuggle & I’ve never had cats so trusting of me. So I’m sure your kittens will bond extra well with you & be super sweet cats :).
ETA: their toys were just rolled up balls of aluminum foil or paper, open paper bags, they LOVED cardboard boxes & would chew on it. I got them toys too, but they’re favs were always the “free” toys :). Bottle caps (the big plastic ones, not the metal kind).
Post # 6
I have never raised kittens, but I just wanted to say they are so cute! Good Luck. If all else fails, string is the best option!
Post # 7
Oh Fi went out and bought more toys then they could possibly need and they just wrestle with eachother!
Post # 8
Aw, so cute! I don’t really have an advice or things to add. Maybe another kitty litter box if you have space for it. My vet told me to have one per cat. Also, be prepared for the formula to be expensive! I raised 4 kittens when they were just days old until that age (we found then in an alley and their mother never returned). I kept one and I adore him. But he’s kinda mischevious and I think it’s because he wasn’t really able to socialize or be taught by his mother.
Post # 9
Yay! You’re going to be a kitty mom!!!!
Post # 10
I want you to have your kittens sooner so you can post more cute pics of them :). lol
Post # 11
I have them! But we were Lied to and We wanted 2 girls and zoozoo was a boy so we now have a diffrent ZooZoo then the one pictured 🙁 And as soon as i can find my stupid camera I will post LOTS more pictures… I put it somewhere so i wouldnt loose it and now i cant find it… Sadly it happens to me ALL the time…