Hi everyone, I was given a 5 week old kitten (and I am afraid the age may not be 100% accurate, it may be 4 weeks old but the people wanted to get rid of it so much that they told me it was just old enough to survive on its own)...Well at first I had no doubt that they were telling me the truth, that it was old enough, but now I am kind of scared because my kitty is not grooming itself at all and it hasn't eaten yet. It has been 4 hours since I've had him. It made an attempt to suckle at my thumb earlier too. I am just sort of paranoid. I mean, it runs around and plays with moving objects, it has teeth and tried to bite me, it purrs...it can't be that bad right??? Well I am just looking for suggestions, what can I do to make sure he is all taken care of even if he is a little under 5 weeks old...i put both milk and canned cat food in bowls just in case...oh jeez I'm really worried...I think even 5 weeks old is bad am I right??? I just went online to read about it and most kitties are like 10 weeks old when they are given away...I hope everthing turns out right!! Thanks everyone for helping...
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11/25/08 at 8:58pm