Originally Posted by TashaaM
Yes its still with its mother.
Right now we have Special Kitty - Clumping litter.. Its clay also
Is that alright for the kitten to use? Or do we buy a different litter?
And about the food.. Should you also mix the kibble with KMR? Or water also?
Or could i try and feed it just the kibble alone..
Special Kitty also comes in the non-clumping type. You should get that for your kitten. The problem with clumping litter is that if the kitten eats some of it, as soon as it hits his stomach it will absorb enough liquid to form solid clumps. That can cause blockage in the kitten, which is a serious risk to his health.
As far as feeding goes, it's mostly personal preference. As long as he's getting nutrition from his mother there's no need to force solid food on him. Leave the food where he can get to it easily. His mother will probably eat it at first, but that's okay. He'll figure out eventually that it's something good. I would start out with whatever you intend to feed long-term. If you're giving your other cat(s) dry food, then offer dry kitten food. If you feed wet, then give the kitten wet as well. Or whatever combination you use.
Personally, I never wet down the kibble. It makes a horrible mess, can't be left out for long periods of time, and my cats won't eat it. If you do want to add something to soften it, just use water. Since the kitten is still getting milk from mom he doesn't need the extra calories from the KMR. By the time he's completely weaned you will need to teach him to drink water.