Hi, my name is Mandy and I adopted a new kitten yesterday. She was born on May 24, 2004, so she is not quite 4 weeks old. I have not had a kitten this young and am not quite sure what to do. I took her because she was living in a trailer, where the owner only came on the weekends, there were maggots in the mothers food and all kittens had fleas, some with ticks. It was at least 100 degress in the room where she was, and the owners did not want the kittens, I grabbed the only girl and ran. She is very sweet and too cute, I will see if I can post a pic. I got alot of fleas off of her last night, and she still has a ton. She has urinated only twice and has not defacated that I know of. She has been here about 18 hrs. I tried to bottle feed her formula, but she does not want it, nor dry food mixed with water, nor canned food. She does not drink alot of water, i did force some on her, as well as about 7 peices of moist food. She only stays awake about 30 minutes then sleeps for a few hours. wakes up and cries until I pick her up...like my kids did...lol I'm not sure if this is normal or if she should be eating and drinking more, sleeping less? can I do anthing for the fleas? They are hard as hell to catch...any help would be greatly appreciated...the other animals don't seem to mind her.
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6/19/04 at 2:47pm