Originally Posted by hissy
4 weeks old where is mom? Is the kitty longhaired? I just give my 5 week old kitties a rear bath when they need it. One drop of dawn liquid soap and a quick wash in the sink and they are fine. They don't need it all the time, just once in awhile.
Yes, she does seems to be long haired, which makes it a little tougher to wash her.
My brother found this kitten at the farm he works on. They are pretty sure that somebody dropped it off as they didn't even have kittens that age around. Graycie has been doing pretty good at eating and has gained a little weight. She is still trying to get the hang of drinking on her own out of a small lid, she will be doing great once she learns she doesn't need to chew on the rim of the lid to drink. I guess she is used to chewing on the tip of the syringe when she drinks. Yesterday two times she ate almost all she wanted from the lid, but she still took a little more from the syringe. This morning she was too hungry and wasn't getting it fast enough from the lid so I fed her with the syringe.
I guess I will just continue to wash her up with a warm wet washcloth. She is licking her front paws herself and tries to wash her tummy but she isn't quite coordinated yet.