Originally Posted by luvnlu
My husband has just found an abandond kitten... we have no where for this cat. It is newborn. We don't know if it has been left or what.... it is rooting majorly on my husbands hand and our cats will not take to it how should we try to feed it?
Thank you for taking this kitten in. Are his eyes open?
Please don't use a human heating pad on this wee one. Human heating pads often will burn the sensitive skin of newborns. You need to get some KMR Kitten Replacement Milk and a bottle, is there a 24 hour grocery store open near you? If not, you can improvise. If you have a can of evaporated milk, you can add some water and syringe the liquid into the kitten's mouth. It sounds like this wee one will need to be fed every two hours at first round the clock. Are you able to do that?
In order to keep him warm and comfortable, do you have any Minute Rice in the house? You need to take a pair of old socks and fill them up halfway with the rice (uncooked). Tie off the ends, then you nuke the sock in the microwave for 30 seconds. this will provide a warming companion for the little one. You want the kitten to be in a box with warm bedding
Please also see the website mentioned already www.kitten-rescue.com
and look into what is involved in stimulating this kitten to get him to pee and poop.
I am up quite late at night, you are welcome to PM or email me if you have questions. I do bottle babies. firstname.lastname@example.org
and I am one of the authors of Kitten-rescue along with another member Kumbulu-
Best of luck-