Originally Posted by Channy
and any info on how to get kittens to eat kitten food =p?
I started them out with KMR mixed with canned kitten food...kind of made a slop out of it. and put it on a plate. Then I brought them over to it and placed some on their lower lip, which they would immediately lick off. You can also smear some on their paws (smeared so that they don't just fling it all over the place). Most will naturally lick it off, if only to clean it off.
I started with a slop mixture because they are totally unfamiliar with texture and i wanted to make it closer to liquid than solid. This is a pretty messy endeavor at first, but you would be surprised how quickly they end up catching on. Some 'get it' quicker than others, but curiosity and the flavor end up making them interested in figuring it out. They also need to see their mother eating iit...they tend to understand that mimicking her is usually a safe bet.