I have recently become the proud mother of 2, approximately 1 week old, kittens. The mother abandoned them after her other 2 kittens were eaten by a turtle(yes I did say turtle) I did not think they were gonna pull through yesterday, but I wasn't going to give up on them, so I bought some replacement milk for them and a syringe and made them rice heating pads. I left them on the heating pads for a while because I thought they might just need body heat and in just a couple of hours they made a complete turn-around They were crawling around and very vocal!!! I decided I would try to feed them again and at first they did not take to the syringe, but now they act like pros and are drinking quite well from it! I read on the internet that you have to make them relieve themselves so I have been doing that at every feeding! They seem like they are doing well considering and I took them to the vet this morning and he said they look okay. Now to my question, have any of you guys ever raised such young kittens and is there anything else I can do to make them thrive and flourish into healthy happy kittens? I want to make sure I am doing everything I can for these precious critters!!!!
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5/1/06 at 10:32am