Originally Posted by Sydney
I noticed today one kitten is smaller then the others, there is actually two smaller then the others but im more concerned with the smallest. He looks for a nipple but i think the others beat him to it. I was wondering if I should guide him to one? Or should I wait? Im not sure if I should intervine with this little guy, I wish I could get a pic so I could show you the differnece, he doesnt look unhealthy just smaller, probly the runt.What should I do?
Sydney...I would get your hands on a small scale so you can weigh them. Below is the recommended weight for kittens:
At birth, weight should be approx 3-3.4 ounces.
At age 1 week weight should be approx. 4 ounces.
At age 2 weeks, weight should be approx. 7 ounces.
At age 3 weeks, weight should be approx. 10 ounces.
At age 4 weeks weight should be approx. 13 ounces.
At age 5 weeks, weight should be approximately 1 pound.
By the end of the 8th week, kittens should weigh approximately 2.2 pounds.
If the runt isn't getting sufficient nutrition from mom, you may want to get some KMR and supplement the feedings.