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Look what was brought to me today...

post #1 of 28
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I got a call from a lady today... they live out in the country.

On friday night they saw one of the feral momma cats they feed, get hit by a car. They though her kittens had grown up, and were already brought to us. But they were wrong. Sunday night they found them squealing in the bushes.

They are about 12 days old I figure.. they got no teeth, their ears are just starting to open, their eyes just opened. They weren't open on sunday when they found them, they said.

Anyhow. My sick kittens are on the second floor, and these babies will be staying on the main floor. I change my clothes after handling the ones upstairs, and wash my arms up to my shoulders. So hopefully everything will be okay, as there is no place else for these babies to go. Not many people want to foster bottle babies.

They are eating alot. And I ahve pee'd them after after and before every meal. I have only got two of them to poo... so any tips on getting them to poo will be helpful, as it's been almost a year since my last bottle babies.


Here's a pic. I got two bottles of hot water under the towels. Too keep em warm.

post #2 of 28
aww! they're so adorable!!!
sorry, I've never been in that situation b4 so I don't have any advice but thats cool what your doing!! those kitties are very lucky!
post #3 of 28
massage the genital area with a warm wet cotton ball, soft paper towel or your finger under the warm water faucet. Hold kitten on its back cupped in your hand, so that the abdomen is squeezed with a little pressure to help them push. Massage the rectal area. They will scream and wiggle to help them get it out. This is normal. The abdomen will feel hard when they're going to do a good job. If this dosen't work call the vet!!
post #4 of 28
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I got each of them to go. Then they ate up a bunch more.
post #5 of 28
Oh look at those sweet babies.
Thank you for taking them in.
post #6 of 28
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Originally Posted by Leto86
I got each of them to go. Then they ate up a bunch more.
Wow...how wonderful of you to care for these kittens.

Katie
post #7 of 28
Awe, they are sooooooooooo sweet and tiny. I'm really glad you got them to go number 2. keep us posted on how they are doing when you have the time.
post #8 of 28
bless you!!!
post #9 of 28
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They are doing well so far. Finally they are all sleeping.. lol. and it's quiet for once. I am hoping they let me sleep for at least 4 hours.. as I still have to care for the sick kitties, my own cats, my dog, and 25 other kittens at the rescue (I am in charge of the kittens)

I got a stuffed toy in there with them now, to snuggle up to. They should be howling in about 30-40 minutes for more food.
post #10 of 28
Bless you for taking those sweeties in! Please keep us posted on them snuggle bunnys.
post #11 of 28
OMGosh they are so cute... Good luck... AWW
post #12 of 28
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Does anyone know how many ccs they should eat in one sitting? I let them eat until they are full, and don't want it anymore.. and thats usually in between 10-13 ccs. Is that normal for their age?
post #13 of 28
Sounds like your doing a good job..........keep us posted, and more pics would be great!
post #14 of 28
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic7xxfuoCFE


Look here for a video of the buggers.
post #15 of 28
They are all very cute.....I especially like the little orange one.....Keep up the wonderful work!!!!
post #16 of 28
I watched your video of those sweet little babies.
You are truly an angel of Mercy.
post #17 of 28
Thread Starter 
Thank you. It's nice that people say that every now and then.. it reminds me that I really am helping..
post #18 of 28
Oh my, what a cute video......your doing a great job!!
post #19 of 28
They look really well, your doing a great job of looking after these poor kittys.

The video was a great idea
post #20 of 28
Well done to you for providing a safe home for these precious babies. How unfortunate that Mum got hit by a car.
I hope they are all well and you manage to find them homes. Bless your heart.
post #21 of 28
Thread Starter 
Her's a pic of them from this morning. Cuddles up to their descendants, the tiger and the leopard :P

post #22 of 28
That is such a cute pic, They look all snuggled up and happy in there.

Bless them x x x x
post #23 of 28
Oh look at how sweet those darling babies are.
Each one a precious being.
post #24 of 28
Thread Starter 
Not sure on this yet.. but we are thinking about possibly keeping the tabby.. nothing is for sure yet.. but we will see

I will be naming them tomorow, just narrowing it down to a few good ones
post #25 of 28
Gahh!!! They are so cute!!!

It's wonderful of you to take in more babies, and bottle feeders at that, when you are already loaded to the gills!
post #26 of 28
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I can't say no to them, thats why

Summer of '04 I had 16 foster kittens.

Three of them were bottle babies, Poptart and Gordito were two of them
Two of them were about 5-6 weeks old and ate only canned food..
and the rest were inbetween 7-14 weeks or so.

I have also fostered a pregnant mum that had 9 kittens.'

Fostering is such a rewarding experience... I'll never stop doing it.
post #27 of 28
Your are so great for doing this. Those kittens are so luck to have you.
post #28 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leto86
I can't say no to them, thats why

Summer of '04 I had 16 foster kittens.

Three of them were bottle babies, Poptart and Gordito were two of them
Two of them were about 5-6 weeks old and ate only canned food..
and the rest were inbetween 7-14 weeks or so.

I have also fostered a pregnant mum that had 9 kittens.'

Fostering is such a rewarding experience... I'll never stop doing it.
That is so great to hear!! Fostering is a great experience...and for those of you who have had pregnant cat experience, shelters and rescues are always looking for people who are willing to foster a pregnant mom through her delivery and the weaning of her kittens. So if fostering sounds like it is for you...contact your local shelter or rescue group.

Katie
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