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A question about my Jonah

post #1 of 12
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As many of you have read in my first post I have a new baby. It is six days old. I have had him in for about 3 days now. I don't have have any scales, but, he has definatley gained weight. My question is, he went from eating 5cc at a time, now, he wants to eat atleast 7;this is just in two days. Is this okay, normal, or do I need to continue feeding him the 5cc as 2 days ago?
post #2 of 12
I think at this point, you must feed him as much as he will eat!
post #3 of 12
Feed him as much as he wants!! Its good that he's so hungry
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thats what I figured, but, even though I have had many kittens and cats this is my first newborn
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by MamaSquishy
As many of you have read in my first post I have a new baby. It is six days old. I have had him in for about 3 days now. I don't have have any scales, but, he has definatley gained weight. My question is, he went from eating 5cc at a time, now, he wants to eat atleast 7;this is just in two days. Is this okay, normal, or do I need to continue feeding him the 5cc as 2 days ago?
Is this the kitten from your cat Squishy?? If so, why isn't she feeding him? Where is she right now?

Katie
post #6 of 12
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The story is in another forum, however it goes like this... Tweek my 7 month old gift from my stepdaughter was pregnant. On the 21st she gave birth too 7 beautiful kittens As of Sunday 6 of them died. They appeared malnourished and suffocated. This gorgeous white kitten with one grey spot on his head deserved more of a chance than his siblings. The momma cat is an outside kitty. I tried bringing her in with jonah. She freaked out and wouldn't have nothing to do with him. She watches me feed him through the window, but she seems to know or want it this way. Maybe she is way too young. She tried, I'll give her that.
post #7 of 12
Even though it is not widely accepted to allow cats to roam outdoors, if you insist upon allowing her to go outside, then it is imperative that she be protected from becoming pregnant again and in order to do this, you must find a way to confine her without allowing access to any intact males. Is there a garage or other out-building where she may be kept without risk of escape? If not, then please please please, contact your local shelter or rescue organization for assistance in having her spayed immediately.

A listing of low- or no-cost spay clinics in Virginia may be found here:

http://www.lovethatcat.com/spayneuter.html#va
post #8 of 12
[quote=gayef]it is not widely accepted to allow cats to roam outdoors,

sorry im off topic here, but this is a really strange thing to say... (not meaning to be rude), most cats love the outdoors isnt it a bit cruel to keep them locked up?
post #9 of 12
Its pretty accepted in the UK too that a great deal of cats are outdoor cats.

Boo loves going outdoors. Although right now she is locked up with her babies until i can get her sorted.

She never stays out overnight but does like to roam around duing the day.
post #10 of 12
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Tweek stays on my porch 90% of the day.She may wander as far as the creek, but I can throw a stone to it.She was an inside cat for a short while, then she got out, and didn't want to return in. My mom has my other cat Shenadoah and he is a huge inside cat. He would never go outside. Perhaps it is a preferance for the cat. They have feelings, likes, and dislikes just as we do. Kinda like Tweek's diet. She will eat certain foods and avoid others. I want her happy, and this makes her happiest. And I do plan on having her spayed asap. I have an appointment with a vet next week.
post #11 of 12
[quote=ShanghaiC]
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Originally Posted by gayef
it is not widely accepted to allow cats to roam outdoors,

sorry im off topic here, but this is a really strange thing to say... (not meaning to be rude), most cats love the outdoors isnt it a bit cruel to keep them locked up?
In the US, it is not widely accepted to allow pet cats to roam outdoors. In other countries and/or cultures, this may not be the case.
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by MamaSquishy
And I do plan on having her spayed asap. I have an appointment with a vet next week.
Depending on whether she has managed to find an intact male..by next week she may be pregnant again. Cats are induced ovulators and can become pregnant again as early as a week after giving birth. If your porch is enclosed...then I would restrict her to your porch until she has been spayed. No point risking another pregnancy.

Katie
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