Be sure to reintroduce them to their litter box after meals, during play sessions, and after naps. Change bedding often because they do have accidents! Sometimes, safe toys that can be chewed on, but are fairly indestructible, can be helpful. When you pick a kitten up, it should wiggle energetically and when you put it down near the mom it should crawl back to her. Most weaning kittens are messy eaters so you may not be able to leave gruel or water in their cages at first. When kittens get to be 3 — 4 weeks old, they no longer need help eliminating body wastes.
Ready for their 1 st vaccine. Unfortunately though, it does happen, whether at the hands of uninformed humans or due to a tragedy where kittens are orphaned. If you notice a kitten not eating enough in one feeding, increase the frequency of feedings or go back to that kitten after the others finish eating to give it another chance to take more food. They will weigh 1 pound and the testicles of male kittens will become visible. Nursing bottles are marked with measurements to help keep track.
Feeding should occur every three to four hours for kittens one week or younger. Is it a bad habit or does it mean they love me? Likewise, a holistic product called Rescue Remedy is available for cats and may be useful. It is a good idea to confine the kittens to a relatively small space, because the larger the area the kittens have to play in, the more likely they will forget where the litter box is. Fill a bowl with soapy water and dump the fleas in it to kill them.
Monitor for over-hydration at this stage. Intake Diversion Programs. The idea is to slowly reduce the amount of formula as they begin eating on their own more and more. The best cure is plenty of love an affection and when necessary, consistency in corrective actions. Make sure it is safe for young kittens. Make sure the kittens are clean and DRY before putting them in their cages. Wet kittens can rapidly lose body temperature.