Discussion in 'The Cat Tree' started by BeanieofJustice, 10/9/19.
Found her alone outside near the road.
Awww she’s quite young and very cute.
Look at them looong toes
She’s so little it scares me, I’ve gotten her to eat and helped her bathroom. I just couldn’t leave her. (Not sure if she’s a she but I’m rolling with it)
I’ve rescued a few cats in my time never this small. My mom will feed her while I’m at work.
Possible to take her to the vet to get her checked out?
She is so little.
You are such a caring and compassionate person, my friend. I can't imagine what the baby would have gone through if you had not come along.
Her eyes have not yet opened so she must be under seven days. Newborn kittens open their eyes between 7-10 days.
You will have to keep her warm because kittens that age can not regulate their temperature. I would suggest a heating pad set on low and a blanket or towel on top of it
She looks relatively healthy, both her weight and her coat look good. She is going to exhaust you a little with her constant feedings, set about 2-3 hours apart.
Bless your heart for saving her.
She looks amazingly healthy. She's a nice size and her tummy looks full. Mom cats sometimes move their babies around and that might have been the case here.
She’s 153g and I’m seeing my vet on Friday at 4. They’re overbooked but fit me in.
My friend who I was with kept saying maybe it’s fate. Either I’m keeping her or my friend who was looking for a kitten will take her. I wasn’t raised to leave a critter that seemed like they needed help.
I’ll block off my kitchen, which is already partially done anyway. I’m scared with her being so tiny.
I bought one of those heartbeat stuffed animals, microwaveable heating pad and batteries hopefully those will be here soon.
Thank you, this makes me feel better. We spent some time trying to find mama with no luck. Everything I’ve read after I got home said I should have left her because mom could’ve been close by. But, I’m hoping I can give her a better life or find her one than a stray cat. The area I found her in is a poor one with many strays.
Yep! They squeezed me in on Friday. They didn’t have anything sooner and that was the best I could get.
Oh, I am so glad that you took her in, mom may, or may not, come back for her and anything could have happened to her, especially being so close to a road. Warming a water bottle works too, but I always preferred using a heating pad because that way it doesn't cool off.
I didn’t know, but I know what can happen if a helpless animal is left alone outside. We looked for mama but she was too stealthy or who knows.
What a cutie!!
I have no advice but just wanted to send some
Came back in after feeding the horses and she’s snuggled up and sleeping.
If they're under two weeks old you will have to wipe their bottoms (perineum) to encourage them to eliminate feces and urine because they don't know how to do it on their initially, and will have to keep it up for about four weeks, or until the kitten can eliminate on their own.
She’s adorable. So glad you rescued here
Will she suck from a bottle with nipple in it?
Thank you! I got her to eliminate twice, once after each feeding. How often are they expected to poo? I'm keeping records of everything.
Yep! She ate 4ml earlier when I got her home (around 4:30ish) and she just ate (around 7) and she ate around 5ml. I read that the max was 6ml per feeding but if anyone chimes in knowing better, I'm totally open.
I think you’ll find the mother cat usually gives them all a stimulating bum clean after each feeding to encourage them to go. Not sure how often other than feed times though.
At least once a day.
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