How to feed a kitten without a cat - all about nutrition and baby care
- 14 Aug 03:00
- Animal Care
The feeding of a kitten alone is only permitted in exceptional cases: when a mother-cat is lost. Before starting to wander over an animal, you should try to find another nurse for him, which may even be a dog, of course, shallow. If the search for adoptive parents ofhas not yielded any results, all the following should be followed. For the development of a kitten to proceed normally, it is necessary to create a nest-lounger with all conditions, to ensure proper nutrition, which should be equated with mother's milk. Take note that after you decide to feed a kitten without a cat and take responsibility for a little pet, the first thing to do is to get him to eat food, calcite and urine.
Nest and temperature mode
The nest for the first two weeks should have an elevated temperature, as the newborn kitten needs heat. To heat the nest you can use an infrared lamp, which is widely used in greenhouses and terrariums. This device is purchased in a specialist shop for medical devices.
In order for the kitten to be comfortable, the following temperature regime must be followed:
- 1st week - temperature 30-32 degrees;
- 2nd - 28-30;
- 3rd and 4th - 24-26 and above.
The device must be installed at a distance from the slot, which must have a thermometer to determine the temperature. Do not install the lamp too close, as it will cause overheating.
Nutrition and preparation of a mixture of
A substitute for mother's cat milk can be found at any pet store, but if anyone encounters this problem, he can prepare a cow's milk substitute on his own. Do not forget that cow's milk is somewhat different from the cat. Missing components can be compensated by various means. The kittens require a lot of energy, so you are offered the following list of foods and their amount to prepare the mixture:
- Whole cow's milk - 50 g
- Cow's milk powder - 15 g
- Chicken egg - 53 g
- Vegetable oil - 1g
- Dry yeast - 2.5 m
- Broken egg protein - 50 g
- Grape sugar - 4 g
- Total weight -175.4 g
For feeding eight kittens in the first days of their life it will suffice 120 g: for every 22 g perday. The first three days of kittens should eat strictly in regime: every two hours. After this period, increase the time between eating up to three, and then up to four hours at night. To eat a kitten is necessary in his natural position - he must lie on his stomach.
When feeding, use a small bottle with a teat that has a hole of 2 x 3 mm. The temperature of the food should be at least 30 degrees. Learn the kitten to eat from small holes: with a large hole, milk can enter the respiratory tract, which, in turn, leads to the death of the animal.
When the kitten reaches 4 weeks of age, start giving it a feed in the form of milkshakes, porridge, cooked on water, and then meat. You can also give vegetables. After 8 weeks of life, the kitten must eat independently.
Caring for kittens
A cat, caring for its offspring, throws it thoroughly. In her absence, the responsibility for the development of kittens lies with the owner. It is necessary for easy movements, with the help of a wet cotton wool to massage the anal and urogenital openings, which is necessary for the development of reflex selection. In no case can we forget about our responsibility. Make every effort to get out the kittens, and they will soon pay you back with your love and tenderness.