When your kitten starts to eat himself - the rules of feeding and diet
- 22 Sep 15:00
- Animal Care
In the first weeks of life, newborns are blind and helpless, and they even do not go to the toilet - the bladder and the rectum only work after intense maternal laceration. At this stage, caring for the offspring is also entirely the responsibility of thefor their mother-cats. Her milk contains a complete set of nutrients and enzymes necessary for normal growth and development of the baby. The owner can only care about maintaining the necessary conditions for a fluffy mum - full nutrition, calm, friendly atmosphere in the house, comfortable and warm nest.
Time flies fast. Already at the age of three, the kitten finds sight and begins to study the world around with interest. Their digestive system becomes more active, there appear independent defecation and urination. From that time the kitten starts to eat and can be fed. But they will have to learn to eat independently - from a saucer or bowls. It is very carefully and carefully to choose a diet for feeding. It is better to start with a small amount of liquid food, for example, milk pudding.
Teach the kitten to be yourself
To get used to the maternal nipple, the baby understands how to eat from the bowl, try to slightly contaminate his face with a porridge. He is forced to lick and eat food. Repeat "exercise" regularly until the baby reaches the bowl with a muzzle. You can try to take a bit of food on your finger, lift it to the muzzle and make the kitty lick his finger. Next time, hold your finger with food closer to the surface of the porridge, forcing the kitty to breathe a spout directly into the meal. Similarly, from the finger, they teach the kittens to absorb more solid food - slices of fish or meat. By the way, mom-cat in this case can help with his personal example. All without exception, the animals learn life from their parents, carefully immitating them in everything.
If you are dealing with kittens that were early removed from the mother or were artificially fed, the process of training the bowl( as in the tray) will last somewhat longer and will require you extraordinary supplies of patience.
Nutrition for little kittens
One can not ignore the theme of the diet for small kittens. You can choose one of the two diet options:
- feeding with natural
- foods by feeding ready-made specialist forages for
kittens. Ready feeds have some invaluable benefits. First, they save you time. Secondly, the quality of forage includes all the necessary components that provide the kittens with normal growth and good digestion. On the other hand, using natural products, you can be sure of the quality and freshness of the ingredients used. Here is an approximate list of products( in the order of priority of administration in the diet), which is recommended for feeding nnivkayuschih and mutant infants:
- liquid milk cashews
- sour-milk products( yogurt, yogurt, burger, etc.)
- baby cheese "Agusha" classical
- boiled chicken, finelychopped, without bones
- meat - extremely fresh, semi-solid( steamed with steep boiling water), finely planed
- fish boiled without bones, as well as small bits of
In the feed one or two times a week add egg yolk, vegetablesve mashed potatoes and various vitamin nutrient. It is very important that the kittens have free access to fresh water constantly, necessarily passed through the filter.
But products such as greasy meat, raw fish, oil, smoked meat, sweets, etc. should be categorically prohibited, otherwise you will undermine the health of the kitten for life.
And finally, a few words about the kitten's diet. After taking off the breast, the baby should be fed 5-7 times a day in small portions. Gradually, the number of feeds is reduced: up to six months of age are fed 3 times a day, and until one year they go to the "adult", a two-time diet.