September 16th, 2008, 08:18 PM
We have a new kitten.Found this afternoon,we kept hoping his mother would come back for him.Now it's dark ,he's been yelling all afternoon,we have coyotes in our woods,he's in a box with a heating pad in our spare room.He's a very big,fat little guy probably only kitten.He's about four weeks old,so not weaned.I have no kmr,so I gave him kitten food with lots of water through a pipette which worked great since he was really hungry.Cleaned him with a warm cloth so he peed etc.Does anyone have a kitten replacement formula for him until I can get out to get him so kmr?The watered down kitten food will keep him from dehydrating,but he needs more over night.
September 16th, 2008, 08:45 PM
Lise , I once had to feed kittens for a week end, someone gave me a formula recipe , corn syrop , eagle brand ....not sure if there was something else , I'll try to find it for you.
September 16th, 2008, 08:51 PM
Oh crap , I found the thread but Inverness had pm me the recipe and I don't have the pm anymore (was 2 years ago) but there's still some advices in there.
I can e-mail Inverness if you want the recipe Lise.
September 16th, 2008, 09:02 PM
Here's a site with a few different recipes: http://www.solanoferals.org/orphaned.html
September 16th, 2008, 09:13 PM
Good luck with the kitten. I hope you can keep the little guy/gal healthy. I hope mommy cat is okay.
September 16th, 2008, 11:07 PM
Not so sure he needs the heating pad at this time of the year. It is warm enough without it. Just make sure he has a nice warm blanket to cuddle into. The heating pad may burn him. Good luck with feeding him and hopefully finding his mommy. :thumbs up :fingerscr:goodvibes:
September 17th, 2008, 08:41 AM
Well he made it through night.No sign of mom,we've only got two orange shorthair males who live in the barn behind us,so no idea were he came from.He ate well this morning and last night.I think we'll keep heating pad at night it's wrapped in blankets on low and it's not warm in here at night!This is Fudge,as in oh fudge were is your mother?oh fudge I didn't really want another cat!!Thanks for help.
September 17th, 2008, 08:44 AM
Oh my goodness, what a sweetie pie :lovestruck:. Is he old enough to go to the bathroom on his own? He looks so tiny.
September 17th, 2008, 08:51 AM
What a precious little baby! I hope he continues to do well. Are you going to keep him? :cloud9: Fudge is very cute.
September 17th, 2008, 09:22 AM
No he's not going to the bathroom on his own,so we're doing the warm facecloth thing which works fine.If he survives we'll keep him,since my oldest daughter moved out and took our two cats with her.I really hope he's okay,it's really hard not to fall in love with them.I've never raised only one kitten,I've done litters at this age and younger.Should I be doing anything different because he's alone?
September 17th, 2008, 09:27 AM
awwe Lise what a sweetie...
I wish him the best of luck lil fudge LOL
Sounds like you know what your doing.. Keep it up :thumbs up
September 18th, 2008, 10:32 AM
Fudge is doing well so far.He's eating well after he eats and gets cleaned etc he plays for about two minutes and falls asleep.Here's Fudge after breakfast,still a little damp from being cleaned and mad.
September 18th, 2008, 10:40 AM
I'm so happy he's doing well. He doesn't look too happy in that first picture LOL.
September 18th, 2008, 10:41 AM
Ya, he does look mad in that first pic...little rascal! :cloud9:
Looks like you are doing a great job of "mothering" him. Odd that he just showed up like that with no Mum in sight...hope she is OK somewhere too.
It is very nice of you to take on this unexpected responsibility.
Sometimes you get what you want and sometimes you get what you need...guess you needed Fudge :angel2:
September 18th, 2008, 11:53 AM
lol fudge good luck little fella i had 2 kitts dropeedoff a few monthe age we named them o for c's sake and o s***
September 18th, 2008, 12:12 PM
He's adorable ! :lovestruck:
September 18th, 2008, 02:07 PM
What a cutie! And he was lucky to find you! The second pic he doesn't look too happy either,, I think I see claws sticking out? *G* But he is precious!! :)
September 18th, 2008, 04:30 PM
here's happier camper
September 18th, 2008, 06:59 PM
OMG! What a little angel! He reminds me of Vlad when he was a tiny kitty like that.:lovestruck:
Have you taken him to the vet yet?
September 18th, 2008, 10:03 PM
He is so adorable. Good luck to you and little Fudge.
September 19th, 2008, 07:25 AM
He hasn't gone to vet yet,I have her dogs in so when she comes to pick them up she can give him a quick check.If everything goes okay he can get his first vacc when the girls go in for theirs in two weeks.
September 19th, 2008, 07:31 AM
He is such a sweetie :cloud9::lovestruck:
October 27th, 2008, 01:27 AM
awww look at him all snuggled up w/a stuffie :lovestruck: