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« on: May 21, 2007, 11:06:08 AM »

looks like my mom kitty has gone missing.  didn't think much of not seeing her yesterday because the weather was so bad.  she's not here this AM either.  kittens are just over 3 weeks and good size.  what are the odds of saving them if i bring them in and feed them.  i've done this before with good results, but not with kittens so young.

don't want to get started on this project if the odds are 0.
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007, 12:41:41 PM »

don't know much about raising little kittens, and i think very little people do but you might as well give it a try, although, usually people don't know what to do with kittens, so.-..if you don't know what you'll do with them wehn they get bigger...solve the problem now. on the other hand, if you know what to do with them..give it a try, it shouldn't take long before it shows on how succesful the project is, but..if a calf can grow up don't see why little kittens wouldn't.
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007, 01:11:47 PM »

thought about dropping them in the water trough, but they are good size and pretty active, so i changed my mind.  went to the feed store for milk substitute and when i saw the price, thought about the water trough again....but, being the big softy i am, i sucked it up and bought the stuff.

they ate well and i did the warm wet cloth on the belly thing.  know you have to do that with puppies, don't know about kittens, but can't hurt.

now i have to figure out where to put them in the house......
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2007, 07:01:33 PM »

Here's a link on raising abandoned or feral kittens:  Clicky
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2007, 07:33:04 PM »

thanks!  that was some good stuff.  guess i'm on the right track....
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2007, 10:09:41 PM »

they ate well and i did the warm wet cloth on the belly thing.  know you have to do that with puppies, don't know about kittens, but can't hurt.


that's only needed for the week or so with either of them, kittens poop pretty well at 3 weeks, it's still not a bad idea, it acclimates them to people
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2007, 10:13:04 PM »

as it turned out, they all died.  they must have had a bug of some kind.  they died within 24 hours of each other.  now i'm thinking that that's what happened to mom also.  they went from being ok to dead really fast.
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2007, 07:34:06 AM »

Sorry to hear you lost the kittens.
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2007, 08:38:42 AM »

Kathy, too bad the kittens perished.  I am not a cat lover, but any kind of animal death is kind of a sad thing.  Have a wonderful day, Cindi
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