Kittens


1. Choose a kind of cat you like

2. Find a place to buy a kitten

3. Look if the kittens coat is shiny

4. Check if the kittens eyes are clean and bright

5. Check if the kittens ears are clean and dry with no wax

6. Look if the kittens gums are pink

7. Ask if the kittens are socialized ( Kittens that are socialized make much nicer pets than kittens that are not socialized.

A healthy kitten is a play full kitten

Bringing your kitten home

At last a kitten in the house

Keep your house quite when you bring her home so that she can get use to her new home and owner.Put her in a room were all her toys and bed are she will be staing for a while in the room so leave the door slightly open for her to explore. If she wakes you up at night just comfort her until she falls asleep. She will learn fast and easly if you make her feel at home. When she has settled in let her meet the rest of the your  family. Enjoy your new kitten and take good care of her.

Tip

Don’t let your kitten eat flies and spiders. Because it can cause your kitten to loose wait.

Meow me don’t want to be thin!

Tip

It is best to let your kitten go at 8 weeks of age.When the kitten is 8 weeks old it is old enough to take care of its self and separate from its parents.

Feeding your kitten

Your newborn kitten has a lot of growing to do before adult hood. A kitten grows rapidly in the first six months of his / her life, developing 75% of adult body weight. A kitten’s body has to manufacture muscle, bone, hair, teeth and a fully developed immune system. So it is not at all surprising that they’re going to need the highest quality nutrition and plenty of itto reach adult hood.

Kitten nutrition

Kittens are full of curiosity about the world around them and need lots of energy to explore. A specially formulated kitten food will contain abundant protein to support healthy tissue and organ development, and higher levels of essential minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc and iron to help them build strong bones and teeth. Cats also have a unique requirement for taurine , an essential amino acid that promotes a healthy heart and vision. Kittens also have smaller mouths than adult cats. The smaller kibbles in most manufactured kitten foods will make it easier for them to chew and release all the essential nutrients.

Weaning your kittens

Of course, mother’s milk makes the ideal first food for every kitten and is naturally rich in everything they need, especially the building blocks for their own natural defences. But although they won’t be ready for weaning until they are between six and eight weeks old, most kittens will start to nibble solid foods at three or four weeks. This is the best time to start offering a specially formulated kitten food – wet or dry. If you choose a dry food, it should be moistened and mashed. With less adventurous kittens, you may need to spread a small amount their lips to encourage them to give it a try. Don’t be tempted to wean too early. Switching to solid food too soon can be damaging for a kitten’s immature tummy. Start with about a tablespoonful five times a day, and adjust if your kitten is leaving food in the bowl or is still hungry. Throughout the process they will inevitably supplement their food with mother’s milk. Kittens generally know how much they need, whilst the mother will soon make it clear if she thinks her kittens have had enough milk! As at all ages, a kitten requires a frequent supply of fresh water from a clean ceramic bowl. Commercial kitten milk is a food and not a replacement for water, so if you decide to feed kitten milk remember to adjust the quantity of their food accordingly.

Feeding

Kittens have small stomachs but large appetites, so feed small amounts on a frequent basis. This should suit your kitten’s eating habits as well.

Initially, your kitten will eat at least four meals a day. This provides a steady source of fuel throughout the day. If you are unable to accommodate this feeding regime, feed three times a day but also leave a little dry food out as a snack for the day.

As kittens get older, gradually reduce their feeding to three meals a day and then, by six months old, to two meals a day.

Cats are natural ‘grazers’. They do not adapt well to eating just one meal a day, as some dogs do.

Cats prefer food that is fed at room temperature, so it’s better not to feed wet food direct from the fridge. Leave it to warm up a bit before serving.

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