I was watching a vet programme because as you know I have a zoo....
But is it true you're not meant to part kittens from their mother untill over 12weeks?
I am asking because we purchased 2 kittens at about 6 weeks old... before we found out my mummy kitty was pregnant (This was abot april time) and the 2 new additions started suckling. On this programme it said
'Kittens shouldn't really be parted from their mother because they ARE still feeding as well as eating soild foods. And you will often find kittens that have been parted from their mothers suckling off threads of carpet and clothing and things like that, or in my kittens advantage A mummy cat full of milk.'
Anyways, one of the kittens we brought doesnt eat cat meat AT ALL! But will eat everything else. I thought he might have a problem with his back teeth (Like a previous Cat of mine did,) therefore couldn't actually eat the Jelly or cat food stuff but can eat everything else. So I am looking into that, And then I saw this... do you think that's why he doesnt eat cat meat? He does eat everything else, We give him Tuna once a week, fresh fish, ham and chicken (These are spoilt cats hehe).
I still want to get his teeth checked out, But do you think he isn't eating because he was parted at such a young age? But he was eating meat before we brought him... although I noticed it was tuna. But his sister is eating fine. Which makes me wonder? The vet said as long as he is eating something like cat Biscuits and meat it shouldnt really matter. I just don't want him being in pain if it is his tooothypegs.
This is the cat who can't leave me alone, cries if I am not with him, and HAS to come everywhere I go, Including IN the bath with me! I will have him in the bathroom but NOT IN THE ACTUAL BATH! LOL...
Oh and my other cat ISNT pregnant :) Cause she would have popped by now... and their fleas are getting sorted just waiting for the special house treatment to come through the post (as it is cat friendly, reptile and peopel friendly as well, its called Skoosh)
And the kitten that had cat flu is doing really well, and the cat with the scabs and fur loss... well we have figured she is allergic to flea's like me, and so we are getting her sorted now as they are all now the right age to have it. And if that doesnt work we will check for anything else, They have all now been de wormed:)
cassie, kittens must be at least 6 weeks before leaving their mothers...but 8+ weeks are even better, gives them time to learn how to eat solids on their own yes.
You really shouldn't be feeding the one kitten tuna its very toxic to cats....and if he's eating table foods he'll not ever like cat foods...somehow slowly try to get him changed over to cat food. the occasional table scrap is ok(except for tuna) but if they are only eating human foods they aren't getting all the necessary nutrients and kitty will become ill....so please try to gradually get him on cat food, try mixing it in 50/50 with chicken or whatever he's used to getting, than gradually keep adding more cat food and less human food.
I'm glad all the others are doing well for you now and that the older kitty isn't pregnant, please now have her spayed...she is awful young to be a mother and you really do a zoo already to look after.
Okay, I will stop the tuna. It was only once a week or once every 2... So it was rare. Is fresh fish okay? Like Cod and things? Because the Tuna wasnt tinned tuna its fresh from the shop. It's more chicken than anything because my woodland turtle eats chicken...We've even tried mixing in the ham with cat food, he'll eat the ham not the cat food. Which makes me wonder if it is his teeth?? Like what has happened with a previous cat I have at the moment. But it cost £200 just for anesthetic to check if it is the teeth. :( But the kittens owner is paying for his kitten. We just still have it becausse he doesnt have his house, but he is paying for vet bills.
We are getting her spayed in 2 weeks. As thats when my mum gets back off Holiday and I am not allowed to sign any forms or anything. Cause I am 17 not 18.. So I have to wait untill she gets back.
They eat kitten biscuits, they all go through a box every 3 days Greedies.
We are trying to get him into Cat meat... but he wont eat it, he literally eats round it!
Thank you :)
6 weeks is ok, the longer the better that they are with their mom, but eight weeks is a nice age i think.... the kitten you got is not six weeks, by his behaviour id say more like 4 weeks. and my guess without looking at him, there is nothing wrong with his teeth...does he sometimes eat really fast and then throw up his meal?
i was given a cat who was taken from her mother at four weeks and sold to us as a six week old, she is much the same, shes picky with her food, shes lathargic, moody, insecure, suffers from seperation anxiety, claustraphobia and balemia.
these are common symptoms for a cat weened from his///he/r mother to young./
i find, extera attention, a controlled diet, and dicipline for bad behaviour helps./ my girl is now twelve, and she still needs work to this day./
love and patience and expensive food is the key./
The kitten is like 22 weeks now, maybe older.... :)
Nope, he has never ever been sick and he eats everything else fine....
This cat is GLUED to me... but thats only since ive been pregnant myself.
Because when he started suckling off my mummy cat, we gave him kitten milk from a bottle untill 12 weeks. (Then we had to do this with one of the newborns cause she got cat flu :( but she's better now:))
He has no bad behaviour.... He is the most playful but knows when to stop! He has SO much attention because he doesnt leave me alone...He even tries to get IN my bath! He is my shadow.
We have tried EVERY brand of cat food we can find... nothing will do it. He will NOT eat cat meat. I mean we put proper chicken in with a little bit, hhe will eat the chicken leave the cat food, we have tried Jelly and Gravy cat food, Doesnt like it??
He had his injections the other day and the vet said he was healthy.. but I am just wondering was it cause he left his mum too early thats the problem, bt his sister eats fine...??
In regards people tuna for cats...did some research.
An Occasional Treat of people tuna is ok for kitties, but not as a regular part of their diet.
Eating too much plain tuna can cause cats to develop a Vitamin E deficiency due to the low levels of this nutrient in that fish. This is likely to lead to yellow fat disease: http://tinyurl.com/36t6tn6
The tuna is once a week maybe once every 2... but it isnt tinned tuna, its fresh tuna from the Fish market...
Is that alright? Cause he has a fish dish once a week (different fish all the time)
And chicken is more than anything, and also ham and lamb and things....
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