Sunday, April 24, 2011

more growth


I was late yesterday getting their AM feeding, and at no point did they "gain" weight.  They held their weights from the day before.  I was starting to panic, but this evening they told me they are "doin fine"

Lily: 209
Nigel: 204
Bug: 189

Which is double digit gains for all of them.

Their bellies are expanding quite nicely when I feed them.  Tonight though they would not stop screaming, so I kept feeding.  Bug's got so big, I could see her belly button, which was starting to concern me, so I dug out a can of kitten food and popped the top and offered her some gravy.  She LOVED it.  So much so that I offered her a little solid food, and she nommed it so enthusiastically, I think I have bruises from her little toothless jaws nipping me.  She also got herself covered in it some how, and Jordan thought that was just fine because she got to nom clean it up. 

When I have orphans, I will often add canned food into the milk long before I intend on getting the kits on solid food, and I think it is about time for these guys.  Try to keep them fuller longer, and give them a few more calories to help them grow.

It has been a while since I got photos of them, I'll have to see what I can do about that tomorrow.

2 comments:

  1. So-oo-oo-oo glad they are gaining and growing! Keep up the good work and hang in there!!

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  2. You and I are now in the same boat...I have kissed my beauty sleep goodbye until the kittens are truly eating on their own. Swizzle is pretty sick and we are now onto kitten weaning 101 - the hard way. :) Keep up the good work!

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