As you might have noticed, I have the kittens locked up in the kitten cage..
I did that for a couple of reasons. The first being they are so small and when they are that small they often do not remember to make it to the litter box and will go in a nearby corner. So the younger my foster kittens are the smaller the area I give them to keep them close to a litter box. Second, because they were hissy, I wanted to make sure they had to interact with me when I came down. In order to run around they have to 'get permission' to get past me to go play. I get to touch them, pat them, and since I was supplementing them a little with 'baby juice' I could get my hands on them to do that. Baby Faraday did not much like my manhandling them, but he liked baby juice.. so he put up with it. As they progressed and started coming toward me on their own, they were also developing a pretty bad case of diarrhea.
Stressed out Baby Faraday had it the worst.. it got so bad that I could start to feel the vertebra in his spine. When I decided this wasn't just stress and needed to bring a sample in to be tested, he very kindly provided me with one. I brought it down to the shelter and they gave me some dewormer, and fairly quickly things improved.. He still has a bit of a way to go, but at this point he isn't getting it all over himself, so either tonight or tomorrow I'll open up the cage and let them have free run of the room - and introduce them to Happy Bear.. provided they continue to improve in the "ohmygoodnesskittensaresomessy" department
|Baby Faraday and Allie in the background|
|Baby Allie. |
She's got mittens, but she also has one black back toe.. it is so cute!