Wednesday, August 18, 2010

2lbs = 4 weeks??

When I was given these kittens (I'm thinking they are going to be Jiminy and Cricket) I was told they both weighed over two pounds (which they do) which means they are about 8-10 weeks.  Well they act very much like they are 4-6 week old kittens.  They are shy, they are CLUMSY! and they are peeing on the couch!!  I introduced them to where the box was (inside a cabinet that is very easily accessible and they have both been in it on their own) so it isn't like they didn't know where it was, but I think a lack of being able to see it caused the problem.  so I've now covered the couch with objects and taken the litter box out of the cabinet, so hopefully we won't have another issue.

They also aren't eating much of anything.  The first can of pate seafood was nibbled on, maybe 1/8th of that disappeared.  The second was shredded turkey, and I didn't notice any of that going. The water appears untouched, the dry food untouched.  So I went and got some kitten milk - ignored (although a few ccs were shoved into their mouths and consumed) and the A/D got nibbled on but I gave them less then 1/4th of the can and there was still quite a bit left in the bowl this morning.

So this morning they got a can of gravy lovers fancy feast.  If they don't eat that, I'm going to have to break out the raw and hope they've been introduced to meat.  I can't deal with them not eating much - seeing how much I love watching kittens eat.  They are healthy, active, not mucus covered, so I suppose they just don't need as much as the last group (NO one really needs as much as the June group ate.  Zander and Oz were a little excessive in their love of food)

They are still freaking out when I hum.  They don't mind me when I first come in the room to love over them, but trying to get them used to me also freaks them out.  Cricket will play with me for a bit (all be it very much like a 4-5 week old kitten plays) then goes and hides.  *shrug*  I just need to remember that every kitten is different :)

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