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Mon Mar 29, 2021, 02:40 PM

Fostering 4 kittens that are 4 weeks old.

We got some kitten milk from the local pet store since they would still be nursing if the mama was still with them. Does anyone know how many times a day I should give them milk. They have other food that they are eating as well.


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Reply Fostering 4 kittens that are 4 weeks old. (Original post)
onecaliberal Mar 2021 OP
GPV Mar 2021 #1
onecaliberal Mar 2021 #4
flor-de-jasmim Mar 2021 #2
onecaliberal Mar 2021 #3
Phoenix61 Mar 2021 #5
onecaliberal Mar 2021 #6
Phoenix61 Mar 2021 #7
onecaliberal Mar 2021 #8
GPV Mar 2021 #9
onecaliberal Mar 2021 #10
Phoenix61 Mar 2021 #11
MichaelSoE Mar 2021 #12
onecaliberal Mar 2021 #13
spinbaby Mar 2021 #14
onecaliberal Mar 2021 #15
George McGovern Mar 2021 #16
onecaliberal Mar 2021 #17

Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 02:45 PM

1. Check with your vet? They are so sweet!!!

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Response to GPV (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 02:59 PM

4. The rescue took them to the vet but I will

Call the vet to see how much milk to feed the kitties.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 02:56 PM

2. They ARE cute, and I love the Mama cat bed!

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Response to flor-de-jasmim (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 02:58 PM

3. It was the closest thing I could find to look like a mama.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 03:14 PM

5. Have you ever had little ones like that? nt

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 03:22 PM

6. No. It was an emergency and they had to be removed from the situation

They were in. I’ve had cats and dogs my entire life.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 03:23 PM

7. If they aren't pooping on their own, you may have to poop them.

Get a paper towel damp with warm water and rub their bottom until they poop.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 03:26 PM

8. They are definitely pooping and peeing.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 03:44 PM

9. Keep an eye and make sure everyone is every day.

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Response to GPV (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 03:47 PM

10. Okay. Thank you for the tip. I will make sure.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 03:56 PM

11. Yeah!!! nt

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 06:01 AM

12. having raised many orphans, some as young as a few hours old...

this link will give you basic info
https://kittenrescue.org/2017/03/raising-orphaned-kittens

This link has week by week, giving you developmental stages and things of which you should be aware.
https://www.alleycat.org/resources/how-old-is-that-kitten-guide/
As each kitten is unique, guidelines will vary slightly (such as weaning age) per individual but are fairly spot on.
here is the link for age week 4
https://www.alleycat.org/resources/how-old-is-that-kitten-guide-four-weeks/

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Response to MichaelSoE (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 09:51 AM

13. Lots of good info! Thank you for sharing. 💕

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 06:16 PM

14. Aw, they're so cute

I fostered four last year and loved every minute of it. One was a foster fail and is still with us.

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Response to spinbaby (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 06:21 PM

15. My kids are so attached already. We will end up worth one of them for sure.

They’re so sweet.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 08:08 PM

16. Beautiful photograph Dawna!

I like how you posted it on Twitter, because there I enlarge the picture, see more detail. Like the kitten's eyes looking out from the "Cow basket?" Your framing and shooting down on them gives a really nice angle to see them all.

Bless your heart for being their foster mom.

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 09:23 PM

17. Thank you!

This is our first time fostering. They’re all so sweet. I couldn’t let them go to a shelter.

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