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Old 07-02-04, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Backyard finds are never herps for me!

Well, naturally since im supposed to leave today for my vacation, we mowed the grass, and when hubby was putting the weed whacker back under the house, he found a single TEENY kitten. It cant be more than 2 weeks old. Cant walk, eyes arent open. Its deafeningly loud though.

So now, its the hubby, the kid, and a teeny tiny kitten about to take a 4 hour car trip. This should be fun....

Im going by the vet first, and he is going to look at it for me.


Even on vacation im not on vacation.... lol..

anyone else ever keep a teeny kitten? Ive only had to bottle nurse one other that was considerably larger than this one. Most of you would argue this kitten isnt a big enough meal for a baby BP.


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Old 07-02-04, 12:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have done it, but it's very difficult... the survival rates aren't great at this age and without a mother, and basically you are going to have to feed this thing every 2 to 4 hours, if not more often. Keep it very warm, and I'm sure your vet will provide more instruction. Good luck, and move to NM if you want herps in your backyard... they're plentiful here!

P.S. There may be a reason the mother may have abandoned the kitten... or perhaps she was away hunting when you found it... just some thoughts... Good Luck!
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P.S. There may be a reason the mother may have abandoned the kitten... or perhaps she was away hunting when you found it... just some thoughts... Good Luck! [/B][/QUOTE]


The mother could've had a hiding place and the mower might've frightned her to move her kittens....maybe she was in the process of coming back for the last one? Keep an eye out for her.

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Well, I asked the vet about it when we went, and he said with me leaving town and the chances of mom not coming back, he didnt see that I had any choice but to take it with me. This should be an interesting vacation.

At least I cant complain my life is boring. Thanks for the tips guys- vet said the same thing. He is a kindly soul who looks at all these cats I end up with (Ive taken in 4 over the last year and adopted each out from my home)

We have a huge feral cat problem in my town, and it gets worse every year I swear. But I wasnt about to put that teeny thing back under the house and skate town...


=) I know when im 80 im gonna be one of those cat ladies.
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