Leo franatically attackig bottle??

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    Kimizi
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    Leo is finally 4 weeks old and ive already started him on giving him less than a teaspoon of wet food on each of his mealz along with 17cc of goat milk. He eats everyhing quite the appetite, but the little rascal claws at the bottle and pulls it towards him and just loses his cool with it even tho he is slowly undsrstanding that he can also get wet food from the spoon/plate. Any advice on cooling down his behaviour? Also my past kittens were weaned by 6 weeks, how should i start eliminating the milk from him?

    Litter trainig advice aswell. Hes my first handreared kitten :3

    #846536

    Chaos
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    Hello,
    I remember the days of my fingers getting scratched up as Cloud attacked his bottle. Try opening the hole just EVER so slightly, it usually means they’re dissatisfied with the milk output.

    5 weeks is a good age to begin weaning, I usually have it done by mid 6th week.

    As for litter training, I would get a small kitten sized container and fill about an inch with non-clumping litter. The non-clumping is super important as kittens may eat litter, and clumping can cause a deadly blockage. Place little kit in there when you stimulate him, then use his paws to dig around. It’s a deeply ingrained instinct and he will pick it up quickly, unless he’s like Cloud and decides that he should roll on his back and pee on his belly instead of going in the litterbox. Enjoy this age! It is my favorite age hands down!

    #846538

    Kimizi
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    I did cut up the hole in the bottle sl8ghtly bigger which for he first moments he drank from it calmly but then lost his chill again. So i moved him to his plate so he could eat some wet food and then he managed to calm down and finish his milk.

    I got him a small tray with non-clumpping litter from my last kittens training which he got inside when seeing me twirl my fingers in he litter he chewed a bit of it and digged a litfls so i stimulated him and left his poo there for him. Also made him a bigger pen so he can explore to the litter and back to his cozy carrier.

    #846539

    Chaos
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    Sounds like you have the right idea. You can also give him a saucer of his milk so he can learn to lap it up. You’ll slowly replace it with regular water.

    #846547

    pussigato
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    Wee Leo doesn’t really make the connection between bottle and plate. When he’s on the bottle that’s his food source so when it’s not enough then he gets frustrated because he’s hungry. He eats the food on the plate when it’s there but it’s an extra food. So give him as much of the bottle as he wants to eat. You can wean as early as 6 weeks but my preference is bottle feeding up to 8-10 weeks of age. It will give both of you more time to transition. You’re doing a great job with litter training and raising wee Leo in general.

    #846562

    Kimizi
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    Oh he has the plate for the wet food as an extra if he wants it. But his main source is milk which what he can handle is 17cc every 6 hours. So idk why hes frustrated by hunger if his bottle has all he needs which he fights against it.

    #846569

    CatWScotia
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    Just a thought . . . Maybe Leo likes his milk a lot! Boy babies can get more enthusiastic than the girls sometimes.

    (But I’m just guessing. Pay no attention to me!)

    πŸ˜†

    #846572

    Kittyzee
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    Kimizi, everyone gave you the same advice I would have–opening the tip of the nipple always worked for me. They get frantic as they aren’t getting it fast enough. Sometimes I have made a gruel of the wet food/milk mix and put it in the bottle, cut the end of the nipple off and get it into them that way. It calms them down, then they can eat the food from the plate once they ease their hunger pains.
    Great job, BTW, you are doing everything wonderfully!

    #846596

    Kimizi
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    Thanks to everyone for the advice! Leo is a very smart boy it seems. Hes beeb only 24 hrs with his tray and he has already learned to use it, its so freaking cute since he’s such a smol kitten and now he likes having his wet food plate in the pen i made him so he snacks from if he wakes up before the 6 hours to his next milk meal. He also was more calm today with the bottle when he would let it go he would go to the plate and eat his wet food all by himself! Hes been eatinv wet food for about a week now (yes i started introducing him to it at week 3 without any complains from him). He’s being more payful now which is awesome. Ill see if i can post some pics from him on the OP.

    #846597

    Kimizi
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    Leo

    #846605

    Kittyzee
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    OH MY he’s adorable! Yes, sometimes you just have to go with what your kitten wants or needs….every kitten is different AND the links are to be used as guidelines so that it helps give you an IDEA at about what age your kitten may need to start doing certain things. All of the ones I have raised have started things at different times. It was always an individual thing at about what age they took to the litter box too, even ones from the same litter!

    #846608

    katzenjammer
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    Leo is sooooo cute! Love the way his dark markings fall over one eye. Ever so dashing! πŸ™‚

    #846609

    Kimizi
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    leo

    Not only does he have a cute marking on his head hid tail is black and he rest of his little body is white <33

    Hes slowly learning litter training, he poos and covers it but when he pees he doesnt cover it so gotta help him with that

    #846610

    pussigato
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    OMG-Wee Leo is too precious! You’re doing a great job.

    #846611

    katzenjammer
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    Overdose of cuteness! His teeny teeth that will eventually grow into sharp fangs! And he looks like he’s trying to growl!!!!! Can’t recall my Dorry at that stage, although he was just over 2 months old when he adopted me, so I guess that I missed that wee stage. *Passes out cold* πŸ˜‰

    #846617

    Jeankit
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    Squee – love a wee Harlequin Kit – dotted/cow kit!
    Good luck in the coming days w/your newbie purry furry Leo!

    Years ago I had a Harlequin kit – Dottie/she had a litter with cow kits & noirs…one was cuter than the next…enjoy!

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