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    WintersBeauty
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    i recently rescued a kitten she is about 4 weeks now.. she wont take the bottle but will eat wet food and lap formula from a dish.. how much should she be eating and drinking … if i give her gruel she wants nothing to do with it .. i have been giving her water from a syringe even though she hates it,she is peeing and pooping multiple times a day,she will burp after eating … as of now she eats about 1/3 of a little kitten food can every 4-6 hours, and she will lap about 1 tbsp of formula each time she eats …she is super playful and energetic and loves to snuggle when she is ready for a nap…she will be going to the vet in about a week and a half .. when i first got her i had to stimulate her to go to the bathroom and she was super skinny and dirty.. after a bath and some tlc this past week she is fluffy and gained some weight, and she is going to the litter box on her own, yay :] … i have had cats before but never one this little and i just want to make sure im caring for her properly. … she has a box where she stays in when noone is home or overnight as she is so small im afraid she will go behind the stove or heater and get hurt, her box has a heat pad on half of it for her if she needs,because im not sure if she can regulate her body temp yet, she seems to be doing great im just paranoid i think … any feedback would be helpful and appreciated

    i wanted to add a photo of her below but i dont know how

    #867953

    Kittyzee
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    Everything sounds perfect with your kitten. If she is eating, drinking, peeing and pooping and is playing…you couldn’t ask for more. Most kittens eat when they are hungry so feed her like you are doing now. Try to kitten proof your home to where she can’t get into spaces not meant for a small animal to get stuck, and get computer, television wires wrapped so she can’t chew and get shocked by them. Provide toys that she can chew on and not get hurt, kicker toys, a cat tree for climbing and looking out a window for entertainment.

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    WintersBeauty
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    thank you for the response 🙂 i just never had a kitten this small so i was a
    little paranoid.. thank you for giving me some assurance i’m doing things right

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