With the kittens nearing the three week mark, and becoming more mobile, it was time for some changes in the foster room to kitten proof the place. I had a crate set up originally for Hannah and the babies but Hannah would have NONE of that. After letting the kittens rest in the whelping box within the crate she moved the kittens to her favorite spot, behind the futon. And there they have stayed for the last nearly three weeks.
It doesn’t look terribly attractive, but it is warm and free of drafts and Hannah wants the kittens there, so that was that. There’s a nice heating pad under the middle section (the pink and green kitten blanket) and the kittens spent a lot of time there in the beginning. There are a couple layers of blankets everywhere so if they need a break from the heat (and Hannah isn’t a fan of the heated area) they have a comfy place to cool off, and usually to nurse.
But they are starting to find their way under the futon and will eventually appear on the other side of it, so today we spent some time rearranging things and making sure that the kittens couldn’t get in any trouble in the room as a whole when they choose to venture out.
We’ll have to move things again when they get to be 7-8 weeks and can start getting up on things, but we’re good for now. I will be introducing their first litter box this week, something they should start being interested in soon. And in week four, we’ll introduce some small toys. Week four is when vision and coordination start to look more cat-like and less wobbly, so that will be fun.
This is such a fun age, and the kittens are so curious and interested in everything. I’ll work on their week three pictures tomorrow. Stay tuned.