The kittens are one month old today. They’ve moved out of the nest into their own apartment – the brown and beige cat cave you’ll see in the video here. That’s where they sleep now, giving mom cat Amelia some time on her own. They have started to use their litter box – woo hoo! It is a little early for solid food but they are at least interested in what is in momma’s bowls and sniff it for now. Wet food introduction in a week. They are very active now, and wrestle endlessly. Someone scratched the male tiger above the eye this week and caused a little boo-boo, but a warm compress and some eye ointment to the rescue and all was well in short order. First claw clips followed. They are well above the usual weight for their age, running 1/2 to a full week ahead of schedule, so very healthy. The black one, who is half gray now, is looking like a long haired cat. He should be very popular when I make them available for adoption.
Momma is getting ready for them to let her be more, and leaves the enclosure often now for some quiet mommy time. The kittens are still nursing, of course, but not every minute of the day, and Amelia is showing signs that she’s kinda ready to be done with all that. I will be starting a wet slurry of Royal Canin’s Mother and Baby Cat Mousse next weekend, and it usually takes about a week of hand feeding to convince the little ones to move on to eating for themselves.
That’s the story at the end of our first month. But pictures – and especially videos – will give you a better sense of the adventures of our little trio. Enjoy, and have a good weekend.