My little bottle babies are here, and they are super adorable. And they seem to be very healthy as well – woo hoo!!! I could use a nice, easy litter right now. They got names today: Becca, Bridget, and Bobby, the B Litter. Individual pictures as they get more settled, but here they are for now.
They had a bottle feeding already, and did well. Each of them gained some weight from eating – they get weighed before and after, in grams. They aren’t fully able to eliminate on their own (warning…gross stuff ahead…you’ve been warned)…so I donned my rubber gloves, and used tissues to massage their private parts to help them pee after their meal. The little boy (one of the two darker tigers) peed on his own in the pen, but got urine all over himself in the process. They will figure out the litter box soon, though, and in the meantime I’ll help out. (Done with the gross stuff.)
I am guessing they are close to a month old, which means in a week or two they will start to eat real food, in liquid form, so my bottle feeding work won’t go on forever. They are fairly mobile already, and busy grooming themselves after a meal.
Th cute factor is waaaayyyyy up there. For now, I am letting them settle in. Tomorrow we do nail clips and deworming. Those claws are something else, and kitten claws are the sharpest things ever. In the meantime, it is time for the next meal. Stay tuned for more updates as they get settled.