• 1 - 14 days old - the kitten eyes are closed, ears folded over
• 2 - 3 weeks old- the kitten eyes are open, kitten moves around but is wobbly
• 3 - 4 weeks old - the kitten eyes are open, ears up, can walk around
• 4 - 8 weeks old or older - running around and is difficult to catch
1 - 3 weeks old - will need to be bottle-fed.
3 weeks and older - can be offered soft food, but may need to be bottle-fed.
Age in Weeks/Feedings per day
• 1 week old - needs 6 feedings per day
• 2 weeks old - needs 6 feedings per day
• 3 weeks old - needs 4 feedings per day
• 4 weeks old - needs 3 feedings per day
Note that every kitten is quite individual - kitten can eat more often or less often.
Powdered kitten formula can be obtained in pet shops or at a veterinarian’s office. Also you can easy prepare kitten formula by yourself. Do not give a kitten cow's milk
Necessary Ingredients for1-¼ cups kitten formula:
1 cup of whole milk,
1 large egg,
2 teaspoons of powdered protein,
1 teaspoon of nutritional yeast,
110 mg of powdered calcium,
1-day dose of vitamins formulated for adult cats.
You'll also need a mixing bowl, a hand mixer, a saucepan, and a small nursing bottle.
Beat the egg, and thoroughly stir in the remaining ingredients. Warm the formula in a small nursing bottle by placing it into a cup or bowl of hot water. Test the formula on the underside of your wrist to check the temperature. If the formula is too hot, wait until the formula cools down. If the formula is too cold, continue soaking the bottle in hot water. Always be sure to test the formula again before giving it to the kitten.
Never re-use formula that you have warmed. Discard it and use fresh formula for each feed.