From the first moment when a kitten appears in the house, its owners face the question of its proper feeding. The defenseless little lump in dire need of love, caress, care, as well as a full and balanced diet. After all, the health and appearance of the baby directly depend on what kind of food he will use.
How to feed a month old kitten?
Monthly kittens are rarely weaned from mother cats. But if it did happen, it does not mean at all that it can be fed with the same ones that adult animals eat. His food will be very different from the diet of adult cats. With mother's milk, children get all the vitamins and nutrients they need for growth and development. These components will be important to maintain and when the kitten can no longer eat this valuable product.,
Veterinarians believe that you need to start feeding your baby with milk formula, because it is nutritious, contains many proteins that the kitten's body needs for development. Immediately before feeding a monthly kitten, the mixture should be heated to 24-26 degrees. At this age, babies daily gain about 25 g of weight, respectively, and the portion of the mixture should also be increased daily. Since the kitten is to be fed only with food enriched with useful substances, experts recommend slowly introducing natural products into their diet.
Kittens of monthly age can be given cottage cheese, porridge, egg yolk. By the way, from this time on, the baby can hold out all night without food. On the 5th week of growth, he can be given milk or baby food. Enough just 1 tbsp. l., and the animal will be full. You can mix canned food with a small amount of water, the temperature should be at room temperature.
Starting from the 6th week of growth of the baby, the amount of milk should be reduced, and the diet can be varied. For example, give him a bit of boiled finely chopped chicken, beef, liver or heart. If you decide to give the kitten a fish, then it should be thoroughly cleaned of bones. In addition, the baby can be taught to cooked vegetables, they should be grated beforehand.
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Starting from the age of two months, the kitten can begin to be taught to dry granulated feed. The feeding regime will be as follows: food is eaten in the morning and in the evening. If you have taken a kitten that is 2 months old, you should ask the previous owners what they fed him, and then, over the course of a week, gradually change his diet, if necessary.
Whole cow's milk should not be given to the kitten, it is better to give him sour cream, 10% cream, cottage cheese, ryazhenka or sour milk. But goat milk, by contrast, is perfect for feeding babies. Sausages are not allowed to be given to kittens, as is egg white.
It is important to feed pedigreed animals. For example, the British kittens need more phosphorus and calcium, so you need to choose natural foods with a high content of these substances. Beef can be given to the little Britons in the form of raw minced or cooked and finely chopped. To kill the existing larvae of worms, the meat must be deep frozen and then thawed to room temperature. Baby will be enough 30 grams of meat. It is also recommended to feed pets boiled sea lean fish, thoroughly boned, vegetables and dairy products.
There is also a separate ration for small Scottish kittens, namely:
- Finely chopped boiled chicken, without skin. It is recommended to give more meat from beef, if you wish to give it raw, which is not forbidden, it should first be frozen for 3 days and then gradually thawed. Pork and fresh fresh meat are forbidden to give to such kittens;
- Ryazhenka or dairy "Agush". Dairy products are very necessary Scottish Fold kittens. You can give them bifidok, bifilife or bifilyuks;
- Quail egg yolk contributes to the rapid increase in the immunity of the baby, but it should be given no more than 1 time per week;
- Dry food, but a little bit. Feed should choose those that contain some calcium;
- You can not feed these kids fish, turkey, raw chicken, pork and lamb in any form, sour cream, cow's milk, butter, cheap dry cat food, spicy, salty, sweet and fat, because it is bad for health. Fish can be given, but very rarely and solely as a treat.
Many owners of kittens in 2-3 months begin to feed their pets with canned food and dry food, it is very convenient, because in one such portion all the necessary microelements and vitamins necessary for the baby are contained. But still, experts recommend combining such food with natural foods. In addition, not all manufacturers of such feed are credible, so you should carefully select it before purchasing. Most often, the best feed for kittens is the most expensive product.
How to feed a pet?
From one month of age and until the kitten is 4 months old, it should be fed 5 times a day. In 4-5 months - 4 times, in 6-8 - 3 times, and when the pet turns a year - 2 times.
Some breeds of cats require special care. Before feeding a Scottish or British kitten, it is better to consult with a specialist, because his mood and general well-being depend on the baby’s diet. If the pet's body does not receive any valuable substances, it will be bad to grow and develop. Such kittens may even stop shining wool, hairs will appear. But the seals, which is enough of all the necessary elements - playful, cheerful and healthy.
In addition to feeding, the kitten must also provide decent leisure, because they are very mobile creatures. In pet stores there is a huge selection of special toys.
With the advent of a kitten, joy and happiness settle in the house, as it is able to cheer up any family member. Watch his diet, play with him, and he, in turn, will daily give you and your family their warmth, positive mood and fun!