Orphan kittens will not sleep

Im lukin aftr 4 orphn kitns n they wnt slyp..their mum lft thm on the 2nd day n the 3rd day it ws quite easy since they slpt the minut i pt thm to bed..but nw feedn thm kmr evry 2 hrs hs becom a batle of tryin to get thm to sleep..they r in a cat bed inside a box snugld up with a hot watr botle wrapd in a blankt..aftr they r fed made to pee n burpd i hav to put thm back into the clean warm box n keep my hand inside it 4 about 1 hour befor they settle down n sleep..evn if 1 of them wakes up all of them wake up n ive done jst about everythin i cn do for kittns..i knw they miss their mum bt i stay there somtimes for 2 hrs keepin my hand inside the box sittin in 1 position to nt disturb thm n ur advice cud help..sadly im from a country tht does nt hav a single vet! So i cnt evn take the babies to 1 :( the surgery n euthanization 4 the mum was done by a travelin vet..pls tell me hw to calm the kitties n make thm slyp cause i hav to feed thm evry 2 hrs n somtimes theyr up all tht time..thnks

Asked by Member 1153175 on Feb 5th 2013 Tagged orphan, kitten, notsleeping, help, crying in Health & Safety
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Izadore (Izzie)

This is a tough one to answer because it sounds like you are doing everything right. Why was the mom euthanized? Was she sick? It's possible that whatever she had was passed on to the kittens. Sad, but possible. Also, are you sure you're feeding them enough? Get access to a scale to make sure they are gaining weight. Ask around your town to see if there are any animal rescue groups there that you can either ask for advice or see if you can send the kittens to nursing mommas they may have. Good luck! And God Bless you for caring!

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 2/6/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer