What if my 2 month old kitten won't eat kitten food or water?
I'm trying to wing him off of replacement milk. He has very sharp teeth and very active and bites everything. Me and my boyfriend took him in when his mom left.
on May 1st 2012
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Weaniing him off KMR and onto wet food is a process, but it can be done. You can either use your fingers or a plastic spoon to feed him. In a small bowl, mix enough replacement milk into a half-can of KITTEN (not adult) wet food to make a mushy soup. Get some on your fingers or on the tip of the spoon and offer it to him. If you put a tiny amount on his nose, he may lick it off and decide he likes it. Slowly decrease the amount of KMR you mix with the wet food over a few days. When he is reliably eating wet food, after a few weeks mix some of the KMR, or even water, with some KITTEN (not adult) dry food until it, too, is soft and mushy. Pretty soon he'll develop a taste for wet/dry food and leave the KMR behind. Make sure that after you are done feeding him, you take a baby wipe or wet paper towel and wash off his paws and little face.
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 5/2/12. Helpful? / 0