Propagation – the Kittens
Kittens will be different phases endured in the beginning of their life, these phases ensure that the character of the kitten are formed.
Kitten are born after a gestation period of 63 days on average.
A kitten cannot hear and not see at birth, it is completely dependent on the mother.
The kitten weighs about 100 grams at birth.
After the first day starts the umbilical cord more and more in to dry, about a week after the birth the umbilical cord falls off it.
In their first life weeks drinking kittens only breast milk.
The kittens find the nipples of the Queen instinctively (it is a congenital phenomenon).
A cat licks after the suckling the anus area of her kittens, they do this to the urinary and stool to stimulate production, without this the kittens will stimulants their stool and urine to stop this severity.
By with the face to swing back and forth while crawling around in small circles, they find soon a part of the Queen and then search them further to the nipples.
When drinking chomping them with their Forelegs against the area around the nipple, this forms the basis of the later milk stairs rushing what we of the adult PAL know as they at you to sit on your lap.
By densely to lie, they keep their own body temperature at the proper level.
As soon as the kittens the body contact of the other kittens or get rid of the mother is and find they are unlikely to back then they start loud to Meow (the kittens can share feel and also smell in this period).
The eyes and ears go on average between 12é and 15é day open.
The kittens may not yet see clearly, but they can see a distinction between light and dark.
On the 16é to the 18é day will also be the sense of smell of the kitten become more aware, they start to smell their brothers, sisters and mother.
Unconsciously learn the kittens know the smell of their nest counterparts (they are therefore able to get to know the smell of man).
If you hold the kittens every day, they will also get to know people and their ilk.
All animals undergo after birth a short learning process aimed at species and not to learn to recognize species.
This life lesson is very important to be able to survive in nature, leave the kid about there on the 21é day for the first time of their life the nest.
The learning process is also for cats who do not live in the wild of great importance, this is also called the socialization of the kitten.
In that period the kitten learn to people and to recognize themselves, they also need the same species as much as possible, to know the everyday things such as: the sound of the vacuum cleaner or radio.
A successful socialization period is for a kitten a prerequisite for later a pleasant roommate for people.
Scientific research has been shown that kittens develop into shy, wild cats as they are between their 2é and7é life weeks have not been in contact with people.
Under contact is not only means the seeing people, but also touching and playing with the kittens.
A kitten should learn to not to, for example, the wallpaper to scratch or wire to bite, by raise your voice will scare and the kitten wallpaper crabs with that nasty sound associate and not do it again.
Derive can also serve as a means, the cat every time ‘ called away from a certain place than ‘ can this also lose attention.
In the end, it’s more fun to be called by you and to discover that you with a toy is ready to play with him.
Play behavior is very important for the physical and mental development of the kitten.
The kittens can be fed what solid food when they are four weeks old, start with small bits solid food per day.
First, enter some milk and rice flour with a little canned food for kittens and make it fine, later you can add some kitten
You can let the kittens to the food get used by the first time on a sharp spoon to offer, they’ll go licking and eventually even from the ones to eat.
Gradually the kittens will go with their mothers drinking less and more solid food, the unlearn of the mother’s milk is called weaning (the kittens than average at the age of seven weeks).
It is best to dry Kibbles in the beginning for weeks in what fish juice or broth, this is for their easier to chew.
Kittens do not have major stomach, so it is advisable to small portions of energy-rich food several times.
There are special, complete kitten kibble available in the store (these are smaller and softer than the usual dry food for adult cats.
The kitten kibble size is richer in fats and proteins.
If kittens are weaned, once there is no more reason to get them to give milk.
During the further development of the gastrointestinal tract of a kitten takes the ability to digest milk sugar steadily.
Eventually, the enzyme that takes care of that digestion disappear altogether, adult cats can also suffer from diarrhea when they drink regular milk.
If you do use the cat wants to give milk, then give the special cat milk, this milk is low in lactose (milk sugar).
Is a female cat from a young age, used to regular milk to drink then it disappears this specific enzyme, however, not from the intestinal system (they may so no annoying consequences continue to drink milk).
The kittens will be more independent, they like to play with anything.
Just make sure that the kitten not too early, or that it only comes out in the garden.
The mother will still care for your little ones.