Appearance month old kitten
In the first three weeks of life the kittens body is clearly disproportionate: too large head, short legs, small and close to the head ears. To month but this picture is changing dramatically. The body of a kitten at this age looks proportional and harmonious, fur fluff up. The lugs are raised, and stand upright, although still look small (the impression of "big-eared" kittens will begin to produce later in two months). A healthy baby at this age looks quite plump "Kolobok" thick legs.
In the mouth of a kitten already flaunt a full-fledged dairy incisors small teeth in front of mouth. Also grow baby fangs long and sharp. They start to erupt at 3-4 weeks and are located on either side of the incisors.
Eyes monthly kittens clear, blue or bluish grey: to six weeks of age they will change its color to "adult", is constant.
The kitten in this period begins to grow rapidly and gain weight. In a month he usually weighs from 250 to 450 grams.
The behavior of kittens in one month
At the fourth to fifth week of life, kittens are beginning to explore the world, they are agile, playful and very curious. They move very confidently, though at times a little clumsy (to fully coordinate your body they start at the age of one and a half to two months). But in a month they are already starting to use the famous cat reflexes and can handle the landing after the jump on all four paws or to make a sharp turn in the jump.
About three weeks old the kittens begin to play actively with your brothers and sisters waving paws, "fight", and bite each other. To month they begin to show interest and to "outsiders" moving subjects: a variety of balls, "fishing poles" with feathers, famous paper bows. And your "sparring partner" could be the human hand.
At this time the mother cat begins less to control their offspring and enables them to move away from the socket far enough. At the same time the kittens stop feeding exclusively breast milk and transferred to a mixed diet of "milk + complementary foods", learn to lap up and eat from the bowl. With the beginning of this process, gradually the cat stops to lick the" young, but she can teach them to use the tray. Importantly during this period – to put the tray next to the habitat of the cat family and make it available for kids.
Advice 2: Looks like a kitten in 2 months
Doesn't matter where there was a kitten – maybe he came in under the door or were purchased on the market, or maybe he was just born from my cat and now lives in the warmth and comfort of home. The latter option is preferable, because in this case it is possible to watch from a helpless little animal multiplies a two-month kitten-fidget. They say that a kitten at this age is only a two state or a deep sleep or irrepressible prank.
Life is a game
A healthy two month old kitten loves to play with his brothers and sisters. While playing, he learns to communicate with neighbors, sharing food. Play with objects develops coordination of movements, allows the kitten to feel the space around him that is necessary in nature to full-fledged hunting.
The game is an indispensable component for the socialization of the kitten at this age. With the help of her kitten knows the world and develops their physical abilities. This is the best remedy for loneliness in a time when the owners are not home. But only one toy gets old quickly. It's another thing playing with kittens.
In two months the kitten ends the period of socialization, i.e., it meets all that will surround him in later life, which is essential for normal adaptation of the pet. If this time the kitten spends in a boring environment without communicating with people or other dogs, then to fully fill this gap will be impossible.
Kittens begin to learn the basics of hunting at an early age. Already in a month little kitten is trying to take the posture of a hunter, but only six weeks of age he begins to realize that the mother caught the prey you can eat. And with two months the kitten becomes so brave that he is beginning to learn the attack. Pets as its first production first, choose the weakest in the litter and later the tail of the mother, and emboldened, attacking the feet of the master.
Clean the kitten learns the pattern of the mother. Since six weeks of age, kitten can confidently cope with the cat's toilet. First, after the mother-cat, he tries to lick, and then trying to cope with kittens, leaving the "snack" tray. For a two-month kitten in a first litter, you must choose the fine granules. Do not worry that the kitten will try granules the taste - so he meets with a strange substance.
The most interesting and soothing sounds which can reproduce only cats that purr. In cat language it means contentment and humility. The kitten begins to purr with the first feeding, thus expressing their love to mother. First purr baby barely audible, but at the age of two months it fades in and out at particular moments of bliss can recall the rumbling of a small engine. If the two-month kitten purrs when you host, it means that he feels fine and sees his primacy.
Advice 3: When do kittens change teeth
Similarly, like human babies, kittens are born toothless. Soon they grow teeth, which, in turn, over time will change to permanent.
Please note that in the two-week age kittens get the first milk teeth. They are sharp as needles, and kids can injure your mother-cat during feeding. If you notice that one of her nipples has a bite mark, treat it with antiseptic. In 8-12 weeks kitten is usually already got a full set of 26 baby teeth.
Do not miss the moment when the baby teeth of a kitten will begin to change to permanent. This usually happens upon reaching the age of three animals plus or minus a few days. Change first the incisors, then the canines and finally the molars and premolars. Usually the change of teeth is fully completed when the animal turns 7 months.
Give your kitten a complete diet with a high content of calcium and phosphorus for the entire period of change of milk teeth to permanent. This will allow to saturate his body with all necessary for rapid growth and normal development,and will also make the animal's teeth healthy and strong. If the baby in this period eating worse than usual, but otherwise remains bright and cheerful, don't worry – at the stage of change of teeth is a normal phenomenon.
Keep in mind that at the time when the kittens change teeth, they gnaw everything that comes their way. Put them in closets clothes and shoes from animal hide all valuables and don't let them get close to the wires. At the pet store you can buy special toys, nibbling that, kitten milk teeth weakens and simultaneously accelerates the eruption of permanent. In any case, during the game do not allow the kitten to bite your hands, because in the future to wean him from this seemingly harmless habit will be very difficult, if not impossible.
Monitor how the change of teeth the kitten. Usually the problem with it arises, but in rare cases it may cause inflammation of the gums of the animal and the appearance of pus from the wound and the unpleasant smell from the mouth of a cat. This means that the wound was infected. If you notice such symptoms, contact a veterinary clinic; perhaps the vet decides to remove one or more deciduous teeth in order to accelerate the emergence of permanent teeth.
Do not be surprised that permanent teeth the cat has a few more than dairy. In each jaw there are 6 incisors and 2 canines; in the upper jaw 4 pairs of molars, and on the bottom 3. All the adult cats in normal 30 permanent teeth.
Don't do kitten vaccinations in the period of change of teeth, because now his body is weakened and it can postpone vaccination hard enough.
Advice 4: All about kittens: how to care
Setting the stage in a city apartment kitten, people tend to gain not so much a good hunter of rodents, many of the new family member, a universal favorite. Born small lumps seem helpless, the first three weeks all the care of kittens rests on the cat. Then people have to take responsibility for the care, nurturing and feeding the furry kids.
Caring for kittens
You need to prepare for keeping kittens a few important things: bowls for food and water, litter box, toys, bedding for sleep. You will need: shampoo, fleas, scratching post, a brush for combing Pets. No matter what breed of kittens, they need to from early childhood, accustomed to getting up, bathing, cleaning ears and teeth.
If you have acquired a kitten in the store or in the market, then come home to let the pet to settle in. He gradually learns home. Take the kitten in his hands gently, no sudden movements, not to harm. Caring for kittens claws should begin from the first days of stay of animals in the house. Teach your pet to sharpen its claws in a very specific place. When the kitten turns two months, it is recommended to trim his nails, this should be done very carefully, so as not to damage the capillaries.
No less attention should be paid to the ears of kittens. Once a month they should be cleaned. For this you will need hydrogen peroxide or baby oil. Soak in one of the following means q-tip, gently slide the ear will remove all wax and dirt. Don't get wand deep into the ear, so as not to damage the eardrum. Teach your kittens to this procedure from the early days of finding you.
In the eyes in kittens can accumulate a slime, dirt. Purchase veterinary pharmacy or pet shop special drops for eye wash. In addition, every day should be standard care for eyes kittens. Wipe them with a cotton swab dipped in warm boiled water. The next important procedure that provides for the care of our smaller brethren is the care of teeth. First remove the plaque from the teeth and food debris with a cotton swab. This should be done at least once a week. When kittens grow up, can be used for the same purpose a special brush.
If the kittens are cat-mom, they don't need to bathe as it takes full care of the kids. If you bought a kitten or picked up on the street, you need to redeem it in warm water with special shampoo. The head of the pet is not namasivaya, water and shampoo should not get into the ears and eyes, just wipe the face of a kitten with a damp cloth. After this hygienic procedure to wrap the baby in a towel, dry in natural conditions. Periodically inspect the coat for signs of fleas, if necessary, use special drops, shampoos or collars against the biting insects. Be sure to consult your veterinarian about broad-spectrum Anthelmintics and vaccinations.
If the kittens are left after the birth without a mother cat, then you need to take the whole procedure of feeding into their own hands. Every two to three hours to feed babies need special cat milk substitutes, which are sold at the pet store (cow's milk will not work). Already from the fifth week you need to train the kittens to solid food. Start with canned goods, let's very slowly, mixing with a small amount of water. With the sixth week gradually reduce the amount of milk. At the eighth week, the kittens no longer need milk, so must be accustomed to a certain diet.
Special feed premium will be a good source of essential vitamins and minerals for growth and development of kittens. Because a cat is a predatory animal based food must enter meat diet. Preferably fish and meat subjected to heat treatment in order to avoid the risk of helminth infection. In the kittens diet should also include vegetables and cereals, yogurt or kefir, raw egg yolks mixed in milk.