Meet Bean. Bean and his sister Jelly arrived at the SPA yesterday at only one day old
This is Bean. Bean and his sister Jelly arrived at the SPCA yesterday at only one day old. They weighed 85 grams on admission, a low birth weight for a newborn kitten. Their mother is missing.
Bean latched on to the syringe after a few tries. His sister didn’t make it. She never did and had to be tube fed all night. Despite intensive care, she did not survive. Both Bean and Jelly had bruised noses (probably from birth), but Jelly’s bruises were much worse and I fear that what she went through before entering CA was too traumatic for her already fragile body.
Bean is tiny and now sadly alone in the incubator (except for a cuddly puppy). We are taking things as they come. I have cautious hope for this little panther.♥️ @whiskersnpurrs said.
I took this video in the morning so I could do a “Bean is doing great!” post, but as the day went on, Hike was hit with some pretty severe diarrhea. At 5 days old, diarrhea is most often caused by an imbalance of healthy gut flora. So he gets probiotics and electrolytes in his formula.
I can’t do a “he’s doing great” post but I can do a “he’s doing pretty well except for this thing” post! @whiskersnpurrs said.
Look who has eyeballs! He’s so small for his age I forgot he was 10 days old already. He may be small, but he has a big appetite (and a big voice). @whiskersnpurrs said.
Volume up for the loudest purrs from the smallest kitten! Bean is a little over 2 weeks old now and weighs 170g. A little small for his age, but he’s a big eater with lots of energy! He has a list of minor health issues, mainly the lack of a good, consistent poop, but thankfully nothing to worry about at the moment. He’s a strange but adorable little kitten (totally my type). @whiskersnpurrs said.
A few things about Bean that I like (mostly):
1. He is small for his age but not underweight. He’s just a compact little kitten.
2. He has the loudest voice of any kitten I have ever fostered. Everyone knows who he is and he makes sure of it.
3. He is always excited about food. Always. He would eat every hour if I had the sanity for it.
4. He has dry skin, so he needs Epsom salt baths every night…and he loves it. I hold him in the hot water and he gets quiet. He’s a big fan.
5. When he finishes his bottle, he makes a noise that is somewhere between a chirp and a purr. Maybe some kind of mrrow. @whiskersnpurrs said.
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