worried about my kittens

i just brought 2 little 6 week old kittens mostly because of the bad way they were in when i seen them but my little girl is alot smaller then her brother and very shaky on her feet and she keeps eating the crystal litter when she go's, its says its none toxic but it sticks to her tongue and mouth and clumps up till she cant close her mouth but wont stop what can i do??

Answer from Kate
Oh my goodness what sort persons sells 6 week old kittens. Kittens need to stay with their mother until they are weaned and this is between 8 and 12 weeks. You must be having a hard time feeding them etc at this stage as they should not yet be on solid food only cat milk.

Anyway to your problem. I really think you ned to take these two very young and possible not very well kittens to see the vet for a health check and for some advice about keeping them healthy etc. I wonder if the eating of the litter is a side effect of her perhaps being undernourished.

I would change your litter to the paper variety until this issue is sorted out and when they are older. this will not be so much of a problem if eaten and may even discourage her from doing so.

I wish you all the luck in your efforts to look after these two little guys, lets hope that their bad start in life does not effect them too much.

best wishes Kate

I have lots of pages about kitten care including weaning which you may find of further interest. here is the first page


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