Now that you have a new litter of Scottish fold kittens, you will at some point, have to take over the care of the little bundles of hair. This is the best part of raising kittens. You will let the mother care for them for the first 6 to 8 weeks of their lives. However, you will have to inspect the little kittens closely during the day to make sure they are developing properly.
If one of the kittens should happen to be smaller than the rest of the kittens then he or she may get, pushed away from the tits at feeding time. If this does happen, you will need to supplement the kitten. You can find kitten formula at your veterinarians, local pet food store or supply company.
Simply follow the directions on the formula to feed the kitten several times daily to help the kitten grow stronger. Then replace the kitten with the mother and the kits.
When the kittens are, weaned then you will need to take all of the kittens to the veterinarian to begin their vaccinations, and see that they are checked and their health is in good order. Kittens require baby shots just like puppies, and even human babies do. This is to protect them from illnesses that kitten are at risk from.
Your kittens may also need some other kinds of preventative medicines as well; you should ask your veterinarian if there are, any others the kittens need. Scottish fold kittens used to have a-lot of health issues. However, over the years of good breeders carefully selecting only the healthiest Scottish folds and breeding only the healthiest Scottish folds. The health risk is not much of an issue now.
Once the kittens have their veterinarian visit over with then you can take them back home and let them resume life in your home with the mother and make sure that she is finished weaning the kittens.
During the next several weeks, you will want to begin feeding the kittens a dry good quality kitten food. The kitten food should be strictly for kittens not cats and kittens. Only a good quality kitten food will have to proper daily milks, vitamins, and proteins that kittens need to continue to develop for the coming year into adult cats.
The kitten food should be, fed to the kittens from six to eight weeks on into the ninth month or even onto the first year of the kitten’s life. Then you can begin the Scottish fold on adult cat food if you still have the fold kitten left from the litter.
If you intend to sell the Scottish fold kittens then they should still be eating kitten food when they leave your home. This way you will know that they are eating properly.
During the waiting time for the kittens to find new homes you will need to daily care for the kittens. This is brushing; playing, exercise, and keeping the Scottish fold kittens sharp and agile while waiting to go to their new homes.