The four kittens born at Cats Protection’s Bridgend Adoption Centre in March are turning into little bundles of energy and love playing with their siblings and toys.
They spend a lot of time play-fighting and pouncing on each other, which is helping them learn boundaries and develop their hunting skills, and weaning is going well. They particularly enjoy munching on kitten food and have also started eating kitten biscuits too.
|The kittens are gradually being weaned off their mother's milk|
When they’re awake, their individual personalities are continuing to develop with Daffodil and Dewi proving to be particularly confident. They are always up to mischief and are very playful – Daffodil’s favourite toy is Daisy’s tail! Emma and Eira are quieter and more reserved, but they are growing in confidence every day and learning a trick or two from their siblings.
|The kittens are quickly developing their own personalities|
Mum Daisy also had a visit to the vet and has been given her second vaccination protecting her from cat flu, enteritis and feline leukaemia for a year. The kittens will get their own vaccinations when they are eight to nine weeks old, as this is when the protection from their mother’s milk fades, leaving them vulnerable to disease.
Daisy is enjoying her regular breaks away from her kittens, giving her a chance to rest and recharge, and particularly enjoys a fuss and ear scratch from the centre’s volunteers and staff.
|Daisy and her kittens have had their latest health check up|
Alternatively, if you would like to make a one-off contribution to Daisy's care, you can donate via Bridgend Adoption Centre's Just Giving page.
Although the arrival of kittens is exciting, giving birth can be incredibly stressful for a cat and the kittens would need to find new homes, so we recommend getting them neutered from four months old. There are already thousands of cats waiting to find loving homes across the UK, so neutering is the most effective way to reduce the number of unwanted cats coming into our care. To find out more about the importance of neutering, visit the Cats Protection website.