The kittens are active and busy today, play fighting, trying the dry food mix, scaling the walls of the cage and generally creating mayhem. Wonderful.

I give them a water bottle of milk so there’s always some available for the babies, even if they lose out in the scramble for food. It’s being used not only by the babies, but also by Xia and Xara. It’s a slightly strange sight watching a mum drinking from the milk bottle while twelve little ones are drinking from her. Or two mums lying side by side feeding babies while the extra babies use the bottle. They must be finding it useful, because they get through three bottles of 50ml in a day.


22 days