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Help!!!! Anyone interested in an adorable 6-7wk old vegetarian kitten? I found 4 abandoned on a dirt road in the heat about a mth ago and as they were dehydrated 1 died a day later. I thought I would only have them for a couple of wks and promised I would only keep them until they were well and then find good homes for them. I have gotten very attached to them but I am unable to keep them here as well as being allergic to cats. They play together so happily and learn from each other. They have been weaned on cat milk (lactose free), Kitten 'glop'-curd (internet recipe for kittens),& Sanitariam Casserole mince and Tender bits. I have also managed to get 2 of them to eat Veganpet for cats. 1 male is happy to eat it and any other vegie food as well as drink water. The female eats it if there isn't anything else and occasionally drinks water, and the other male won't touch it. We all have our likes and dislikes I guess. I am pleased that they are all well, eating a vegetarian diet, and that I have saved their lives. All of them like to sit up on your shoulder.<br><br>
If you would like one please leave me a message and I can email photos.
 

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Poor little buggers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I wish I could give a home to them but my lifestyle is not very fur-baby friendly. I'll ask the Adelaide peeps I know for you though.
 

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You are aware of this already i guess, but please remember to be careful who you give them to at this time of the year won't you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Be really careful with this, cats are carnivores, not omnivores like us.
 

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Yeh, very important, but the OP did mention that two of them are eating VeganPet which contains all the nutrients that cats need to thrive. Taurine and EHA/DHA etc.
 

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I grew up in the country on a main hwy. We ended up with 18 cats after people had dumped their pregnant cats 'cos they figured 'farm', we will feed them. Yeah right ... 7 kids! Cost my mother a small fortune in pet food, but the worst part was cats a curious and most would try to cross the hwy to chase rabbits and end up flattened.<br><br>
My button baby is gowing to a country couple whose female cat died and they are looking for a new one. It is a ritzy home so she will be well cared for I have just been informed.<br><br>
I have also had a look at the photos when I found them-eyes all glued together, grubby, and now they are fluffy bundles of joy. They look so healthy.<br><br>
Thanx for your reply
 

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Yes, I have done the ground work on the internet. Know so much about cats needs now. They get variety, and only buy cat milk for them. ordinary milk and cheese gives them the runs. Eeek! Personally, I quit the pet owning habit years ago, and don't have any cats or dogs, because I don't want to be involved in the process of feeding them the remains of some other poor animal.<br><br>
There is a guy near Gawler though who raises healthy vegetarian dogs. And veganpet is made buy a woman who has thoroughly researched her product. It is Australian made and there isn't an equivelant made o'seas as far as I know. We soaked it in cat milk first and one of the kittens loves it, but this one eats anything and everything; I call him 'Buddha' 'cos he has a big round tummy. The female-'Button'-will have some of it, but the one who climbs up the flywire-'Spidercat'-won't touch it...looks at you as if to say "I'm not a rabbit!" I also found a recipe for 'glop' which is a curd type substance formulated by vets for orphaned kittens, or can be given to any I guess. They love it. I add an egg yolk every 2nd wk or they don't make biotin. I also put a tsp of brewers yeast in to keep away fleas I am a vegan but am happy to give them what they need to get them through, as long as I don't have to kill anything.<br><br>
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Correct...and it may be worth noting that I bought a dry pet food from pet shop which they told me was top quality, blah, blah, blah...$20 later...they wouldn't eat it no matter how I gave it to them. They even picked it out of the other food or milk. And my sister gave them a tim of kitten food she bought and they ate a couple of mouthfulls, and went back to the milk. Maybe that's why I found them, they are trying to go veg!
 

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Sounds like you're doing the best job you can Elvo. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I still haven't found homes for the kittens. I have been let down twice now, once because they were kids and mum and dad said 'No', which is Ok. the other one's partner realised they were allergic to cats after organising pick-up time. I have had an offer from Victoria but I have to fly them over. Jet-setting kittens! Not sure if that will happen yet.<br><br>
They are all doing really well, in fact full of beans and very healthy. They play for hrs and chase each other round the garden and in and out of everything on the verandah. The best way to get them onto veganpet is to soak it in hot water and mash or blend it, mixing it with their milk etc. This way they get all the nutrients they need. The one who wouldn't eat it to start with now eats if it is mixed through the rest of the food. He also likes Sanitarium Nutolene, and the 2 males both like Ayam coconut cream-especially the parts that have settled out and gone hard. They like to chew it. Even try to get it off my bowl of fruit.<br><br>
You can buy Taurine as an amino acid (Musahshi) for about $30 from health shop. You can then add it to any food you wish to make that your cat will eat. this is trial and error, 'cos just like people, they all have their likes and dislikes. they all seem to like to eat the Sanitarium Tender chunks and the kitten glop recipe from the internet. And if you give them a variety of foods then they won't get too bored with it.<br><br>
So many animals are slaughtered at this time of yr, and I am sure they are not 'ho, ho, ho-ing'. All the same, have a safe, and good Xmas everyone.
 

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Elvo, if you haven't managed to find homes for these kitties yet, try contacting Jackie at the <b>2nd Chance Adoption Shelter</b> on (08)<b>83815572.</b><br><br>
Here's a bit about the shelter.<br><br><a href="http:" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No-mXTPN1Bk</a>
 

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Good job! It is so nice for you to be caring for these kittens <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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