Our expert says:
Kittens should be fed on kitten pellets which you can wet with warm water to make a sort of porridge. As she gets older you can leave it more dry. The tins and sachets are very rich in protein and are not balanced, but are good for the odd treat.
There are various milestones that can help to determine a kitten's age, but the vet will be able to tell more accurately. Here are some indications:
First teeth: 3 to 4 weeks old
Excretion without help from the mother licking: +-4 weeks old
Weaning from milk to solids: 6 to 8 weeks
Permanent teeth: 3 to 6 months
Suckling on humans is common, especially in kittens that have been taken away from their mothers too early. It can become a problem later on, so I suggest you don't encourage it. The best would be for the kitten to be fostered by another cat with kittens, even if they are smaller than her, but this may not be possible. To save your neck you could re-direct the behaviour onto a toy of some sort, but don't punish her or reprimand her for it. I am glad she has other cats to play with and I'm sure she will grow up relatively normally because of this.
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