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Yesterday, I promised you kitten weight updates, but just as I was at the births, I’m unhappy about the reliability & accuracy of my.scales.
At their births on Thursday, I kept achieving different weights for them which made me very mistrustful and suspicious of the truth of it.
Today, I set up the scales on the floor, a hard, level and flat surface but as I placed the first kitten on to weigh there was a really unexpected result, I didn’t think it was right at all so lifted him, re-tared to set back to zero and soon after read off other different result! They are not drastically different but the results are untrustworthy and that bothers me. Clearly, though not old this digital scale is not reliable & so I’m looking to replace them (again!) ASAP.
Feeding is going really well, I fed them 5ml at several feeds, again stopping them drinking more than this quota but, at the feed at 6pm I decided to let them eat their fill. They managed around 32ml between them and were milk-drunk however, some 90 minutes later, I became aware that the suckling busily again! Their tummies are gently rounded when suckling from mum so clearly she’s producing milk for them.
They’re looking like little sausages in a freshly opened package in these photos here don’t you think?