Any advise or tips would be appreciated. I have never hand raised a kitten before.
So, we found a single kitten in the barn the morning after a big thunderstorm. I left it where it was when I did morning chores (5am) thinking the mother would come back. She didn’t. He was still there when I got home (4/5pm) I actually thought he was dead. When I picked him up he started crying a little. He was pretty cold and a kinda stiff. We got him warmed up and started formula that night. We put hand warmers inside socks to keep him warm. He has been to the vet twice for constipation. We started adding Miralax twice a day and it has helped. I also learned how to do an enema and thankfully have only had to do it once. I reached out to the two rescue/humane organizations in our area but got no response at all from either. I was hoping maybe there was a litter somewhere we could put him in with. I know it would be better for him to be raised with siblings but he’s stuck with us.
He is eating every four hours and he drinks his formula super fast. We are using a 6cc syringe and he can pull down the plunger by nursing. He’s so small I can’t find a bottle small enough. (He’s 5 ounces now) He acts super hungry sometimes but not at every feeding.
I found a cat toy with a purr box and added a pocket for the hand warmers and he sleeps on it most of the time. If anyone has any suggestions of anything else we can be doing for him I would appreciate it.