Story of Gift begins here
Gift , all alone in his nest
Gift , having been hand fed a breakfast of human baby milk
The 'white band' of milk shows across his belly
From the Angling shop, This pack has very useful narrow rubber tubing that can be
used to make Teats from.
[ I have left two pieces of syringe blunt needle stuck in ends to show scale.]
4th July. 2002
Story of Gift. The struggle to exist by a lone rat kitten born to good parents but
destiny fated him to be the only kitten in a big empty nest.
Born 10 minutes into 26th June
after a full 24 days in the womb.
Mum a Cinnamon Rex, Dad a Cinnamon Pearl.
Here recorded at 5 days old. Being cared for by Mum but due to a cruel
quirk of Nature her hormones now do not stimulate enough feed for the single tiny
tot as he alone cannot make enough demands on her system to trigger more lactation.
See accompanying photos
at 1st July .2002
Desperately adapted syringes to hand feed him
Pound coin for scale:
4th July more ....
Now he's reached 9 days old
Been fed, now he's just sleepy
Straight whiskers, smooth coated.
Growing into a beautiful boy.