Friday, April 4, 2014
It's a Small World
Their world is small, but that's all these wee kittens need right now. Their bedroom is a plastic bin lined with lots of soft blankets. The lid is turned upside down and taped into place, leaving a gap wide enough to allow plenty of air in, but not big enough for kittens to escape through. A quilt on top keeps the space dark, quiet and cozy.
Their bed has a microwavable heating disc beneath it. It works perfect for the kitten quarters because it stays warm for 8 hours, and because it's not electric, there are no cords to worry about. The kittens love it.
They're going to the bathroom without any assistance now, and though it's not pictured here, they've got a tiny litter box inside the bin, too.
They spend most of their time sleeping, but come out for meals and recess. The "exercise yard" is soft, shaggy rug.
I've set up a wrestling ring in the yard. A rolled blanket makes the boundaries of the ring.
They're really into wrestling right now. The victory usually goes to Effie because she has the weight advantage, but Hazel is a butt-biter, so she wins at least a couple of rounds.
It's funny to watch because they are still so clumsy.
They LOVE the rug, and when they're done playing, and ready to nap again, they always calm themselves by making biscuits in the soft shag.
They're growing fast, so we'll have to upgrade their quarters soon, but for now, it's working well, and they seem really happy in their small world!