Fostering orphaned kittens is fun, adorable, and rewarding! Kittens can be fragile and need specialized care. We have gathered a variety of resources to help ensure you have access to all of the information and best practices you need to successfully raise your kittens! If you’ve recently found stray kittens outside, learn more about what to do here.
Bottles are often too big for newborns, so start with syringe feeding. Make sure they’re always laying flat on their bellies during meals to avoid aspiration, which can be deadly.
Once they’re ready for a bottle, transitioning is easy! Make sure they’re always laying flat on their bellies during meals to avoid aspiration, which can be deadly.
At three weeks of age, it’s time to begin the weaning process. Congratulations — you now have “gruel babies!” Gruel babies are more independent, more active, and naturally, a little messier — but they’re also absolutely adorable!