Yes, these babies had a hard time learning to eat. Also, Shy moved her babies next to the toilet on her own and the toilet area is completely clean. Read below to learn more. Meet Litter #23! We have 5 orphaned babies that need a mama. Someone found these kittens alone and brought them to the shelter. *We did not take them away from a mama cat* Mama Shy has done an amazing job with her own babies so I wanted to see if she would accept them and help us take care of them. There is nothing like real mama milk and the love that comes with it. At this time we now have all 5 kittens latching on perfectly to the bottle and Mama Shy is nursing them to supplement the bottle and give them the love, bonding & nutrients that we can’t give them. She is loving on them and cleaning them just as she does for her own kittens, Macintosh and Timber. You can find Videos of the 3 of them, and the 2 babies that we lost, in the playlist for Litter #22. All 8 of our fosters are doing GREAT! Be sure to follow us of Facebook and Instagram for daily updates!
PLEASE READ: I’ve gotten several comments regarding the way we are feeding the kittens in this video. Yes, you should feed tiny kittens on their bellies. When they get older they get minds of their own and some don’t wan’t to lay down anymore. The main thing is keeping their throat and airway upright so they don’t choke or aspirate. So when they get squirmy like this lil dude and won’t stay on their belly, it’s okay to park him on his lil butt. As long as his mouth and airway are upright it’s perfectly safe. Also, when they get older it’s harder to hold their head stationary so we sometimes hold the scruff of their neck. If you insist on holding his head in place when they get this wiggly, they just back up, right out of you hand. I’ve never once lost a kitten to aspiration or choking and we’ve never injured a kitten. I need you guys to place some trust in me and believe that I know what I’m doing and that the safety and health of the kittens if always my first priority. I am not Kitten Lady. I am not the kind of foster mom who will only show you the good times when kittens are cooperating and everything is ideal. My #1 reason for sharing our foster journey is to encourage more people to rescue and foster. I feel like it is really irresponsible to mislead you and get you into something without knowing the facts. The truth is that rescue work is hardly ever ideal. When you first start bottle feeding or hand feeding a new kitten, it can take a while for them to get the hang of it. I show you this because this is what reality looks like when we first bring them home.
About Shy’s bed area… Shy started out with a separate bed with a heating pad and bedding just like all of our mams do but she didn’t want to stay there. Moms will move their babies and we can’t stop them 💁 Additionally, babies the age of Shy’s bio babies can climb right out of a basket. Watch some more of our videos and you’ll see that we set up a few spots in the bathroom for each new mom and her babies. They almost always gravitate to that side of the toilet. I don’t know why, they won’t tell me. But I promise the bathroom gets deep cleaned between every litter and we never personally use that bathroom for anything other than showers. So the toilet never gets used, if that makes you feel better 😘
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*Before Commenting, Please Note*
*These kitties are NOT ours. We foster through our local shelter. The cats come into the shelter as strays or owner surrenders.
*ALL cats are vaccinated, spayed and neutered before the shelter allows them to be adopted
*YES, their bedding is changed and litter boxes are scooped throughout the day. Sometimes I clean AFTER a video so I can catch something they are doing on camera.
*The shelter covers all healthcare but we pay for all other fostering costs out of our own pocket. These costs include food, litter, bedding, toys, gas to drive to & from the shelter, etc.
*Yes, we have a Wish List on Amazon & the link is above!
*You can email Missi at FosterTheFelines@hotmail.com
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