It is important to give cats love and care every single day so that is why I begged my mum to let me foster. It took me a few months to learn everything I needed to learn before I was ready to foster kittens.
The kittens all have their eyes open now and are learning to use their little legs. My mum let me put lots of blankets in our big bathtub so the kittens can practice walking but still be in a safe place.
Mummy Nala is still taking care of them by feeding and cleaning them. I have to give them all cuddles every day so that they get used to people and like being cuddled. That is the funnest part of kitten fostering!
If you are fostering kittens and you have other pets or young children it is a good idea to keep them in a separate room, this room needs to be cleaned every day when the kittens start using the litter box as they throw the cat litter everywhere!
My name is Araleah and I foster kittens and their mummy' s. This litter is now 2 weeks old and the kittens are starting to open their eyes. When new born kittens have their mother with them there is not usually too much work to do except keeping them warm and clean and giving the mother lots of cuddles as well as food and water.
I made my kittens a heat pad from my old pair of leggings and some rice, I heat this up in the microwave for 2 minutes and it keeps the babies bed nice and warm. This is really important if the kittens are orphans because they cannot regulate their own body temperature.
Sometimes I help the mum by taking a wet piece of cotton or kitchen paper and wipe the kittens bums. They need this because they cannot use the toilet themselves and can only poo or pee if they are stimulated by their mother, the wet cotton I use mimics the mother's tongue.
On Sunday 18th the mother with all her five kittens succesfully settled in a foster home!
The pregnant stray who a volunteer recently managed to trap gave birth today. Reportedly the proud mother is looking after five babies in all shapes and colours.. Not for the first time the friendly Tal-Madonna mother must have been grateful for her captivity. Can you imagine giving birth to and looking after a litter of kittens in today's torrential rain?!
Though the roofs of our enclosures are leaking, the cages stand high and dry. And an amazingly relaxed, young mother is feeding her her first and last litter of tiny, blind kittens.
New arrivals: 9 cats
Departures to new homes: 4 cats
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No special skills or experience are required, only a love of animals, a desire to help and a few spare hours!
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