5 Things You Need To Know About Fostering Kittens!

5 Things You Need To Know About Fostering Kittens!


Hi, everyone! I am so excited about my first children’s book: Kitten Lady’s Big Book of Little Kittens. I wrote this book to share with kids the journey of fostering kittens, from rescue, all the way to adoption age! Packed with adorable kitten photos and fun doodles, the Big Book of Little Kittens introduces the words and concepts young advocates need to know to help the tiniest felines in our big, big world. Today, I want to give you an exclusive sneak peek at some of the fun facts you’ll find inside the book. So here are five things you need to know about fostering kittens. Number one. Kittens rely completely on their mamas for warmth, food, and protection. When kittens don’t have a mama, foster parents like me step in to provide the care they need. Number two. Kittens have blurry vision as babies. As they get older, they are able to see clearly. They first open their eyes when they’re 8 to 12 days old. Number three. Young orphaned kittens are bottle babies. I feed them every few hours, 6 to 12 times a day. When kittens drink from a bottle, their ears often wiggle with happiness. Number four. Kittens need environmental enrichment to stay happy and healthy indoors. Cat trees allow them to express their natural instincts to climb, perch, and hide. And finally, number five. When kittens are 8 weeks old and healthy, they’re ready to say hello to their forever family. Bye, bye! I hope you enjoyed these five foster kitten facts! Pick up a copy of Kitten Lady’s Big Book of Little Kittens to find out how kids can be superheroes for cats. Because there are always more kittens waiting to be saved. Mmmwah!

69 thoughts on “5 Things You Need To Know About Fostering Kittens!

  1. Hello community I have question. A kitten appeared trapped on the top of one the walls of my backyard 3 days ago. I've fed her and have taken care of her. However I am allergic to cats and she currently lives in my backyard. I want to keep her as a pet, but physical contact needs to be limited and her accesing the house wouldnt be possible. I noticed that whenever I enter back to the house after playing with her she starts crying and has even crawled up the windows trying to access in. My backyard it is quite big and does have a free access to the streets but she hasnt left or wounder out. She likes to play with the bushes and trees, and spend her time hunting lizards and flys. I can tell she seems happy overall with the exeptions of her crying for a couple of minutes when i walk out. My question is. Is it ok for me to take it as a pet if physical conntact needs to be limited (such as huging her or petting her with hand)? Is it ok if she lives in the back yard? Will she eventually become a community cat since she can have access to the streets? Do I need to block her way out to the streets? Or would it be more convenient to give her for adoption?

  2. Why do kittens twitch their ears with happiness when they're on the bottle? Is it somehow connected to the way they're gulping down milk? It's adorable!

  3. I got two 5 day old kittens 2 weeks ago now they are 2 and a haft weeks old and last night one passed away it is really sad can you please make a video on how to deal with loss of Forster kittens ? I would love that 2 of my foster kittens died out of the 31 i have fostered over the past 2 years and both times are just really heart breaking (edit) the other kitten passed away last night ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

  4. Someone can help me? Today I found two newborns on the rain, hours of life, couldn't find their mother. I pick them up and I'm taking care, they are warm and dry now, they drink their formula fine, but I don't know if they are full. I gave 1cc 3 hours ago and 1,2cc now. Is that ok? They are sneazing a little and I'm afraid that the rain was too much for them…

  5. As an educator of young students, I would like to congratulate you on your kitten book! I find the new utube sneak peek to be a great introduction. As always, you have added to the wealth of information we all need to foster and protect kittens and cats.

  6. My copy arrived today but it's at my apartment office until I can go get it. I'm going to gift it to my soon-to-be kitten's foster mom. ๐Ÿ’•

  7. Badger pics! The original Kitten Burrito. ๐Ÿ’•I would love to see a reunion someday between Badger and foster mom. I bet he remembers her.

  8. I just successfully fostered two kittens I found on my walk home. Note: I am retired and living in Guanajuato, Mexico. The kittens were approximately 4 weeks old. Eyes were still blue, weaned, but still wobbly and uncoordinated. It was a good feeling to see them grow strong and capable. They went to their forever home last Friday and are being spoiled rotten.

  9. About a month and a half ago I started fostering3 kittens, one was already neutered but needed to be tamed since he was extremely feisty, then there was a little girl and boy that were about 6-7 weeks old. Everything was going great and even the oldest kitten that we called Jammie was becoming more tame. after a couple weeks the little girl got sick but we didn't notice it in time and when we got the vet she got a distemper test and it came out positive. She ended up having the get euthanized. the next day we knew the little boy would have had it but Jammie didn't have it since he already was tested and got the shot.
    We brought the little boy ( Ian ) to the vet and we were planning on having him euthanized since the lady we worked with said it would be the right thing since he was showing signs of distemper. The vet ended up having us give our own cats another distemper shot eve though none of them needed a new vaccine and had us put Ian on IV fluids since she said he was " to healthy to put down". the next day in the afternoon my mom was holding the poor kitten and 10 minutes later he pasted away. On the bright side Jammie now has a wonderful home and is a pretty much a normal playful kitten! We aren't able to foster for another 2-3 years now. It wasn't the best first time fostering but it was a learning lesson at least and 1 kitten is still alive. Also its sad to think that they were gonna send Jammie back to the streets since they had clipped his ear already.

  10. My wife have raised a couple of kittens using a bottle. One kitten was approx. a day or so old and now he weighs 30 lbs. The only problem we have encountered was, they like to bite and the big male has some south American jaguar undie in him, or so sez our vet. And this gives him a large bite. What can we do?
    Are those tats on your arms? A friend has lots of tats but she had them done to cover burn scars.

  11. Kitten lady I need your help my cat she gave birth to 4 kittens. At first she was feeding them milk but later on she is not feeding them milk. One of the kitten died due this and others are also losing their wait so fast, they are hungry whole day and night. My kitten nails are big so my cat got lots of scratches on her belly and nipple area. Please help me I don't know what to do. Like this comment so that she can see it…!

  12. I absolutely love your channel done and done subscribed and notifications are on I think your channel is very important about a year ago we found a very small kitten alone in our backyard so we took it inside and named it max,max looked exactly like the kitten at 0:13 we were gonna take him to the vet the next morning (it was like 12:00am when we found him) so we took him in and they said heโ€™s to small to do any test and they didnโ€™t tell us how to exactly treat a kitten so small so my sister bought kitten formula and a little container to give him the food we wrapped him up in a blanket and let him sleep kept him as warm as possible but sadly he past away before he could even open his eyes so I came to this channel so I know what to do next time if we ever experience that again so thank you Kitten lady for your help and advice love you and apple โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ and Iโ€™ll go order that book

  13. Hannah! Please please please do a segment on how to come to terms with separating kittens you fostered from their siblings, or also their mother if she was there too. Or taking all of the mothers kids from her, or too many. Even if placing them in pairs, Iโ€™m torn up about the permanent separation from the others they are not placed with.

  14. Hey! My family fosters kittens! We have 5 eight week old kittens and their mama. We have had them since they were born. It is really fun. Thank you for the tips.

  15. Adopting a kitty has one big drawback….a person can't help loving kitties. I am now living with seven kitties. No more!!!!

  16. Hey Kitten lady!
    Just found your videos on the DIY winter homes as I have a dump off at my house and he won't come in.
    I do rescues in Lewiston Utah, small farm area of 1100-ish people, we get drop offs a lot out here, just wanted to say thank you for all you do!

  17. hi kitten lady! Quick question! I have a kitten who is about 3 months old and we rescued her about a week ago and she is such a sweet girl, the only problem is sometimes she will use the litter box and sometimes she won't. I clean it out each time she uses it so its always clean for her but sometimes (maybe 2 or 3 times a day) she will poop on the bathroom rug. What are some things I can do to teach her to always use the litter box? ๐Ÿ™

  18. I'm glad there are people doing this. I did it for years, before ankylosing spondylitis and arachnoiditis overtook me. Now, I have two kitties taking care of me. Kittens are my favorite thing on this earth. Their curiosity and personalities intrigue me, while their capacity to love seems unbound by the laws of nature if you love them first.

  19. My career path is chosen ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ขi love cats and all animals . I would do ANYTHING to save at least a dozen of them all animals need love food and warmth and its up to us humans who destroy their world and habitats to save them . So please is wanting a pet please adopt one do not buy one because there are soo many animals who do not have a home. I really appreciate it if you read this far . Thank you and have a nice day๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜ธ

  20. Thanks so much. A mom cat living on our property. Abandoned her baby's. And then all got sick and died but one. And I've been raising her. So this helps so Thanks

  21. You have inspired me to foster me and my brother are currently fostering a kitten and we are just kids and when I read the book I was like wow I cant believe I am helping animals and also opening more space at the shelter

  22. We have fostered 8 cats, but our first bottle baby has just been neutered and will be leaving us in the next few days. Due to circumstances, we can't be foster failures, but sending him on is tugging at my heart. Too bad open adoptions aren't common for cats.

  23. 0:26

    Kitten Lady: "…to help the tiniest felines in our big big world."
    Kitten on the left: "Thank you, foster mum!" * gives her a kiss * <3

  24. 1.they are cute.
    2.they are very fluffy
    3.they have a lot of love to give
    4.they have a LOT of energy.
    5.they need you to help them grow into beautiful cats.

    adopt kittens today to have a cute furry friend for life.

  25. I'm on the verge of tears with every one of your videos from all the cuteness and love.
    I looked at your book and Amazon told me that people usually buy with it pens, syringes, rubber nipples, heat pads and snuggle kitties and I was like hell yeah!! You go kitten fosterers!!!
    I'm allergic but will soon be undergoing a desensitization process. I can't wait to kick allergy's butt and one day foster cats or kittens!

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