Hand Rearing Kittens
Sometimes human intervention is necessary to help an abandoned litter of kittens. If you find yourself with the responsibility of caring for orphaned kittens, it is important to recognize the hard work involved and the chance that, despite the best care, some of the litter may not survive.
That said, by following these basic tips you could offer an orphaned litter of kittens the best possible chance of survival. Hand rearing a kitten can be exhausting, but it is not overly complicated. However, if you are in any doubt about the health of the kittens you are caring for, it is wise to seek the assistance of a veterinarian.
1. It is essential to keep orphaned kittens warm. Newborn cats have no way to regulate their own body temperature and would naturally snuggle with their mother to prevent hypothermia. Without an adult cat, a litter of kittens