I heard some kittens meowing yesterday and I went to investigate the source and found a litter of 4 kittens in a bush. I figured that their mom would come back so I let them be.
I checked on them several times between that time and this morning and still no mom in sight.
This morning, we decided to take them in, so we put them into a little box lined with a towel and put them in a bathroom.
I'm trying to bottle-feed them with KMR but they just aren't suckling. I watched videos on YouTube and they make it seem so effortless, but it's not.
I tried dipping my finger in KMR and letting them take it from my finger, but they're not taking it.
I tried sticking the nipple into their mouth and squeezing the bottle gently (so as to drop the liquid) but the kitten moves away from the nipple.
I really have no idea what to do. I know that the SPCA/pet shelter will euthanize the kittens if I surrender them there, and that's not what I want. I put an ad on CL but I'm not sure if I can get the kittens to them fast enough to be worthwhile. I guess here are my options:
- put them back in the bush in hopes that the mom will come back
- Continue trying to feed them
- surrender them to SPCA
Thanks for any input.