We can’t get enough of adorable kittens! And the kitties in the video above are especially cute. They’re getting a taste of milk or formula from a caring human, and their ears just can’t hide their joy!
Those wiggly ears are enough to melt our hearts. If you listen to the video with the volume up, you can even hear some cute mews and meows from these sweet babies. They seem pretty happy to get their meal. Share this video with someone who could use warm, fuzzy feelings today!
Kittens are so cute that you might want to just pick them up as soon as you see them, but this isn’t always a good idea if you come across kittens in the wild. Do you know what to do if you find baby cats outside? Here are a few tips!
What To Do If You Find Kittens Outside(Picture Credit: richgreentea/Getty Images)
“Kitten season,” as many people call it, lasts from about March to September in the United States, but that can vary depending on the region and climate. During this time, you may be more likely to come across kittens in the wild.
Here are a few tips on what you should do if you find kittens:
- Do not rush them to the shelter right away. Call a shelter or rescue. Even if they can’t take the kittens, they can provide you with more advice.
- Unless the kittens are in immediate danger, do not touch them.
- Observe from a distance, and wait for mom to come back. If the kittens are clean and not crying, chances are good that mom is close. If they are dirty and crying, then the mother may have abandoned them or be unable to return. Either way, a shelter or rescue group can provide you with advice.
- Kittens should have their mother’s milk until they are at least four weeks old. After that, it may be time to capture them and mom to bring them to a vet or shelter, but call and ask for advice. The kittens and mom may need to be spayed or neutered.
- If mom never returns, call a vet. They can give you advice. You’ll need to keep the kittens warm, and they’ll need bottle feeding every two to three hours if they aren’t eating solid food yet. Kittens also can’t go potty on their own when they’re very young. You’ll need to rub under their tails with a warm washcloth.
- If you can’t take kittens in, call a shelter or rescue. Look up groups that can provide resources, like Alley Cat Allies, in your area. If nothing else, they can give you further tips.
Do the cute kittens in the video warm your heart as much as they did to ours? Have you ever fed a kitten before? Let us know in the comments below!