Originally Posted by TortieBaby
Do you know anyone who has a female cat that has had kittens before? If so then maybe you can try and introduce the kittens to her and she may foster them. Or maybe get an "ex-mama" cat from a humane society because they ussually have a strong maternal instinct after their first litter and they will take good care of the kittens, all you have to do is feed them. It's just an idea.
I asked the humane society when I first started talking to them about the kittens about just this. They said that the female usually doesn't accept the kittens and there's a chance that she may reject her own kittens in the process. Becides that, our local humane society just burnt down a couple of months ago, and there were many losses, there were only a few cats that were able to be saved and they were sent to neighbouring shelters.
The kittens are doing better with their seperation. They're learning how to play finally, and "social time" has become fun and eventful. They all love their warm socks with rice, but would prefer to be with each other. Unfortunately they still try to suckle during play time, so we can't change things. My kitty, Chester has taken an interest in them, and if we hold them up for him to smell he'll take some time and wash their faces (yes, he's up to date on shots). He's too rough to be left alone with them though, still too playful and doesn't know his own strengh. They also got to watch him eat some wetfood yesterday and were really interested in it. We're starting the weaning process tomorrow or Tuesday and can't wait!