The Surro-Kitty® Review
It’s safe to say that almost every foster parent has wished for a surrogate nurser for their bottle baby kittens. Undoubtedly, shelter staff and volunteers have desired something that could reduce the time and manpower needed to feed multiple kittens at once. The Surro-Kitty® is the answer.
The Surro-Kitty® launched in March 2017, and shelters and foster parents in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, and Australia are using it. While we haven’t spoken to every customer, we did speak to a few. We also used the Surro-Kitty® on our own foster babies to test.
We used both the Original Surro-Kitty® and the Surro-Kitty® Mini. Both products are excellent, each offering different advantages. First, the material is high-quality; the fur feels very realistic, and the quality does not diminish after being machine washed.
The Surro-Kitty® arrived with everything in its proper place – the heating pad inserted and bottles in the nursing position. We just needed to plug it in and sterilize bottles and nipples before using.
We had four 8-day-old kittens, and after spending five minutes introducing them to the Surro-Kitty®, they loved it. Our second litter of 21-day-old kittens took a little longer to adapt to it. Having always been bottle-fed, they were already conditioned to nurse in that manner. After approximately 20 minutes, they were all on the Surro-Kitty® and continued to use it.
A little effort is sometimes required to get them accustomed to using the Surro-Kitty®; but once they’ve adapted, it’s oh so easy!
The Original Surro-Kitty® even doubles as a heated pillow! Just open it up and lay it flat.
The Surro-Kitty® Mini is smaller, but it offers more control. It’s a hand-held nurser that can accommodate up to four kittens.
The obvious advantage to using the Surro-Kitty® is that it allows multiple kittens to nurse at once in a way that is most natural to them.
There are some fosters who will always prefer to feed by hand. But for shelters and fosters who desire efficiency, this product is an absolute must-have.
Our final verdict: The excitement surrounding the Surro-Kitty® is absolutely justified. Every rescue should have one.
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