When I trapped a feral mom and her kittens to get mom spayed, I misjudged the kittens' ages and kept them to socialize them and get them adopted. The older kittens are, the harder they are to socialize (that is, get them used to people), and if they're not socialized, they will never be able to be handled. They were about 12 weeks when I brought them in at the beginning of August, and they were tough cookies. It was five weeks--five long weeks of them hiding from them, hissing at me, and running when I tried to touch them--before the first one warmed up to me (he has already found a home). After that, it was the kitten domino effect: each of them warmed up to me slowly, and now they are finally ready to be adopted! They both love to be petted and brushed...and play, of course!
These kittens need an owner who will be very loving and patient with them until they adjust to their new home. They are normal kittens in every way except that they are very shy at first with new people...remember that they were born on the streets, and their mom taught them to be fearful of people to ensure their survival. It will probably take a few weeks to a month, but once they have adjusted to their new home and bonded with their new owner, they will be great companions! I have a formal feral that I socialized for an animal shelter, and he bonded with me so strongly that I just had to keep him. Usually formal ferals bond strongly with their owners, so they are perfect for someone who wants total love and devotion from their feline friend. They are about four months old and have been spayed, neutered, and vaccinated, so they are ready to go to their forever home! Please contact me if you know anyone who is interested. And if someone has room in their hearts and home, they are great friends and would love to be adopted together.