During my five years as an animal foster home, I had learned many things one doesn’t properly learn on their own about the care of young kittens. A specific thing I am certain that I don’t see other pet owners worrying about is the importance of temperature control in the raising of young kittens. If it gets so very cold for the kittens, they have no chance to be able to grow properly due to having to use up most of their strength and energy just to keep their bodies warm. So, when people try to tell me that they must be good because they have their fur still to keep them warmer than others, I have to set them right them! I personally utilize many heating devices within my own foster home when there are kittens in my care. I need to be always sure they are sizzling enough. I have a massive window Heating as well as Air Conditioning unit in their main room that is capable of heating my entire home if it were necessary. However, I try to use it sparsely due to the energy costs of running it too often. My portable area gas furnace is far more energy efficient and financially friendly for the house. This can be used to directly heat the room I hold the kittens in to a comfortable temperature for them, around 69 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. However, one of my more liked heating tools to use with small kittens is heating pads that adults use for pain. Though, one must be careful for electric heating pads can be blocked in and rest inside the cages of small kittens who aren’t grown enough to walk around the area. It will be providing them with a direct heat source without unnecessarily heating the entire room at the same time. For anyone raising smaller kittens, whether they have a mother animal nursing them or you have to bottle feed them by hand, I would highly request heating pads for keeping your babies at a proper temperature, so that they can grow up massive and strong.