Recent Questions Tagged Mother-Cat-Name

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The reason why the mother eats the killed kitten is purely functional. It provides her with energy and energy is saved by not having to deposit the deceased kitten outside the nest. The query I have with this theory is that the mother is ingesting a virus....
asked by Shepard (410 points)
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Baby cats may draw tom’s interest and bring hunting instincts to the surface. Others may try to kill or drive kittens away even when they have fathered them. While not all male cats attack kittens, research found that it would be wise to separate kittens from male cats for safety....
asked by Appolonia (440 points)
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What some mother cats do when you touch her kittens is move them somewhere away from you. In the process, mama might forget one of the kittens or return for it much later. To you, it might look like the mother has rejected her young....
asked by Elois (470 points)
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A mother might reject her kittens for one reason or another, or one without strong protective instincts might flee the nest at the first sign of a predator and not return. Worse yet, something could happen to the mother, and she might not be able to return to her brood....
asked by Indieya (170 points)
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Perhaps it is a case of not having sufficient resources to feed all the kittens. A further reason also turns on a mistake. She may eat and kill a kitten while eating her placenta. She may also accidentally kill a kitten while severing the umbical cord....
asked by Typhoon (210 points)
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If the mother cat is experiencing a health problem, she may be unable or unwilling to nurse her kittens. In some cases, she will not produce enough milk for her kittens. Or, an issue such as mastitis may be affecting her ability to nurse comfortably....
asked by Karin (540 points)
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Thomas: If Mama Cat does come back, be sure to give her and the kittens some space. You may want to limit how much you handle the kittens, because this may have been part of what made her want to move them in the first place....
asked by Briny (320 points)
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Thomas: It’s been several days since you wrote to us. If the mother cat hasn’t come back to her kittens by now, she may not return. If she has come back and moved them again, it would probably be better not to try to move them back....
asked by Kevia (410 points)
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The nest creates a distinct scent both Mom and her kittens recognize. A mother cat is an incredibly attentive mom. She grooms her kittens, teaches them right from wrong and purrs whenever they're near....
asked by Sevanna (310 points)
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Usually the reason a mother cat moves her newborn kittens is because she doesn’t feel she or the kittens are safe where she gave birth to them. But we think we can give you a few tips on how to handle this situation....
asked by Jessyca (700 points)
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The mother cat may reject some or all of the kittens. Not only will she refuse to nurse the kittens;she may ignore them altogether or act aggressively when approached by a kitten. If anything like this happens, your first step should be to take the mother and kittens to the veterinarian as soon as possible....
asked by Tangi (290 points)
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Kittens born with severe deformities will likely be rejected by their mother because she senses that they won't survive, according to the Feline Advisory Bureau. These congenital birth defects include deformities of the limbs, spine and other body parts....
asked by Annouche (190 points)
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Mother cat rejects kittens due to stress. At the end of the duration of the cat's pregnancy, the cat will know she is about to give birth. Instinctively, they will find a safe and comfortable place to give birth to her litter....
asked by Suzetta (670 points)
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Some litters can be so large that the mother does not have enough teats to feed all of her kittens. She may also not produce enough milk to feed all the kittens. The mother may favor the stronger ones and reject the smaller, weaker ones....
asked by Taite (450 points)