Recent Questions Tagged Mother-Cats-And-Kittens

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However, there are some nutritional issues that can lead to a mother cat acting weird after giving birth. One common thread among mother cats is that they are likely to move their kittens around quite a bit in the immediate days after birth....
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They do this because kittens born with health problems have a very low survival rate even under the most intensive care. By passing on these unhealthy kittens, mother cats are able to focus and better care for those kittens that have the best shot at making it through....
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That would also give you a good vantage point to observe the mother cat behavior towards kittens after giving birth. Let the mother cat choose to move her kittens or not. Kitten Care says you do not have to move the kittens for her....
asked by Engelbert (290 points)
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Kittens rely on their mothers for everything, including bathing. This behavior is both a sign of affection and protection from their mothers. Queens clean their babies immediately after they are born, because the smells associated with birth could draw predators....
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Cats learn the behavior from their mothers, so maternal instinct likely plays a role. Allogrooming might even show social hierarchy — dominance for the allogroomer and submissiveness for the allogroomee....
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And allogroomers showed offensive behavior more often than allogroomees, most often after grooming the other cat. Allogroomers often groomed themselves after grooming the other cat. The researchers hypothesized that allogrooming may be a way of redirecting potential aggression when displays of aggression might be too costly....
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Other reasons why a mother cat moves her kittens A mama cat tends to move her kittens to another area in your home because the present one is too noisy, has too much foot traffic, or have kids, and people hovering around....
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After a cat gives birth, it is important to be mindful of a mother cat's behavior toward her kittens. Even with first-time mothers, her instincts will kick in and look after all of the kitten's needs. From the second they are born, the mother cat helps them to feed, defecate, stay warm and even move around....
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If you've ever had a momma cat and kittens, chances are mom moved her babies at some point. Although you may have put together a nice, comfy nest for Missy, she may have decided to move her family elsewhere....
asked by Aloyse (600 points)
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For the first four weeks, kittens can do nothing for themselves. Thankfully, felines are naturally maternal. Mother cats will do whatever it takes to protect their offspring. While kittens are so vulnerable, a mother cat trusts nobody to defend them but herself....
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Young kittens often miss their mom and siblings and show signs of separation anxiety after being taken into the new home. However, it doesn't take them too long to adapt to the new home and reattach to the new family....
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Wait until the kittens are at least 8 weeks old. By this time, they're still very adorable -- and as a result very adoptable -- but strong enough to move away from mom. If you 're dealing with feral or stray kittens , the rules are different....
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Expect to separate the kittens from their mother when they are around 12 weeks old. While most kittens are weaned by 8-10 weeks, most experts recommend leaving kittens with their littermates until 12-13 weeks, so they can be properly socialized....
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