our cat just had 3 kittens and while she's fine with them, her 5 month old daughter either seems to view them as playthi
ngs or as hew own babies - we can't decide which. Which behaviour is typical? Should we keep them apart? PS We are getting the mother fixed but so far have had no luck in keeping her from getting out when she's in heat.
on Oct 25th 2011
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It often happens that another cat will "help" raise the young ones. There have been stories here where even the father will stick around and play with the babies. However, if the daughter is in danger of playing "too rough" with the newborns, you MUST keep her away, even carefully moving the mother and babies into their own room and closing the door. You also MUST keep the mother (and daughter if she too is not spayed) inside. There is such an overwhelming overpopulation of unwanted animals in the world today! Letting your cats keep producing kittens and then giving them away for free, if that's what you are doing, can lead to a horrific ending for the babies.
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 10/26/11. Helpful? / 0