|Purred: Sun Aug 24, '08 2:36am PST |
|Mom needs to be with her babies for at least another 4-8 weeks. Period. Don't fret about them being brought up feral if you are keeping them outdoors, just make sure they have a safe secure place to be - under the lawnmower doesn't count. ::hahaha:: And kudos to your husband as well for looking!!!
If you chose to bring Momma cat into your house with her babies, just keep them in a large crate where your baby girl can't get to them. If not, I would highly suggest leaving the lot outside. Just because Mom is feral doesn't mean the babies will be unsociable. I can give you a dozen dozen stories about the exact opposite and I'm taking third and fourth generation feral mothers too. I know, I cared for them.
Kittens who are around friendly humans, ones their mothers deem friendly, are surprisingly easy to socialize and therefore easily adopted. I recently "grabbed" two weened feral kits that we found to be the most, er, approachable and I had them adopted out in less that 24 hours. Actually, we had them spoken for before they were weened.
Look, you have a heart of gold and deserve a medal for that. And I'm not kidding and not being flip or facetious. You care. Just don't fret so on what they may or may not be.
Oh, Mom isn't a kitten so she doesn't need kitten food. She just needs a regular supply of good food to produce good milk for her babies.
Love ya' and the work you are doing for these little creatures. And take photos, photos and photos. And post a few for us, 'K?
Edited by author Sun Aug 24, '08 2:39am PST
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