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Will a wild mother cat abandon her kittens if handled by humans?
In most cases WILD mother cats will abandon their kittens. Mothers cats will abandon the kittens if she senses that the kittens are no longer safe. Human smell on the kittens makes the mother cat want to reject the kitten/s. It is best not to handle the kittens of wild cats, but there are exceptions and that is if the kittens are in danger or possibly harm. Then you may have to move them, but be prepared to adopt and bottle feed the kittens.
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This depends on the mother cat...ours let us touch them when they were just a few hours old! We started to hold them when they were a few days old and lengthened the time slow…ly, we didn't take them out of her sight at all and only for a few minutes at a time. She was awesome about sharing as long as we respected her by keeping them in eyesight!
no they help them take care of the young
Any animal that kills its offspring does so out of stress that over rides their instinct to procreate.. Either the babies are malformed, or there is environmental stress, suc…h as lack of food or water.
The real question is, is the cat yours? Are you close to the cat, and does she trust you. She will NOT kill the kitten, but she may bite or scratch you if sh is not familiar w…ith you. She will allow people she is close to to handle the kittens from the day they are born. Unless you are sure the cat is close to you (emotionally) than the best advice is to give the mama cat and her new babies some space.
This was believed to be true. Some wild rabbits just do not go back to the nest if humans have disturbed the babies. Others are devoted and dont mind the intrusion.
In some cases the mother cat knows the kitten is dying, such as the runt of the litter, and she abandons it to give her other kittens a better chance of survival. Another reas…on a mother cat will abandon the kitten is caused by the mother being far too young to have a litter, and therefore abandons a kitten (or all of them) because she is overwhelmed or not know what to do.
http://www.feralcat.com/raising.html Contact a rehabilitator. They're wonderful if you cannot take care of them yourself or you need some extra help. Try Brigit at http…://www.rainbowwildlife.com She specializes in wild animals, but I'm fairly certain she's hand-raised kittens.
Some cats will. If the cat is afraid of humans, and if her kittens smell like a human to her from being touched by one, she may very well not want to go near them. This wouldn…'t be the case all the time, however. The smell may not be strong enough to bother her, or she may ignore it and follow her maternal instincts regardless of it. This is likely if the stray cat is used to humans.
Yes. But this will only work sometimes usually if the mother your giving the kitten to has lost one of her own.
There are several reasons a queen would abandon her kittens. The most common one is that the kittens are old enough to take care of themselves and the queen has weaned them of…f. Another reason may be the kittens have been disturbed by humans or predators, and the queen refuses to return to the kittens because of this. A third reason may be the queen hasn't abandoned them - she may simply be out hunting and planning on returning in a few hours. Finally, particularly with feral cats, the queen may have been injured, gotten sick or been killed and is physically unable to return to the kittens.
Not all the time. Usually then the mother will get more aggressive with her owners about touching the kitten.
Yes, usually. They will lick off the scent and protect them, but it's not good to touch them in the first place unless they live in your house.
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Euthanise it. How rude. Pet stores have replacement milk available. Baby formula will probably keep it alive and growing until it is big enough for solid food. Slightly warm… it and use an eye dropper or syringe to feed it every couple of hours. If it is very small, you have to stimulate it to go to the bathroom also. Use a warm cloth and wipe it's bottom with it.
That depends on what you want to do with them. You can either have them put down by your local vet or bring them up yourself. It is a lot of work, but totally worth it, I can …assure you (our cat had kittens two times and we brought them up all by ourselves, she is a selfish b*tch, wouldn't feed them or anything).
You have to take care of the kitten yourself, feed it with a baby bottle and keep it warm. Try to get the mother to care for the kitten first though,that is the best you can d…o.
A mother cat can't get pregnant for another 6 weeks after giving birth. So she wouldn't really be abandoning her litter they have no need for her milk anymore.