What if your cat doesnt bother with her kittens?

There are several reasons why your cat isn't bothering with her kittens:

  • It could be that she's sick or in pain. Sometimes when a cat is badly sick, she won't feed her kittens because it would hurt too badly.
  • She is too stressed. If the Queen hasn't got a quiet place to keep her kittens, she could abandon them. However, many Queens to prefer the company of their owners for comfort.
  • She is young. Queens younger than one or one and a half years old should not be having kittens as the mother is still growing and developing. Some are not mentally ready for a litter and once they have given birth, the Queen doesn't know what to do.
  • She hasn't got a "maternal" drive. Some female cats naturally don't make good mothers - they haven't got the drive to care for their offspring.

These are just a few things that could be why a mother cat does not look after her kittens. Please take both the Queen and the kittens to a vet as soon as possible if you believe anything is wrong.