Will my cat be sad if I give her kittens away?

Table of contents:

  1. Will my cat be sad if I give her kittens away?
  2. Is it normal for a mother cat to leave her kittens?
  3. Why does my cat keep trying to move her kittens?
  4. What to do if your cat keeps moving her kittens?

Will my cat be sad if I give her kittens away?

This behavior may seem a little sad, but it will only last a few days, and after that, she'll go back to her normal routine. It may seem callous for a cat to let go of her kittens so easily, but this behavior is completely natural.

Is it normal for a mother cat to leave her kittens?

A Mother cat will leave her kittens for hours at a time. She will NOT return if you are standing over her kittens. The mother cat offers her kittens' best chance for survival, so wait and watch as long as you can. ... If mom returns and the area is relatively safe, leave the kittens alone with mom until they are weaned.

Why does my cat keep trying to move her kittens?

Mother cats possess not only maternal instincts but an ingrained instinct to protect herself and her newborns from predators in the wild. ... Moving her newborns is a mama cat's way to throw off predators from the scent of her kittens.

What to do if your cat keeps moving her kittens?

The key is to make sure the area is private and clean. Keep the other animals in the household away from them. Also keep the area warm, as kittens can get chilled easily. If you put mom and her babies open in a spare bedroom, she may move her kittens around the room repeatedly.