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is this normal?

jenjen
July 3rd, 2004, 06:51 PM
My mom cat has started to be very aggressive towards her babies. Shes even picked on the big fat cat of the house. I don't worry about her because she can defend herself but sometimes it really looks like mom is hurting the little ones. She chases them around the house and bites them and they do cry. They still try and feed off her and I know this annoys her. She has started to get up when they try and feed but I just wanted to know if her biting them to the point where there crying is normal.

Lucky Rescue
July 3rd, 2004, 10:15 PM
How old are the kittens? Some mother cats do not want their babies around after they are weaned. Have you spayed the mother yet? If she is going into heat, she will try and drive her babies off so she can prepare for the new litter. And yes, she might hurt them. If her milk has dried up and the babies are eating on their own, this is the time to have her spayed.

jenjen
July 4th, 2004, 02:20 AM
Good to know. She had an appt on Friday but we had to cancel because of the vehicle situation. Shes reschedualed for wednesday. Mom needs to stop cause it doesn't look like the kittens are leaving anytime soon.

P.S. to answer your ? they are just over 10 weeks

Tess
July 5th, 2004, 01:06 AM
dont worry to much about mommy cat and her kittens, shes just getting tired of them I think. My daughters cat did the same thing as the kittens got older. Mommy needs time to her self and the only way to get it is to run and hide, but they dont always want to do that. ours liked being with her kittens, just didnt want them tryin to nurse from her anymore. After awhile when they stop tryin to nurse from her she will be fine with them. Good luck !