Mommy cat being mean to children

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Old 06-20-06, 06:57 PM
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Mommy cat being mean to children

Ok we took 2 cats to the vet to get fixed spayed 1 male 1 female they were gone most of the day when they got home every time they went near they mommy cat she would hiss and paw at them why.She was nice to them before we took them in there about 6 months old.Could it be that trouble(mommy cat) was worred that they were gone for good and that now there back shes mad at them or somthing.this is her second litter and the 2 cats are the only ones left from the second litter.We have 6 cats. 1 mommy 1 daddy 2 from the first litter and 2 from the second litter.All cats have been fixed so NO MORE CATS.
 
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Old 06-24-06, 08:43 AM
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I wouldn't be too worried at this point about the mother cat rejecting her kittens. Cats aren't like humans and don't view their offspring as kids but as competitors for foods, attention, affection, etc. Taking the kittens to the vet for a day and bringing them back with weird smells and obvious physical changes probably put the mother cat on alert and she became suspicious of her kittens having changed so much. Even if you hadn't spayed/neutered them, the mother cat would eventually start reacting to her kittens roughly to get them to go out and be on their own, even if they still live in the same house. In essence, she's saying "you're growing up; get out of here and leave me alone now; I don't want you nursing or hanging around anymore, but I'll tolerate your presence if I'm stuck with you here." Remember, mommy cat has just spent months caring for kittens (twice!) and wants a break now. When you took them away to be fixed, she probably heaved a sigh of relief and when they returned, she was grumpy about it.
 
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Old 06-24-06, 09:13 AM
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When cats are fixed, there is a change in them. The Mother no longer recognizes them as "her" children. Even if the Mom and children are both fixed, there is a difference and she will have to get used to them being there. I went through this with a male and female cat. Since they were different ages, I had one fixed and a couple moths later, the other one. When I first brought the older cat home, there was a lot of hissing and fighting going on even though they had gotten along well before. Nature works in mysterious ways.
 
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Old 06-24-06, 09:04 PM
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Yeah shes being all nice to them now and guess what SHE STILL LETS THEM NURSE.She will go over and start giving them a bath and they start to drink and she does not protest.Even the cats from the first litter still want to nurse (I don't think so)the first litter is almost a year old I stop them but its hard to stop the 2 kids from the 2nd litter.So like I said shes back to taking care of them washing them and letting them nurse.How do I stop them from nursing.I pull them away and they run back the 2nd litter is about 3-4 months? old.
 
 

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