cat having kittens

Old 12-23-10, 09:27 PM
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cat having kittens

With in the next month or so, my cat is going to have kittens. Is there a way I can control where this happens. I have to little kids, that won't leave the cat alone, and I know it will be worst with the kittens. The cat likes to hide and sleep in things. Can I make like a little dog house for her to have, and hide the kittens in.
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First, you need to get the kids under control, that's the only thing you have the ability to affect here

You could make a house but there's no guarantee she'll use it. If she does, though, that would probably help a lot, so I'd give it a shot.
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If you build something with sides on it, that she can exit, and the kittens can't, then place it in a higher place, say 3' off the floor, she can gain access, the kittens can't exit, and hopefully the kids will understand she needs her privacy and won't handle the kittens. Sure death will occur if they are allowed to handle them, so as Mitch says, they must be controlled not to bother her any more. Having the box 3' off the floor gets them warmer, and will provide a place for the kids to observe without touching.
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I agree with the comments above, and have a bit to add. I used to breed Persians, and still have 7 cats.

You should find a spot perhaps in your bedroom, where the mama cat feels comfortable, that you can close the door on to keep the kids out.

The easiest way to give her a place she feels comfortable and secure is most likely a largish box that has high enough sides that the kittens won't be able to get out of until they are older. Put a fluff towel in the bottom to help with temperature, and also with clean-up. Most cats will gravitate to places like closets/drawers and similar out of the way places to have their kittens. If you have a nice box set up for her, she will probably use it, as long as it is in a quiet place.

Do keep us posted on how she does.

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