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Help!Kittens being bitten!!?

post #1 of 6
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Hello all and Happy Easter!!
Really need advice as posted a while back,mother had 4 babies.Whilst they are all gorgeous and fat and healthy and so friendly.Mother is a good mum but she has taken to biting them in play.Accept they are squeeling so loud in obvious discomfort.Today it woke me up and I tel her not to.I have had to move them from her each time.not far so they can still get to mother but its reall scaring me.I keep expecting to see a mauled ktten.
Should I completely seperate them from mother for next 4 weeks?Or is this worry over nothing.
post #2 of 6
first of all is there any blood after she is doing this ? it could be her way of diserpling (sorry about the spelling) them when they get to rough.

i remember when i was a child my mum rescued a pregnant cat , when the kittens were about 8 weeks old tinkerbell started attacking her kittens coz she got frustrated that she couldnt keep them under control , but it got so bad that we had to ask a rescue to take and home the kittens for there safety. they said it might have been because she was very young herself aswell.

keep an eye if there is no cuts or punture holes then i wouldnt worry to much .
post #3 of 6
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Hi thanks for advise,will do.By the way hello fellow london person!how nice a day was it yesterday?lovely weather.Was boyfriends birthday so we were out on clap...common

Im rambling.will watch her.There is no blood or cuts-if this happens i will prob faint or freak out in worry-in any case if it comes to that point i am seperating them.But so far it is a very alarming scream-they are all being raised in the bedroom-hence waking me up-no sleep as late night last night(thanks Kitten!!)
Kittens revenge for me leaving her at home sun evening
post #4 of 6
oh yes , the weather was fantastic sunday , so not the normal easter weekend , normally rain rain and more rain hehe.
thats a really good sign that there is no marks on the kittens . just keep a watchfull eye to make sure.
post #5 of 6
How old are the kittens that she's "semi-assaulting"?

If they are between 4-6 weeks, she's basically socializing them, and reminding them to mind their manners...as long as there are no injuries or blood-drawn, consider it her way of keeping the kittens in line...she's disciplining them, and showing them what proper feline behavior should be. If it starts to get nasty, perhaps momma cat is communicating that she needs a break from the babies for a half hour or so...she may be getting fed up with the mommy-stuff. Let her take breaks too!
post #6 of 6
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hi they are 4 weeks.I dont doubt that it is playful but it looks and sounds very rough-didnt experience with my mother cat yrs ago and they are screaming.thankfully its been quiet tonight.regarding breaks.although she is in my bedroom,the door is always open so she has free choice to get away to rest of house or garden(very safe)but from what we and others have seen she is playing with them,even seeing them as toys.she is a baby(i mean mentally and in a good way as in immature)and was due for the op just before she got pregnant so i feel pretty responsible.anyway i will keep an eye on it.she is a great mother tho and loves them to bits and it is lovely to see them together and her chatting or disciplining them
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