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post #1 of 12
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I had my semi-feral Mom Baby spayed yesterday. I brought her home a few hours ago, She keeps attacking the kittens, She is absolutely Mad. She is hissing and beating up on the kittens.I have put them in a crate, I have no where else to put them. The kittens are 7 1/2 weeks old now. Will she settle down?
post #2 of 12
Did she attack them on sight/smell? Or after they tried to get to her belly?

I bet that right now she's just very very upset and being a former feral she is doing the only thing she knows how to handle it - defend herself. Maybe she'll accept them back when the initial pain from the surgery is better or maybe not until she's significantly healed - which could be 2-3 weeks.

In either case... might as well stock up on some KMR if you don't have any already.

Don't worry about the crate, if it's large enough for the kittens. At that age they do not need to be out running around by themselves anyways. Just get them out a few times a day for play and snuggle time.
post #3 of 12
I couldn't tell from your post - are the kittens in with the mom? If so, get them out of there.
Go the local grocery store and get a big box for the kittens. They should have one big and deep enough to keep them in.

Good luck!
post #4 of 12
^ They're separated. The post was a little vague but I understood that.

Getting a big box or boxes isn't a bad idea. If you can find one larger then the crate or multiple ones you can tape together to give more room it could help. I'd actually recommend at least two boxes and that you close the top on the one you put their litter box it - line it with a plastic bag and towel. I've done this in the past with kittens and it's always worked great.
You can add as many boxes as you have room and tape for to add multiple play areas.
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Mom of 4 View Post
I couldn't tell from your post - are the kittens in with the mom? If so, get them out of there.
Go the local grocery store and get a big box for the kittens. They should have one big and deep enough to keep them in.

Good luck!
No I have taken them out, they are in a cat crate, I have had them running around the livingroom. but I have a big dog that is not very good with kittens, adn my boy Gus isn't either. I am trying to figure out where to keep them. I thought maybe someone had dealt with this before, Mom is fine with me, I thought maybe she'd settle down.
post #6 of 12
I've never had to deal with a mother cat acting like that towards her kittens. Growing up, any female cats we had were kept inside and spayed after the kittens were gone or 12-14 weeks.
I haven't had a girl cat in many years till MewMew (outside stray I took in), she's spayed and has never had the chance to get pregnant, thankfully.
post #7 of 12
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The SPCA and the vet recommended, I get her spayed as soon as the kittens were weaned. They said they do it all the time. I just went down and petted and fed Mom. she is purring and quite content. I brought the crate with the kittens in she started growling and hissing.
post #8 of 12
Looks like you get to be momma cat now. Good luck though, maybe in a day or two she'll feel better and want her kittens back. You could always give them a call and tell them about her behavior, surely it has happened before.
post #9 of 12
My guess is that the kittens no longer smell like her since she has gotten that evil vet smell ... try the vanilla trick and some Rescue Remedy along with a Feliway and see if that doesn't help some. I think once she cleans herself and gets the vet smell off, she'll come around again.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by gayef View Post
My guess is that the kittens no longer smell like her since she has gotten that evil vet smell ... try the vanilla trick and some Rescue Remedy along with a Feliway and see if that doesn't help some. I think once she cleans herself and gets the vet smell off, she'll come around again.
I hope so. up until now she has been a wonderful Mom. I have put the kittens in a big box, with a little litter box inside, I will try to get some more boxes tomorrow. I will also try the vanilla idea
post #11 of 12
Perhaps let the kittens get their smell all over a towel and present it to mom so that she can smell them but not hurt them--and hopefully after she loses her vet smell she'll come around.

Leslie
post #12 of 12
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I phoned the vet , he said she is just stressed. he suggested since they have been seperated all day, take one kitten in at a time, and see how she reacts, I took her favorite one in, and she started licking her and purring, so I took one kitten at a time, and she greeted them with purrs and kisses. I stayed for about 30 minutes, they were all snuggled up. I am so happy . I will go chcek on them in a while, but I am pretty sure they will be fine.
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