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Keller keeps sitting on her kittens

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Keller and her kittens are in my office so i can keep an eye and ear on them. Keller keeps moving around in her nest and she will sometimes sit on one kitten. It will cry and cry but she can't hear it. I have to go pull it out from under her When they are a little bigger she will feel them struggle but for now its up to me.
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Do you think she could actually smoother one? I was worried about them all night and kept getting up to check on them.
post #3 of 8
Poor baby. How is she doing with them when she's not sitting on them? Is she a good mother?
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She is a really good mother other than that She stays with them most of the time, more time than other foster cats I have had. She loves to snuggle with them!
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Do you know if she is deaf? If so, that would be the reason why she can't hear the kitten crying when she sits on them. One of the biggest problems in dealing with deaf white mother cats!
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She is a really good mother other than that She stays with them most of the time, more time than other foster cats I have had. She loves to snuggle with them!
That's adorable.

As for the problem though, I'm not familar enough with new mothers to know how dangerous her squashing is, but my instinct would be to make sure that she is supervised until she's learned to respond to the kittens' struggles. You (and she) would be terribly upset if anything did happen to one of the babies.

Can you set up a cot or whatever in the office?
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Do you know if she is deaf? If so, that would be the reason why she can't hear the kitten crying when she sits on them. One of the biggest problems in dealing with deaf white mother cats!
She is completely deaf. That is the problem. If she could hear them she would move I'm sure. She is being very attentive and when she leaves the nest she comes back very soon. Maybe because she can't hear she knows she needs to stay near.
post #8 of 8
Awww Thats too bad.
At least every thing else is alright, and she's not, like ignoring them.
I don't know if they can smuggle them, but you'd probably rather be safe than sorry...maybe try keeping them in your room at night, but that might keep you up when Keller leaves them for a second and they all start crying.
Sorry I can't suggest anything more...
I hope they're all alright!
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