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true that if human touch the kittens.. the mother abandon?

post #1 of 12
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is it true that if human touch the newly born kittens.. the mother will abandon the kittens?

say the kitten is less than 4 weeks old but lets say around 1 week to 1 week and a half... if human touch it... the mother will abandon?





i mean wild yard cat.




what if the mother carry the kittens to a hidden place.... and human found the kittens and re-locate the kittens to other place. will the mother abandon?
post #2 of 12
No this isn't true for all cases but it can happen. At 4 weeks old I should hope there is a lot of human interaction with the kittens. I breed cats and mine have interaction from day 1 but I can understand it is different with strays/ferals.

Is she your cat?
post #3 of 12
Do you know the mom cat at all? I have strays and ferals around here. About a year ago two of them had kittens almost right on my door.I looked at them every day, and picked them up and stroked them,. BUT these are cats that I saw every day and interacted with every day and fed every day, so they really trusted me. I wouldn't have done it otherwise.
post #4 of 12
I think I read your post correctly, PLEASE do NOT move the kittens! The mother might abandon them if you move them!

As for touch, For me I only touch young kittens that are from litters where I have a bond with the mother, or kittens in need of medical treatment.
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by HiddenCat View Post
is it true that if human touch the newly born kittens.. the mother will abandon the kittens?

say the kitten is less than 4 weeks old but lets say around 1 week to 1 week and a half... if human touch it... the mother will abandon?





i mean wild yard cat.




what if the mother carry the kittens to a hidden place.... and human found the kittens and re-locate the kittens to other place. will the mother abandon?
I see you edited your entire first post.

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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats View Post
No this isn't true for all cases but it can happen. At 4 weeks old I should hope there is a lot of human interaction with the kittens. I breed cats and mine have interaction from day 1 but I can understand it is different with strays/ferals.

Is she your cat?
Please disregard this advice since it was to your first post.

If it is a wild yard cat and the kittens are in a warm, safe place. I would leave them be.
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by Breellablue View Post
I think I read your post correctly, PLEASE do NOT move the kittens! The mother might abandon them if you move them!

As for touch, For me I only touch young kittens that are from litters where I have a bond with the mother, or kittens in need of medical treatment.
Yes, and after reading your other posts...just leave them alone.
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
i think the mother officially abandon the kittens. ever since someone move the kitten, the mother never show up.

i dont know the mother and she is not tame.


its 4 kittens. newly born. the mother originally hid the kittens in deep corner of the house wall. someone heard the sound of kittens and took all of the kittens to a cage with blanket while the door of the cage remain open for the mother to come get her kittens but the mother never came. they still outdoor like 3,4 feet away from the original hid place so it shouldnt be a problem for the mother to find her kittens.


any tips on this situation? how will it eat? i dont think its old enough to eat on their own. i try milk and they dont seems to drink.


i think the mother abandon the kittens. what should i do? raise? how? the kittens are newly born and guarenteed les sthan 4 weeks old but im guessing they are like 6 days old.
post #8 of 12
If the mom has abandoned them and they are as young as you estimate, they will die unless you intervene. Here is a link to a kitten rescue site that has excellent information on what to do with orphaned kittens. http://www.kitten-rescue.com/

I won't repeat what is at that site, but would like you to read through that and come back with any questions you may have.
post #9 of 12
The kittens won't drink on their own they need to be bottle fed, it may already be too late.
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
If the mom has abandoned them and they are as young as you estimate, they will die unless you intervene. Here is a link to a kitten rescue site that has excellent information on what to do with orphaned kittens. http://www.kitten-rescue.com/

I won't repeat what is at that site, but would like you to read through that and come back with any questions you may have.
ok ill check that out.





so... i tried putting the cat food... the cann of meat i place in plate and they seems to eat fine. but the water and milk they dont drink.

bottle feed? does the hamster bottle work?
post #11 of 12
No, a hamster bottle does not work. If they are eating food then they are not newborns, can you post photos of them?
post #12 of 12
If they were able to eat canned food, then they are most likely at least 4-5 weeks old. If they were not able to eat normal food, then you would have needed to catch them and feed them kitten formula from a baby bottle designed specifically for kittens.
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