We recently trapped a feral cat and she had four beautiful healthy babies Thursday night. I have been told by many people to take the kittens away from mom cat when they are about three weeks old and bottle feed them and take care of them until they are weaned. I have been doing research on this and I think I'm ready but I have no idea how I am going to get inside the cage to get the babies from mom cat. She is very aggressive and I can barely reach my hand in the cage to get her new food and water without loosing it! She is not freindly one tiny bit! The only way I can think of is to open the cage door and see if we can shoo her out without the babies and then retrap her later? There is no way she can get out of the room she is in so I'm sure that would work. I'm afraid of sliding the trap inside her crate she is in now for fear of one of the kittens getting hurt by it. I don't know if kittens can move around by three weeks old? But I would hate for one to be under the door when mom cat triggers the trap and it drops down. Any ideas? Maybe I'm just making this more difficult than it should be? Thanks!
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5/24/04 at 1:16pm