Originally Posted by banshee's mom
thanks i will keep that in mind, what do i do if she gets out cos i've got 2 kids one age 9 and age 12 and sometimes they let her out by accident, will it do her any harm as i'm concerned that she will get hurt do i try to get her in straight away or wait for her to come home wihtout me forcing her cos i don't want to hurt the kittens?
She should not have the opportunity to get out..even accidentally. For one thing...if she gets scared and runs off, she could end up going into labour outdoors....additionally, if she has the kittens and then gets outdoors...she can get pregnant again if she mates while outside. So the best thing to do is to not allow your children to let her out. At 9 and 12 your children are old enough to understand the risks and they should also be very vigilent not to allow her outside. If this is not possible..then you need to contain your cat with her food, water and litter so that she has no access outdoors.