Getting back to part of your last question, it was Ken who first suggested that a possible reason for the mom cat to want to keep her kittens close (one reason given for whisker chewing) is if she isn't feeling secure. AngelzOO then suggested that you try a new location for the mom and kittens.
And, I just want to add that the reason I thought that maybe after two litters that Peanut was ready for a break (i.e. to be spayed) is that she is of a stray/barn kitty background. Poeski, if you have the room and love for more kitties, and if you are interested, there are plenty of kittens in shelters who could use your care
. Having gotten my last two kitties from 'street gangs,' I feel bad when a cat who could be fixed has a litter and then that lessens the chance of a stray (on the streets or in a shelter) getting a home.
But, you obviosuly care about your purrballs since you came here seeking advice.
Ah, I just see that you've written a new response. Is it possible to get the female cats spayed? Sometimes fixing the boy cats that you know just isn't enough - they can be sneaky...as I guess you found out
. Better safe than sorry. And, I think most vets now will tell you of the health benefits of spaying and neutering.
Sometimes things get a bit heated (it's the passion for cats coming through) but everyone does really have a cat's best interest at heart.
|Originally posted by Imagyne
This has absolutely nothing to do with desirable traits in breeding. It is simply a measure that SOME momma cats take to keep their kittens close to them. Even at that, it could very well be that to ONLY reason this is happenning is because the mom may not feel secure in the enviroment, room, place, wherever she is.
Your suggestion, to have this mother cat spayed and never breed it again is simply bad advice, im glad she called her vet.