- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
Our cat Cole is a orange male cat. He is an outside cat, because he was a rescue, and was orignally outside and so he deosn’t like to be cooped up all the time, and he is fixed, so i’m not worried about him getting another cat pregnant. Here is my delima, me and FI are renting a house right now, so we have a yard and everything. (We were orginally in an apartment complex, but have since moved.) Okay so here is my problem, our cat Cole has attracted other cats to our house , which is fine I guess, but they are not fixed. We leave cat food and water out there for Cole, but the other cats eat it too, so they don’t go away.
Well one of the cats is female and she just gave birth to four kittens today under our bush in our front yard. Me and Fi think she literally gave birth to them in the past 24 hours. We do not know what to do? We are trying to get people to see if they will take them when they are old enough, but I know kittens need to be socialized with humans to become tame and friendly, and well adoptable. I know tame cats with homes will usally let people touch their kittens within 2 days, but this cat is stray and won’t let you get near her at all. I am afriad if I touch her kittens she will abandom them.
I would have no problem with taking them from her (which I don’t really want to do. I would like them to be able to stay with their mommy.) and feeding them with an eye dropper or whatever, till they are old enough to eat kitten food, but we are only allowed to have 2 cats in this house. It is in our lease that there is limit if 2 animals, except for well fish and hamsters and stuff. So I can’t do this.
I don’t want to take them to the pound or anything like that, becaue I am afraid is no one takes them they will be put down. 🙁 I want to be socialize them, but don’t know how to do this without upsetting the momma cat. Like I said, she is stray, and very afraid of people. She was a kitten once, and I did catch her a few times and held her, but she eventually wouldn’t let me anymore. The last time I caught her she bit me, so I gave that up. She is still young, I think like 6 months, if not less. I am suprised she even survived having those kittens, she is so tiny herself. Right now FI and I put food and water near her, so she doesn’t have to leave her kittens to get food and drink.
But does anyone have any advice? I would love to keep them, but like I said I can’t, haha, and I would hate for them to get put down. Does anyone kow how to socailie them so they will be adoptable without upsetting the mom cat? I know this is nature, and I utimately can only do the best I can, but I want to help these kittens. I want them to be able to go to a good home, but they need to be friendly kitties to do be able to do that.
So please help!
Also FI and I are going to set a trap for this girl cat, and get her spayed, because we don’t want her to have anymore kittens, but for the time being, we can’t do that right now, because she has newborn kittens.