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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-26-2011, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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My cat is acting very strange

Hi everyone. I am after a little bit of help/advice. I am really worried about my cat at the moment and I just don't know what is wrong with her.

My cat Princess is almost 3. She's been acting really strange over the last few days. We have 2 other cats. Oscar and Jasper who are 4 months old and Princess' offspring. She's always been good with them but over the last few days she's started to become aggresive towards them. The boys will be just sat there and Princess when walking passed them always takes a swipe at them and makes this horrible noise. Today She as even done the same to me when I have approached her. This is now happe ining everytime she's in contact with her kittens.

I don't know what is wrong with Princess, this is totally out of her She's always been a quiet cat but I would say shes quite depressed at the moment.

I hope someone can help.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-26-2011, 06:06 PM
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I don't know much about kitty mama's and their kittens or when they are able to start reproducing...Are the kittens at that age? Maybe that has something to do with it? I hope someone else can help you!
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My first question would be is there the possibility that something medically is going on to cause the aggression?

Cats are predators, but they are also prey. To be sick makes them vulnerable and instinctually that makes them nervous. Also because they are prey animals cats will not show signs of pain or sickness until they can not bare to hide it anymore, oftentimes when it is too late. This young, old, and sick are the ones that get picked off first so you can only imagine then why cats would react this way. If something is going on Princess will naturally want to be left alone with no one, not even her people, around her. The first thing I would do is get her checked by a veterinarian.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-26-2011, 11:52 PM
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Are they all spayed and neutered?

If not, do it ASAP. They boys are coming into sexual maturity at this age, and it is a normal response for her to act this way.
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Is she spayed? She may be coming into heat. This type of reaction to her kittens is her instinct to "chase them away" so she can deal with another litter. She should be spayed if she has not been done.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-27-2011, 12:47 AM
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It's normal for all animals to reject their offsprings once they come into the age when they can be on their own. I guess if you want to keep all of them, you need to de-sex the kittens or the mother or all of them, otherwise the instinct will tell the mother she needs to get away from her offsprings and to the offsprings that they need to find their own territory.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-27-2011, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone for you replies. Firstly, she's not be spayed yet although we have an appointment booked. We decided to have one litter before having her spayed. Our two young males are also due to be done soon but our vet wont do this until they are 5-6 months so we still have a month for this to happen. We do intend to keep the 2 we have. I just hope things settle down, I really hate seeing my baby so depressed.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-27-2011, 06:40 PM
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My Tahlulla was the same, she had no time for the kittens once they were self sufficient. She only tolerated the one kitten that I kept because she had to, but even then they had there moments. Their relationship only changed once he grew up a bit and stopped tormenting her.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-27-2011, 08:47 PM
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If she is going into heat again I would keep them separated as cats could care less who they breed with just as long as they get to as being in heat sux for them! Heck I would keep them separated anyway until she is spayed just to be on the safe side!
Good luck!
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-28-2011, 06:47 PM
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The 5 month olds kittens may be capable of siring, and should be neutered ASAP. Kitties can be neutered/spayed as young as 4 mos. old. I do hope you will be a responsible pet owner, and not allow her to have another litter. There are already cats and kittens waiting in rescues and shelters to be adopted. Please don't add to the already homeless cat overpopulation!
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