mother cat jumping into nesting box landing right on kittens
I'm fostering a litter of 10-day old kittens and their mom. I've had them for 4 days. The mother is young; this may be her first litter. They're all doing well, but I'm shocked by the way she flops down hard, right on top of the babies every time she jumps into the nesting box. She's oblivious to their cries and struggles to get out from under her. She does it when I'm watching, and when I'm not. I can hear the screams of the one/s that take a direct hit all the way into the next room.
Is this normal behavior? (My cats have all been spayed or neutered, so this is my first experience with newborns.) The box they're in has room to spare, so I don't think that's the problem.
Last edited by marie73; 05-21-2019 at 07:46 PM.