Cat had kittens and we're moving this week! - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-26-2006, 02:14 AM Thread Starter
Kitten
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Washington
Posts: 1
Cat had kittens and we're moving this week!

About a month ago, Luna arrived on my back porch. She didn't seem to have an owner, but was in good health and very lovable. She made herself a home out of a crate and a blanket that my roommate and I left out for her and after about 5 days went by (and she kept returning), we started feeding her. From then on, of course, Luna "adopted" us and gradually settled in to the household. My cat, Eve, was not at all bothered by Luna's presence in the house (which was odd because Eve is very territorial) and seemed to watch over her during the day.

Our lease is ending this week. Eve and I moved out of the apartment about a week ago leaving Luna with my roommate who had become very attached to her (and her to him...she never left his side!). Two nights ago, my roommate arrived home to find Luna had given birth to 5 kittens! (We had suspected she might be pregnant, but had no idea she was about to give birth!

Luna and the five adorable, seemingly healthy kittens are doing fine. She gave birth in the back bedroom with no complications at all. She now has them with her in a covered cat bed that had belonged to my cat.

We are more than happy to take care of Luna and her kittens for as long as possible. The problem is, my roommate has to be out of the apartment this Friday! How do we relocate them all without traumatizing them? And, where do we take them? My roommate is moving into a one bedroom apartment and I am in a two bedroom house with a garage. I had thought it might be best to constuct a small gated area in the garage and place Luna and her babies there, but will that be the best place for them? Or, will Luna be additionally traumatized being separated from my roommate (who she is very close to)?

I would appreciate any advice I can get!
laurelin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-26-2006, 02:24 AM
Cool Cat
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 1,212
Send a message via MSN to Jimmyness
Quote:
I had thought it might be best to constuct a small gated area in the garage and place Luna and her babies there, but will that be the best place for them? Or, will Luna be additionally traumatized being separated from my roommate (who she is very close to)?
I took care of a friends cat for two months and she didnt seem to be worried about being separated from her family. Then garage sounds like a good idea as long as it isnt to cold/hot. The cat i took care of ended up having kittens and a week after, the former owners retured and took them home, the cat seemed to adjust straight away without any worries. Although it may be different depending on the cat so i dont know

Sincerely, Krystle.
Jimmyness is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome