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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-22-2009, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Mom cat & her kittens

This is mom cat http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/N ... female.jpg As you can see...shes a brindle color.

These are her kittens... http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/N ... amily1.jpg 3 orange kittens. 2 of them are short hair and one is a medium hair.

How old do you think they are?

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/N ... ykitty.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/N ... ingout.jpg

They have food and water and a shelter to sleep in.

They are scared of people now. So it would be hard to catch them. We can't have any more cats in the house because we have 3 cats as it is...and we have a new dog. So they are living outside my house. The mom leaves them during the day and comes back at night.

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Re: Mom cat & her kittens

JI think the kittens are just about 6 weeks, because of the orange tabby with blue eyes. Kittens lose the blue color at about 6 weeks. They are not too old to tame. I would take them to a no-kill shelter, and I would have mother cat spayed and returned. I hope you will feed her. Otherwise, there will be another litter in a couple of months.

Check out these organizations. Tell them you want her spayed and returned. Good luck!
I hope you can help them.

http://www.lovethatcat.com/spayneuter.html

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Re: Mom cat & her kittens

I'd say they look more like 8-9 weeks if I were to compare them to my 6-week-old kittens, they're much smaller than yours.
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Re: Mom cat & her kittens

I was also going to say about 8-9wks old. I think they are at a perfect age to trap and tame/socialize so they could be adopted to their own caring families. The Mamma, well, I think I'd try to TNR her as soon as I could. I began feeding ferals here on our country property and as more and more cats arrived, and I had to put out more and more food, I realized that more kittens from the litters would survive and their mothers would teach them to come to me for food. Eventually, I would reach a financial plateau of what I could afford to feed and then all of the cats would begin to get less/less food, and kittens from litters would not survive and it would go in a cycle of plenty with a high survival rate to less resources and die-off until there were less mouths and more food, then it would begin again.
That is when I began calling TNR and rescue places to help me. Now, I try to TNR every female cat I can catch. Do you have a PetsMart near you? PetsMart is who I foster for and who has helped me with TNR and accepting the kittens/cats I socialize into their adoption program. See if they have someone who could foster the kittens, since it seems your house is already full.
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Re: Mom cat & her kittens

Three Catz Girl, Sorry, I left out the link that might help you. These are organizations that spay and neuter feral cats at a low cost or no cost:

http://www.lovethatcat.com/spayneuter.html




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Re: Mom cat & her kittens

Thank you everyone for read my note. I will check out that link that you posted for me.

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Re: Mom cat & her kittens---update

Mom kitty and her orange kittens have left my front yard. I will miss them.

But at least the kittys are still coming over to the back yard to eat the food thats in the little house for them.

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I think they will go where the food is! Let's hope that's your yard. Otherwise, there will be more kittens. I love kittens, but we know there are many waiting adoption. Let us know if they come back!




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Mom cat & her kittens Update!

The brindle cat and her 3 kittens are back. This time they are hanging out in the backyard.

Smokey came by too. He is really pretty. The only problem is he kept spraying the bushes in my backyard. Why was he doing that? Then he left.

I am tryn to figure out who the father is to these orange kittens. The brindle is well brindle.. browns/oranges/tans/greys... I don't think smokey is the father because hes all grey with white markings. Oh and... why is one of the kittens medium hair when the other 2 are short hair and the mom is short hair. I call that medium hair kitten fuzz ball.

We have 2 decks. One big deck and one small deck. We don't use the small deck. So the brindle mom and her kittys have been sleeping on the deck. So i was thinking that i could put some hay out there for them to sleep on...or get another little house for them just to sleep in. They have one to eat in. What do you think?

Look at this awesome picture of smokey that i took> http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/N ... smokey.jpg

Heres Brindle mom with her 2 kittens..
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fuzz ball on the right ^

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Re: Mom cat & her kittens

What pretty kittens! And Mom too.

Smokey is marking his territory. It's probable that mother cat is pregnant again. I hope you'll contact this organization to have Smokey and family neutered and spayed: http://www.lovethatcat.com/spayneuter.html.
I would also contact the humane society and http://www.alleycat.org/

You're very kind to help this family, but spaying and neutering would prevent more and more kittens. Then the kittens will have kittens and their kittens, etc. ad infinitum.

The bed would be nice for them, but the biggest favor you can do is to trap them and get in touch with organizations that believe in TNR. An intact outdoor tom cat will live part of a normal lifetime, and females who have litter after litter can develop mammary cancer, and just get worn out. I know it's sad to think of, but it doesn't have to happen.

Keep in touch, please.




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