I rescued a mom and 6 babies from the local shelter. The mom is a bit peculiar. She does something I have never seen a mom do before and hope someone can give me some insight into her behavior. She tries to cover her kittens with the newspaper that is in the bottom of the cage where they are kept. She is a covering cat in that she tries to cover her plate after she eats. Anyone have any answers. She's making me crazy and I'm afraid she's going to hurt the kittens. It's like she doesn't like the way they smell, so she's trying to cover them to cover the smell. She nurses them and seems to be caring for them so I don't know what's going on with her trying to cover them. When she does that, they squeal and it makes me nervous that she will hurt them.