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Why do mama cats abandon kittens? Mother cats may reject their young for a variety of reasons, including a lack of maternal instincts, disease, and deformity. Here's what you should know. Why do mama cats abandon kittens? Mother cats may reject their young for a variety of reasons, including a lack of maternal instincts, disease, and deformity ...

pets.thenest.com/would-mother-cat-abandon-her-kitten-8484.html

It can be alarming to come across an unattended litter of kittens -- why would a mother abandon her babies? It's not uncommon for cats to leave their kittens at one time or another. Whether it's a stray cat or a pet, Mom has reasons to leave the nest sometimes.

www.quora.com/Do-mother-cats-leave-on-purpose-and-go-away-from-their-kittens...

Most mother cats will start weaning their babies when they are around 8 weeks old. Kittens usually begin eating food when they are 4 to 5 weeks old. And by the time they are 8 weeks old, they can begin to do without their mother’s milk. The weanin...

www.quora.com/What-causes-feral-cats-to-abandon-their-kittens

See my feral foster kittens below. Feral feline mothers will only abandon their litter out of pure fear. I wouldn’t even say abandon because their maternal instincts are strong, so they will be close by, but you wouldn’t know because they’re hidin...

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Newborn. During the first week of life, mommy cat will leave her babies for only a few brief times each day. During their first few days of life, not only are the kittens both blind and deaf, but they are dependent on their mom to regulate their body temperatures, for food, and even for stimulation to be able to potty.

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sometimes the mother will push home the issue to her kids of "it's time to grow up" and other times it's the mother tailing after her kittens who want nothing to do with her anymore. as for after the kittens are independent, I've seen it both ways, I've had kittens who have been on their own for a few weeks, suddenly their mother shows back up ...

fixnation.org/2017/03/4-common-reasons-cats-kittens-abandoned-foreclosure

Here we review the top four reasons owners abandon their kittens and adult cats and potential solutions that can help. Lack of Cat-Approved Housing. Perhaps the most common instigator for families leaving their cats or other pets behind after a foreclosure is a lack of appropriate housing options.

animals.mom.me/why-would-a-mother-cat-abandon-her-kitten-12331976.html

If a mother cat senses that one of her kittens is afflicted by a viral or bacterial illness, she might abandon the kitten so that it will not infect its siblings. Some veterinarians will not treat newborn, abandoned kittens because chances are high that the kitten is already sick and has a low chance of survival.

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Why do some cats abandon their kittens? There is a tendency for the mother cat to reject some of her kittens in her litter. This is likely to happen with a feral cat than a domesticated one but it is possible to happen with either. A mother might reject a kitten because of a genetic disorder or deformity that makes the kitten not likely to ...

www.animalalliancenyc.org/.../2013/05/what-to-do-and-not-do-if-you-find-a-newborn-kitten

You might have come across the kittens while their mother is off searching for food, or is in the process of moving them to a different location. Try to determine if the mother is coming back for them, or if they are truly orphaned. To do this, stand far away from the kittens — 35 feet or more.