Yes, some mother cats, also known as queens, will eat one or more of their kittens. There are a number of reasons why the queen might choose to do this, and this behavior is not necessarily a reflection of her inexperien... More »

Separating a kitten from its mother can be a slow process. It varies from kitten to kitten, so knowing when to separate them often comes down to the individual kitten's behavior and age. More »

Generally, people can separate kittens from their mothers, a process called weaning, when the kittens are 4 weeks old. Sometimes kittens are not ready to leave their mothers at the 4-week mark, which extends the separati... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

Kittens should stay with their mother until they are 8 weeks old. The longer a kitten stays with her mother, the more socialized and well developed she will be. More »

Many local animal shelters and humane society organizations offer free cats and kittens for adoption. The Wisconsin Humane Society, for example, conducts periodic fee-waived adoption events during select days or months i... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

If kittens are with their mother, little care is needed to ensure the kittens are healthy as the mother takes good care of them and provides for all their needs, says the ASPCA. If kittens are orphaned, more care is need... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

Kittens need to stay with their mother until they are 8 or 10 weeks old and have finished the weaning process, however, kittens that are abandoned by their mothers can be nursed by humans. Newborn kittens have been nurse... More »