|Cats and kittens.
||[May. 26th, 2004|03:54 am]
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I have a male cat who has mated with a stray female. She's very timid, and from her behavior, I'm starting to think she may have been abused. |
Are there any tips or tricks for getting the female more comfortable around me and my family?
She'll come up near me when I lay food out for her and sit close by, but she will not let anyone touch her at all. I'd like to keep her as a pet. She's not violent and quite pretty, and there's no visible sign that she's unhealthy. I should take her to the vet, but I don't want to try to until she's more comfortable around people.
Also, she and my cat had kittens about a month ago, but the female gave birth to them out in the woods, and I haven't been able to find them. (I live out in the country, and the woods extend forever.)
When would the kittens start walking around and needing to eat solid foods? Should I wait for the kittens to find their way to the house? Would they follow the momma cat here, since there's food out for them?
Thanks ahead of time.