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    Newborn kittens

    Hi, My cat gave birth two days ago...she keeps moving the babies, first from the box we had set up for her, then from a closet to behind our entertainment stand!! It's too dangerous there (cords, dust ect.) How do I get the mom cat to keep her babies in the box? I think it has something to do with our children, 5 and 10 yrs old....we've tried to limit their visits, but she still keeps moving them!!

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    Can you move her and the kittens into a room by themselves for a week or so - maybe a bathoom? That way she won't have anyplace to move them to. Good luck

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    Theres nothing on Earth that will stop a Mom Cat from moving her Babies if theres something that she doesnt like.
    We hada great spot setup for Pouncette , but she hadher Babies in the basement ,behind the Old LPS!
    We hope you and Mom Cat can reach a detente.
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    New kittens

    Cat moms like it quiet and safe for their kittens. If you have a household of people (and other pets) tromping in and out of the area where the kittens are, mom is going to get nervous. If you have kids who make a lot of noise, giggling laughing ooohing and ahhhing and/or trying to handle the kittens, mom is going to get very nervous and feel the kittens are in danger. Any new mom human or cat does not want a flurry of activity at first. They need to eat and sleep and get rest and feed the baby/kittens and clean the baby/kittens. So find a guest room or a bathroom where they can have some peace and quiet. Give them a box big enough for mom to stretch out and nurse. Put mom's litterbox and food in the room, close the door and give them some peace and quiet. If you must be around them, keep the noise level down. In a week or so you can be around them more and start handling them ever so gently. Supervise young excitable kids. I have been through this and work with a cat rescue group and this is what we always tell people. Good luck.

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