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crazydrunkevilhamster Fri 10-May-13 23:37:16

Had to change the bedding on the cats bed due to fleas .
The problem is my crazycats bed and she has just had kittens last week .
She now won't go near the bed and is acting as though it will attack her hmm
The kittens are happily sleeping but she won't go near them and the only place I can get them to settle is in their bed , its like having 3 tiny babies .
what can I do to get her to go in the bed

cozietoesie Fri 10-May-13 23:47:03

Give her some nice food (if she hasn't had any recently) and then set a scene of normality eg take a book and go and curl up round/right next to the bed if your back will take it. Then read your book and pay no attention to her - be normal and relax. (Or put the telly on low-ish if you prefer and watch it.)

All I can suggest I'm afraid.

cozietoesie Fri 10-May-13 23:49:54

PS - if the kittens are sleeping happily, she's having some Me Time so don't get too anxious.

crazydrunkevilhamster Sat 11-May-13 00:08:27

Ta cozie she is ok now if I sit stroking her but I can't sit here all night stroking her as much as id love to smile
I have put some milk and food next to her bed so I just hope she stops been awkward

cozietoesie Sat 11-May-13 07:47:39

How did she do overnight? has she fed and watered the kits? (eg are they moving around and mewling or sleeping comfortably)

crazydrunkevilhamster Sat 11-May-13 10:06:39

She seemed to settle down , though her new favourite game of hide the kittens is fun grin

cozietoesie Sat 11-May-13 10:22:57

They sometimes move the kits around. (I had one once.......)

Might be worth reviewing the situation generally to ensure that you have the minimum number of stressors for her - eg I think you have another two cats if I recall ? It might be best to keep them out of her room for the time being and also to limit human traffic near her babies. Difficult, I know, because they're so cute but moving them could be her trying to protect them from perceived threats.

Well done so far.

smile

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 11-May-13 10:23:33

It's the cat equivalent of pushing the pram to get the baby weight off.

cozietoesie Sat 11-May-13 10:30:57

grin

crazydrunkevilhamster Sat 11-May-13 11:38:27

Oddly enough she has really come out of her shell since she had them as she was really shy and wouldn't bother with us , now she brings the kittens to me if she wants to go for a wander round the house grin and the boys are just leaving her be though they do have the odd sniff/lick of the kittens which usually gets them a smack round the face grin

cozietoesie Sat 11-May-13 11:51:18

Good for her! She's become the dominant female and is showing them their place in the scheme of things.

grin

crazydrunkevilhamster Sat 11-May-13 12:14:35

Yes she is definitely making herself known

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