Following on from my previous thread our newborn kittens are now 4 days old and are doing well. They have gained weight and their mom (stray cat that adopted us) seems to be doing a great job with them. I need some advice about a few things though.
They are still on a blanket in the floor of my utility room. It is not an ideal location as I can't access the room easily and also as they get bigger and more mobile it won't be safe. Any advice on what kind of bed/area would be suitable? I'm thinking of some kind of large bed in a box but no idea what would be best. How do I safely move the kittens? Mother cat seems fine with us being near them even when she leaves the room but I don't want to interfere too much and cause problems. Aargh - I think I am in over my head. Help. What would experienced cat people do at this stage? Thanks
Not an experienced kitten person, but met plenty & a cardboard box with one side cut away to a couple of inches high lined with old towels or her blanket should be fine.
Get the mother used to you handling the kittens & picking them up - she's obviously decided that you are her new slave so will trust you with them. She should be fine with you then just picking them up & carrying them into the new box, ideally where she can see what you are doing.
You're doing really great, mother & babies seem to be fit & healthy. You may want to have a read up on what food to give lactating mother cats as obviously she's feeding a lot more than herself now.