Mom cat growls/hisses/meows at kittens.
Hi,we rescued a cat at least a year ago and took her in. months later she had 2 baby kittens and nursed them and looked after them, but now when she sees them, all she wants to do is growl/hiss/or meow at them aggressively.
what is wrong with her?
Answer from KAte
sounds like normal behavior to me.
in nature once the litter is weaned it is not in the interest of the mother cat to have her kittens around any more. territory is limited, food may be too and if she is going to have another litter this makes the new kittens priority. So they would naturally try to scare the older kittens away.
Having her spayed and the kittens neutered and spayed too once they are 4 months old would help the situation.
best wishes KAte
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