How to take care of kittens

       Some middle-aged and old-age cats will swallow their own kittens when they are pregnant and giving birth. This phenomenon is called paedophilia in pet medicine. So what are the possible causes of the mother cat eating her own kittens? As a parent, how to help the mother cat take care of the kitten?

       First, the reason why female cats eat their own offspring

       1. Improper feeding and management during pregnancy induced vibration, lack of protein or some minerals in feed, insufficient drinking water before and after delivery, and high ambient temperature lead to female cats thirsty.

       2. The nerve type of female cat. Some cats are too neurotic and overindulge in their pups. They want their offspring too much, causing their skin to crack and even their internal organs to come out. Finally, they are swallowed by the female cats.

       3. It may be a manifestation of the carnivorous nature of the wild. Cats may be carnivorous in the wild, and there may be stillbirth in the young cats. After the female cats devour the dead kittens, they gradually form a strange habit of swallowing their offspring.

       According to the above reasons, in order to prevent the female cat’s fetishism, first of all, we should strengthen the feeding management. Before and after delivery, we should have enough protein, vitamins and minerals in the feed, feed some foods rich in animal protein, such as fish, beef, pork, etc., and at the same time, we should also feed sufficient and clean drinking water. Female cats should be given careful care when giving birth, pay attention to the quiet environment, to avoid fear of female cats, and a small number of female cats with neuroticism and Cubism should be eliminated.

       How to take care of kittens

       Conscientious cat mother instinctively keeps the cat nest and kitten clean. She often licks the cat’s stomach and buttocks to stimulate the kitten to defecate.

       If a litter has more than one kitten, and the mother cat is not well cared for, the main feeding guarantee is that each cat can drink milk smoothly.

       The weaning process should not be very difficult. When the kitten began to eat more and more cat food, and the mother cat was not very patient to nurse, the kitten slowly stopped feeding. Some kittens are still suckling after two months, so we can speed up the weaning process by separating the mother cat from them for a while while feeding them cat food.

       Try not to disturb the newborn kittens. In the first week, try to let the cat mother do everything, but you can talk to them. In the second week, you can touch or take the kittens briefly and gently. Try to wait until they are a few weeks old and can walk freely to touch and touch the kittens more. If people interfere too much, many cat mothers will be very upset. There is a theory that excessive human intervention will interfere with kittens’ identification and relationship with their mother and siblings in the same nest. These identities and relationships are necessary for kittens to realize that they are a cat. Without these early cat social interactions, kittens may grow up aggressive, excessively timid, or have behavioral problems such as eating disorders. But when the kitten can walk, let the kitten communicate with people and contact with new safe environment, which can make the kitten grow into a happy, easy to adapt to the environment, and like the company of people.

       The best time for a kitten to leave her mother is 8 weeks or even 10 weeks later, which gives her time to teach her what she should do, such as using the litter basin correctly and cleaning herself; and it also gives the kitten the opportunity to learn the skills of getting along with other people (CATS) with brothers and sisters, such as learning not to use claws and teeth indiscriminately, and to know the weight.

       If a kitten is found to have been bitten to death, it is necessary to deal with the aftermath of the kitten as soon as possible, and then the female cat shall be severely trained and raised. For the female cats who can’t take care of the kittens and have insufficient breast milk, feeding mainly replaces the female cats to complete the feeding and maintenance of the kittens.

Why does a female cat eat her newborn kitten

       You may have heard of it, or even seen it yourself, that a female cat eats her own flesh and bones soon after giving birth. Older people often say that people who belong to tigers can’t look at the newborn kitten, or they will be eaten by the female cat. They are adamant and take their own experience with them. However, this kind of speech is a little legendary, which is not believable. What is the reason for the female cat to eat her newborn kitten?

       1¡¢ Human odor interference

       After the birth of a female cat, some people will always pick up the kitten because of curiosity or worry. There are more people, and the kittens are contaminated with human smell. The female cat may think that the kittens are threatened by the smell and will transfer them. When she feels extremely scared, she will take an extreme way – eat the kittens and protect herself.

       2¡¢ Kittens are not competitive

       When a female cat discovers that her kitten is deformed, it is likely that she will eat the kitten. This is the result of natural selection. The fittest can survive. The deformed kitten is difficult to survive in nature, so she is eaten by her mother. The other is that the young cats die at birth or shortly after birth. Generally, the female cats will transfer them, but some female cats eat them directly. Because domestic cats are subject to more human intervention, this situation is relatively rare.

       3¡¢ Lack of motherhood in female cats

       In other words, female cats have no motherhood, which makes them unable to take care of the kittens as their own children from the subconscious to the external behavior. There are many reasons why female cats don’t have motherhood. If it’s a genetic problem, then the best solution is sterilization. Otherwise, you are likely to see a repeat of the tragedy.

       4¡¢ There is not enough food

       It mainly happens to wild cats. For example, at this time, it is very difficult for female cats to find enough food, so they can only kill their young cats to save energy.

       5¡¢ Paganism

       If cats lack some proteins or minerals in their daily life, are always in a state of stress, and lack of drinking water, they will lead to anorexia. Some cats eat their own cubs at the first time of birth, and then they may develop a strange habit of eating different foods all the time.

       6¡¢ Others

       There is a saying that the female cat dotes on her cubs excessively or is nervous when she gives birth for the first time. In order to ensure that the smell of the dead kitten is not detected by the predator, the female cat can only eat the kitten.

Is it better to have a male cat or a female cat

       Before choosing to raise cats, many people want to know whether it is better to have a male cat or a female cat. In fact, both male and female cats can get along well with people. Let’s take a look at the differences between male and female cats.

       The female cat is gentle, intelligent, understanding and affectionate. She is willing to be intimate with her owner. In addition to loud and unpleasant calls during mating, she usually lives a normal and quiet life. Male cats are very curious and adventurous. They are aggressive. They like to stroll outdoors at night and love playing with others. However, they sometimes play recklessly. They often attack, bite or scratch other cats or people when they are out of control. In order to master the territory, they often urinate in the corner of the house. Sometimes they don’t return home after going out for a few days. So a lot of people prefer to have female cats.

       Of course, many people think it’s good to keep a male cat, because the male cat is strong, powerful and lovely, easy to train and not easy to get sick. In order to reduce the trouble, it can be castrated in 6 or 7 months, the castrated male cat will become quiet and tame, and can change the bad habit of urinating in estrus.

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       For breeders, the quality of feline reproduction is a matter of concern. Siamese cats (details) are no exception. Of course, special circumstances are not excluded. However, the following rules will happen under normal circumstances. Please refer to the following rules!

       When it comes to the coat color group (blue, black, cream, red, etc.) and to the decor group, it means (tiger spot, fireworks, shadow, etc.) if both of them work, then the following general rules will merge the coat / decor.

       1. Both male and young cats will receive two coat color genes from female cats, while children of male cats will receive the coat color of female cats (or one of the coat colors of female cats with variegated colors) or fade the coat color of male cats – please refer to the instructions in general principles 21 and 24.

       2. The young female cat receives one coat color gene from the parent cat, and the child of the female cat will mix or dilute the coat color of the parent cat. Please refer to general rules 21 and 24.

       3. To get cream or red (coat / decor) kittens, males must be cream or red (coat / decor) and females must also be red or cream – see general rule 21.

       4. Only the coat color / decor of the immediate parents of a kitten can be displayed in the kitten. Not all the fur / color of the progeny that appears in the lineage will directly affect the kitten. One notable exception is the terminal color gene, which can be shown by carrying several offspring – see general rule 21 & 24.

       5. The color of the kitten may come from the parent or the female.

       6. Some main features (such as fireworks, shadow, white, tiger spot, bicolor, etc.) will not skip the previous generation. These features will not directly affect the next generation if they are not shown.

       7. When a cat shows a dominant coat color (black, red, tortoise shell, etc.), it must be his father’s or mother’s fur color – see general rule 21.

       8.2 recessive parents (cream, blue, etc.) will not produce dominant coat colored kittens (black, red, etc.).

       9.2 parents with terminal color will not breed kittens without terminal color.

       10. To get a kitten with terminal color, both parents must carry the terminal color gene (even if they don’t show terminal color).

       11. Mating a cat with a terminal color and a cat without a terminal color progenitor gene will produce kittens without terminal color.

       12. For a cat with (non silver) tiger spots, one of her parents must be shadow or tiger spot. For a cat with silver white tiger spot, its parents must have silver white tiger spot, shadow or fireworks. Please see general rule 13.

       13. All red cats must have tiger stripes. To be considered “red tiger spots”, we must see whether his father or mother is a parent with tiger stripes or shadow colors. A red tabby cat, if not a real one, cannot produce a real red spotted kitten unless it copulates with a dominant or shadowed cat.

       14. A cat with a white coat (fireworks or shadows) must have a white coat on both of his parents – see the general rule

       15. A shadow cat must have one of its parents be a shadow color — see general rule 21.

       16. A shadow cat can produce smoke colored offspring, but a non shadow cat cannot breed a shadow colored offspring unless he and a shaded cat mate – see general rule 21.

       17. A two-color cat must be one of its parents — see general rule 21.

       18. Variegated cats (blue cream, tortoise shell, tricolor) are mostly female cats, but male cats still produce occasionally (and not all of them have no reproductive capacity).

       19. White cat, one of the parents is white cat.

       20. When a white cat copulates with a white cat (which can be seen as white) or with a cat labeled white (which can not be seen as white), it can breed white or marked coat color / flower color. The marked coat color / color cat must be dominant, But he has white hair. His offspring can produce hair / flower color as expected in planned breeding.

       21. Genetically, a cat with a monochromatic white color can act on the expected coat color / suit color of a kitten. Such a small cat will be labeled with a coat color / color.

       22.2 parents with long hair did not produce short hair offspring.

       23.2 the parents of a classic tiger pattern will not produce: fish bone pattern, spot, or hairy tiger spot. For a cat with sharp tiger pattern, its parents must also be Maojian tiger spot. One of the parents of a fish bone tiger pattern or a spotted tiger pattern must be a fishbone tiger spot or a spotted tiger pattern – see general rule 21.

       24. The color fading gene must appear in the pedigree book of the parents to produce the faded coat color.

       25. Chocolate and lilac genes must be present in both parents’ blood lines to produce chocolate or lilac cats.