It’s always a nice experience to welcome new members in the house, especially if the new members are little kittens, who have just been given birth by the pet cat. No matter how interesting and exciting it may feel, the ground reality remains that the little fur balls need some extra care and so does the mother cat. Mere feeding them from time to time may not suffice, as these little ones need something more than mere care.
Caution with moving the mother or kittens
The first two days are very crucial for the mother cat to develop a bond with her new born kittens. Hence it is very important that they are not at all disturbed by any means during the first 48 hours or so. In case the mother cat is moved away from the kittens during these initial hours, she may disown them, which will create a lot of hassles for the little kittens. Instead, it is best to give them a quiet place to settle down initially. This quiet place could be a cardboard box or a small corner around the balcony.
Care has to be taken that the mother cat does not have to move away from the little kittens during the first week. It is, hence, required that food supplies, water supplies and an automatic cat litter box, are all kept in close proximity to the mother cat so that she does not have to move away from her kittens even for a minute. In case these are not arranged properly and in close proximity to the mother cat, she would rather prefer to starve than move away from her little ones, thereby inviting health threats for the mother cat.