There’s nothing cuter than newborn kittens. In fact, the entire birth process for felines is incredible. Here at PetPlace, we take pride in providing you with all of the information you need to understand and care for your cat. Today, we’ll be exploring how mother cats provide for their kittens.
Mother cats (often called queens) seek out cozy, quiet spaces to deliver their babies. If your female cat is expecting, you can help her create this area by providing her with a towel-lined box in a quiet, dark room. As soon as the kittens are born, mom licks the kittens to remove the amniotic sacs from around their faces and bodies. She’ll also take a few moments to chew through the umbilical cords and eat the placentas. This is completely normal behavior.
Felines prefer privacy when they’re giving birth. Your cat knows what to do. However, it’s important for you to understand how you can help in case mom is unable to care for her babies. If she neglects to remove the amniotic sac from any kittens, you can gently break it with a towel. Count the placentas to make sure that there ...