I have a six cat family (two adult males, an adult female and three of her kittens, two males and a female who are now six months old).
I took the three kittens to be fixed and declawed and brought them home yesterday. The mother cat has been aggressive towards the kittens...batting at them, "growling" at them, not letting them sit hear her. She is even "out of sorts" with me since I brought them home. I've also seen her swatting at the big males (who are so laid back, they could care less).
The momma cat had two extended vet stays earlier this summer (one due to illness and the other when she was fixed and declawed). Each time when she came home the "family" was fine, there was no aggression, no figuring out the pecking order, just life as usual.
Does anyone have any ideas why she is acting this way? Did she "forget" her kittens? Is she re-establishing the hierarchy? Will this phase end quickly?
It hasn't even been 24 hours, but watching her bat at her babies and scowl at them makes me upset.
(Ann from PA)
"I'd rather be playing with yarn....." --me
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