By DommeAshlee - 21/03/2013 18:42 - South Africa - Kwandengezi
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This is OP. Mama and babies are safely tucked away in the guest bedroom. The mom put up one hell of a fight and i have the scratches to prove it. All six kittens are doing fine. Spoke to my friend, she admitted to lying about spaying the cat. I told her she could pay the vet bills and buy me a new mattress.
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Aww kittens! Take a bunch of pictures of them in teacups and shit and become famous on the Internet! Remember OP, the teacup is half FULL. Of kittehs.
set up a pen for them, grab the cat by the scruff of her neck and put her in, then put her babies in... and get new sheets..
Grabbing the mother by the neck may not work and I believe it can hurt them when they're older. It'll work great for the kittens because they instanly freeze, they look like little zombies. When my friends cat had kittens she turned aggresive if you attempted to pick her up by her neck. Since OP's cat is already stressed and overprotective it might be a bad idea.
My adult cats react perfectly fine to scruffing, but I do agree with waiting for the Mom cat to settle in. If your cat is heavy, you just have to support their bottom. Both of mine still freeze in place when I scruff them. One is 3 years old, and the other is 1.5. OP might also wait until the Mom cat leaves to go to the litter box, or to eat, close the door, and then move the kittens to a little cozy box with bedding that is close by. It's sad that OP didn't have much time to bond with the Mom cat before she had her litter. The cat might be more trusting.
Adult cats can be scruffed, but you can hurt them if you pick them up by the scruff without providing support somewhere else. Scruffing is really useful for picking up an especially uncooperative cat without getting bitten and clawed to death, you just need to scoop your other hand under the cat's back end so the entire body weight isn't hanging on the scruff.