Our neighbour’s cat has just given birth to 5 kittens in our garden… she’s tucked up in a corner of the shrubbery, in a nice sheltered spot.
It’s v. warm at the moment - 30C - and the nights are about 20C.
The kittens were born this morning sometime, I think
I’ve given her some water and some dry cat-food. She’s lapping up the water like she’s not drunk for days, and is munching the cat-food with gusto.
Couple of questions:
Will she “over-eat” at all? I’ve left plenty of food and water for here - I figured she’ll need as much as she can get at the moment? Should I regulate her intake for her, or can I trust that she knows what her body needs?
Will she be warm enough at night? Should I put an old blanket over her “nest” to keep the chill off, or will 20C be OK?
When can the neighbours come round and take the kittens back to their house? I don’t want to upset the kittens but they’d be safer off inside I guess.
Is there anything else I can do to make sure mummy cat and the little ones are safe and sound?
Thanks all - never had a cat before, so not sure what I’m doing… I feel v. protective though, as she’s chosen our garden to bring the kittens into the world.