It is really a cute sight to see mother cats to care for their young kittens. But do you know that the mother cat also has certain roles she must fulfill in her life with her kittens? The role of the mother in raising her kittens is most essential. Here are some of the things you must know about the nature of the role of the mother in rearing kittens.
Mother cats mostly give birth to kittens and then they keep the little ones close to them in their litter. Kittens get exposed to various environment and are always under the protection and care of their mother. But as the kittens grow up, the mother cat will require more time caring for the little ones. Sooner or later, if they get left by themselves, they will not be able to take care of themselves and may start hunting for their own food. If they have already developed their hunting instinct, the mother cat will not hesitate to kill her own kitten to save the others.
If possible, it is better to leave the kittens with their own litter instead of putting them in the hands of another person. This way, the mother cat can have enough time caring for her kittens. When you decide to leave your kitten’s with someone else, it is better that you entrust it to an orphanage and let them stay there with their mother until they are fully grown. The reason behind this is that the orphans will be safer from the kitten’s predators and the kittens will also have a safe home to live in. And as for the mother cat, she will only need less attention from her as she already has plenty of things to do.
Now, if you decided to raise baby kittens yourself, then you may need to train them properly. There are different methods when rearing kittens and you can choose whichever is suitable for your baby kittens. Some of the best methods to teach the kittens are bonding training, teaching him to use the litter box and some other tricks. You can choose one of these methods depending on how well your baby kittens responds to it.
Bonding training is the most important method when rearing kittens. This is the easiest and the most comfortable way for them to get used with human touch. As the kitten is very little, he does not have the capability to tell you that he needs your attention or that he needs to go to potty. But with the help of the bonding tape, you can help your baby kitten understand that you need to take care of him and that you will always be there for him. Thus, he will be less fussy when you introduce him to his surroundings.
The other training method you can use is teaching him some simple tricks. Some of the popular tricks are singing, telling him where to pee and poo, playing fetch and etc. Once your baby kittens start mastering these simple tricks, then you need not to train him again.