How Can I Get Newborn Kittens Out From Under The Porch? A Stray Cat Had Kittens Under There Four Days Ago. What Can I Do?

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How do I get kittens out from under my house or porch?

It would probably be a bad idea to remove them before they're ready.

The best thing you could do is wait until they come out on their own and then integrate them into your house.

But also, make sure the mother cat knows she can have her kittens indoors, too. Give her a box or something where she can go and not be disturbed, and she should eventually catch on for the next litter, or move the existing litter there.
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Thanks for the advise, I tried looking under the porch today....couldn't see the kitties, it's a small porch that's close to the ground.....I think she planned it that way, to keep the wind and weather off, but we have a real nice place for her in the shed.....I afraid of disturbing her or upsetting her, I don't want her to be afraid of bringing them out when she is ready....
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At four days old, leave them alone.

How do I catch baby kittens from under a house or porch?
  • The kittens shouldn't be moved for at least a couple of weeks, as they won't even be able to see properly until then.
  • They won't even start crawling outside the area they were born in for another week.
  • Last year, I had the same thing happen at my house. A cat and her litter were in the sealed-off porch and we watched them every day. The mother cat came out to eat and drink, so she could feed the babies, and will continue to do so while she is weaning them.
  • If you cannot get to them, you may have to remove some of the porch, but only after about four or five weeks - or you could wait until they come out on their own.
  • But, if you want to domesticate the kittens, you should start handling them at around four weeks to introduce them to people.
  • If you wait longer than seven or eight weeks, these cats will not become domesticated pets.
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Thank you for this advise... That what I was thinking, around 4 wks. I wanted to have at least one of them for a house cat....so I'm trying to study about what to do, to b ready for it. Thanks for ur time and advise...
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If your porch is high enough that you can crawl under it, I would get them out. If you don't handle kittens at an early age, they will be wild - and you won't be able to catch them, as they could scratch you or bite.
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Thank u for the comment....the porch is really low and we can't even see under it....there's no way to get under there.. But we would if we could, I thought maybe there was a special way to coax her to bringing them out....maybe not

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