2 Kittens Found With Mother In My Back Yard They Are In Grass If We Move Them To Protect From Elements Will She Follow Or Abandon Due To Our Touch What's Wrong?


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Start by putting them in a towel lined, sheltered structure of some kind (box, kennel... Etc.), but leaving them where they are for now. Once she accepts that, you can progressively move it closer and closer to where you want it be. If at any point she starts to take them out and move them... Return the "nest" to the last place she felt comfortable and wait a little longer. Generally if she sees what you're doing as an improvement, and has a basic trust of you, she'll go along with the change... But it will depend on just how feral she is. If she'll come to you when you have food, or let you watch her while she eats, your chances are good.

Kittens eyes don't open until 5-8 days, so that's nothing to worry about it's just because they're so young.

Whether she's your cat or not, once the kittens are weaned, you'll need to see that she gets spayed, otherwise this will repeat itself very regularly. There are always local organizations that can help with spaying fees in such a situation if necessary. Look in your local paper under "pets" and call the different adoption agencies for help and advice.
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Scooping up the kittens and trying to make the mother follow you might not work if she doesn't trust you or never lets you touch her. Do you feed and water her? That would be a great start in her trusting you. Put a cat carrier out there, line it with towels, rags are too small, and may cause harm to the kittens.
If she is comfortable with you but won't come into the house, now is a good time to get her use to the idea of coming in, during the day, you can leave the door open, move the food closer to the door every day, but slowly, so she isn't watch it move every day visibly.
If you can get her in the house, make sure that you have an area for her to be quietly with her litter as noise will make her more nervous, and she won't want to take care of the litter.
If you can't get her in, there are plenty of shelters out there that are willing to work with her and the kittens. If you do get her inside, and decide to keep her, I would keep her in for quite some time, get her fixed, and keep her in a while longer, until she isn't quite use to being outside all the time.
From there if you like, you can let her back outside to play and whatnot, but keep an eye on her, she might consider leaving, just give her plenty of love, and she should be more than happy to stay for that and the feeding and comfort. Hope this helps, good luck.
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If you suspect it is the smell, put powder on your hand and rub it on the babies. If can get close enough to the mother than put some on her nose. It has worked before!!!

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