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Old 03-27-2012, 11:18 PM
 
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When we first brought home Angel after getting fixed things looked and seemed find. I went and took a nap for a couple hours and when I woke up and went into the living room my boyfriend told me what had been going on with the cats.

Which is the kittens hiss at the father and the mother hissing at the kitten but its not at the same time! Why would this be happening? Is it the mother telling the kittens no more milk or is it because she will soon have her 2nd litter?
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:21 AM
 
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If it was right after surgery, the kitten probably came back smelling different. It is through smell that they recognize each other. Then again, with another litter on the way, I don't know. I just know my cat reacted the same way one time when my dog came back from the groomers. Hissed. Until she figured out it was still 'her' dog and then she was fine.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:51 AM
 
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The father cat was the one that got fixed and the 6 kittens are hissing at him. Then my boyfriend heard the mother cat hissing at the babies. I think the mother is saying that they are old enough to take care of themselves. But the one thing we didn't know about is why the kittens would be hissing at the father. Right after he got home from surgery things were find, all went up and smelt him but a couple hours later when I got up from a nap my boyfriend told me things changed and that he was being hissed at. From what I saw it was the two boy kittens that were hissing at him, I didn't see any of the girls doing it.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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Default Purebreds? Breeding cats?

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When we first brought home Angel after getting fixed things looked and seemed find. I went and took a nap for a couple hours and when I woke up and went into the living room my boyfriend told me what had been going on with the cats.

Which is the kittens hiss at the father and the mother hissing at the kitten but its not at the same time! Why would this be happening? Is it the mother telling the kittens no more milk or is it because she will soon have her 2nd litter?
She's spayed and having another litter? Are you a breeder?
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:39 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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1: please spay momma cat after this litter
=^..^= i think the op means the male (father) has now been neutered so hopefully this wil be this girls last litter, especial if shes ONLY just weaning her other litter now.

2: as for the hissing this is comepltly normal, kittens hissing at the male is likely because he smells odd.

the mother hissing at the kittens is also completly normal, shes weaning them in one hand, in the other shes pregnant, and on another shes also establishing rank in the hierarchy.
My older female cat hisses at the younger female alot, doesnt amount to much more than growling and hissing, usually around the food bowl or on the bed...they both have thier own spots on the bed and if the kitten tries to change that shell get a growl hiss and even a swat (both cats have claws and no damage has ever been done)

its just the older females way of keeping the younger female in her place...cats communicate alot through hissing growling mewing and purring, purr along with body language (ie most people think hey my cats purring that means shes happy" but then you lok at the tail and the tip is twitching...that changes the entire meaning of the purr)
my cats are VERY vocal and each sound they make has a different meaning.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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Cos' they are injured and vulnerable and not in their natural state.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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please don't bring any more kittens into this world. I'd hiss too if I was pregnant and had bunch of young'uns climbing all over me.
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