Surrogate momma cat won't let kittens nurse - HELP
I am fostering four 3-week old kittens. A local rescue group is letting me borrow a momma cat that just finished nursing her own litter. The momma cat wants nothing to do with the new litter. I have her in the same type of set-up as she had with her own litter, but she hisses, spits and even bats at the poor kittens. Does anyone have any ideas of how I can get her to warm up to the kittens? The kittens are not eating on their own, and won't take a bottle, so I am feeding them with a syringe 4-5x /day. Very stressful.... I'm sure their survival rate would greatly increase if I can just get Momma to let them nurse! Please help!!