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How would you find a stray's kittens?

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A stray cat has shown up to my door over the last couple of weeks. At first she was incredibly skittish and would not approach, but eventually she would come within ten feet to eat some cat food I put out for her. I noticed she was very pregnant. Well, over the weekend, she stopped showing up to my house. Yesterday she returned for some food, and she was a lot thinner. So I guess she delivered the kittens sometime in the last few days.

I fed her, and I am really interested in finding the kittens. My plan is to relocate the mom to my backyard with the little ones, where the young ones can be socialized and easily spayed/neutered and vaccinated. Leaving them out 'in the wild' will turn the kittens feral, which will be a problem.

Any ideas on how to track the mom back to her babies?
 

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A stray cat has shown up to my door over the last couple of weeks. At first she was incredibly skittish and would not approach, but eventually she would come within ten feet to eat some cat food I put out for her. I noticed she was very pregnant. Well, over the weekend, she stopped showing up to my house. Yesterday she returned for some food, and she was a lot thinner. So I guess she delivered the kittens sometime in the last few days.

I fed her, and I am really interested in finding the kittens. My plan is to relocate the mom to my backyard with the little ones, where the young ones can be socialized and easily spayed/neutered and vaccinated. Leaving them out 'in the wild' will turn the kittens feral, which will be a problem.

Any ideas on how to track the mom back to her babies?
I'm no expert, by any stretch, but it has been my experience that Mother cats generally give birth to kittens in a relatively "safe" location (under houses and such).

This happened to me once, as well, and after about a week of me continually putting food out for the mom, she eventually relocated the kittens to the workshop in my backyard all on her own - just carried them one-by-one in her mouth til she had all 5 of them safely moved?
 
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A stray cat has shown up to my door over the last couple of weeks. At first she was incredibly skittish and would not approach, but eventually she would come within ten feet to eat some cat food I put out for her. I noticed she was very pregnant. Well, over the weekend, she stopped showing up to my house. Yesterday she returned for some food, and she was a lot thinner. So I guess she delivered the kittens sometime in the last few days.

I fed her, and I am really interested in finding the kittens. My plan is to relocate the mom to my backyard with the little ones, where the young ones can be socialized and easily spayed/neutered and vaccinated. Leaving them out 'in the wild' will turn the kittens feral, which will be a problem.

Any ideas on how to track the mom back to her babies?
FN is right. Once she is comfortable enough, she'll bring them around.
 
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