A few days ago as I was taking my dog outside, I noticed there was a cat in my backyard. I didn't think much about it and she fled when I walked outside. As it climbed the fence to get away I noticed it's belly was very large and round. I walked over to where the cat had been and it seemed like it had made itself a little bed in some of my bushes. It has been coming back for several days now and I don't know what to do. If it has kittens, I of course want to take care of them and make sure they find a good home but first of all I need to know if she is pregnant. What are some signs I could look for?
She sounds feral unfortunately. If she is, you may never be able to actually get to the kittens to get them homes unfortunately.
Do you have any kind of out building, garage, etc that she is able to get into? If so, you could start keeping food and water in there in hopes she starts spending time there and possibly move her 'bed' to the indoors where the kittens have a better chance.
If you dont, you could take a regular plastic carrier (crate) and place it out there with blankets inside and blankets covering it to keep cold air/drafts out so she has a warm place to give birth. Place food inside the crate so she gets used to going in.
If she is feral, not alot you can do other than offer her safer and warmer places to have her kittens.
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Try to keep the mom cat seperated from the other two females. You could keep her in a room or area where the other two can't or won't go into. Once the kittens are born you really have to be careful. Maybe you could find a large cage to keep the mom and kittens it. You could let the mom out to use the bathroom and eat. My friend did this once with a mom and kittens and it worked fine. Or you might ask a friend or relative to take in the mom or sometimes some shelters have foster parents who care for cats and kittens.
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I found a stray cat and she is very pregnant will her private swell up when she is close to delivery? You can see the babys moving around when she lays on her side. Please don't tell me to spray her she was a stray and will get fixed after the kittens!
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She seems pregnant... and obviously is doing some nesting. Try putting out some kitten food it will help her a lot with the kittens :) also you could take her inside your house for a more comfortable birth and give her a flea bath. That's what I did for a lot of stray animals