Momma Cat is sleeping outside of nesting box

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What should the energy level be in mama cat? She gets up only to eat, drink and use the litter box. Other then that she lays with the kittens all day
 

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It varies. Some mamas don't leave their kittens hardly at all. If she quits eating or drinking, or you notice a discharge from her, she may have an infection. Then call the vet for an antibiotic,
 

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I agree with di and bob di and bob . Many cats will stay with their kittens most of the time the first 2-3 weeks especially. As stated, if she goes off her food she may not feel well.

Nursing is hard work and most cat moms enjoy resting between nursing sessions. Their instinct is also to stay close to protect their babies.
 
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Both of the brands pictured are excellent. Refrigerate after opening. And yes, 2nd step is for older kittens.
How long should I put formula into their food/water for?
 
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Are you supplementing them or are they getting all their milk with mama?
Getting milk from the mom. Vet told me to mix a little bit of formula in with wet food to make a paste and so the smell is familiar to them.
 
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