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Kitty doesn't seem to mind being smothered in peeps and warm bodies .... I doubt he is too upset.
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Kitty doesn't seem to mind being smothered in peeps and warm bodies .... I doubt he is too upset.

Kittty is most likely a female feline, and yes, she appears to be more curious about her brood than anything.



There is a video on youtube that documents a female kitty mom that had her kittens the same time as three ducklings hatched, and she took them (also) as her own kits. Surprisingly, the young ducks even fed from her breast -- like her own kittens -- a behaviour that aves does not usually engage in, naturally. The video showed this strange adoptive family at a later date -- and the ducks grew faster than the kittens -- and as the mother cat encouraged her kittens to follow her outside in the fenced in yard, the three tall white ducks followed closely, in rank and file, behind the kitty group. Oh, the wonders of imprinting!
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Kittty is most likely a female feline, and yes, she appears to be more curious about her brood than anything.



There is a video on youtube that documents a female kitty mom that had her kittens the same time as three ducklings hatched, and she took them (also) as her own kits. Surprisingly, the young ducks even fed from her breast -- like her own kittens -- a behaviour that aves does not usually engage in, naturally. The video showed this strange adoptive family at a later date -- and the ducks grew faster than the kittens -- and as the mother cat encouraged her kittens to follow her outside in the fenced in yard, the three tall white ducks followed closely, in rank and file, behind the kitty group. Oh, the wonders of imprinting!



Please tell me its this video .... I LOVE THIS CLIP!


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Yes, Mr. Peepers! This is, indeed, the video I was referring to. Thanks for finding it, for all of us at Talk Parrots. It was good for me to watch it again. *hugs* Sweet Parakeet
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Yes, Mr. Peepers! This is, indeed, the video I was referring to. Thanks for finding it, for all of us at Talk Parrots. It was good for me to watch it again. *hugs* Sweet Parakeet

I loved watching the cat crawl out of her box and pick up a stray duckling and drag it back to the box to be with the other ducklings and kittens. "GET BACK HERE YOU .... YOU ARE TOO YOUNG TO BE OUT ON YOUR OWN JUST YET!"


A very sweet and nice kitty despite being out on the farm and a barn cat.
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I loved watching the cat crawl out of her box and pick up a stray duckling and drag it back to the box to be with the other ducklings and kittens. "GET BACK HERE YOU .... YOU ARE TOO YOUNG TO BE OUT ON YOUR OWN JUST YET!"


A very sweet and nice kitty despite being out on the farm and a barn cat.

I think because she WAS a barn cat, she took her mothering job very seriously -- to take on the fostering of orphan ducklings! I mean, would she get this chance if she was stationed in the home? But yes, she seemed to have a very sweet disposition. And if this was a Mother Goose rhyme, I'd imagine she would try to put mittens on the ducklings' feet, as well. 🐤 ❤️️
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