will feral kittens stay together in the wild or do they go there own ways
by Ginea Lenaza
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First, you didn’t say how old the kittens were, and secondly…are they male or female? So I’ll try and give a general response to touch upon the topic. Typically in the wild, male and female cats usually don’t spend much time together unless they are mating. The enduring relationship seems to be between a mother cat and both her male and female kittens. Female feral cats will band together to raise their kittens and form colonies that add to their safety. Male feral cats will sometimes join together to defend a common territory.
Feral kittens that are from the same litter may remain together for a time but they face disease, cars, predators and starvation that may separate them. One goes to seek food and never returns. Plus, the female kitten can be impregnated as young as 4 months old and have several litters a year. Please read my pages on Cat Colonies and Feral Cats for some more information.
If you have discovered feral kittens there are alternatives to leaving them in the wild. An excellent resource is Alley Cat Allies and a couple more listed on the Feral Cats page. If they are under 8 weeks there may be hope to socialize them so they can be adopted. And, there are always exceptions like my Chanel #5 who was 6 months old and has become domesticated although it took many months of diligent and dedicated effort.
If you want to supply more information, then I can try to address your specific issues.