Title says it all, they are about 3 weeks old now. Usually the moms are outside in their doghouses with their babies, we keep their food bowls inside their houses. So the babies just start on their own. But this dog and her babies are inside, so the babies are confined to a box (until they figure out how to climb out of it). The babies are in the front room and mom's food is in the kitchen, so it's not like they can just help themselves.