Mom Cat

by Jenn
(Auburn Ca)

Hi, I have a mom cat with a 5 babies. she is feeding 3 of them really well but pushing the 2 smallest ones away. They are much smaller than the other 3 cats and are not eating how can I get the mom cat to feed them or do I need to bottle feed them?


Answer by Kate
Sounds like these two kittens are considered to be runts of the litter. It is in a cats nature to make sure the survival of the fittest and that’s why she is ignoring the other two.

All you can do is to take care of them yourself; you won't be able to persuade the mum cat to look after them. You will need to feed them and keep them warm, also during the early days it may be a good idea to keep them separate from the mum cat just in case she tries to harm them. This is only a precaution and not something that is common, but better to be safe then sorry.
I wish you every success with your new kitty family.

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