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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-13-2005, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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my cat just had kittens 3 days ago, last night i found the mother had taken one kitten to another place in the room, it was crying really loud. i put the kitten back with the litter and few hours later, she had it separated again, is something wrong with this kitten? it is the runt of the litter and i also noticed that it seems to be sleeping alone when with the other kittens sometimes also
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-13-2005, 07:10 AM
 
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You should take her to a vets...I'm not 100% sure but it may be that the mother is rejecting this kitten and she may not be being fed...it is better to be safe than sorry. I would take her to a vets today. Keep us updated, I hope she is ok.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-13-2005, 03:25 PM
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I replied to your PM as follows:

Are you sure she is not in the process of moving ALL the kittens? Mums will seperate an ill or sick kitten from the rest of her litter, it's a natural survival instinct. Is she feeding him at all? If not, you are going to have to get some kitten milk replacement ASAP, and get him checked out by a vet. This is the reason I do not recommend breeding; things go wrong. Good luck, and keep me posted. If you do need to hand rear him, I can help out with plenty of advice.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-13-2005, 03:51 PM
 
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She could be rejecting an "imperfect" kitten, or she could be moving them. Cats normally like to have their kittens in a quiet, darker area. If you've got kids (esp young ones), the kittens must be hands-off. Don't let strangers (to the cat) go in to look at the kits.

Sometimes mother cats will sense when a kitten isn't right. Sometimes it's a real problem, like an intestinal defect, etc, and nothing you do is going to help. Other times, there is something wrong, but something that the kitten can live with.

The vet advice is excellent. And get the cat spayed, too. There are already millions of unwanted cats out there.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-13-2005, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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she has been feeding him and such, it was odd.....the way she took him away.....she hasn't taken him away all day........i will keep you all posted......Linda
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