posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 03:59 PM
That is amazing. I just lost a 4 day old cat. He was a runt, somewhere between 1/3 and 2/3 smaller than all the others, and he would not eat. Not even
hand feeding him. I resorted to just eye-droppering the milk into him, thinking he was just weak from not eating. That is what I get for listening to
my grandmother. She said just leave the mama to take care of the babies. That is why I didn't know something was wrong with it for days. Whenever I
checked on them they would be sleeping, but this little guy was always rolling onto its side with its mouth hanging open. You set him on his belly and
he just rolled over. It turned out he had internal injuries or deformities of some kind.
The cat got pregnant accidentally, slipping out of the house and disappearing. She was getting close to six months of age when this happened, and it
was not her fault. I shouldn't have put off having her fixed. Technically I shouldn't have to since I am taking care of the cat for someone else, but
apparently she is mine now lol. Anyway, at 6 months old she had 6 kittens. She is an excellent mother though. You should have seen her trying to take
care of that little runt. That was surprising to me considering how they sometimes just sort of leave them alone. And when he died and I took him
away, she actually up and moved the rest of her kittens. I have never seen that before, considering they had been in the same location for days. Will
the mothers do this when the babies are getting ready to open their eyes? The room was not dark enough I don't think, and I wondered if that could be
why she moved them. The timing with the death of the little one maybe was a coincidence. I know this is a bit off topic, but since it is a cat thread
I thought I would share and ask those questions.
edit on 6/11/14 by JiggyPotamus because: (no reason given)