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My cat had kittens on Friday and she keeps moving them and leaves one when she moves them. Why is she moving them and ignoring one?

This is her first litter.

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It can be 1 of 3 things 1.) it could be the runt and she feels it will not survive. 2.) The kitten may have a disease that the mother cat doesn't want contracting to the other babies. Or 3.) the mother cat may just be overwhelmed because this is her first litter they are known to lose 1-3 of the babies in the first litter. I hope this helps.

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Just leave her be.... for now.

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But what about the one she ignores. Someone told me she might be running low on milk.
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She may find that one to be weak and not want to bother with it. Is it the runt?

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I think it is the runt. :/ Do I need to individually feed it?
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Is it always the same one that she leaves? If so you will need to hand feed that kitten. She is rejecting it for some reason.

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It is the same one every time. :/ Do you know where I could get the things to hand feed the kitten? And how long would I have to do this for?
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Your vet would have something. If they have already closed for the day, PetSmart carries a kit that comes with the bottle and food. They can also tell you how often to feed.
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Awwwww
Look out for the little one !!
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Thank you so much. You have been so helpful. I will watch out for the little one. :)
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Good luck!
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Thanks :D
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The kitten is probably the runt of the litter. That happens with all felines. With Tigers the mother almost always leaves one cub out of the picture because she senses it to be the weaker one. And the runt usually dies from lack of milk. So watch out for that little one!

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Thank you. Do you think i should hand feed it?
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If the mother keeps leaving the one behind then yes you should hand feed it!
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She's stressed out. There's no reason for what they do, especially a young one. Please don't breed her again, for her own good.

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We didn't purposely breed her. We took her in as a stray right before a huge ice storm and about two months ago she ran outside and came back pregnant.
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Call and talk with a vet or vet tech
They will assist you in how often
You should feed it,
Maybe you could just make sure they all get an = turn at moms milk...
Just a thought ...

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Thank you so much.
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She doesn't feel safe, try to give her a box big enough and in a quite area to herself, just keep putting the odd one out with her, she will get it

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Thank you. I will do that.
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It might be sick and doesn't want it to speed to the others

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Make sure you keep them all warm;but especially the rejected one - when young or sick/injured eat they need warmth to digest the food that is in their system if not it can rot in their body& start a whole lot of additional issues.
Best wishes to your new lil'feline family.

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