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I have also posted this in the pregnant cats and kitten care section, but just wondering if anyone could help me on the food aspect of things.

I was wondering if someone would be able to help please, the kitties (2 weeks old today) are doing well although I have noticed that over the past few days they have been making a lot of noice when mum is not in the nest. They are usually quite content but seem to be squeeling quite a lot now and mum doesn't go into them of her own accord all the time and sometimes we have to literally pick her up and put her back in with them.

I think the problem with Pixie (mum) is food. She is a very small and skinny cat, even more so at the moment, although she is refusing to eat any wet or dry cat food, all I can get her to eat at the moment is tuna, or chicken with a bit of bread or potatoe mixed in. Can anyone suggest anything I can give her to bulk her up a bit - I'm in the UK and have tried just about every brand going! You'd think if she was that hungry she'd eat anything but she just doesn't! It seems that once she has eaten and is full she then goes into the kittens and lets them feed. Obviously I am worried, for the kittens as well as Pixie, if anyone has any sugesstions I'd be grateful to hear. It's a shame because she has been such a great attentive mum up till now.

I weighed the kittens this morning and they don't seem to have put on a great deal of weight since last week, here are the weights;

1 week old 2 weeks old

215g 280g
194g 247g
220g 270g
205g 245g

I maybe worrying over nothing about these weights, I suppose at the least one has put on 40g and at most 65g. Should I be worried about these at all? Should I monitor them daily now esp with mum the way she is? Also how often realistically do they need feeding now? Mum can spend quite a long time away from them - say 2 hours, I hope they aren't getting too hungry.

Hoping someone can help. Thanks x
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