Rita gave birth to 3 kittens 11 days ago. They looked healthy though uneven in size & suddenly we lost the smallest when he was 7 days old. One morning he seemed to have problems with breathing. I am afraid the change of rugs often was the reason in jeopardizing enough warmth. So we stopped cleaning the drawer they are kept in. By the way summer in Egypt is very hot.
We are not sure if the surviving two are getting enough nutrition. They seem to gain weight bit by bit but haven't opened their eyes yet. Their mom is keen to nurse them frequently. I see her also licking their bottoms but I am not sure if they pee & poo. I got them formula milk & a bottle but hesitant to help with feeding wondering if this would result in mom stopping to nurse or kittens preferring formula.
Last note is that this Rita second set of kittens. Her first set of two kittens that were born on last May 1st were lost, one immediately & the second at the age of two days.
Appreciate your kind advice