I have two feral cats who both had litters one day apart. They are both in the same building, but they are fine with that. One mother, however, is a very bad mother. She had a litter of 5, but one was stillborn. She lost another one, because she laid on the poor kitty, and suffocated it to death. She moved them all, and lost one for an entire day, but she managed to survive the cold night by herself. She seems to have a cold, a little sneezing here and there, and she is always HUNGRY! The mother, and yes, it's the mother, not the kittens, pushes her out in some feedings. I put her in position to nurse whenever I see it, and the poor thing is just always hungry. She's laid on all of her kitties since then, and would have suffocated them if I weren't there. She only nurses them on her terms, when she becomes too filled up with milk. She only spends a few hours a day with them. They are a day older than my other feral's kittens, and her kittens have their eyes open, are constantly playing, and she spends a lot of time with her kitties, but Tri-Bi, the momma cat I've been talking about, won't, and her kitties won't play, and the one that has a cold now hasn't opened her eyes. I'm worried about the little black kitty, the one with the cold. I've been watching her closely, and will take her to the vet the moment needed. She seems to be getting a little better, though, except that momma puts her away when momma nurses. I don't understand why she is such a horrible mother!? I have a territorial cat, aggressive, too, and I can't take the kittens in. I don't understand why Tri-Bi is such a horrible mother to her babies! What can I do?
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2/15/05 at 1:11pm