Originally Posted by Andeshan
OK let me clarify. I have contacted my vet about this but wondered if anyone else had the same problem with a kitten. The vet has not called back so must not be very important. The kitten is not cold, just not as active as all the others. I only move this kitten when momma tries to lay on it. I do work with all the kittens and this one just sleeps alot other than nursing. I am just concerned if this is normal for a kitten it was the last one born and was a very hard birth. All the kittens are the same size although weight wise this one might be sightly smaller.
Does the mother cat go out of her wa to lay on the kitten as if to smother it? If so, then it would be a sign that this kitten is sick. Often for the survival of the other kittens, a mother cat will eliminate the sick kitten.
Does this kitten get as much feeding time as the others? Does the mother allow this kitten to feed from her? Does the mother make attempts to stop the kitten from feeding from her?
If the mother does make feeding for this kitten difficult, then I would strongly suggest that a vet visit may be in order.
It could be as simple as the kitten being the runt of the litter, being the smaller one or an underlying medical issue.