Originally Posted by hugparty
Yes. She bonded dearly. It was devastating for her
She couldn't understand why the mama rejected it...I wonder if momcat knew.
99% of the time if mom cat rejects one and not the rest then there is something wrong with that one and she knew about it. My cat gave birth to a still born kitten. We knew it would not survive from the x-rays. It was alive to the point of birth but it had no skull so it's head could not withstand the pressure of the birth canal. It was full term.
I was not present for the birth of that one. When I came into the room and checked on momma cat, she was laying on that one and feeding the rest. i could tell it was the one with the problem due to what had happened to the head (not going into gross details). If I wouldn't had the x-rays taken, I would have thought that she accidenatlly layed on the kitten and squished it. I don't know why she decided to cover the kitten with her body but it was for good reason im sure.