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Why would your cat eat her 2 week old kitten?

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Answered 2011-09-13 17:26:46

This really shouldn't happen. If the mother didnt like her kittens, then she might have eaten them to get rid of them. That is a strange way to get rid of her kittens, but she really wanted them gone. Sometimes a mother cat would take her kittens in the middle of the rode, and get rid of them that way.

Dont listen to any of the above...

A mother cat will eat or neglect a cat because they have a way of knowing when their kitten is in pain or is sick

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