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I have kittens that are 1 week and 3 days old. Mother only had two kittens. Just recently momma has been getting extremely rough with them. She bites them and then pushes one with her back legs. She doesn't do this all the time. Also I have had to add water to her wet food because she is being very finicky. I need some advice on this. why she would behave this way? Please help!

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Hi
i wouldn't worry too much it does sound like your mum cat is just starting to discipline her kittens this is an important time for the as during the first seven weeks of their life is when they learn all their socialization skills etc.
here is my page about kitten care etc
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Regarding the finicky eating, this is also normal and is a instinct that cats have to change food occasionally, see my page here
/cat-eating-disorders.html

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Kate Tilmouth

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I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

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I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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