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hi my cat wont feed her 4 day old kittens she hasn't been a good mother from the beginning so i have now taken over and feeding them myself they were starving they took to the feeding bottle straight away is this the right thing to do?

yes sadly some cats don't take to motherhood and the kittens do need to be taken care off straight away. The task is not an easy one but is well worth it.

there are lots of things you have to know about taking care of kittens from birth, for instance the bottle nipple needs to be a special one for kittens, a normal babies one is not right as they need a a extra long thin one to help them feed.

i have lots of information about kitten care on my web site which you may find of further help. here is the first page


best wishes kate


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Kate Tilmouth


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.


I run my own cat website at 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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