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Ok so i know mothers can eat their young, i take that as kind of nature's way of culling etc.

my litter had 8 in it and now at just over a week has 6 left in it.

The 6 that are left are the biggest in the litter, the eaten one's were definately smaller.

so am i right to think that mum does the job of making sure she has the strongest babies possible and not have to give energy to smaller runts ?
 

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Sometimes they do it for no reason that I can ascertain, but they know their kittens better than we ever will. When there's just one or two eaten I like to think they do it for a reason that we can't see, but when a mother is chomping her way through her litter day after day I'm pretty certain it's something to do with her and I will remove and foster any remaining babies.

Sarah xxx
 
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