September 19, 2008 10:39pm CST
If a mother cat is malnourished during her pregnancy, will her kittens be greedy little eaters? I have had cats over the years with very different eating habits. For the most part, cats tend to be picky eaters.. only one type of food, they are quick to turn their little noses up at something new. Usually one doesn't have the opportunity to know much about an adopted kitten, who the parents were, how they were raised, what kind of beginning they might have had. I adopted 2 little kittens whose mommy was found very skinny and malnourished by a kind lady. She brought her in and nursed her back to health. Momma cat gave birth to 4 adorable kittens. The two I have are vorocious eaters, they will take the food right out of your mouth if given the opportunity. They aren't fussy about what they eat, anything will do. This behaviour is what prompted my topic. Could it be because while they were in utero they never had enough nutrition? They are trying in some primative way to make up for the lack in early life? I think its similar to a person who grows up very poor, say in the depression times and they only had enough money for one pair of shoes a year. In later years when things were financially better they develop a thing for shoes. They buy shoes that they don't need or even end up wearing. Is this making up for not having much when they were growing up?