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Old 12-03-2017, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Eight week baby so small

My female has one baby who is eight weeks old and only 78 grams. The baby lost an eye early on. I have seen the baby eat solid food, Spikes, only once. I know the young one is old enough to wean but I am not sure if taking her from her mother would we a good thing or bad? If I wean her will she start eating the food or will she get weak and die? I know she is still nursing. Why is she so little? With being the only baby she should have plenty of milk? What do you suggest I do in this situation?
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Old 12-03-2017, 03:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You shoulda ever been adding kitten food to moms food after the baby was born to give her more fat in her diet. I would start adding some in now so the baby can start eating it. Spikes is pretty hard for a baby to eat.
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