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- Here are common reasons why mama cats may to eat their newborn kittens. 1. If a kitten has birth defects, a stillborn or sick A mother cat may to eat her kittens if they’re stillborn, sick, or have birth defects when they’re born. However, sometimes she will not eat them but will totally neglect and ignore them.
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House cats usually do not do this, but sometimes male cats kill kittens (but don't eat them) to force the female cats back into heat. This is a way of making sure the next litter is his if he is not sure whose kittens are in this litter.This is more common in feral cats and large wild cats.