Kittens have no idea what their mother is meant to smell like

Mother nurses her kittens

In the natal den, soon after birth, kittens recognise their mother immediately via three senses: warmth, feel and smell. However, they probably have little idea what their mother is meant to smell like. The smell of their mother is not in their DNA. This has been proved when kittens suckled an artificial ‘mother’ which …

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Domestic cat milk contains 8 times more protein and 3 times more fat than human milk

Mother cat and her young kittens

I can’t really add much more than what I say in the title so this is going to be a short post. But despite that I think the title is a very interesting one. It never occurred to me that a domestic cat’s milk is so much more full of protein and fats than …

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