Originally Posted by mcbnpjtasa
guess i wrote thios to soon.I just took her up some water and there are now 5 babies.I hope she is done now.The newest 2 are a grey tabby and a grey with brown stripes.I like how all 5 look different now i cant mix them up.I have a couple of ? How much can you handle the new babies
when do there eyes open and they all have what looks like a umbilical cord hanging from there belly is this normal to have on them
I handle them a little right from the start. Especially if Momma is friendly about it. (You don't want to stress the Momma out!)
I like to use a scale to weigh them once a day. I just pick each one up real briefly at first. If you keep them away from Momma for too long, they cry and she gets upset. Then they begin to grow up quick...once their eyes are open, you can hold them longer, and pet them. Be careful mixing kids and kittens. (I foster, and have kids!) Sometimes it is so tempting for a child to want to pick up newborns, or over handle the tiny kittens. I am very firm at first, and only let the kids in the room with me. Then use your judgement as the kittens get older, and depending on the maturity of your child. My 10 y/o dd is wonderful with the kittens, but her friend who is also 10 needs to be closely monitored.
Congrats on your bundles of love. How lucky the Momma is to have found you!