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post #31 of 50
Do you have a large dog crate you can put her in, in your room? I had one for each of my pregnant foster kitties. I put a large box with blankets/towels (puppy pads during the birth though for easy cleanup). I started getting them used to it a few weeks before the birth so they were comfortable with it. I put them in it at night and when I couldn't supervise them. When they acted like they were going into labor, I put them in their "nest" and they gave birth there. Once the kittens were about 3 weeks old and starting to move around, I moved them into a bigger puppy exercise pen that someone gave me. The crate is still in the pen, because that's still their nest, but now they have plenty of room to play and use litter box.

If you think she may have trouble with the litter box since she's used to going outside, bring in some of the dirt from outside and put that in the litter box. Gradually switch to litter and she should do ok. That's what is often recommended for feral cats, and it does seem to work with most of them.
post #32 of 50
Thread Starter 
Okay i will try the dirt one....Is there anything i can use instead of a litter tray since i havnt gone to wal-mart.I will go until this weekend.I do have the bottom of a bucket.(Paint buckets that you can buy at Wal-mart, I cut out the botttom end ,do its about 5" deep.)Will that work?I'd say its about 1' in diameter.
post #33 of 50
No, I don't think that would be good enough to use as a litter box. It is way too small for her to move around in. If you can find a rectangle box and cut it so she will be able to get into it that would be fine. Just make sure there is plenty of room for her. If it is too small she may not use it. Saedie started going in plants when she grew out of her litterbox.
post #34 of 50
Thread Starter 
Okay guys .today i went to wal-mart and bought some Maxximum kitten formula. but stupid me forgot to buy a litter tray ,luckily i found a rectangle shaped box.Its made out of plastic ,it is about 5 inches deep and 1 and a half feet long and about 9 inches wide.I think this will work.Well today i was feeling the side of her belly as some suggested and i felt the babies.!!!. They would kick about every 3-5 seconds. At what stage can you feel kittens?I will at least know about an estimate of how far along she is.
post #35 of 50
Have you found out if you can bring her indoors yet? The most important thing you need to do is make sure she has her babies in a safe place.

It is hard for us to give you an estimate because we can't see her in person and stuff. I would say she is pretty close but its hard to tell you exactly. Just keep an eye on her.
post #36 of 50
Thread Starter 
Well i havnt talked to my parents about it.I know my dad would say yes,cuz he wouldnt really care, but on the other hand my mom is a neat freak and i dont know how she would react.Im thinking of letting her have the kittens outside and then follow her ,to see where she has hidden the kittens.then i will put them in the box and show them to my mom, and she wont be able to deny them then.I'll tell her that they will die outdoors,cuz its so hot. I dont know if that will work but it might.Once when our dog had puppies.She let her in the house.She wasnt even trained to advise us when she needed to use the restroom so we had to go in and clean up the poope every single day.I dont think you guys will like my idea , but yea.
post #37 of 50
I wouldn't recommend that. It is the middle of summer and young kittens can't handle extreme heat or cold. Also you aren't going to know exactly when she has her babies so they could be outside for a few days before you realize they were born.

Talk to your parents as soon as possible. Explain to your mom that it is dangerous out there for her and her babies. Also if you allow Blacka outside she can get pregnant again even the same day she has her babies. I don't think your mom would be happy with another litter of kittens.
post #38 of 50
Thread Starter 
The same day ! wow!!. I will definately talk to my parents about this. What if they say no. I am also very scared that if my cat does have her kittens outside ,that my male cat will kill them.Will he try to kill them even tho he is neutered.What options will i have if they say no.Sorry for being so negative about this.I just have a feeling my mom isnt going to accept.
post #39 of 50
If she ends up saying no, you can take Blacka to a shelter. I understand you probably don't want to give her up, but you have to do what is best for her. Having her kittens outside is very risky and I know you don't want to put the kittens in any danger.
post #40 of 50
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Im thinking of letting her have the kittens outside and then follow her ,to see where she has hidden the kittens.then i will put them in the box and show them to my mom, and she wont be able to deny them then.I'll tell her that they will die outdoors,cuz its so hot. I dont know if that will work but it might.

Richi, PLEASE take Blacka to a shelter ASAP.

She CANNOT have the kittens outside, it is a bad idea all around. I can't even begin to tell you the amount of stray cats I saw people keep as "outside pets" who continually birthed kittens, received no medical care, and ended up with a variety of problems that Blacka and her kittens don't deserve. I know you are attatched to her but you really need to do what is best for her and her kittens, who will have close to no chance if they are born outside in these conditions.

They need the proper care and this isn't going to happen the way you are thinking it will.

I know this is hard, but like Brittany Nicole said, you have to do what's best for her and not put her or her kittens in any danger.

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I am also very scared that if my cat does have her kittens outside ,that my male cat will kill them
You can't rely on a "MAYBE my parents will say yes" when her life and the lives of her babies are in jeopardy. You are a very caring individual but there's too much that can go wrong in this situation. Please do what's right for Blacka and her kittens. (Sorry I keep saying that, but I really hope everything works out and she can have her babies happy and healthy)
post #41 of 50
Thread Starter 
Guys sorry to disapoint you but.............. ....................they saidYES!!..haha.But she could only stay in my room.Because like i said before, my mom is allegic and we have parakeets.And cat hair is deadly to parakeets.So i have to keep her in my room. I've already introduced the litterbox, but she hasnt needed to use the restroom yet.so wish the best of luck to me.I hope she doesnt get depressed in there.But of course i will be in there most of the time.
post #42 of 50
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Guys sorry to disapoint you but.............. the said.....YES!!
That is *GREAT*!!!!

I'm so happy for you and Blacka that things worked out with your parents!!!
She'll be safer, her babies will be safer, and you'll have peace of mind.

I keep my pregnant girl in our bedroom most of the time and she's not depressed at all. If anything, she prefers to stay in there.

Good luck!!!! I hope everything continues to go well!
post #43 of 50
Thread Starter 
Yea but i feel kinda bad because when i came to the living room to post this she kept on meowing.and to top it all of her meows sound so weak,because i think she is deaf.She opens her mouth and like a second later the sound comes out and it is so weak , and she doesnt know how to purr very good either.I dont think she is completely deaf,becase she could hear me if i'm a couple feet away.I think she is just deaf from one ear tho.Idk if that is possible,cuz i have noticed she hears me pretty well when she is awake but once she is asleep, i have to go and touch her so she can wake up.Maybe she is just a heavy sleeper.
post #44 of 50
Thread Starter 
oh yea ,i dont know if i asked y'all( im from texas,lol) umm when do momma cats start getting milk in their teets.?Oh and on what week of pregnancy are you able to feel the kittens kick.cuz i feel them and its so coool.haha.
post #45 of 50
She should start producing milk within a few days before she gives birth to the kittens.

Also, that is great that your mom is letting you bring her in. Make sure you keep an eye on her.
post #46 of 50
She's probably a little freaked out because she hasn't been inside for so long. I assure you that she is not a feral (wild) cat and that she probably lived in a house before so she should be good on the litter box. She will learn to cope with being in your room. This is one of those things where you have to do what's best for her but because she doesn't understand that, she might get a little upset. She WILL adjust.
Make sure she has a nice dark place to hide. A nesting box would work well for that. You can use an old rubbermaid container and put some blankets in it, cut a hole big enough for her to get out and then drape a blanket over it. If she's inside the box, try not to disturb her, that way she'll know it's safe.

I'm so glad your parent's let you take her in.
Keep up the awesome work!
Devlyn


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Originally Posted by richi View Post
Yea but i feel kinda bad because when i came to the living room to post this she kept on meowing.and to top it all of her meows sound so weak,because i think she is deaf.She opens her mouth and like a second later the sound comes out and it is so weak , and she doesnt know how to purr very good either.I dont think she is completely deaf,becase she could hear me if i'm a couple feet away.I think she is just deaf from one ear tho.Idk if that is possible,cuz i have noticed she hears me pretty well when she is awake but once she is asleep, i have to go and touch her so she can wake up.Maybe she is just a heavy sleeper.
post #47 of 50
Thread Starter 
Guys we are Close!! I think she will be due today or tommorrow.She now has milk in her teets, not a whole lot but its a start.this morining she didnt eat any just a few little bites of canned food.I'm so excited /scared :s .
post #48 of 50
Good luck to you and the mommy cat!!!!

I've been waiting for you to update to see if anything has happened.

post #49 of 50
Thread Starter 
Nope nothing has happened, yet.You can see the babies kicking now and she is still not eating very much i'm getting a little worried. She has only ate like about 2/3 of what she would have ate in one day ,in the past 2 days.dont know if that is confusing.! All she does is lay around in her one spot all day long.well not all day but most of it.she just gets up to use the restroom and eat.She dont even walk around the room or anything.I'll post pictures of her to see if you guys think she looks any different.
post #50 of 50
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Originally Posted by richi View Post
And cat hair is deadly to parakeets.
I know she'll still have to stay in your room because your mom is allergic - but just to alleviate any fears about the cat killing your parakeets - this isn't true.

My family has had (and even breed) parakeets for decades and never ever heard this or had a problem with our cats being in the same room as our parakeets (one of our old ones road around on our cats back).

So you don't have to stress about the kitty killing the birds.
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