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post #31 of 48
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I tried that. She just wont do it. she just keeps on meowing.I got both of her front paws in and did digging motions ,but she wont poop in there.
Well here are the individual pics.

here they are.!!! I really dont know wich is wich but o well i'll find out a way to distinguish them.haha.lol.

















post #32 of 48
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Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's the most adorable picture!!!!

What little darlings!!!!

post #33 of 48
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I'm very bad at telling gender so,i guess im going have to wait until they get older.lol.For about 6 months i thought my male cat was a female.i think its soo cute when the top two.tuxedo and black fight for a teet.they swing their arms all over the place.lol
post #34 of 48
if you allow her outside then she can/will become pregnant again very quickly. try putting 2 litter trays if you can in the room, one with dirt and one with none clumping clay litter, dirt is fine to use i have had to do this with some strays at first to get them used to the litter. you can use flee treatment on the mum but its best to wait about 4-5 days before doing this. in the mean time you can take a flee comb and get a bowl of water take a few drops of down dishwashing soap and put this in the water and wosh it around a bit untill you get a layer of foam. get some paper towls ready. take a kitten and gently comb them dip the comb and disloadge the flees in the soapy water then dry the comb before repeating. all beeding will need to be washed on a boil wash(or sealed and thrown) hover everywhere this helps. the one our vet gives is frontline spray, but your vet may have something different.
post #35 of 48
Allowing her out is a danger in 2 ways.

1. she can mate right after having kittens and get pregnant!

2. she will continue to bring in fleas and could bring in diseases from other stray cats and you will lose ALL the kittens.

As far as fleas - you cannot use anything on a nursing mother (NO collars, etc.) So you have to comb everyone and do NOT be letting her out to bring in more problems.

Call your vet and ask when you can safely use flea products on the cat/kittens, but if you use the flea comb and make sure you treat the house you should be fine for awhile. Fleas can drain a kitten (blood) and they will die quickly.

You CAN wash mom in Dawn dish detergent now to get rid of any fleas. Kittens can be washed at about 5 weeks old.
post #36 of 48
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Hey guys i am very worried.Blacka is bleeding from her vagina, its not alot but yea .Im worried. Is this normal? Oh and if you guys want to see more pics, anytime,I would be more than happy to post some up.If you want to see one in particular i can post him/her.They are all still doing great,but tend to fight for the teets.
post #37 of 48
A little spotting after the birth for a day or two is ok. I'd have her checked out by the vet to be sure there is no retained afterbirths since you probably were not there to count them. A retained after birth spells trouble - infection and then you'd have to hand raise/nurse the babies.
post #38 of 48
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A little spotting after the birth for a day or two is ok. I'd have her checked out by the vet to be sure there is no retained afterbirths since you probably were not there to count them. A retained after birth spells trouble - infection and then you'd have to hand raise/nurse the babies.
That's really good to know, and certainly I'll be watching for it as well!!!

And Richi, why don't you post a picture of yourself with the kittens, instead of just a hand shot!!! I wanna see who I've been stressing with over our first time with pregnant kitties!!!
post #39 of 48
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I dont think thats gonna happen.lol.I'm not really a taking pictures kinda guy.lol.Thats one thing i hate.lol when ppl take pics of me.so sorry i cant do that.
post #40 of 48
OH I can totally understand that........I was the same way for a LOOOOONG time.........trust me though, when you're in your 20s and have no pictures from your teenage years, you will regret it....so make sure you take at least some!!!

post #41 of 48
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Guys how do bottle feed the babies? I feel one of them isnt being fed properly, as he never gets a teet. I mean she has enough for all but he wants the one at the very end, and that is the one the strong one likes also, so after the strong one is full is when the smaller one sucks on it,but only like for 5 mins,as Blacka gets tired and goes and eats.I dont want to lose him,but bottle feeding is hard.THey dont want to take it.I have tried and tried but they wont try it.
post #42 of 48
Most times I didn't really worry during the first few weeks - it evens out. Sometimes I would try to get the kitten to another place, but they tend to want to stick to one nipple (stubborn little things).

If the little one is still being pushed out after another week or the other ones are gaining a lot more, then worry about bottle feeding. I tried to bottle feed Lily's last kitten. She was a good mother but something was wrong with the kitten - he would not nurse on Lily nor take a bottle. I wound up losing him in about a week.
post #43 of 48
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Well this little one nurses but he is so small compared to other ones.The other ones are chubby, but he looks thin and long. I think he is the runt of the litter.He has a hard time controlling his head movement ,like when he is right in front of a nipple he takes like 20 sec until he gets it because his head is so unstable. Hey guys they started hissing today. lol.i thought it was cut.I just stuck my hand in the nest box when all of the suddend they all opened their mouths and started hissing.lol.I'll post pics of the little one so you guys can compare his size with his littermates.okay.
post #44 of 48
oh my I missed it! They are all quite beautiful though and look healthy! Blacka also looks very content!

I wouldn't worry too much about the one baby wanting the back teet. That's where the most milk is and they ALL fight for those ones haha. As long as he's drinking from somewhere he should be okay. If he's completely pushed out or isn't drinking at all then you should be worried ^.- But I don't have much experience nursing babies by hand, so don't listen to me haha.

Hissing?! You guys have had this? I've birthed two litters and can't remember them ever hissing! haha! That's cute though "we're deaf and dumb but you come hear us and we'll try and scare you!"
post #45 of 48
Its the "hissing" actions but very little sound comes out - like the OP says - its really cute - maybe it would scare a bug but that's about it
post #46 of 48
Thread Starter 
I have finally figured out their gender!!.Both black ones are girls and so is the tuxedo one(the one with a black spot by its nose).And the gray tabby and the other tuxedo(no black spot by nose.)are males.I will update this thread every week with pics.bye for now.
post #47 of 48
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Oh sorry guys one more question.Can i feed the momma cat KMR? If so will it give her diarrhea,i mean its still milk. I was going to feed her it because i thought i had read it somewhere,but now cant find it so i came here to ask.
post #48 of 48
you dont have to feed her KMR but you can, only feed her it a cupple of times a day or it may upset her stomach if feed to much.
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