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we have kittens!!!

post #1 of 27
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yay! so we wnt to bed around 2, and we just got up...(11am here) and we have kittens!!! bella had 4 kittens this morning, one sadly didnt make it, it looks like it passed a couple weeks ago. it had no fur or anything, and luke says the cord was wrapped around it a few times. but the other 3 are doing so good! she must have just finished having them when we came in, she couldnt figure out how to lay down so they could eat... so we helped her get settled, (she let us touch the babies) and now she is nursing like a pro! she has 2 white ones, and one black and white. we have already decided we are keeping the black and white. she is doing so good!!!
post #2 of 27
Congratulations!!
post #3 of 27
Sorry for the one kitty loss. Tho I'm glad she delivered it and you were not looking at infection and a lot of more problems.

Waiting for pics
post #4 of 27
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thanks... we are excited... our 2yo thinks the babies are gerbils. lol... how do i post pics? through photobucket right?
also when can i tell the sex of them? and when will they start transitioning to regular food? (i know this will be a while...) and what kind of food is she suppossed to have now? is it still kitten food?
post #5 of 27
I can tell the sex at birth but for inexperianced people it is sometimes difficult. If you can get good clear pics of the genetials I can tell you the sex probably.
They start to taste moms food at about 4 weeks old but they don't wein till about 8 weeks old or longer. Keep them with mommy for 12 weeks. Keep mommy on good quality kitten food the entire time she is nursing.
post #6 of 27
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thanks everyone! here are some pics of mama and babies...





i love the first pic... se looks like she is cuddleing him/her!!!
post #7 of 27
Cuteness overload!

Congratulations to the new mummy, she is looking well
post #8 of 27
They look great! I want the white ones!!
post #9 of 27
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ok, i just checkedon them, the white are definitly boys, and i am almost positive the black is a girl. the black one has grey tabby stripes on her face and belly.... she is gonna be a cutie!!!
post #10 of 27
Daddy was a white boy! What adorable little guys (mom too)!!! I want to place my order for a white one now too

Congratulations!!!
post #11 of 27
Thread Starter 
how can you tell daddy was white? also there are no white ones around... we have an orange, and 2 black and white, and i think a siamese.... not sure on this one, it may be another girl... but we havent seen any whites around...

oh, and if you will pick up... you can have the white ones! the back is mine though!!!!!
post #12 of 27
White is a dominant gene. In order to get all white kittens one of the parents has to be white.

Unless these kittens are actually pointed - in which case their colors will come in as they age. If that's the case, your dad is the Siamese
post #13 of 27
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well thanks! that is really cool to know. i guess only time will tell!
post #14 of 27
Congrats!
post #15 of 27
Awwww...congrats on these beauties! They are too cute!!!
post #16 of 27
They look really healthy. I bet that the daddy was the siamese and the points will color up later on the white ones.

Kittens can fool you. Girls can look like boys because of swelling. The swelling sometimes looks like testicles. It's more a matter of where the parts are placed.
post #17 of 27
I don't know if it's just the lighting, but the two white ones do look a little cream-colored to me. If that's the case, and the dad was a meezer, you may have a couple of pointed kittens. Awwwwww!!!!!!
post #18 of 27
Congrats on all your adorable kittens!
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by AddieBee View Post
I don't know if it's just the lighting, but the two white ones do look a little cream-colored to me. If that's the case, and the dad was a meezer, you may have a couple of pointed kittens. Awwwwww!!!!!!
Yep, the white on the kittens is definitely darker than the white on mom.

It'll be fun to watch their colors come in!
post #20 of 27
Years ago (before I was responsible about spaying and neutering), we had a brown tabby barn cat give birth to a siamese looking kitten. He appeared very light tan at birth.

Your kittens are adorable. Congratulations!
post #21 of 27
aww!

post #22 of 27
Congratulations, they look very nice!
post #23 of 27
Lovely pics. Beautiful mum and babies.

Sorry to hear about the little one who didn't make it.
post #24 of 27
CONGRATULATIONS! They're soooo adorable!

I'm sorry to hear that one of them didn't make it, though..

~KK~
post #25 of 27
BTW, regarding determining the kittens' sex - I didn't know either - so don't feel bad. I had to ask too, and one of the members posted the following link:


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The kittens in these photos may be a little older than your babies, but perhaps seeing this resource might be helpful to you.
The pics in the link really helped me figure it out. I hope they help you, too!

~KK~
post #26 of 27
Thread Starter 
well, looking at the link, i guess i had it backwards... the white are girls, and the black is a boy.... i blame being pregnant! anyway... they are doing so good, the black one has stripes starting to come out on his back, and yes! the girls are siamese!!! the points have started turning gray i think... it is just dark right now, so we will see!!! they are still so cute... i am totally in love!!! but i think 5 cats will be a bit much... plus the dog, gerbils and 2 kids.... wah! i want to keep them all!!!!!!
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by ashylove View Post
well, looking at the link, i guess i had it backwards... the white are girls, and the black is a boy.... i blame being pregnant! anyway... they are doing so good, the black one has stripes starting to come out on his back, and yes! the girls are siamese!!! the points have started turning gray i think... it is just dark right now, so we will see!!! they are still so cute... i am totally in love!!! but i think 5 cats will be a bit much... plus the dog, gerbils and 2 kids.... wah! i want to keep them all!!!!!!

Again, don't feel bad. I got it backwards too the first time.

I know what you mean: I'd LOVE to keep all the babies too! But we already have 5 cats, and Salem + babies = 10. As it is, we've already decided to keep Salem (who was one of our strays before we adopted her) and 2 of the babies - which will equal 8 cats! If we can't find GOOD homes for the other 2, we'll keep them too. I won't give them to anyone I don't trust..

It's soooo difficult to resist those adorable bundles of fluff!

~KK~
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