Well this is new for me, shadoe a kitten ( i thought) that i took in has just delivered a baby. Now what should i be doing????? If it was human I know what i should do, but a kitten, HELPPPPPPPPPP?
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9/4/08 at 6:31am
Take a deep breath and relax. Does everything seem normal? Has she delivered (and probably eaten) the placenta? Is the kitten breathing and nursing Ok. If the answers are all yes, then you can relax and concentrate on making them comfortable. I would put them in a deep box lined with newspaper and old towels so that mom can jump out but baby can't (yet). Put it in a quiet room or large closet. Provide litter, water and food nearby. Then leave them be for a bit. Most cat moms know just what to do. When you have time go to a store and get some KMR and a feeding bottle and lots of cotton wool. You will probably not need any of this but it is just in case anything goes wrong and you do not want to be looking for kitten milk in the middle of the night with a crying baby. For peace of mind you might also make sure you have a scale to weigh the baby every day to make sure it is gaining weight.
ANd then enjoy the experience. There are so many knowledgeable people here on this site that you will find advice every step of the way,