Originally Posted by Yarra
OMG. Seriously. How stinkin' cute!!
I can't wait! Mia just had her litter a few days ago. 7 babies! I can't believe they get so big SO quick!!
It looks like you have your hands full with that bunch! Do you let them roam the house? When did you introduce them to the other kitties?
They do grow really fast. They will be 4 weeks on Saturday. They started out at 3 oz., 3.7 oz, and 4 oz. Now they're 16.5, 17, and 20 oz. That's over a pound for each of them!
Goldy chose to give birth in the SMALLEST pet carrier that was under the piano. Once she had the babies dried off and herself mostly cleaned up, I moved them to a laundry basket, still under the piano. The first few nights I carried the basket (with Goldy and the babies in it) into my bedroom. I wanted to be close in case Shareena or Miss Patchwillow started picking on the kittens in the middle of the night.
I didn't do anything special to introduce my other cats to the kittens. They were curious at first but didn't do any more than peek into the basket. When I take the kittens out and put them on the floor Shareena will start grooming them. Every once in a while she gives one of them a swat--really just a light tap with her paw. Miss Patchwillow is scared of them. When one of those little critters moves toward her she backs away until she runs into something and scares herself silly. She's been spending a lot of time hiding under the loveseat.
The kittens figured out how to climb out of the basket two or three days ago. Now they're everywhere. I have to watch every step I take. Naturally they haven't learned how to climb back into the basket. I'm going to have to fix them a box with one low side so they can get in and out by themselves.