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post #31 of 55
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I have a silly question, and I know that I can take her in for an x-ray to tell for sure fairly soon. Since Skylark is so big at 5 weeks along, does that indicate a larger litter? I have read here about cats not even showing that they were pregnant and then suddenly having kittens.
post #32 of 55
You still would have the 9 weeks of pregnancy and you know when she was bred. She could be having a large litter. Maybe it would be a wise thing to x-ray and see how many so you are prepared. And the vet too - just in case a c-section might be needed (hope not).
post #33 of 55
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Yeah, my friend and I were discussing how big she may get as she has just under 30 days left in her pregnancy. She tried to go under the bookcase yesterday and I had to laugh because her back end wasn't fitting.
post #34 of 55
An easy way to find out why she's so huge....call her breeder and ask how many kittens HER dam had and if the litter was small, how big the dam's belly got.

My Reecie gets huge fast. But she had max 5 kittens at any one time and so did her mom!
post #35 of 55
Sabre at 6 weeks was bigger than Minnosh at 9. . . and Sabre went on to have 9 kittens!

Be aware that when you have the x-ray done, it will only tell you at least how many she will have. I had one hidden kitten with my first litter and two hidden kittens in my third. I did not take Sabre in for an x-ray for her recent litter, and I wish I had. I could have used the heads up during delivery!
post #36 of 55
I always keep my kittens in my room and my current litter haven't kept me awake until this week [they'll be 8 weeks old this Saturday] When they are tiny they never cry unless the mother isn't feeding them properly or spending a lot of time away from them. Do you have a crate or pen to keep them in?
post #37 of 55
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Oh yeah, I am set up for everything. I am not worried about her, she looks great. I bred my german shepherd a few years back and was hoping for around 6 pups and ended up with 9 plus one still born. Just hoping we get around 4 or 5 and not 16.. (=
post #38 of 55
16 would be *almost* impossible - my largest litter in my 11 years of breeding has been 6 and my Nana's largest litter in 50 years of breeding has been 10
post #39 of 55
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Was just exaggerating... (=
post #40 of 55
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I paid for my web hosting again and have pedigrees up at www.azsharacats.com
post #41 of 55
Nice website. I know you will be adding a lot. Especially with kitten pictures. You might want to add in somewhere about which associations you are registered with.
post #42 of 55
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OK - I am waiting for a call back from my vet for her x-ray appointment. They are probably going to have to keep her overnight they said - as they do their lab work in the morning before they open. Still waiting.

She is monstrously huge! And her nipples are much larger - I felt her mammaries last night and she is defintely thickening up. Day 65 is next Wednesday, from the first day she was bred. Will be enclosing her in her nursery as of this Thursday.
post #43 of 55
When my Coco had kittens she had a ultrasound.
They said there were three kittens but there was 5.
She was so huge also.
I hope everything goes well with Soni.
post #44 of 55
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OK - I am waiting for a call back from my vet for her x-ray appointment. They are probably going to have to keep her overnight they said - as they do their lab work in the morning before they open. Still waiting.

She is monstrously huge! And her nipples are much larger - I felt her mammaries last night and she is defintely thickening up. Day 65 is next Wednesday, from the first day she was bred. Will be enclosing her in her nursery as of this Thursday.
Why would they keep her overnight!?! I wouldn't let her stay overnight this close to term. While a Mau's gestation is slightly longer, it's NOT worth risking complications. You do not want her getting stressed at this point in time. An X-ray takes no time at all to take and read, there is NO NEED for her to stay overnight!!!!
post #45 of 55
Why does she need an X-ray??
post #46 of 55
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Kittens are here!

There are 4, but a fifth was born stillborn. I don't know what the sexes are yet.
post #47 of 55
Just curious if you ended up getting her xrayed before hand and if so, was the vets prediction accurate?? I am trying to decide whether or not to xray my girl, Oreo who is due March 18th???? Alot of breeders that do xray have told me that the vet will not see one or two on the xray(so then what's the point).

Can't wait for pics of your new babies!!
post #48 of 55
Congrats on your kittens.
Sorry one was dead.
My Coco had a ultrasound with her only litter and the vet said there would be 3 kittens but there were 5.
The last 2 were dead.
I think the ultrasound is worth getting.
post #49 of 55
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I didn't get the x-ray. My vet office had me on a call list to bring her in if they had a cancellation and the called yesterday but I was out of town. They called again today, and I said, "she had them last night." I am keeping an eye on her of course. It would be surprising if there any more kittens in there after she already had 5, but I need to keep an eye out for retained placentas. She had them sometime in the middle of the night and I was asleep )=
post #50 of 55
OHHH I missed it - 5 babies???? What color (or are they all silvers) and how many boys/girls? And where are the pics????
post #51 of 55
You can feel her midsection to see if there are any more kittens. If she's not in labor, she's probably okay Just keep an eye on her breathing and temp, if she shows any sign of a fever, get her in to an emergency vet ASAP.
post #52 of 55
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OHHH I missed it - 5 babies???? What color (or are they all silvers) and how many boys/girls? And where are the pics????
Yeah! We want spots!
post #53 of 55
Congratulations to you and Skylark! Now where are the pictures?
post #54 of 55
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There are 4 - and one was born dead. I don't know if I could have saved it if I was there - it was still covered in it's sac. They are all silver with black spots, but I am not sure if I should be taking pictures yet. They are so darn tiny, I feel like they are too fragile. She is doing well, and I can pet her while she nurses them, and she is purring and happy.
post #55 of 55
As long as the babies are not facing the camera/flash its fine to take pics of the family. I got pictures of Jack and his brothers/sister when they were born (within the first few hrs). Until they opened their eyes, she would take pictures of their bodies and spots....was soo cool watching them develop and picking out the "best" ones.

Especially spotted tummy pictures - they have to be the cutest.
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