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Thier eyes are opening!!!!

post #1 of 17
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Hey guys-Duma's eyes are about 1/4 of the way open today! It's so exciting. I think cash is opening next because I see the corner starting to open just a bit. Wish i had the camera!
post #2 of 17
Aw that is very exciting!

I'm waiting on a kittens eyes to open as well.
post #3 of 17
OH WOW!!!! I remember when Winky open her eyes. Thus how she got her name. She had crust preventing one eye from opening so every day i had to rub her eye with warm water so she can see from it. I cant wait to see their photo's. They are adorible. I seen the baby one you posted.


Ashley
post #4 of 17
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oh ok that's why they have crusty eyes-lol I was a little worried about the crust!
post #5 of 17
A warm rag will help the crust softn and remove it. Just some gentle rubbing. They wont really like it much but it will help the seeing, if they can at first.




Ashley
post #6 of 17
My kittens eyes are fully opened now. They started opening at 5 days old. They are so cute. It's so fun to watch them grow and then I'll hate to see them go.
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by bengalbabe
Hey guys-Duma's eyes are about 1/4 of the way open today! It's so exciting. I think cash is opening next because I see the corner starting to open just a bit. Wish i had the camera!

GET THE CAMERA GET THE CAMERA!!!
post #8 of 17
awwww! i still have all this to come!
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by SharonKay
GET THE CAMERA GET THE CAMERA!!!
I know, I know! Uggh I have to borrow it from the neighbor as I don't have a digital I opted instead to buy a video camera I guess I made the wrong descision because I need the digital more. Ok i'll try and get more pictures soon.
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by javajane
My kittens eyes are fully opened now. They started opening at 5 days old. They are so cute. It's so fun to watch them grow and then I'll hate to see them go.
Is that really early or are mine taking a longer then normal?
post #11 of 17
Wow
post #12 of 17
I love the little "winky" stage when their eyes are coming open for the first time! They are just so darn precious!

Be careful when taking flash photography of babies whose eyes are just starting to open - if possible, get the pics in natural light and don't use the flash at all but if you must use the flash, tape a piece of tissue paper over it to diffuse it.

~gf~
post #13 of 17
We have found that when we have larger litters of kittens the eyes open earlier sometiems as early as 4 days old and when the litters are smaller 1-2 kittens then they can be as late as 3 weeks in opening their eyes!
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by gayef
I love the little "winky" stage when their eyes are coming open for the first time! They are just so darn precious!

Be careful when taking flash photography of babies whose eyes are just starting to open - if possible, get the pics in natural light and don't use the flash at all but if you must use the flash, tape a piece of tissue paper over it to diffuse it.

~gf~
Oh thanks for the heads up! I wouldn't want to do anything to hurt thier little eyes. I have a question-Sirabi was born normal size but he seems to be not growing as much as the other. Not a noticable difference just a small difference. He dosent fuss as much when I pick him up and his eyes are still not open. Is this bad or is it normal to have one who is quieter and not as large as the rest? I notice he dosen't get the nipple he wants (that nipple belongs to cash) but he does nurse alot.
post #15 of 17
I think it's a little early. All cats are different.
post #16 of 17
So long as he is nursing well and not having to fight for a nipple, just keep an eye on him. If the skin under his stomach starts to get a wrinkled look to it or you notice that he isn't nursing as much, then start to supplement. Can you weigh him against the others for the next several days and chart his progress?

Sometimes there is a little "slow" one - my blue point boy was such a kitten. He was the smallest and I noticed that his eyes didn't come open as quickly as the others - but he ended up being a big, beautiful, healthy baby boy and his new people recently sent me some pictures ... he looks exactly like his daddy. *sigh*
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by gayef
So long as he is nursing well and not having to fight for a nipple, just keep an eye on him. If the skin under his stomach starts to get a wrinkled look to it or you notice that he isn't nursing as much, then start to supplement. Can you weigh him against the others for the next several days and chart his progress?

Sometimes there is a little "slow" one - my blue point boy was such a kitten. He was the smallest and I noticed that his eyes didn't come open as quickly as the others - but he ended up being a big, beautiful, healthy baby boy and his new people recently sent me some pictures ... he looks exactly like his daddy. *sigh*
Thanks for the advice it makes me feel a little better. He's not really smaller then the rest per se he just seems not as chunky and more thin I guess. When I pick him up he feels a little lighter. Maybe it's just me being a worry wart because I almost lost him at birth and I think im afraid there's somthing wrong with him because of that. I am a terrible worry wart. He is nursing quite a lot and he defnately has more then doubled his weight but I will keep a close eye on him. I don't like that he is not as agressive as the rest though.
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