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post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
Hey, I have 5 kittens that are 3 days old. I dont see any signs of them going potty. Anything I can do to help my babies?
post #2 of 29
Are these orphaned kittens? Or is the momcat around? If they are orphans please see the thread that already exists here as it addresses this question extensively .


http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46258
post #3 of 29
Thread Starter 
the mom cat is around
post #4 of 29
the mom cat helps them to elminate by licking them then eats the excrement. this stops the scent of the newborns attracting predators in the wild
post #5 of 29
Thread Starter 
That is so sick...but ok. At least I can rest about that. I want to show you guys/gals a picture of them but I dont know how
post #6 of 29
yeah my friend insists that her cat would NEVER do something so disgusting then was at a loss to explain how her kittens went to the toilet!

its not that bad though as its only milk in their waste. i bet it also helps the mum cat get back some of the nutrients she's lost
post #7 of 29
Thread Starter 
haha, just like eating the umblical cord too.....I also though my pretty little mamma kitty was too innocent to do something like that... ROFLMAO
post #8 of 29
mine threw up the placenta then ate it again! i think theres a sticky telling you how to post pictures in the New Cats on the Block forum.
post #9 of 29
Yeah, it's disgusting watching them eat the afterbirth and the potty, but, also, baby kittens can't potty by themselves, either. When their mother licks them, they are stimulating them to make them go potty. And all the while, they eat it, too. If there was an abandoned kitten someone was raising, they would have to get a warm, damp paper towel, and gently rub their bottoms to make them go. That's what the mother does. Anyway... good luck with your kitties!
post #10 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by CJandBilly
... they would have to get a warm, damp paper towel, and gently rub their bottoms to make them go. That's what the mother does ...
When I read this I got a mental visual of a little Mommy cat running into the kitchen and grabbing the roll of paper towels and running back to the nest to potty all of her kittens. *grin* It just tickled my funny bone and I got to giggling about it.

~gf~
post #11 of 29
You and me both gaye! Hope she uses Bounty-
post #12 of 29
Thread Starter 
http://photobucket.com/albums/y92/Momof6Mews/? HERES THE PICS OF THE BABIES!!
post #13 of 29
that link doesnt work, says you have to log in to see the pics
post #14 of 29
yea i can't get in it, either. You have to choose the option to make the pictures publicly viewable before we are allowed to see them...or you can simply put the pictures in the post by highlighting the "IMG" link that is located under each picture you want to show us. Each IMG thingy is different for each picture, so you have to copy and paste separate ones for each picture. Here's a picture of what I am talking about:


Holy moly, that picture ended up being really small...but you should be able to get the idea. I hope...

The "IMG" one is located as the 3rd one down under each picture. Just copy it, and then paste it where you would write a new message.

Hope this helps!
post #15 of 29
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post #16 of 29
awwww they are weeny!!
post #17 of 29
Aww they are cute, but please keep them warm and out of drafts. If momcat isn't with them enough you can always make sock heaters to help keep them warm. The instructions are on www.kitten-rescue.com
post #18 of 29
They are so cute
post #19 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by gayef
When I read this I got a mental visual of a little Mommy cat running into the kitchen and grabbing the roll of paper towels and running back to the nest to potty all of her kittens. *grin* It just tickled my funny bone and I got to giggling about it.

~gf~


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Originally Posted by hissy
You and me both gaye! Hope she uses Bounty-
Nope... Viva! LOL!
post #20 of 29
Those kittys are adorable!

Any names yet?
post #21 of 29
Thread Starter 
Yep...here's the names from top pic to bottom
1.Casper
2.Roxi
3. Pepper
4.Bear
5. Smoky
post #22 of 29
Awwwwwwww!
post #23 of 29
awwwwwwwww
post #24 of 29
AAAAAAAAAAAAWWWW!!! How adorable!!! I am jealous! It sure is a colorful litter, too!!!

So glad you posted pictures! Please keep us updated, and those kitties warm!!!
post #25 of 29
Oh what sweet little babies! Thank you for sharing the pics with us!

Now, just a few more little tips here for you ...

While I strongly encourage you to continue handling these babies as frequently as you can, you do need to keep them warm right now. If you are taking them out of the nest frequently, then make up some of those nifty rice heaters and put them in your lap as you handle the kittens. Warmth is paramount right now. Don't forget to wash your hands with a good antibacterial soap before you handle them!

Also, if you are taking pics of them with a flash, remember not to allow the flash to go off right in their little faces - even though their eyes are not open yet, it could damage them. Always take pics from the side or tape a thick piece of tissue over the flash unit to diffuse the light.

And something else you need to think about ... your Mom cat is going to experience a little kitten heat here very, very soon. Remember to keep Momcat well and far away from any boys who might decide to impregnate her again. And of course, you will need to think about her spay arrangements quite soon. Might wanna go ahead and call the vet to see if in about 3 to 4 weeks, he can do it for you.

Thanks again for sharing those pics! I just LOVE the babies!

~gf~
post #26 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the advice....The babies are warm....I didnt use a flash.....and there are no males to get Scarlette pregnant. Keep sending the advice my way...I am so new to this!!
post #27 of 29
The males will be outside. They will smell her and she will try and get out even if it means deserting the kittens. Be sure the room you have her in is tight so that she can't escape, but expect her to try to.
post #28 of 29
Thread Starter 
I live on the 3rd floor of an apartment bldg. So hopefully I wont have that problem.
post #29 of 29
What gorgeous babies! Keep us updated!
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