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Thread Starter 
I found a really helpful website, which had a pregnancy calendar and a kitten growth calendar on it, but unfortunately it had been taken down. Luckily I had a saved version of each on my computer and figured if anyone needed the information they could just change the dates around.

Here is the kitten growth chart starting from Thursday 3rd March, the day my kitten was born.

Thu 3 Mar 2005
 Make sure the kittens get warm as soon as possible after they are born. When they are still wet their temperature can drop rapidly. Put them under a ceramic lamp (if the queen lets you take her kittens away), or use a heating pad or cushion, a bottle filled with warm water (covered with a towel) or even warm (not hot) towels. Warm a chilled kitten gradually!
 When the queen is finished giving birth, return the kittens to her (after cleaning up).
 It's very important that the kittens receive the queen's first milk during this day. This first milk, colostrum, contains antibodies that help to protect the kittens against infections. The ability of the kitten to absorb these antibodies will cease after 24-48 hours.
 Determine the sex of the kittens. Lift the tail of the kitten. You should see two openings, if they are close together, the kittens is a female, if they are farther apart, the kitten is a male.
 You should weigh the kittens every day - or at least during the first two weeks. They should have doubled their weight at the end of the first week and gain at least 10 grams each day.
Thu 3 Mar 2005 -
Fri 4 Mar 2005
 The first two days of your kitten's life are the most critical for its survival.
 Try not to disturb the queen and her kittens too much, but do check every two hours or so to see if everything is OK - especially if it's the queens first litter. Keep a close eye on the queen. If she appears to be feverish take her to your vet.
Thu 3 Mar 2005 -
Sat 5 Mar 2005
 The umbilicus should be carefully inspected for evidence of inflammation or infection.
Fri 4 Mar 2005
 Some kittens loose a bit of weight during their first day, but will catch up during the second day and fill out rapidly after that.
 A healthy new-born kitten is either sleeping or sucking.
 If a kitten appears to be apathetic or cries constantly, something is wrong (consult your veterinarian)!
Fri 4 Mar 2005 -
Sat 5 Mar 2005
 Umbilical cord drops off.
Mon 7 Mar 2005 -
Sat 12 Mar 2005
 The kitten's eyes will start to open. Their sight is still very foggy.
 Kittens are born with blue eyes.
 Make sure the eyes are clean, look for any signs of pus.
 Keep the kittens away from bright lights.
Tue 8 Mar 2005 -
Wed 16 Mar 2005
 The ear canals begin to open.
Wed 9 Mar 2005
 If the queen can't handle the feeding of her kittens, you might want to take care of two or three feedings each day.
 Feed the kittens a commercial artificial queen's milk (like KMR). Use a syringe or with a soft rubber nipple.
 Don't overfeed the kittens (when it is full, bubbles come out around its mouth).
 Don't forget to give the queen some too (as much as she likes).
Wed 16 Mar 2005 -
Wed 23 Mar 2005
 The kittens are more aware of their surroundings and will start to explore.
Sat 19 Mar 2005
 Ear canals should have completely opened by now.
Sun 20 Mar 2005
 The kittens will be able to excrete without being stimulated.
Wed 23 Mar 2005
 Kittens are able to purr now. Some actually begin at birth- but at this stage, they know they are purring.
 Kittens can stand up now.
 At this stage you may want to introduce a miniature litter box, but be very cautious - some kittens try to eat the litter filling. Switch to another type if they do (try the sort that is made out of paper or wood).
Wed 23 Mar 2005 -
 Socialization with people and cats will should began during this period.
Wed 23 Mar 2005 -
Wed 30 Mar 2005
 Baby teeth will start to appear.
Wed 30 Mar 2005
 Most kittens can start to eat semi-solid food.
Wed 30 Mar 2005 -
Wed 13 Apr 2005
 The color of the iris of the kitten's eyes will start to change color.
Wed 6 Apr 2005
 Kittens can be dewormed now (or even sooner if the kittens are infested with worms).
 Make sure to use a preparation suitable for kittens this young (consult your veterinarian).
 Never worm a sick kitten (see your veterinarian first).
Wed 13 Apr 2005
 Kittens can be fully weaned now and need lots of space to exercise.
Wed 27 Apr 2005
 First vaccination against Feline Respiratory Disease - Rhinotracheitis virus (FVR) and calicivirus (FCV) - and Panleukopenia (Feline Infectious Enteritis) can be given now.(see your veterinarian first)
Wed 18 May 2005
 Second vaccination against Feline Respiratory Disease - Rhinotracheitis virus (FVR) and calicivirus (FCV) - and Panleukopenia (Feline Infectious Enteritis) can be given now.
Wed 25 May 2005
 Adult teeth will start to appear.
Wed 25 May 2005
The kittens are twelve weeks old now and just about old enough to leave the nest and go to a new home.
post #2 of 6
Thread Starter 
this isnt Mavericks calender, its one i found online. the mating took place on the 14th july so you need to change that date to the date you think your cat bmated.

Wed 14 Jul \t- First day of mating.
- It's best to separate queen and tom 48 hours after the first mating. Subsequent matings occurring over a limited period of time enhance the release of Luteinizing Hormone from the pituitary gland. This hormone is needed for the final maturation of the ovarian follicles. One single mating would probably not be sufficient, but don't make the mistake of letting the two mate 'too' long (longer than three days) - it will be very difficult then to predict the date of confinement.
- The spermatozoa migrate up through the cervix. \t
\tThu 15 Jul \t- Ovulation (the release of a mature egg from an ovarian follicle). The ovulation is induced by the act or acts of sexual intercourse. It usually takes place about 24 to 36 hours after intercourse. \t
\tThu 15 Jul -
Fri 16 Jul \t- Spermatozoa reach the eggs in the oviducts. \t
\tFri 16 Jul -
Sat 17 Jul \t- Fertilisation occurs in the oviducts which lead from the ovaries to the uterus. \t
\tSat 17 Jul -
Mon 19 Jul \t- Fertilised eggs migrate down the oviducts and into the uterine horns.
- The migration continue to enable even spacing of the embryos.
- During this migration the eggs will grow into a blastocystes. \t
\tSun 25 Jul -
Tue 27 Jul \t- The blastocystes implant in the wall of the uterus. \t
\tSun 25 Jul -
Sun 8 Aug \t- The blastocystes will grow into an embryos.
- During the next two weeks the important organs will develop. \t
\tWed 28 Jul -
Wed 4 Aug \t- Queens nipples begin to pink up and slightly enlarge.
- The fur on the queens belly and around the nipples will become thinner. \t
\tTue 3 Aug -
Tue 10 Aug \t- Morning sickness might occur due to hormonal changes or stretching and distension of the uterus. Queen may appear a bit apathetic. She may be off her feed for a while and vomit from time to time.
- Feeding the queen several meals spaced throughout the day might help.
- Your veterinarian may want to prescribe a drug to relax the uterus. \t
\tSun 8 Aug -
Thu 12 Aug \t- An experienced person (a breeder or a veterinarian) can tell by careful palpation whether the queen is pregnant.
- It's now the best time to do this because the embryos are walnut-sized now and easy to count. \t
\tWed 11 Aug \t- You can now start to increase the queens food ration. Premium quality commercial cat foods often have a 'kitten' formulated food. You might want to switch to this. Don't switch to another brand though.
- Don't overfeed, excessive weight gain should be avoided.
- The foetuses are about 25 to 30 millimetres now and are fully developed miniature cats. \t
\tTue 17 Aug \t- The Queens abdomen starts to get larger. \t
\tFri 27 Aug \t- It's very easy now to feel the kittens, counting them might be a bit more difficult. \t
\tMon 30 Aug -
Tue 7 Sep \t- Queen begins to spend a lot more time in self-grooming.
- Her breasts become even more swollen.
- She may become a bit restlessness and begin to search for a suitable place to have her kittens. \t
\tWed 1 Sep \t- The queen might lose her appetite during this period. Her abdomen can be crowded with kittens.
- It is better to feed several smaller meals spaced throughout the day.
- You can easily detect abdominal movement now. \t
\tWed 1 Sep -
Thu 16 Sep \t- If your queen has difficulties grooming herself, you might want to help her. Nipples and vulva should be gently cleaned with warm water, you might want to trim the hairs surrounding the nipples, to allow easier access for the kittens to suck. Do not remove the hair completely, some breeds are born with sharp talons which can tear the skin around the nipples. \t
\tSat 11 Sep -
Tue 14 Sep \t- Milky fluid may be expressed from the nipples. \t
\tSun 12 Sep \t- You might want to start taking the queens rectal temperature each morning. \t
\tWed 15 Sep \t- Twelve to 24 hours before she is due to deliver, the queens rectal temperature may drop from 38.5 to 37.5 degrees Celsius.
- Clear or blood-tinged discharge from the vulva might occur. \t
\tThu 16 Sep \t- Expected date of confinement. Of course this is just an average. Parturition may take place from the 59th to the 70th day. Kittens born before the 58th day will probably be too young to survive.
post #3 of 6
Where are u getting these calenders? My babies are 6 days old and it would be helpful to have some sort of guide.
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
it was from el sham's cattery website but the page has been taken down and a google search came up with nothing. maybe if your good with spreadsheets and formulas you could make your own version?

just change the start date for the date which your kitten was concieved/born
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