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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
I am sure my cat is in labor. she has been whinning all day, haven't eaten much of anything.

I am a little concern because I made 3 beds for her to deliver babies, but she don't like either of them. she has been digging in drawers, closets but is not happy in any location. she is walking up and down the hall way. what should I do?

for awhile, she even sat in my lap and allowed me to pet her tummie. she just seem so uncomfortable.

laptop
post #2 of 24
Place the nests you have prepared in one room which you can close off from the general traffic of the house. Your girl may not want to deliver in any of them, but once she chooses a spot, then you can always move them afterwards. Make sure her litter box is clean and nearby but not too close to where she chooses to deliver. Bring in her food and water dishes as well. Dim the lights, make the room warm but not stuffy and just sit quietly with her.

How old is your Momma cat? Is this her first litter?


Update us as soon as you can, OK?

Gaye
post #3 of 24
Put her in a quiet room, and give her some nesting boxes choices, dump out a sock drawer and put some soft bedding in it, empty out half a closet and spread a blanket on the floor- and then just leave her be. She will find the right spot for her to have the kittens-
post #4 of 24
OH MY! Kitties! Kitties! Kitties! Everyone's cats are having kitties! I don't know much about labor signs, so I can't really help you there. I've observed deliveries, but, I was always too late to see the labor signs. I am currently ANXIOUSLY awaiting the birth of my CJ's kittens! I'm excited! I can't wait to see pics of your newest additions! Good luck, and I hope all goes well with your furbabies!
post #5 of 24
Thread Starter 
she just had her first one!!!!! in the closet in my office

how many more? brb

laptop
post #6 of 24
*smile* Yes, from the way you described her behavior, I thought it was going to be very, very soon ... how's she doing?
post #7 of 24
Thread Starter 
she is doing good. it looks as if she is doing everything she is suppose to be doing. she is still cleaning the first one . haven't had any more yet

laptop
post #8 of 24
aw!!! YAY!!! How exciting!!! Can't wait for updates on new babies and their colors!!!
post #9 of 24
Excellent ... you'll see what looks like a bubble begin to emerge ... it will vary in color and appearance, but you'll know it when you see it. That will be the next baby being born!

Even though it may gross you out, let Momma eat the placentas if she wants to - they will help to stimulate her milk coming down and provide her with a large protein burst so her uterus will begin to heal. If she doesn't clean the sacs off the babies, you will need to so be prepared to do that. A lot of times, all you need to do is break it away from baby's face and Mom gets interested again.

I am excited for you and can't wait to hear more updates!

~gf~
post #10 of 24
me too!!!

I had to break the sacs away from like 2 or 3 of the 6 kitties' faces that Grace had...because she was tired. But, like Gaye said, after you break it open the momma should be interested again and do it herself.
post #11 of 24
Thread Starter 
second one has just arrived
post #12 of 24


Do they appear healthy?
I'm so excited for you!
post #13 of 24
Way to go- hope all goes smoothly-
post #14 of 24
Thread Starter 
yes they appear healthy. they are meowing, and both are all black and feet are white.
post #15 of 24
Just be sure that where she decided to have them is free from drafts-
post #16 of 24
aw! They sound soooo cute!
I wonder how many more she will have!
post #17 of 24
heading home now, and might not be on again until tomorrow, so I wanted to wish you and your kitty (and new babies!!!) good luck!!!

Please keep us updated!!!
God bless,
Lacey
post #18 of 24
Thread Starter 
she had a total of 4 kittens. all of them are black with white paws.

mom haven't eaten or drank anything yet. I've places her food and water in the closet with her. so hopefully she'll eat soon she won't leave the babies.

babies seem to be doing good. they are latching on real well.
post #19 of 24
Oh wonderful! Wonderful! Congrats to you and the new mommy!
post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by laptop
she had a total of 4 kittens. all of them are black with white paws.

mom haven't eaten or drank anything yet. I've places her food and water in the closet with her. so hopefully she'll eat soon she won't leave the babies.

babies seem to be doing good. they are latching on real well.
The rescue I volunteer with rescues cats and kittens from the local shelter. If this wasn't a planned pregnancy, please have the momma cat spayed once she weans the kittens and place the kittens into homes with a spay/neuter contract.

Katie
post #21 of 24
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the kittens are a week old now. They are doing great! All four of them are growing very well. their eyes are still close. Mom is doing good too. she's very protective of her babies. she will only allow me to touch them. anyone else she will hiss very loud at them. so the family is just looking and not touch any of the babies.

I've already been in touch with SPCA and in about 2 months, they are going to take the litter and the mother to get spayed. and find good homes for the kittens.

at first I was going to keep all the kittens. we decided that won't be a good idea to have 5 cats running around here.

will keep everyone updated as time goes on. Again, thanks for everyone input when they were being born.

laptop
post #22 of 24
I'm SOOOOOOOOo happy to hear that! That is wonderful news! I would love to see pictures!!!

You are such a wonderful person for helping these kittens out!!!
post #23 of 24
We had a momma do this...she actually walked downt he hallway to come after me with one hanging out! She refused any box and wanted my best coat in my closet Glad to hear they are well!
post #24 of 24
try to keep atleast one or two babies. two cats are easier to look after than one as they keep each other entertained. plus its a joy to watch them grow!
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