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post #1 of 14
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We know for a fact that she is pregnant. We got our boy kitty fixed on May 17th and she went into what we thought was heat 5 days before that or at least she did her happy dance of showing herself. But you can tell she is definitely pregnant and you can feel the babies moving a great deal. My question is, how long after you feel them moving so greatly do they deliver? She leans up against items for support, she was a very quiet and kept to herself before she got pregnant but lately she's been right next to me. Like right now she on the desk looking at me. It weird. I rub her tummy everynight but she can't get comfortable only when she lays on her back. Its so cute. I am nervous about her delivering. She has her nesting box in a dark quiet location and she's been digging as well. With me being a first time kitty Mama and advice as well. I have pics of my Snowballs they are all white Cats and just beautiful. One is long haired and my female is short haired so hopefully that will help with delivery.
post #2 of 14
I felt the kittens move around 3 weeks before she was in labor. But it all depends on the cat, how many kittens and so on.
post #3 of 14
I started feeling and seeing the kittens move around 2 weeks before she delivered. And she had 7 in there!!!

Good luck.
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by snowballsmommy
We know for a fact that she is pregnant. We got our boy kitty fixed on May 17th and she went into what we thought was heat 5 days before that or at least she did her happy dance of showing herself. But you can tell she is definitely pregnant and you can feel the babies moving a great deal. My question is, how long after you feel them moving so greatly do they deliver? She leans up against items for support, she was a very quiet and kept to herself before she got pregnant but lately she's been right next to me. Like right now she on the desk looking at me. It weird. I rub her tummy everynight but she can't get comfortable only when she lays on her back. Its so cute. I am nervous about her delivering. She has her nesting box in a dark quiet location and she's been digging as well. With me being a first time kitty Mama and advice as well. I have pics of my Snowballs they are all white Cats and just beautiful. One is long haired and my female is short haired so hopefully that will help with delivery.
I think you have received answers to your questions....just one quick question that I have...are your male and female brother and sister?

Katie
post #5 of 14
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not for sure. They came from the same home.
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by snowballsmommy
not for sure. They came from the same home.
The reason I ask is that it is not a good idea to have brother and sister mating since the gene pool is so close. I'm glad to read your male was fixed, I would certainly recommend having your female fixed after she weans her kittens.

Katie
post #7 of 14
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If they are, I am curious to what may happen. Now I am worried.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by snowballsmommy
If they are, I am curious to what may happen. Now I am worried.
Here is a post on brother/sister mating:

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47371

The only reason I asked was that if they are related and if they both carry a defective gene it 'could' impact the kittens. Just something to be aware of.

Also...since both your cats are white....there is a chance of deafness. I just read the CCA rules and this is what it says:

The mating of two white cats is not allowed because the kittens may be deaf. For the same reason, the mating of a white cat to a bicolor isn't allowed either.

Honestly, I'm not trying to scare you...I just read this information and wanted to let you know.

Katie
post #9 of 14
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If they are, I am curious to what may happen. Now I am worried.
Well, not to worry you, and I don't know if it's because of inbreeding, but CJ and Billy were littermates, and they had kitten... got him neuterd a couple of days too early! She had three kittens. Unfortunately, we lost one at 2 days old. Apparently, something was wrong with his heart. I don't know if it was a deformity, or what. Annie, one of the other kittens, has a vestibular disease and is deaf. Again, I don't know if the vestibular disease is because they were inbreed. The vet said it is a possibility, but most of the time it's a deformity like a not so fully developed paw, or some deformity of the appearance. It's a risk, and you may have trouble, or you may not. It really all depends on how far back they're inbred.
post #10 of 14
I hope you get your Mumma kitty spayed after she has her bubs.
post #11 of 14
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Yep have too, don't think I could handle her doing her little dance...lol.
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by snowballsmommy
Yep have too, don't think I could handle her doing her little dance...lol.
I know that feeling!
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by snowballsmommy
Yep have too, don't think I could handle her doing her little dance...lol.
Good idea....and to help with that...keep her in an interior room so she has no access to the outdoors. It's amazing how quickly cats can go back into heat once their kittens are born.

I hope you found the information I provided useful...wasn't trying to scare you...just inform you.

Katie
post #14 of 14
That's true... I had a cat who had kittens, and then a week later was pregnant again.
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