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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I don't know why this isn't going by the book, and I apologize for so many questions... but why is it that I do not feel the kittens trying to kick out of the queen like everyone speaks of? I don't feel them inside her but she is massive (mostly around the chest area) She is acting very strange, eats a ton, is overly friendly, is producing milk, everything else is wonderful but i dont feel any kittens moving.

A) is it a posibility that she has had a complete miscarriage,
B) is it possible that the kittens are there and they just arent kicking but are alive
C) is it a possiblity that it could be a relatively small litter?

What's going on here folks I'm starting to get really stressed out
post #2 of 16
You can't always feel the babies kicking

If you are worried about her though a trip to the vets may be in order
post #3 of 16
i thought my momma cat had at least a cpl wks to go because she didnt look that big and i didnt see or feel any movement....well i was wrong she had four health babies two days after i took her in......so i wouldnt worry tooo much and if you do you can always call the vet for advice
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by florit0275
I don't know why this isn't going by the book, and I apologize for so many questions... but why is it that I do not feel the kittens trying to kick out of the queen like everyone speaks of? I don't feel them inside her but she is massive (mostly around the chest area) She is acting very strange, eats a ton, is overly friendly, is producing milk, everything else is wonderful but i dont feel any kittens moving.

A) is it a posibility that she has had a complete miscarriage,
B) is it possible that the kittens are there and they just arent kicking but are alive
C) is it a possiblity that it could be a relatively small litter?

What's going on here folks I'm starting to get really stressed out
Florit...why not take her to the vet just to be on the safe side.

Katie
post #5 of 16
First of all, ~you~ need to calm down. As my father used to say, "don't borrow trouble, as it finds you easily enough all on it's own". If you have concerns based on physical symptoms and observations of abnormal behavior, then the ~best~ thing you can do is have her assessed by a vet - once you have done that, I believe you will find that one of two positive things will happen ... you will be relieved to know that nothing is wrong and that some girls are just going to deliver when and if they please or ... you will find out if something IS wrong, but then you are in the right place with the right person to handle it.

Keep us updated, we do care and we are looking for news from you,

~gf~
post #6 of 16
When Sarah my siamese was close to her due date the kittens stoped kicking. The vet said that it was because it was getting really tight and there was not enough room to move. Sarah had no complications in labor. She gave birth to four kittens in under an hour. All four kittens were born alive but one died one week after it was born from a heart condition.
post #7 of 16
Evereything sounds to be ok...all cat pregnancy are different...she should have them soon...give it some time and if you are still worried see a vet for advice......ss I couldn't be more help to you
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
I appreciate it guys, but once again I want to remind you this cat is a stray, i already forked out 80$ for a checkup and ear mite meds and tick meds.

I am very tight with money now, and I'd prefer not to bring her to a vet if I don't think she needs it. I however DID call my vet and he said not to worry but if she appears to be in any sort of pain or stop eating/drinking to notify him immediately.

So i guess this is a waiting game.

I need some good vibes and prayers
post #9 of 16
Vibes comin' at ya. Keep us posted.
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by florit0275
I appreciate it guys, but once again I want to remind you this cat is a stray, i already forked out 80$ for a checkup and ear mite meds and tick meds.

I am very tight with money now, and I'd prefer not to bring her to a vet if I don't think she needs it. I however DID call my vet and he said not to worry but if she appears to be in any sort of pain or stop eating/drinking to notify him immediately.

So i guess this is a waiting game.

I need some good vibes and prayers
Florit...would it make sense then to bring her to a rescue or shelter? My concern is whether you will be able to pay to have mom spayed when the time is right.

Katie
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
After the cat raises her kittens, she is going off to a new home at a good friend of mine's house. Her kittens all have homes as well, assuming she has them.

At this new home she will be spayed.

Although we have 3 male cats in the household, all 3 have been neutered for at least 3 months as they are 1, 11, and 14 years old. No further pregnancies will occur for this girl and when she gets spayed her hernia will be surgically fixed.
post #12 of 16
You rock, Florit. I can't wait to see kittens...soon??? Hope everything goes great for the little girl who landed with a house full of guys!
post #13 of 16
Glad to hear her new owner will do the deed.
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
Nothing angers me more than people who are too lazy to get their pets altered. I volunteered at the humane society and nothing is more heartbreaking than seeing animals that are perfectly suitable for good homes and would make great pets, be put down due to overpopulation.

I think what people fail to realize is how quickly cats can multiply.

If one cat has 6 kittens, half of which are girls, and within 6 months those 3 girls are pregnant, each giving birth to another 6 kittens, 3 of these are born females, and within 6 months all of these cats give birth to 6 more kittens, and within 6 months those half of the 6 kittens again have kittens... im lost but..

Can anyone guess how many cats that is in a 2-3 year period?

(94) ... i think (3x3x3x3 +12+1 right?) anyway...

(and that is pretty realistic for a feral cat setting where there is a tom Just down the street waiting to impregnate any and every female available.)

If you sit and think about what happens when those kittens all have kittens over a 10 year period that is astronomical! ALL because you decided not to spay ONE SINGLE CAT. 93 of those cats... (this also applies for males too, if the males are neutered then you have no pregnant females)

Now some of you here have 4 females... if those 4 were unaltered and roamed free with the same situation.... hello 376 cats! once you get that high and start mulitplyin by 3 you see where the problem arises. 376x3 = 1128 x 3 = 3384 until you get into the tens hundreds of thousands and more!

There is no significant natural ballance that keeps cat numbers in check, because in most places they are feral. (Granted coyotes eat them and this and that but you get the point)

I am done rambling, but I wish people just realized that although it may sound cruel, it actually improves the animals life and the lives of other animals... and future animals to have them altered.

Oh and I know i rock

Anyway, wish me luck with preggers here!
post #15 of 16
Florit....good post...but one thing to remember is that this forum has both responsible breeders and people who have found themselves with pregnant strays or their own cat is pregnant. I agree that everyone needs to take responsibility for their cats and should have them all spayed/neutered (unless they are in a responsible breeding program)...but this forum is here specifically to help people who have found themselves with pregnant cats for whatever reason (we do often recommend that once a cat has had it's litter and has weaned it that the mom be spayed). I am so glad that you are taking responsibility for this cat and her possible kittens and that you have homes for them all.

Katie
post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
If you are a responsible breeder, than more power to you

Key word, responsible!

Anyway, still no babies guys...
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