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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
hi Guys I Need Help Asap I Have A 2yr Old Half Persian Half ??? Cat Who Tonight Had Her Kittens But There Is Somthing Wrong My Cat "digger" Wont Go Near Them And The Only Time She Will Go Near Them Is When Either Myself Or My Partner Are Next To Her. If We Walk Out Of The Room She Just Ups And Goes Leaving The Kittens Sitting There. I Dont Know What To Do But I Need Help
I Tried Locking Her In The Room She Just Goes Nuts Untill She Is Let Out Making A Crazy Moew Noise........ I Am Thinking There Is No Hope For These 2 Little Kittens Its Like She Doesnt Care
Tonight She Had The Kittens And Would Clean Them Or Nothing Just Left Them To Sit There In The Muck She Also Just Left There Umbilical Chord Attached To The Bloody Sack And Muck Them Wanted To Come Out And Sit On Our Laps And Be All Cute.
I Am So Angry I Just Want To Smack Her But I Am Lost.

Please Help Me Its 12.30 In The Morning And The Kittens Have No Had There Mother With Them For More Then 1 Minute.
What I Do Find Weird Is If We Sit With Her In The Room She Will Lay Down With The Kittens And Sje Is Fine.
post #2 of 22
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Originally Posted by irish
hi Guys I Need Help Asap I Have A 2yr Old Half Persian Half ??? Cat Who Tonight Had Her Kittens But There Is Somthing Wrong My Cat "digger" Wont Go Near Them And The Only Time She Will Go Near Them Is When Either Myself Or My Partner Are Next To Her. If We Walk Out Of The Room She Just Ups And Goes Leaving The Kittens Sitting There. I Dont Know What To Do But I Need Help
I Tried Locking Her In The Room She Just Goes Nuts Untill She Is Let Out Making A Crazy Moew Noise........ I Am Thinking There Is No Hope For These 2 Little Kittens Its Like She Doesnt Care
Tonight She Had The Kittens And Would Clean Them Or Nothing Just Left Them To Sit There In The Muck She Also Just Left There Umbilical Chord Attached To The Bloody Sack And Muck Them Wanted To Come Out And Sit On Our Laps And Be All Cute.
I Am So Angry I Just Want To Smack Her But I Am Lost.

Please Help Me Its 12.30 In The Morning And The Kittens Have No Had There Mother With Them For More Then 1 Minute.
What I Do Find Weird Is If We Sit With Her In The Room She Will Lay Down With The Kittens And Sje Is Fine.
Please take her and the kittens to the vet. She could be ignoring them because they are sick. Is there any emergency clinic around that you could take them to?? They really need to be seen ASAP.

I would clean off the kittens and see if she will allow them to nurse while you are there....you may have to stay with her. If she doesn't...you will need to get some kitten milk replacer from the store and start bottle feeding them (they do need to be seen by a vet). Unfortunately some cats are not natural mothers and they would rather be with their owner over being with the kittens.

Katie
post #3 of 22
Until someone else posts with better knowledge of kittens that myself, I think you might need to check out this site

www.kitten-rescue.com

If the mom isn't taking care of the babies you need to quickly to help them survive. I know that it is possible for the mom to act this way if she senses something wrong with the kittens. But the kittens need to be kept warm... check out that site it has alot of information on caring for them.
post #4 of 22
Don't be mad at her. I'm no expert with kittens, but it sounds like your cat is confused and isn't too sure what to do.

If she will stay with the kittens when you are there, maybe you could spend some time with her and the kittens? That would comfort her and encourage her to take care of them.

If she still wont take care of the kittens at all, I'm sure someone here will be able to advise you on how to take care of them yourself.
post #5 of 22
Please get all to the vet immeadiatly. Something is wrong. The mother needs to be checked to see if there is anything going on with her...possibly something that may have even been passed to the kittens (and she might "know" that they are not ok.)
Or possibly she just is`nt the mothering type and you will need instructions , formula etc so that you can mother them.
Be sure you keep the babies WARM on the trip to the vet.
Please let us know what is happening.
Linda
post #6 of 22
New mothers are sometimes confused and overwhelmed. It is also possible that she isn't done having kittens, and until she is, she may not lie down with the kittens. If she lays there while you are in the room, then go in the room and just sit there with them. Put the kittens near her stomach, they will find their own nipple soon enough. She should be purring to guide them to her. if she is silent, then you put the kittens close to the nipples and let them root around to find the one they want.

Don't get angry with her. She should have been spayed, unless you are breeder, all cats should be spayed and neutered to prevent this type of situation happening. It's not her fault she is ill-prepared to be a mom.

If she is completely given up at being a mom then YOU need to step in. Take her out of the equation and you are the momcat- you need bottles for kittens, KMR, clean soft bedding, a pet heating pad (or you can make your own) You are looking at long hours of staying awake to be sure these kittens are fed and stimulated every 2 hours until they are a week old, then it is every 3 hours around the clock-

www.kitten-rescue.com will give you all the basics you need to know-


Good luck!
post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
Will Do I Will Sit With Her If Needed I Am A Bit Confussed Myself Only 2 Kittens? Is 2 Normal My Other Cat Had Like 8 So Im Dumb Founded. She Purs And Lets The Kittens Go For Gold When Im In The Room So I Will Just Persist Thanks Guys Ill Keep U Informed
post #8 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by irish
Will Do I Will Sit With Her If Needed I Am A Bit Confussed Myself Only 2 Kittens? Is 2 Normal My Other Cat Had Like 8 So Im Dumb Founded. She Purs And Lets The Kittens Go For Gold When Im In The Room So I Will Just Persist Thanks Guys Ill Keep U Informed
As Hissy stated..she may not be done..but you have received some great advice here on the board and yes..please do keep us informed on what happens. Also...you may want to keep her in a room with her litter/food/water...sometimes it helps the mom if she is confined with her kittens instead of being given free reign of the house.

Katie
post #9 of 22
How old is the momcat? Sometimes a very young mom just doesn't know what to do at first, but gets the idea after a day or two. And a cat can have anything from 1 to 8 kittens - so this is normal.
post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by irish
Will Do I Will Sit With Her If Needed I Am A Bit Confussed Myself Only 2 Kittens? Is 2 Normal My Other Cat Had Like 8 So Im Dumb Founded. She Purs And Lets The Kittens Go For Gold When Im In The Room So I Will Just Persist Thanks Guys Ill Keep U Informed
My cat's first litter was only 2 kittens, and I'm not trying to upset you but the same thing happened only later. We didn't have a good outcome, one kitty just passed away while I was at work, he was fat and healthy looking. THe other was weak and she stopped caring for it. Me, my hubby, and neighbor, and vet all tried but we just weren't enough. I doubt that this is the same situation, I think my kitty freaked when one died. I'll definately keep you in mind and read up, I hope your kitty is just adjusting to being a new momma. oh and if you have to bottle feed, our kitten prefered a tiny syringe (No needle of course) to a bottle... just don't squirt the formula in. Only advice I can offer, but thoughts and prayers have never been known to hurt.
post #11 of 22
There is also the possibility that if this was an outside mating, the kittens could be ill which is why she is not wanting anything to do with them. it is only a possibilty not a given. Chances are she is just overwhelmed and not knowing what to do. But please get her spayed as soon as you can. It would be the kindest thing for her.
post #12 of 22
Take everyone to the vet now! There is something wrong with either the mom or the kits or both. A first time mother may act that way but I've had several "first time" mothers that were fine.

The last breeding rex I had abandoned her last baby (she only had one). She had a few litters before that and knew what to do, but she refused to nurse this kitten. The kitten didn't survive. While it might seem heartless, I didn't try to save him, sometimes the cat's instincts are right. There's a reason why they don't want them to survive.

Another time I had bred 2 females (week apart) and the younger one had 3 kittens - she delivered them fine, cleaned them up and then promptly took them to her mother (who gladly took them in with her litter). A few days later, the calico daughter took her own kittens and put them in the tree house. Neither one went for the kittens - something was wrong with them and they didn't survive. I spayed the calico mom.

Some cats are not mothers and should be spayed - your's is probably one of them - don't be mad, the cat knows what she wants - you can't force them to be mothers.
post #13 of 22
You say your other cat also had kittens - are you a breeder?
post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 
Well Guys I Dont Know If This Is Amazing Or Normal But We Woke Up This Morning To Find Another 2 Additions To Our Little Family.
Thats Takes The Total To 4!

She Is Still Meowing Like Crazy But She Is Sitting In There Feeding And Cleaning Without Us.
All Kittens Are Fine Not Making A Noise And All Alive.

Digga (mommy Cat) Is Acting Alot Better I Think The Fact That She Had Another 2 Kittens In The Bank Really Messed With Her But Now They Are All Together They All Seem Fine.

Thank You So Much Guys Thhis Site Is Great And Very Hepful I Will Keep You Posted On The Kittens And Digga
post #15 of 22
So glad to hear things are settling down! Not all female cats are cut out to be mamas and there are a variety of reasons mother cats sometimes reject kittens - sometimes if they are new moms, they simply do not know what to do and need help, older cats can be just fed up or very ill (as a rescue cat I once fostered turned out to be. The SPCA has gven me this lovely small but dainty (even pregnant this girl was dainty!) and 2 babies to foster, specfically asking me b/c of my experience with bottle babies and knowledge of meezers. The second night I had her - after sleepless nights of bottle feeding the kits, I discovered that mama seemed to be in pain - she was avoiding the litter box and was just walking abnormally, It turned out mama had a painful uti. I rushed her to the vet - no ER clinic at that time but my vet was someone available at all hrs by phone or otherwise. We helped mama get better and when she came home, she was more than willing to care for her babies - her LAST litter. It also appeared as tho she'd given birth to many babies over the years maybe for a kitten mill.
I cite this as just one example. Some Queens will reject one or more kittens in a litter due to some problem they sense - and they are usually correct but if you get the baby to a vet, vet care will accomplish what innate behaviour of mama cat cannot - and that is to try to save the kitten. (even if not always possible).

So it looks like your kitty was still in prolonged labour. I recommend these web sites re kitten care:

http://www.kitten-rescue.com
http://kittenrescue.org

http://www.orphankittenrescue.com/ma...d=67&Itemid=41

Good luck!!!! I hope mama will be spayed now and you won't have to worry about her health any more!!

btw, I have a cousin who lives iun Fremantle and was in Perth a couple years ago to give a lecture at the Univ of Western Australia. Your city is beautiful!!
post #16 of 22
Glad to hear it- but please get her spayed when the kittens are weaned, and keep her indoors, as she will go into heat very soon and if let outside, or if she gets outside, you will soon have another litter to help raise.
post #17 of 22
Thread Starter 
thanks guys, i think it was just a case of not understanding what her new responibilty was..... she is very young and spoilt i think she just wanted reassurance from us now she is going great...

3 things quiclky
1. what is "sprayed"??????????? do you mean de-sexed
2. i live in penrith n.s.w (west sydney) not perth cyber kitten
3. what do you mean by "kittens weaned" ???????

man i am not a very good parent i dont know stuff all about cats must be my male ego kickin in.... lol

maybe its time for my other half to take over


thanks guys much appreciated
post #18 of 22
1. Spayed is when you get your female cat desexed.
2. I live in Cherrybrook , Sydney!! Nice to have someone close by!
3. Kittens weaning is when they go from milk to solid food!
post #19 of 22
So it took her 10 hours to have 4 kittens? And she didn't take care of the first two until after 10 hours? Good thing you were there! I hope all the family stays healthy now. Thanks for letting us know what happened.
post #20 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by irish
thanks guys, i think it was just a case of not understanding what her new responibilty was..... she is very young and spoilt i think she just wanted reassurance from us now she is going great...

3 things quiclky
1. what is "sprayed"??????????? do you mean de-sexed
2. i live in penrith n.s.w (west sydney) not perth cyber kitten
3. what do you mean by "kittens weaned" ???????

man i am not a very good parent i dont know stuff all about cats must be my male ego kickin in.... lol

maybe its time for my other half to take over


thanks guys much appreciated
1. Yes...spayed is getting the mom desexed. You should definately plan to keep her indoors only until she can be spayed (I would set up an appointment now).

3. Kittens wean when they are able to eat solid food. Kittens typically are weaned around 6-8 weeks of age.

If you need assistance with finding a low cost spay clinic, I'm sure someone here can assist you.

Katie
post #21 of 22
Just want to say I'm glad that all the kitties are doing better and happier!
post #22 of 22
I live in Melbourne, and if you want to get your cat and kittens desexed, there is a National Desexing Network(Australia). You can get vouchers from them to desex your cats cheaply. You just have to prove you don't have much money and they'll give you a voucher.
Find out more:
http://www.ndn.org.au/benefits.php

Some good Australian links:http://www.cat-world.com.au/cat-worldusefullinks.htm
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