Yes they are fat! especially the boys! Is that a good thing? Tinkerbelle is eating lots, she's wanting food about 4-5 times a day...but she is back to her usual slinky self.
It's so funny watching them suckle on mum - they fight for the nipples and push each other out the way. The girl kitten, Amelia, seems to have inherited her mum's grace. However, the other three boys - they will be scrappers!
One reason why the boy cats may be of a big build (I think they will be bigger than their mum when they are grown!) is that we suspect the daddy is a white cat belonging to some people a few houses away from us. They call this cat 'the Monster' because he is huge! The owners told me yesterday that they saw him 'sniffing around' Tinkerbelle a few months ago (I can't imagine my dainty little Tinkerbelle with Mr Monster!).
Not sure why Mr Monster hasn't been neuteured. Anyway, Tinkerbelle is strictly indoors until she has been spayed. In fact, all my cats are indoor cats, but they do like to sneak out once in a while.
I've started to handle the kittens and surprisingly Tinkerbelle is ok with it. She only gets concerned when she hears them cry. I think we're going to keep all 4.
By the way...its true when they say placentas are laxatives.......my cat litter tray was a nuclear bomb site this morning.
Here are some pics of mum and the babes this morning....
Here they are at 4 days old....