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Babies!!!!

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
We have babies!!! The first one came at 6:40am and the fourth one was out by 7:40, I think she had another but im not sure, i cant see in the nesting box. When do I change the bedding? How do I know when she is done!!!! Yay!
post #2 of 23
Congrats!!
I changed the bedding once she was done and they were all dry.
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 
Ok i think so far we got 5 or 6 babies. All but one are by her stomach, the other one is behind her rear, im wondering if I should move him to her stomach so he can find a nipple or do i just let him be and find it on his own?
post #4 of 23
Congradulations.....
post #5 of 23
You can gently move the kitten to her stomach
post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 
We got 7 now! I think more are coming!
post #7 of 23
Wow 7!! Momma will be busy
post #8 of 23
i'd love to see some pics when you have a chance! =)
post #9 of 23
7 wow. You will have to inform me on what that is like. Skittles will be doing the same thing
post #10 of 23
7 and maybe more coming ! Congratulations!!! Keep us updated and please post pictures!
post #11 of 23
Not to be mean but I hope for mom there is no more SHe has her hands full already poor thing.
post #12 of 23
CONGRATS!! Wow 7 that is alot of kitties!! My baby is due any day now and I am hoping she has no more than 4..however my husband who has never had a cat in his life thinks that she will have at least 6 or 7 I told him he was crazy!! Please post pics when you get a chance!! I know how busy it can be with a momma and new babies!! I remember it from when I had cats when I was younger!! Good luck!!
post #13 of 23
Thread Starter 
I tried taking some pics with no flash but you cant see anything its too dark, once i can get a pic you can actually see I will post them.

One question, the last two or three look like they are still kind of wet, will they be ok or do i need to dry them some more?
post #14 of 23
Cover the flash with tissue paper makes it less intense
post #15 of 23
CONGRATULATIONS!! Wow-7 babies, thats alot, is this her 1st litter? I hope thats all she has, poor thing....and please do post some pics asap, we love wittle babies.
post #16 of 23
Thread Starter 
8 now! Wow!

This is her fourth and last litter (I didnt breed her any of the times she was pregnant, I just got her and she was already pregnant)

She is a very good mom.

At what age is it ok to start handling them?

I want to clean the bedding but should I wait till mom moves out of the crate?

Thanks guys! This is so exciting!
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by Sydney
8 now! Wow!

This is her fourth and last litter (I didnt breed her any of the times she was pregnant, I just got her and she was already pregnant)

She is a very good mom.

At what age is it ok to start handling them?

I want to clean the bedding but should I wait till mom moves out of the crate?

Thanks guys! This is so exciting!
Sydney....I would let mom be your guide..some cats have no issues with you handling the kittens right away...however some are very protective. I haven't read all your other threads so I'm not sure how you acquired her...but if you don't know her heritage and you don't know her shot history and if you have other cats...best thing is to be very careful about touching her and her kittens and touching your other cats. Handwashing is very important as to not spread diseases and I've gone so far as having seperate clothing when handling my fosters and handling my own cats. Can't be too careful.

Also..with 8 kittens...I would really get a scale and encourage you to weigh the kittens to make sure they are all getting plenty of nipple time....I only had 3 kittens and one was always trying to push the other 2 away...so I can only imagine what it will be like with a full house of 8.

Katie
post #18 of 23
8 now that is hard......
post #19 of 23
I gave my momma cat some deli turkey, and changed the bedding while she was eating. It depends on her comfort level with you, though. With 8 babies make sure that the momma gets enough to eat - lots of high quality kitten food, and KMR or kitten glop if she likes it.
post #20 of 23
Was there any more babies..
post #21 of 23
Yeah, how the wee ones doing? eight is a lot!
post #22 of 23
Am wondering if there was more...
post #23 of 23
Wow- 8 babies! Congrats! And good luck! Pictures please! (I know you're trying, just impatience on my part !

To Momof3rugratz-I saw this in the "forums", and thought it was Skittles early!
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