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.