Originally Posted by joeman11
like the title says how do i know when a pregnant bunkins is in labor? are there any definitive signs beside a kitten coming out :P
Usually with my queens I notice them a bit more anxious then normal. If they are in labor, the kittens will move like crazy right before a contraction, then the contraction will come and the momma cat will get up or turn over to try and get comfortable. If your cats doing that, check the sides of her belly and see if a lump rises up, stays for a few seconds and then goes away-if you see that, it is a contraction. Sometimes it's easier to detect if you keep your hand on her side to feel the contraction.
Most of my queens do not meow or pant during labor. The only time they do that is when they are actually in the pushing phase of labor. Usually they will be in labor all day and then have kitten late at night or early in the morning.