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post #1 of 18
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Is there a good chance that i might loose my females babies during delivery or is it a small percentage...?
post #2 of 18
Umk ok i maybe missing something but why would you think you would loose your female kittens during birth?
post #3 of 18
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Well someone told me that it's possible that the kitten could get stuck or something, or she could just stop pusing, ahh im just too new to all of this, and it makes me sooo worried!!
post #4 of 18
i *THINK* she means wil she loose ANY babies at birth? You shouldnt loose any, as long as their healthy. Mom would only kill or abandon them if they are sickly.
post #5 of 18
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74659

Go to this link above ...it has all kinds of links of what to expect and what to be prepared for.

Theres nothing wrong with feeling scared but do read and be comfortable with whats ahead of you so you can be prepared for any emergency. Good Luck !!
post #6 of 18
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Oh jessusss, That scares me a lot... I hope they all come out healthy..
Kandy is my Foster baby, got her from the streets, starving you could see her bones.. and it scares me that she could have any babies that are sick... i hope they come out healthy.
post #7 of 18
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Thank you, But i already read all those links lol.. i have a record book, a scale, non-toxic markers, the whole deal. Im so into this, becuz i love kittens so i can't wait but i also dont want to do this alone, my fiancee is always working so he has no time to help with the cats right now, and i have to work a lot too, im wondering how im gonna do this...
post #8 of 18
My mother kitty had her babies 3 1/2 years ago. I, too was so scared. I had no idea what to expect. I had never been around anyone having babies before. I read constantly on everything I could find. And when I read of things that "could" happen, it freaked me out more.

When the day finally came ....(which I didnt even know "exactly" when it would be because I found her as a pregnant stray.) .....she crawled into my lap and started panting and pushing while in my lap.....and that freaked me out too .......... so I put her into her bed I had made for her and watched her deliver 4 beautiful babies. Everything went fine.

One thing I would strongly advise tho from reading all through these threads is if the mother will let you, handle the kittens as early as you can. Since she was a stray, I thought she would beat the * out of me for touching her babies, so I waited until about 2 weeks before I was brave enough. I wish I would have earlier. Now that I know her, i know she would have let me and I think her babies wouldnt be so shy around other people. I kept all her babies because I fell in love with them and to this day, her babies will only come to strangers after they have come to the house many many many times. Im pretty sure it was because I didnt socialize with them for 2 weeks. Thier 1st vet visit they were labled feral ..... but their 2nd to a different vet they were labled the "most sweetest kittens they had ever seen" and 2 people there even wanted them ...... but I kept them .....

anyway .....hopefully it will all go well ..... and make sure you gets lots of pictures they stay little for such a short time. again Good luck !!
post #9 of 18
There is always a possibility of something going wrong. You know the saying, prepare for the worst and hope for the best. I have had many foster cats over the past two yeats, and I have lost one kitten at 2 days old...and 3 others for various reasons. It does happen.

I have also had many healthy litters, and many babies who grew up to be happily adopted into homes. I don't know the percentages, but I know that having a vet willing to see the kitty if she has trouble during labor is a big help. Being sure she is fed good kitten chow helps, too. My Momcats have been strays for the most part, and mostly I have had good healthy babies.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Pami
My mother kitty had her babies 3 1/2 years ago. I, too was so scared. I had no idea what to expect. I had never been around anyone having babies before. I read constantly on everything I could find. And when I read of things that "could" happen, it freaked me out more.

When the day finally came ....(which I didnt even know "exactly" when it would be because I found her as a pregnant stray.) .....she crawled into my lap and started panting and pushing while in my lap.....and that freaked me out too .......... so I put her into her bed I had made for her and watched her deliver 4 beautiful babies. Everything went fine.

One thing I would strongly advise tho from reading all through these threads is if the mother will let you, handle the kittens as early as you can. Since she was a stray, I thought she would beat the * out of me for touching her babies, so I waited until about 2 weeks before I was brave enough. I wish I would have earlier. Now that I know her, i know she would have let me and I think her babies wouldnt be so shy around other people. I kept all her babies because I fell in love with them and to this day, her babies will only come to strangers after they have come to the house many many many times. Im pretty sure it was because I didnt socialize with them for 2 weeks. Thier 1st vet visit they were labled feral ..... but their 2nd to a different vet they were labled the "most sweetest kittens they had ever seen" and 2 people there even wanted them ...... but I kept them .....

anyway .....hopefully it will all go well ..... and make sure you gets lots of pictures they stay little for such a short time. again Good luck !!
Wow. That's so sweet, I'll be sure to put all the pics of my kitties up here for sure.. Now that you gave me an inspirational story i feel a lot better, becuz me and my kandy really connect when she has a problem she comes to me , so i'll be ready for what ever may come my way.. watch out Kitties I'll be ur grandmama lol i love to kiss my cats so they will be greeted with hugs and kisses just the way i was yay!
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
There is always a possibility of something going wrong. You know the saying, prepare for the worst and hope for the best. I have had many foster cats over the past two yeats, and I have lost one kitten at 2 days old...and 3 others for various reasons. It does happen.

I have also had many healthy litters, and many babies who grew up to be happily adopted into homes. I don't know the percentages, but I know that having a vet willing to see the kitty if she has trouble during labor is a big help. Being sure she is fed good kitten chow helps, too. My Momcats have been strays for the most part, and mostly I have had good healthy babies.

Thank you for the heads up.. I appreciate it
post #12 of 18
One thing I would suggest is that you confine mom about a week before they are due. If you are not sure when that might be, keep a close eye on her. When she starts looking around for possible places, you need to confine her to one room (like a bedroom with closet) and prepare a nice size box for her to use.

The ideal is to cage her in a large dog kennel

Have 2 sets of pillowcases ready. One will have some newspaper in it to absorb the blood/fluids. The other has soft towels in it for after all kits are born. You should examine the kits when born - just don't take them too far from mom.

I usually sat right with the queen and when she was having the next one, I'd take the dried kittens and keep them in my lap cuddled together so they would not cry - that way mom can concentrate on cleaning the newborn and not having the other kits in the way.
post #13 of 18
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When do you think is the best time to scale the kitten (to weigh them) does the queen clean them or should I? I should keep them all warm til they are all born? and then give them back to her? IS there a suggested time to take the kittens away from her or is there a time when she will just let them go?
post #14 of 18
When the kittens are born, keep them with her at all times unless she shows agression towards them. She will nurse them, stimulate them to go to the bathroom and clean up after that. You are feeding her good quality kitten food right? If she was all starving when you found her, it is important that she eats a high quality nutritious food.

Kittens should be with mom until they are at least 10 weeks old. Keep the mothers food and her litterbox (non clumping litter or Yesterdays News) near her and the kittens so when they are ready she can show them how to use the box and they can start snacking on her food. If you don't already, offer her wet kitten food which the kittens will start eating sooner then the dry food. She will show them all that. You just need to clean up after mom, refill their food and give them lots of love, assuming everything goes alright.

Mom can be spayed when the kittens are about 8 - 10 weeks old and they are basically done nursing (they can still be snacking occationally). This way you can take them all in to get spayed and neutered and vaccinated and everything. They are all going to need to be done before going to new homes. Are you keeping any of them?

Good luck!
post #15 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jen
When the kittens are born, keep them with her at all times unless she shows agression towards them. She will nurse them, stimulate them to go to the bathroom and clean up after that. You are feeding her good quality kitten food right? If she was all starving when you found her, it is important that she eats a high quality nutritious food.

Kittens should be with mom until they are at least 10 weeks old. Keep the mothers food and her litterbox (non clumping litter or Yesterdays News) near her and the kittens so when they are ready she can show them how to use the box and they can start snacking on her food. If you don't already, offer her wet kitten food which the kittens will start eating sooner then the dry food. She will show them all that. You just need to clean up after mom, refill their food and give them lots of love, assuming everything goes alright.

Mom can be spayed when the kittens are about 8 - 10 weeks old and they are basically done nursing (they can still be snacking occationally). This way you can take them all in to get spayed and neutered and vaccinated and everything. They are all going to need to be done before going to new homes. Are you keeping any of them?

Good luck!
Actually im keeping them all.. lol.. I have this kind of affection where as i can't let go at all.. tthey're my bestfriends and i would rather give myself away before them.. but thats just me.. If anything they'll become these little kittens with a personality that could probably beat mine lol... im crazy i tell ya.. someone put me in a looney bin...
post #16 of 18
KCM I know how ya feel... its just a headache! the part about reading all these bad things that happen and u think all of them will happen to you.
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by joeman11
KCM I know how ya feel... its just a headache! the part about reading all these bad things that happen and u think all of them will happen to you.
It kills me to know theres even a smalllll chance that they can be harmed. or even die.
post #18 of 18
i know... its torture.
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